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Community News

  • Century Bank promotes breast cancer awareness

    October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Century Bank supported the cause to help promote cancer awareness, according to a news release.
    Bank employees sold awareness items and hosted a variety of fund raising events such as “Stomp Out Cancer” and “Pay to Wear Pink” Days.
    Century Bank also donated $5 for each new, personal checking account opened during the month to cancer research and offered those customers free, pink Breast Cancer Checks, according to the release.

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  • Christian Academy to host Veterans Day service

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg students and staff invites the community to join in its Veterans Day celebration on Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. in the sanctuary of Anderson Christian Church, the school announced.
    The school encourages all veterans to attend so that it may recognize and appreciate them, the school said in a news release.
    Students will provide entertainment and there will be an inspirational speaker.

  • Presentation features last Shaker

    On Nov. 10 the Anderson County Humanities Council will provide an opportunity to hear the story of Mary Settles, the last Shaker at Pleasant Hill.
    Janet Scott, who portrays Mary, will tell Mary’s story from 7-8 p.m. at the Emma B. Ward Elementary School library.
    Mary Settles was born Oct. 31, 1835, in Louisville. Her mother, Mary Ann, died during childbirth, leaving Mary to be raised by her father, Daniel.

  • School groups host fundraiser for Open Hands food pantry

    Two high school clubs, the FFA and FCCLA, are taking on the biggest fundraiser they’ve ever been involved in — raising $100,000 for Open Hands food pantry.
    Heather Montgomery, co-adviser for FCCLA, said the two organizations, along with the Youth Service Center, started work on the school-wide fundraiser this summer.
    “FFA and FFCLA are driven by community service and leadership,” Montgomery said, adding that the fundraiser planning will give students real-world experience.

  • A shot from the past
  • Hospice of Bluegrass offers holiday support group

    Support groups will be conducted for those who will be grieving the loss of a loved one this holiday season, Hospice of the Bluegrass announced.
    The groups are open to any adult and will meet for five Thursdays, with the first session on Oct. 27.
    The groups will be offered twice daily.
    The day group will meet from 3-4:30 p.m. and the evening group will meet 6-7:30.
    Participants should choose to attend either the afternoon or the evening group.

  • Salvisa Ruritan Club hosts breakfast Oct. 29

    The Salvisa Ruritan Club is hosting a “Fall Harvest Breakfast” for the community Oct. 29 at 7:30 a.m. at the Ruritan Club Building in Salvisa.
    The all-you-can-eat-for-$5 breakfast is a fundraiser for the Salvisa Ruritan Club’s Scholarship Fund.
     

  • A century in Anderson County

    Ella Belle Overstreet Baxter isn’t hoarding the secret to her long life.
    She said she faithfully does her devotions, every morning and evening, and thanks God for being able to live on her own, especially at 99 years old.
    “I feel pretty good. I’m awful thankful to be at home, to stay at home,” Baxter, who will turn 100 this Halloween, said. “I’ve been in the nursing home four times, but it’s been for broken bones.”