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Community News

  • Expecting a child? Enroll in HANDS

    Expecting parents and new parents can get a helping hand through the Anderson County Health Department’s HANDS (Health Access Nurturing Development Services) program, according to a news release.
    The program is free for those who qualify, which can be determined through a screening process at the health department.
    Amanda Blair, a registered nurse who coordinates the program, describes it as follows:

  • Historical Society to meet March 22

    The Anderson County Historical Society will meet March 22 at 7 p.m. at the Anderson Public Library.
    This month’s speaker, Victor Brown, will present a program titled “Berea College and Segregation in Kentucky.”
    Admission is free.

  • Library board meets Tuesday

    The Anderson Public Library’s board of trustees will meet March 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the library for its monthly meeting.
    The board of trustees includes Amy Kennedy, Bryan Proctor, Jane Scott Bentley, Martha McNaghten and Katie Hutton.

  • Business Expo will help park

    Sports and business have plenty in common at the professional level.
    They’ll now have something in common at the local youth level, too, thanks to a decision last week by the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce to donate some of the proceeds it receives from its upcoming Business Expo to purchase athletic equipment for the county park.
    The chamber will donate the funds it receives for each booth over 110 that register for the event, according to event chairman John Rennels.

  • Christian Academy names Homecoming Court
  • Humanities Council hosts Chautauqua performance

    On March 8, the Anderson County Humanities Council will provide community residents with an opportunity to hear the story of the Rev. Newton Bush, member of the 5th Regiment United States Colored Cavalry.
    Robert Bell, who portrays Bush, will interact with members of the community while telling Rev. Bush’s story beginning at 7 p.m. at the Emma B. Ward Elementary School Library.
    Robert Bell portrays Rev. Bush for Kentucky Chautauqua.

  • The Acoustic Project awards instruments to essay winners
  • Friends of the Library to meet

    The Friends of the Library is scheduled to meet March 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the library. New members are welcome.
    Friends of the Anderson Public Library meets the second Wednesday of the month at the library at 5:30 p.m.
    If there is no school, there will be no meeting.
     

  • Trial date set for ex-social worker

    A trial date has been set in the case of the former Anderson County social worker charged with nine felonies for allegedly tampering with public records.
    Margaret “Geri” Murphy is scheduled to stand trial at 9 a.m. July 19-20 in Anderson Circuit Court, her attorney, Bill Patrick, confirmed following a hearing Tuesday morning.
    A pretrial conference is scheduled for June 17, also at 9 a.m.
    In a statement, Patrick said he is working to arrange a plea deal in Murphy’s case.

  • Hurt joins Simpsonville PD