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Community News

  • 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.

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  • 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.”

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  • Wildlife officer Goodlett assigned to Anderson County

    Fish and Wildlife Officer David Goodlett was assigned earlier this year to Anderson County, according to a news release.
    He completed the 18-week law enforcement basic training program with the Department of Criminal Justice Academy at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond and then completed the KDFWR Academy 10-week course.
    He has completed the basic requirements of every Kentucky peace officer.

  • Coroner’s office appoints two new deputies

    Steve Votaw and Richard Medley were sworn in recently as deputies of the Anderson County Coroner’s Office, Coroner Dr. Mark Tussey announced.
    Votaw, a retired Fish and Wildlife law enforcement officer, and Medley, a former senior EMT with Anderson County EMS and firefighter, will continue to serve Anderson County as members of the coroner’s office. In a news release, Tussey expressed his satisfaction over the skills of the department, “adding to the medical expertise, we now have expertise from law enforcement and EMS/fire department.”

  • Magic show will feature Houdini classic

    Roger and Lee Ann Despard of Cynthiana will perform magic tricks and illusions at the Grand Illusion Magic Show, held at the Anderson County Middle School gym at 7 p.m. and sponsored by the Lawrenceburg Lions Club.
    With more than 30 years of experience, Roger Despard is the only 60-year-old magician in the United States still performing Harry Houdini’s classic death-defying Milk Can Escape, according to a press release.
    Advance tickets are $7.50 and $10 at the door for adults, $7.50 for students.