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Community News

  • Historic district commission to discuss hearing

    The historic district commission will meet Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. at city hall to review the discussion and comments made at the Dec. 6 public hearing.
    The meeting is open to the public.
     

  • Frankfort Regional to build bigger, better ER

    Anderson County patients at Frankfort Regional Medical Center will experience some changes to the center’s emergency department, courtesy of a three-phase $8.4 million expansion and renovation project.
    Frankfort Regional Medical Center held a groundbreaking ceremony for the project Jan. 3, inviting doctors, nurses and other members of the staff to don a hard hat and take a sledgehammer to a wall of the old emergency facility.
    Construction for the expansion is set to begin by next week.   

  • Incumbent Carroll files for re-election

    State Sen. Julian M. Carroll, D-Frankfort filed Monday for re-election, his office announced.
    Carroll’s office made the announcement and cited his history of public service and a record of working for public employee benefits, significant progress in roads, education, and protection for senior citizens.

  • Church honors World War II veteran for military service

    Family and friends had been keeping a secret from World War II veteran Alvin “Huston” Perry for weeks: a day dedicated entirely to the 88-year-old for his years of military service.
    “I was really surprised, was really shocked,” Perry said of walking into his home congregation of Pigeon Fork Baptist Church, filled with family and friends, on Sunday morning.
    Pigeon Fork Deacon Ralph Kerry came up with the idea to honor Perry, according to Steve Mitchell, a relative of Perry’s by marriage.

  • Lawless to compete this weekend at Distinguished Young Woman contest

    From staff reports
    Lynsey Lawless, the 2012 Distinguished Young Woman for Anderson County, will compete at the state competition this weekend in Lexington.
    A daughter of Scott and Rebecca Lawless, she plans to study dermatology at the University of Louisville.
    Lawless competed in the countywide competition in March 2011.
    The Anderson High student was Overall Scholastic Achievement Winner and captured first place in her division in the Creative and Performing Arts category on her way to earning the top honor.

  • Library offers January computer classes for community

    The Anderson Public Library will offer the following classes in January:

    Basic I class: Intro
    to computers
    When: Jan. 11 or Jan. 25, 9:30-11 a.m.
    This class is for the beginner. The main goal is to ease anxieties about using the computer. Topics include parts of the computer and mouse/keyboard skills.
    No previous computer skills required.
    Registration in advance is required.

    Basic II class: Intro
    to the internet
    When: Jan. 11 or Jan. 25, 5:30-7 p.m.

  • Friends of the Library to meet

    The Friends of the Library is scheduled to meet Jan. 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the library, organizers announced.
    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.
     

  • CASA seeks volunteers

    The Court Appointed Special Advocates agency for Anderson and Franklin counties is seeking volunteers, according to a news release.
    Volunteers must complete a 30-hour training period before taking on cases.
    Training will begin this month.
    The training curriculum will include volunteer panels, guest speakers and some homework.
    Some of the classes are also available online.  Call 502-875-0702 or email s.ritchey@fewpb.net to start the application process.

  • Training day at high school
  • Community ed offers fitness classes

    The following fitness classes will be offered in the coming weeks, Anderson Community Education announced.
    Pre-registration is required by calling 839-3754 or by email at jacque.zeller@anderson.kyschools.us.

    Aerobics, Tae Bo
    When: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from Jan. 9 to Feb. 16, 6 to 7 p.m.
    Where: Saffell Street Elementary cafeteria with certified instructor, Doris Thompson.
    Cost: $29