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  • Truck tug to benefit Cole playground

    The ninth-annual David and Christopher Cole Truck Tug of War is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 15 in the county park.
    The tug will begin at 6 p.m.
    The annual event raises funds for the Cole playground, located near the Extension office in the county park. The playground is dedicated to the memory of the Cole brothers, who died in a traffic accident.
    The event will feature three sanctioned classes for two-wheel drives and four-wheel drives; three powderpuff classes; a street stock class; and a county-only class.
    Concessions will be available.

  • Homecoming royalty
  • Chili supper to support Tindall family

    A benefit concert and chili supper is planned for Saturday, Oct. 15 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Freedom Baptist Church to support the family of the late Buster Tindall, organizers announced.
    The supper is $5 and includes a bowl of chili, hot dog, drink and dessert.
    Raffle tickets will be sold for chances to win various items.
    Music will be provided by Behold the Stone and Defining Ezra.
    The church is located at 1010 Powell Taylor Road.
    For more information call Ashley Sebastian at 502-680-1269.
     

  • Democratic Woman’s Club plans dinner

    The annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 20, the Anderson County Democratic Woman’s Club announced.
    The dinner will be held at the Anderson Senior Citizen’s Center, 160 Township Square, Lawrenceburg, beginning at 6 p.m.
    The $30 per person dinner allows those who attend to meet and greet Democrats seeking election this fall.
    The keynote speaker is scheduled to be Alison Lundergan Grimes, a candidate for secretary of state.
    For ticket reservations, call Deborah Stevens at 839-5462, or Bobbi Jo Lewis at 859-0100.

  • Cunningham honored as ‘senior star’

    The late A.C. Cunningham, 92, of Lawrenceburg was selected as a Senior Star by the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, it was announced.
    Cunningham is to be honored at an Oct. 13 luncheon in Lexington.
    His family has been invited to attend in his stead.
    Cunningham was active in the Lawrenceburg community, delivering Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors for the Anderson Senior Center.
    He planted and maintained a garden for the Adult Day Care Center.

  • Community pep rally to be held Oct. 7 on the Lawrenceburg Green

    Anderson County High School will host a community pep rally Thursday, Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. following the Homecoming parade.  
    The parade route will begin at the high school parking lot at 6 p.m., turn left onto Broadway and onto Main Street, then finally making a left onto Highway 44, stopping at the Lawrenceburg Green to let players and students off for the pep rally.
    The advanced chorus will perform the National Anthem and both football captain Seth Carmichael and head football coach Mark Peach will speak.

  • Not your typical ribbon cutting
  • Native Dawn flute fest set for Oct. 15

    The second annual Native Dawn flute gathering will be held Oct. 15 on the Lawrenceburg Green, introducing different types of Native American music and dance from across the nation to Anderson County.
    Fred Yellowknife Keams, a full-blooded Navajo, has been playing and crafting the Native American flute for several years, and wanted to start a flute gathering in Kentucky after learning that the state didn’t offer one.

  • Blacksmith artist receives $7,500 fellowship award

    Matthew and Karine Maynard of Maynard Studios-Design have their hands on everything.
    From the first design swirl scratched out in pencil to bending molten steel into iron birds and banisters, the couple crafts each element of their artisan ironwork by hand.  
    “That’s what makes our work art and that’s what makes us artists,” Karine, Matt’s wife and design partner, said.
    Matt said he doesn’t usually speak of himself as being an artist.

  • Community calendar: 9-28-11

    Community
    Sept. 30-Oct. 2: Burgoo festival
    Oct. 6: Homecoming pep rally and bonfire, Lawrenceburg Green, 6-6:30 p.m.
    Oct. 8: Repair Affair event, 7:30 a.m.

    Education
    Sept. 28-30, Oct. 3-4: GED instruction and college preparation, community education building, 8 a.m. to noon, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Bluegrass Community and Technical College, noon to 4 p.m., times subject to change depending on day
    Sept. 28: English as a second language, community education building, 6:30-8:30 p.m.