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  • Local Guardsmen play key role in preparing for disaster

    When it comes to responding to everything from a terrorist attack to a natural disaster in Kentucky, Lawrenceburg soldiers with the Kentucky National Guard play a vital role.

    Their roles were on full display last Friday when they joined thousands of guardsmen across several states in participating in exercise Vibrant Response, a training exercise being conducted this month to train them to respond to a terrorist attack.

  • Weather hinders annual Healing Field poker run

    About 20 bikers braved Saturday’s raw weather during the annual poker run to benefit the Healing Field in Lawrenceburg.

    Among them was Joe Hawker, who traveled 90 miles to participate aboard his customized Polaris Slingshot that pays tribute to each branch of the military and includes images from each war dating back to World War II.

    A veteran of the U.S. Army, Hawker served as a company clerk and selected “M.A.S.H” for his license plate. “Radar was already taken,” joked Hawker.

  • Experts say prepare now for Zika

    Take precautions but don’t be alarmed.

    That is the advice from local officials who are developing pre-emptive plans to deal with a potential if unlikely outbreak of the Zika virus.

    The mosquito-born virus, which poses serious concerns for pregnant women but produces only mild, flu-like symptoms in others, has officials here and statewide preaching caution that is centered primarily on property owners taking precautions about standing water.

  • Friends of APL book sale planned for Saturday

    From staff reports

    Friends of the Anderson Public Library will host its first book sale Saturday.

    The sale, which will take place on the back lawn of the Anderson Public Library, will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Live music will be provided from 10 a.m. to noon, by The Highs & The Lows, a local duo of Jessica and Cole Ripy.

    The sale will feature a large selection of new books, as well as used books of all kinds.

  • Revolutionary War soldier honored with service

    Some relatives didn’t make it due to the rainy weather but spirits weren’t dampended for those who attended the Patriot Grave Marking Service at Darnall Cemetery last Saturday.

    It took five years, but a marker was finally placed at the gravesite of Revolutionary soldier Adam Darnall just a few months ago by great-great-great-great grandson Wayne Darnell.

    Over time the spelling of the name has changed., but the strong feeling family and soldier to soldier remains.

  • American Legion’s national commander visits Healing Field

    From staff reports

    The American Legion National Commander Dale Barnett of Georgia visited the Department of Kentucky Healing Field last Thursday.

    Unit President Pam Brough presented Barnett with a commemorative bottle of bourbon with a picture of the Healing Field etched on the bottle.

    “The American Legion has worked very hard to get MIA’s (Missing in Action) and POW’s (Prisoner of War) home,” Barnett said. “And three American soldiers’ remains have been released from North Korea.”

  • Tassel is worth the hassle

    It’s been 40 years since Marcella Reynolds graduated from Western High School, but she’ll mark it in a special way — by graduating from Kentucky Community and Technical College in the same class as her granddaughter, Tulsa Owens-Buffin.

    On May 8, Reynolds and Buffin will walk with their graduating class at the Frankfort Convention Center.

    “It’s awesome,” Reynolds said. “We found out about a month ago we’d be graduating together.”

  • Four-car pile-up on Main
  • News briefs

    Benefit will assist

    injured Marine

    Hill Of Beans BBQ will kick off Bike Night with a benefit for “A Soldier’s Journey Home” for Lance Corp. Cody Evans (United States Marine Corps, retired) April 30.

    Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The first 15 registered will receive a free T-shirt and breakfast sandwich. The cost is $15 per rider, or $5 per passenger.

    The ride, which begins at noon, will be hosted by Defining Forces Veterans Club.

  • Library board gets glimpse of new building

    A railroad trestle entrance, a bell to ring when a child reads their first book, and a sign made by local artists are just a few of the ideas the Anderson Public Library Board tossed around at its monthly meeting last Tuesday.

    Monica Sumner, vice president at Brandstetter Carroll, Inc., the architect firm in charge of the expansion project, said, “Right now we are 90 percent complete, the last 10 percent is the most difficult.”