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Community News

  • VFW, Auxiliary sponsor scholarship contests for youth

    The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 4075, and the Ladies Auxiliary are sponsoring two contests for youth in the community.
    The “Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition” is open to students in grades 9-12. It is a three to five minute audio-essay on the subject, “Is There Pride in Serving in our Military?”. First and second place winners will receive $500 and $250, respectively, and be eligible for district, state and national scholarships.

  • Thompson attends training

    Lawrenceburg resident Jane Thompson, member of Alpha Gamma State chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, returned from leadership development training for new state organization presidents of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.
    This organization is a professional honor society for women educators with approximately 95,300 members.
    The leadership development training was held July 11-13 in Louisville preceding the 2011 Regional Delta Kappa Gamma International Conference.

  • Happy Birthday, Col. Sanders!
  • American Legion, Auxiliary members attend national convention

    The American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary National Convention was held in Minneapolis, Minn., on Aug. 26 to Sept. 1.
    This was the 93rd National Convention for the American Legion and the 91st for the Auxiliary.
    Attending from Lawrenceburg was Pam Rice, Unit 34 vice president and membership chairman for the Department of Kentucky for 2011-12. Post 34 Commander Bobby Thornberry and Unit Historian Shirley Thornberry also attended.

  • AC Historical Society will hold meeting on Sept. 22

    The Anderson County historical society will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Sept. 22.
    The meeting will be located at 1000 Industrial Road (barn A) where John A. Perry will show and discuss some of the historic farm tools and other implements once used throughout the county.
    Parking is available at the site.
    The meeting is free and the public is welcome.
    For more information, contact William S. Bryant, president of the historical society, at 839-8497.
     

  • Birdwhistell retains state auction board’s top post

    Glenn Birdwhistell’s name is synonymous with the word auction in Anderson County.
    It’s apparently the same at the governor’s mansion in Frankfort.
    Birdwhistell, owner of Birdwhistell Realty & Auction Company, was reappointed earlier this summer to his third term on the Kentucky Board of Auctioneers.
    The honors didn’t stop there, though, as Birdwhistell’s peers on the board named him chairman for a second consecutive term.

  • Repair Affair committee extends application deadline

    If the Repair Affair doesn’t use it, they lose it.
    The National Association of Realtors and the Kentucky Housing Corporation have made $6,400 available for Anderson County citizens for the first Repair Affair community service event on Oct. 8 at 7:30 a.m.
    The purpose of the Repair Affair, committee members said, is to assist low-income senior citizen homeowners in keeping their homes in healthy and safe conditions.

  • Car wash will support middle school archery team

    The Anderson County Middle School archery team is bent on defending its title, but needs some financial back to do so.
    The team, which won the world archery shoot last year in Florida, will sponsor a car wash Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Soap Factory, located on US 127 Bypass.
    The team will wash cars in return for donations, according to team parent Brian Peyton.
    The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • When all else fails, amateur radio prevails

    Being a ham isn’t funny business.
    Anderson County’s amateur radio “hams” use their volunteered expertise to serve with emergency management so that when most technology fails, ham radio can be counted upon in a time of crisis.
     “When normal communications fail, we can rely on these people to talk,” Bart Powell, director of public safety, said.

  • Red Hat Ladies support food drive