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Community News

  • 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

  • Teams sought, prizes offered for Lawrenceburg’s ‘Biggest Loser’

    Those interested in participating in Lawrenceburg’s version of the popular television show, “Biggest Loser,” will meet 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9 at Sovereign Grace Church, located in the West Park Shopping Plaza near Tractor Supply.
    Teams consisting of four members will be formed for the 12-week competition. Those unable to construct a four-person team will be paired with teams that need additional members.

  • Auxiliary hosts Lunch with Santa

    The American Legion Auxiliary hosted Lunch With Santa on Dec. 4 at the American Legion clubhouse.
    Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived on a fire truck, and those attending enjoyed hot dogs, chips, jelly sandwiches, cookies and soft drinks, organizers said.
    Each child was allowed to sit on Santa’s lap for a photo and a bag of candy and were given a form to fill out, telling Santa what they wanted for Christmas.

  • Wheels of Time makes donation