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Community News

  • Grant helps GED grads move toward college

    A state grant will assist GED graduates transition into college, the Anderson County Adult Education Center announced.
    Over the next 12 months, students who earn GED diplomas can apply for financial aid through FAFSA, complete college applications and research their college and career preferences on-line at the center, utilizing a special software program.
    The program is designed to help graduates transition from the center to postsecondary programs in the state.

  • Adult Learning Center offers class

    The Anderson Adult Learning Center is offering a “Excel and Beyond and PowerPoint” course starting Nov. 8.
    The class, held Nov.8-17, will be taught by instructor Beth Feddersen and will be from 6-8 p.m. The fee is $59 for 8 hours of instruction and a certificate of completion.
    The Anderson Adult Learning Center is located at 219 East Woodford Street in Lawrenceburg.
    For more information or to register, contact Jacque Zeller at 839-3754.

     

  • Century Bank promotes breast cancer awareness

    October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Century Bank supported the cause to help promote cancer awareness, according to a news release.
    Bank employees sold awareness items and hosted a variety of fund raising events such as “Stomp Out Cancer” and “Pay to Wear Pink” Days.
    Century Bank also donated $5 for each new, personal checking account opened during the month to cancer research and offered those customers free, pink Breast Cancer Checks, according to the release.

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  • Christian Academy to host Veterans Day service

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg students and staff invites the community to join in its Veterans Day celebration on Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. in the sanctuary of Anderson Christian Church, the school announced.
    The school encourages all veterans to attend so that it may recognize and appreciate them, the school said in a news release.
    Students will provide entertainment and there will be an inspirational speaker.

  • Presentation features last Shaker

    On Nov. 10 the Anderson County Humanities Council will provide an opportunity to hear the story of Mary Settles, the last Shaker at Pleasant Hill.
    Janet Scott, who portrays Mary, will tell Mary’s story from 7-8 p.m. at the Emma B. Ward Elementary School library.
    Mary Settles was born Oct. 31, 1835, in Louisville. Her mother, Mary Ann, died during childbirth, leaving Mary to be raised by her father, Daniel.

  • School groups host fundraiser for Open Hands food pantry

    Two high school clubs, the FFA and FCCLA, are taking on the biggest fundraiser they’ve ever been involved in — raising $100,000 for Open Hands food pantry.
    Heather Montgomery, co-adviser for FCCLA, said the two organizations, along with the Youth Service Center, started work on the school-wide fundraiser this summer.
    “FFA and FFCLA are driven by community service and leadership,” Montgomery said, adding that the fundraiser planning will give students real-world experience.

  • A shot from the past
  • Hospice of Bluegrass offers holiday support group

    Support groups will be conducted for those who will be grieving the loss of a loved one this holiday season, Hospice of the Bluegrass announced.
    The groups are open to any adult and will meet for five Thursdays, with the first session on Oct. 27.
    The groups will be offered twice daily.
    The day group will meet from 3-4:30 p.m. and the evening group will meet 6-7:30.
    Participants should choose to attend either the afternoon or the evening group.