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  • 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.

  • Cocanougher family reunion held

    The 36th annual reunion of the descendants of Jacob and Neley Silvertooth Cocanougher, settlers during the 1790s of the current Boyle and Washington counties, was held in Perryville.

  • Community briefs: 9-28-11

    Retired teachers group to meet Sept. 29
    The Anderson County Retired Teachers will meet Sept. 29 at Lawrenceburg First Chrstian Church at 6 p.m.
    There will be a potluck, with meat provided.

    Salvation Army offers holiday assistance
    Requests for holiday assistance will be taken Oct. 18-20 at Open Hands Food Pantry, 1111 Industrial Road, Lawrenceburg, the Salvation Army announced.

  • New ride for Humane Society