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Community News

  • Hanks family reunion held in county park July 4

    Descendants of D. F. and Nannie Hanks held their annual reunion July 4 at Anderson County park.
    Their children were Nevins, Valeria, Robert, Virginia, Clyde, Franklin, Magdelene and Norris.

  • ACHS class of 2001 hosts reunion in Lexington

    Anderson County High School Class of 2001 will host its 10th reunion July 30 at 7 p.m. at the Thoroughbred Center in Lexington.
    Cost to attend is $30 per person. Dinner is included in the cost and a cash bar will be available. RSVP to Jennifer Hilterbran Jackson, 1209 Nevins Station Road, Lawrenceburg.
    Out of town guests may contact the Ramada Inn at 2143 North Broadway in Lexington for accommodations.
    Casual dress is encouraged.
    The Thoroughbred Center is located at 3380 Paris Pike in Lexington.
     

  • American Legion honors veterans during Fourth of July parade

    The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 celebrated the Fourth of July by inviting veterans and other parade participants to the Legion clubhouse for hot dogs, chips, cookies and soft drinks prior to the start of the parade.
    Unit members decorated three 16-foot trailers with patriotic decorations for veterans and American Legion family members to ride on in the parade.
    Shirley Thornberry “Department of Kentucky Auxiliary Woman of the Year” rode atop a convertible driven by Larry Kyle.

  • ‘Jailed prisoners’ help raise funds for CASA

    The agency that helps guide children through the legal system got a significant monetary boost during the recent Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show.
    Twenty people, including a number of county and city officials, volunteered to become prisoners during the fair and raise $250 each to make bail. Their efforts raised over $5,000 for CASA, according to organizer Ginny Smith.
    “This was a tremendous fundraiser and I am thrilled that the citizens of Anderson County were so willing to support CASA,” Smith said.

  • Celebrating Independence Day
  • Mount Eden residents seek answers for post office closing

    Mount Eden residents came out in full force last Thursday night in an effort to keep their post office from closing later this year.
    Hoping there is strength in numbers, about 200 residents filled the fellowship hall of Mount Moriah Baptist Church seeking answers from United States Postal Service representatives.
    The postal representatives on hand said Thursday’s crowd was the largest they have seen from about 40 meetings this year.

  • Rotary names new board of directors
  • Relay for Life groups to meet July 19

    A wrap-up meeting for Relay for Life committee members and team captains is scheduled for July 19 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the public library, according to a news release.
    Plans are to discuss this year’s Relay and plan for next year.
    Those attending are asked to bring any money collected.

  • Grand Jury returns 11 indictments

    The following people were indicted June 28 by the Anderson County Grand Jury, according to information obtained at the Anderson County Courthouse.
    William J. Dalton, 40, of 10 Lynn Drive, Apt. 102, was indicted on a charge of first-degree sexual abuse.
    Charles N. Drury, 20, of 1340 Aaron Barnett Road, was indicted on three charges: possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone); operating a motor vehicle under the influence; and failure to wear seatbelt.

  • Mule wagon wreck victim home, doing better

    The man who was seriously injured when the mule and wagon team he was driving crashed into a ditch is doing better, his mother said Monday afternoon.
    Brian “Little Brian” Perry is home from the hospital and recovering, his mother, Sherry, said.
    “We just thank God that he is recovering quicker than the doctors expected,” she said. “They were looking at a full recovery being a year, so he’s done remarkably well.”