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Community News

  • Health department offers free flu shots for students Oct. 17

    The Anderson County Health Department will offer a free flu vaccine and mist to Anderson County students, the agency announced.
    A limited number of doses have been provided by the Department for Public Health and will be offered on a first come, first served basis.
    Students may obtain the vaccine at their school with a signed consent form, or parents/guardians may accompany students to a free clinic Oct. 17 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Anderson County Health Department, 1180 Glensboro Road.

  • Anderson High School class ring finds its way home

    What was lost has now been found.
    Thanks to Phyllis Smith and her yearlong quest to solve a mystery of the missing class ring.
    While cleaning out an apartment she rents out, Smith and her daughter discovered forgotten boxes of clothes left on the downstairs landing. Smith told her daughter to donate the clothing to charity.
    As Smith’s daughter was folding the clothes, she found a high school ring, engraved with images of deer and fish, and the name William Barnett.

  • Girl Scouts host kick-off meeting

    From staff reports
    Want to be a Girl Scout?
    A kick-off meeting for the new Girl Scout year is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Anderson County Middle School, organizers said.
    “We encourage anyone who is interested in joining girl scouts, volunteering, or just has questions to attend, organizers said.

  • News briefs: 9-21-11

    Credit union collecting teddy bears
    Commonwealth Credit Union is collecting new to gently used teddy bears and stuffed animals for the Kosair “Bears On Patrol” program, according to a news release.
    The collection will continue through Sept. 30.
    Bears On Patrol is a cooperative effort between Kosair Charities and local law enforcement to provide teddy bears and other stuffed animals in police cars to comfort young children that may have been exposed to traumatic events, the news release states.

  • News launches burgoo cook-off

    Some use old granddad’s secret recipe. Others simply toss whatever edible items they have into the pot and let them stew.
    There’s no shortage of ways to make burgoo, but come Saturday, Oct. 1, one version will be proclaimed the best.
    The Anderson News, in cooperation with the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, city of Lawrenceburg and Anderson County Tourism Authority, will sponsor its inaugural Burgoo Cook-off from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., tentatively on the Lawrenceburg Green.

  • Pierian Woman’s Club plans activities for coming year

    From staff reports
    The Lawrenceburg Pierian Woman’s Club resumed its monthly meetings Sept. 15, and welcomed new members Beth Schwarz and Amy Stumph.
    Singer-pianist Jim Wheeler provided musical entertainment.
    Frank Rowe gave a talk about Habitat for Humanity. A nonprofit, nondenominational Christian housing ministry, Habitat provides housing for low-income working families. Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple houses, according to a news release.

  • Flags hoisted at sheriff’s office
  • Local politicians visit Anderson County Public Schools
  • 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.