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Community News

  • Historical Society hosts fundraiser

    The Anderson County historical society hosted a bourbon and wine tasting fundraiser on the front lawn of Dowling Hall Sept. 24.
    Attendees had the opportunity to tour the T. B. Ripy House, the only official historic landmark designated by the historic district in Lawrenceburg.
    All proceeds of the event were to go to the historical society, according to organizers.

  • Salvisa native receives national boating safety leadership award

    Salvisa native John M. Johnson received the William B. Garner National Boating Safety Leadership Award earlier this month in Milwaukee, according to a news release from the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA).
    He received the award “in recognition of his ongoing efforts to steer the national nonprofit organization,” the news release said.

  • Friends of Library plan Burgoo Festival book sale, other events

    Friends of the Anderson Public Library have scheduled a book sale Saturday, Oct. 1 during the annual Burgoo Festival, the group announced.
    The sale is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the old Glensboro school building, located on the high school campus at the corner of Broadway and US 127 Bypass.
    Novels, biographies, self-help, history, war, cookbooks, travel, westerns, science fiction and other selections will be available, along with audio, VHS books and movies, CDs and a large selection of children’s books, members said.

  • Drive-thru flu shots at health department
  • Children’s clothing, equipment on sale Sept. 24 to benefit charities, Backpack Buddies

    Children’s clothing and baby equipment will be sold 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 during the eighth semi-annual Lil Prince & Princess Sale, organizers announced.
    Twenty-five percent of the proceeds will be donated to local and statewide charities, organizers said.
    Clothing ranging from newborn to size 14 will be available.
    Charities that have been supported in the past include The Children’s Crusade, Jarrett’s Joy Cart at UK Children’s Hospital, Gavin’s Goodies and Briar’s Brother’s Fund.

  • Firefighters honored on 9/11
  • Marlowe reunion held Oct. 9

    There will be a Marlowe Grade School reunion Oct. 9 from noon to 4 p.m. at the American Legion building at the Anderson County Fairgrounds.
    Those attending are asked to bring their own drinks and appetizers or snacks to share.
    For more information call Bonnie Perry Hundley at 812-579-9005 or e-mail bfhundley@comcast.net.
     

  • Two businessmen named to Century Bank’s board

    Local businessmen David Bogie and Randy Chrisman were named to Century Bank’s Board of Directors, the bank announced in a news release.
    Bogie is a 40 year resident of Anderson County and is a Vietnam veteran.
    He worked in the industrial manufacturing industry and was employed for over 36 years at General Cable.
    Chrisman has lived and worked on his family farm in Anderson County since 1974.
    He retired after 20 years of service with the Lexington Fire Department and currently works with the Oral and Facial Surgery Group in Frankfort.

  • 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.