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Community News

  • AC Historical Society will hold meeting on Sept. 22

    The Anderson County historical society will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Sept. 22.
    The meeting will be located at 1000 Industrial Road (barn A) where John A. Perry will show and discuss some of the historic farm tools and other implements once used throughout the county.
    Parking is available at the site.
    The meeting is free and the public is welcome.
    For more information, contact William S. Bryant, president of the historical society, at 839-8497.
     

  • Birdwhistell retains state auction board’s top post

    Glenn Birdwhistell’s name is synonymous with the word auction in Anderson County.
    It’s apparently the same at the governor’s mansion in Frankfort.
    Birdwhistell, owner of Birdwhistell Realty & Auction Company, was reappointed earlier this summer to his third term on the Kentucky Board of Auctioneers.
    The honors didn’t stop there, though, as Birdwhistell’s peers on the board named him chairman for a second consecutive term.

  • Repair Affair committee extends application deadline

    If the Repair Affair doesn’t use it, they lose it.
    The National Association of Realtors and the Kentucky Housing Corporation have made $6,400 available for Anderson County citizens for the first Repair Affair community service event on Oct. 8 at 7:30 a.m.
    The purpose of the Repair Affair, committee members said, is to assist low-income senior citizen homeowners in keeping their homes in healthy and safe conditions.

  • Car wash will support middle school archery team

    The Anderson County Middle School archery team is bent on defending its title, but needs some financial back to do so.
    The team, which won the world archery shoot last year in Florida, will sponsor a car wash Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Soap Factory, located on US 127 Bypass.
    The team will wash cars in return for donations, according to team parent Brian Peyton.
    The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • When all else fails, amateur radio prevails

    Being a ham isn’t funny business.
    Anderson County’s amateur radio “hams” use their volunteered expertise to serve with emergency management so that when most technology fails, ham radio can be counted upon in a time of crisis.
     “When normal communications fail, we can rely on these people to talk,” Bart Powell, director of public safety, said.

  • Red Hat Ladies support food drive
  • First responders, official receive cakes on 9/11

    Every year since Sept. 11, 2001, employees at Cash Express stores across Kentucky and Tennessee and throughout the nation have visited first responders in early September to deliver cakes to police and fire stations.
    This year employees from the Cash Express store on Humston Drive delivered cakes to EMS technicians at the EMS district office.
    Cake will also be delivered to police officers at Glensboro Road. Cash Express gave cakes to ambulance, police, sheriff’s department and county judge’s office.
     

  • News briefs: 9-7-11

    Sign-up Saturday for Girl Scouts
    Girl Scout Troop 733 will hold sign-ups Saturday, Sept. 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the American Legion Park, the group announced.
    The event will include fun, songs and games, organizers said.

    Food pantry, health department
    offer free flu shots

  • Drury receives certificate
  • The Anderson News launches inaugural burgoo cook-off

    From staff reports
    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.