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Community News

  • Farm Bureau wins Gold Star Award

    Sue Litkenhus (right), of the Anderson County Farm Bu-reau Women’s Committee, accepts the 2016 Gold Star Award of Excellence from Betty Farris (left), chair of the Kentucky Farm Bureau state Women’s Committee. The award was presented during a Dec. 2 recognition pro-gram at the 97th Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting. The award honors county women’s committees for active participation in leadership development programs, agri-cultural promotion, educational initiatives and numerous other aspects of support to the local Farm Bureau.
     

  • Lanham second in speech contest

    Lawrenceburg resident Steve Lanham won second place in the District 40 Humorous Speech Contest on Nov. 19 in Charleston, West Virginia.
    He is a member of Midway Toastmasters in Midway and KYTC Speakers in Frankfort.
    Lanham’s speech “Foibles in Followership” related questionable choices from his childhood, such as sticking tweezers into an electrical outlet, which emphasized the importance of wisely choosing whom to follow. He was one of eight division winners who competed in the contest.

  • Gabhart achieves rank of Eagle Scout

    Austin Gabhart of Boy Scout Troop 37 in Lawrenceburg poses for a photo with Scoutmaster Kevin Cox after being presented with Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout Court of Honor, during a recent ceremony at First Christian Church. He is a son of Daniel and Carrie Gabhart of Lawrenceburg.
     

  • Help on the way to Gatlinburg

    A-1 Mobile Trailer Repair and the Kentucky Truck Tuggers did their part Friday to collect items for the victims of the devastating fires in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Thanks to donations from shoppers, the group filled a 23-foot trailer and headed for Gatlinburg the next morning.

  • USDA grant a boost for Farmer Joe’s in Salvisa

    A Salvisa farmer got a significant boost with the announcement last week that he is one of 13 agribusinesses in Kentucky to receive a portion of a $1.7 million USDA Value Added Producer Grant.

    “I’m extremely happy we got the grant,” said Joe Weber, owner of Farmer Joe’s. “It’s going to help with being able to increase our product here and being able to supply a lot more farm-fresh meats to a lot of customers.”

  • American Legion honors veterans
  • Junior Conservation Board formed; first project planned

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County Conservation District has announced the formation of its Junior Conservation Board, comprised of high school students who are homeschooled or enrolled in Anderson County High School or the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg.

    It has been said that young people make good conservationists. With this in mind, the local conservation district is offering young people a chance to participate in conservation planning and action.

  • Farms should have water quality plan

    From staff reports

    In 1994, the Kentucky Ag Water Quality Act passed, requiring all landowners with 10 acres or more involved in agriculture/silviculture to develop and implement an Ag Water Quality Plan, according to a news release from the Anderson County Conservation District.

    This plan documents best management practices being followed on the farm. A best management practice could be a number of activities such as rotational grazing, nutrient management, cover crops, and other sound agricultural practices.

  • Art Trail draws a crowd
  • Robinson attends Circuit Clerks Fall College

    From staff reports

    Anderson County Circuit Court Clerk Pam Robinson joined other circuit clerks from across the state at the 2016 Circuit Court Clerks Fall College in Lexington, the organization announced.

    The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the educational program Sept. 26 to 29 for the state’s circuit court clerks.

    The circuit court clerks received an update on the court system from AOC Director Laurie K. Dudgeon and attended sessions on jury management, record retention and court technology.