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Community News

  • Dinner to benefit Shelby County Ducks Unlimited

    A dinner and live auction to benefit the Shelby County Ducks Unlimited Chapter, a wetland conservation and preservation organization, is planned for Friday, Feb. 4 at the Claudia Sanders Dinner House.
    Happy hour begins at 5:30 p.m., according to a news release. Auction, raffle and prize items include guided hunts, guns, gear and much more.
    The cost is $40 per person or $55 per couple.
    Call (502) 930-4232 for more information.
     

  • Rhea named chair of Ky. Distillers’ Association

    The Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced that John Rhea of Four Roses Distillery has been named chairman of the historic group that promotes and protects the Commonwealth’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry, including the world-famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour, according to a news release.

  • Callahan wins ‘Animal Professional Award’

    Donna Callahan of the Anderson Humane Society was recently announced as a winner of the Animal Professional Award through Pet Groups United.
    Callahan will receive this award at the Fur Ball in Louisville on Feb.19. 
    Victoria King, director of Holly’s Place Animal Rescue in Lawrenceburg, nominated Callahan for her contributions to the Humane Society since it was founded in 1977.

  • New state rep earns House committee posts

    Rep. Kim King (R-Harrodsburg) (55th District) was named vice-chairwoman of the Tourism Development & Energy Committee in the Kentucky House of Representatives.
    “As a freshmen legislator, it is an honor to be named as vice-chairwoman of the House Tourism Development & Energy Committee,” King said in a news release.
    “I look forward to working on issues that will help grow our tourism industry and also place Kentucky as a global leader in the energy needs of today and tomorrow.”

  • Benefit to help pay Chesser’s funeral expenses

    A benefit to help pay the funeral expenses for Tony Chesser is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Alton Ruritan Building in Alton, organizers announced.
    The benefit is scheduled from noon to midnight, and will feature a variety of activities.
    Chesser passed away Dec. 22 following a lengthy illness, organizers said.
    Scheduled events include raffles, a 50-50 drawing, karaoke, haircuts by Gwen Holt, a rook tournament at 5 p.m., a corn hole tournament at 1 p.m. and an auction at 7 p.m.
    Kevin Chilton and Friends will provide bluegrass music.

  • Cost share sign-ups begin for farmers

    Anderson County farmers can sign up beginning Feb. 1 for the state cost share program.
    Sign-ups will continue through Feb. 28 at Anderson County Conservation District, 145 W. Woodford St., Lawrenceburg.
    Hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For details, call 839-5567.

  • Lovers Leap medals in California competition

    Lovers Leap Vineyards and Winery has received the official notification that three of its wines were awarded medals at the 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, according to a news release.
    The winery’s 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon won a silver, along with bronze medals for 2008 Cynthiana and 2008 Riesling.
    This is the largest competition of American wines in the world, receiving over 5,000 entries.

  • Local clerk attends 2010 Circuit Court Clerks fall meeting

    Anderson County Circuit Court Clerk Jan Rogers participated in the 2010 Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks Fall Meeting late last year in Frankfort.
    The KACCC hosted the meeting and the Kentucky Association of Counties sponsored the event. The meeting included training for the clerks and offered 6.5 hours of continuing education credit. (Please see the list below for the name of your local circuit court clerk.)
    Meeting the Challenge was the theme of the event.

  • Perry joins team at Century Bank

    Century Bank has announced that Tim Perry has joined the bank as senior vice president and lending officer, effective Jan. 12. 

    “We are very pleased to announce that life long Anderson County resident and community banker Tim Perry has joined our team.” said Century Bank President Tony Busseni.

    “Tim has been assisting the people of our community with their lending, deposit and financial services needs for over 27 years and he brings a unique level of knowledge and banking experience to his new position.

  • Chili supper announced to benefit Fairgrounds Drive-In

    A chili supper is in the works for Saturday, Jan. 22 to benefit the Fairgrounds Drive-In.

    The supper will take place at the American Legion Clubhouse.

    “We are asking for the community’s support for Debbie and Walter Riley to reopen the Fairgrounds Drive-In,” organizers said in a news release.

    Individuals are asked to make monetary or food donations. Businesses and churches are also asked to help with the fundraiser, the news release said.