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Community News

  • Party on the Green
  • American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 attends convention, receives awards

    The Department of Kentucky held its annual convention for the American Legion and Auxiliary on June 2-4 in Louisville.
    Those attending from Lawrenceburg were Post 34 Commander Bobby Thornberry, Unit 34 President Pam Rice, Betty Butler, Chrisie Halvorson, Nettie Halvorson, Shirley Thornberry and Junior members Anna Boyles, Hannah Drury and Janna Halvorson.
    Unit 34 received many trophies and certificates at the convention. Shirley Thornberry was named Department of Kentucky Member of the Year as well as Community Service Volunteer of the Year.

  • Fireworks, parade highlight July 4

    Celebrate Independence Day in Lawrenceburg with the parade, festivities on the Lawrenceburg Green and the annual firework show in the county park on July 4.

    Lawrenceburg’s Fourth of July festivities begin with the parade lineup at 5 p.m., starting at the American Legion and ending on Woodford Street at the Lawrenceburg Green.

    In the event of rain, the firework display will be rescheduled for July 8, with a second rain date of July 9.

  • Fair, Horse Show continues through Saturday

    The Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show continues to showcase beauty pageant winners, circus performers, trucks and tractors, and of course, horses during the final days of the 2011 Fair and Horse Show at the city park and fairgrounds.
    Tonight’s activities include the 2-year-old baby show starting at 5:30 p.m., as well as the 3-year-old Wee Miss and Mister and 4-year-old Tiny Miss and Mister pageants. June 30 ends the week of pageants with the Lawrenceburg Little Miss and Mister contest at 6 p.m.

  • Alton Youth give back
  • Library announces annual summer reading program

    This year’s theme for the summer reading program at the Anderson Public Library is “One World, Many Stories!”
    The summer reading programs for the toddlers will be June 27 from 10-10:30 a.m., July 11 and July 18. All toddlers programs will be held at Anderson Public Library.
    The summer reading programs for the preschool will begin June 27 with special guest “Doctor Phineas A. Bucket.”

  • Childcare organization receives ‘star’ rating

    Abundant Life Christian Learning Treehouse is participating in the Stars for Kids Now Program, the organization announced.
    The organization has been awarded a three star rating, indicating that the program is seeking quality standards beyond the requirements for facility licensure.
    Star ratings are based on factors associated with good outcomes for young children such as staff to child ratios, program curriculum and staff education and training.

  • Hospital hosts cancer lecture June 29

    In partnership with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Frankfort Regional Medical Center and the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network are hosting an educational program on “Improving Treatments for Blood Cancers” by John Hayslip, MD, MSCR, assistant professor with the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation.

  • Annual Relay poker run is Saturday

    The ninth-annual Drury Brothers Relay for Life Poker Run is scheduled for June 25, organizers announced.
    Local bikers will meet at the former Shell gas station near the intersection of US 127 and the Bluegrass Parkway at 10 a.m.
    The actual poker run will begin at noon at Willie A’s, 201 North Depot St., Lebanon.
    Cost is $10 per bike, which includes ride entrance and one poker card. Additional cards are $5 each.
    The best poker hand will win $200. Second place will be $50 and there will be a $10 prize for the worst hand.

  • Woman indicted for felony in Frankfort

    Tina Kincaid, 46, of Lawrenceburg was indicted June 15 on one count of misusing electronic information, as well as one count of being a persistent felony offender.
    “She’s somebody we’ve had some history with in the past,” Larry Cleveland, commonwealth attorney for the 48th judicial district, said.
    According to Cleveland, Kincaid attempted to use stolen personal, blank checks in a Frankfort Walmart to obtain merchandise totaling about $100 or less.