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Community News

  • Stamp Club to meet June 11

    The June meeting of the Kentucky Stamp Club will be held at 2 p.m. at Memorial Baptist Church, 130 Holmes St., Frankfort.
    A program including a drawing for stamp collecting prizes will be featured as well as a discussion of topical stamp collecting.
    For more information, call Breck Pegram at 502-403-8788.
     

  • Seniors eligible for farmers market coupons

    The sign up for farmers market coupons will be June 15 at 1 p.m. at the Anderson County Senior Center, 160 Township Square.
    Participants must be 60 or older, have a monthly income of $1,180 or less for a household of one person, or a monthly income under $1,594 for a household of two people.
    Those eligible should bring a picture ID, proof of income and their social security card to apply for the coupons.
    For additional questions, contact Sara at the Anderson County Extension Office at 839-7271.
     

  • Donate blood for chance to win truck

    Blood donors have a chance to win a 2011 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck this summer.
    Those who register to give blood through Sept. 16 will be automatically entered to win a blue, extended-cab pickup.
    The next opportunity to pick up the blood supply and be entered to win is June 14 from 12:30-7 p.m. in the Fireside Room at First Baptist Church, 111 N. Main St. in Lawrenceburg.
    Those wanting to donate blood can call 800-775-2522 or visit www.kybloodcenter.org for blood drive and donor center details.
     

  • Box seats available for Lawrenceburg Fair, Horse Show

    Box seats for the 139th annual Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show are now available, the American Legion announced.  
    The fair is scheduled for June 25-July 2 at the American Legion Fairgrounds on Broadway in Lawrenceburg.
    Box seat tickets are $75 and include six passes and reserved parking for one car for the horse show nights on June 28-July 1.
    Box seats do not include carnival rides, which are available each night for $8 per person.

  • City council to consider changes to cemetery rules

    The Lawrenceburg City Council, after holding a work session to discuss its controversial cemetery ordinance, is expected to continue discussion—including the placement of Confederate flags—at its June 13 meeting
    Lawrenceburg residents voiced their concerns at a special hearing May 19, in which dozens of grieving family members protested the May 15 deadline in removing unattached items placed at gravestones.

  • Downs joins News staff

    Goodbye, cornfields. Hello, bluegrass.
    Meaghan Downs, a 2011 graduate of Concordia University—Nebraska, joined The Anderson News staff as a full-time reporter on June 1.
    Downs, who received a bachelor of arts in English and Communications, worked as an intern and then as a part-time reporter for a county weekly in Seward, Neb., before packing up and heading south to Lawrenceburg.
    The 21-year-old said she started working in journalism by accident.

  • Water + dirt + trucks = merrier Christmas for kids

    What do you get when you mix huge four-wheel drive pickups, a giant mud pit and unbridled enthusiasm?
    If you guessed a merrier Christmas for less fortunate children in Lawrenceburg, you’re correct.
    Saturday’s mud bog in the county park did exactly what organizer Deputy Tony Likins hoped: it raised money for the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office’s Shop With a Cop program, as well as funds to send local children to the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association’s Boys and Girls Camp this summer.

  • Fort Harrod beef festival is Saturday in Harrodsburg

    Beef will be on everyone’s minds and tongues June 3-4 during the Fort Harrod Beef Festival at the Mercer County Fairgrounds in Harrodsburg.
    On Friday, the festival will feature live entertainment, vending booths, set up of the grill-off teams and a wine and cheese tasting.
    On Saturday, the event’s main attraction kicks off with teams competing to produce the best brisket, steak, ribs and backyard burger.
    There will also be a youth backyard burger and steak category for those ages 9-17.

  • YKK product providing shelter for Japanese

    Local employees of YKK Snap Fastener America say they are proud that a product they developed is making a real difference in peoples’ lives.
    Who would have thought that a little plastic fastener named SNAD, originally made for leisure boats, would end up helping victims of the natural disaster in Japan.     
     On March 11, devastating earthquakes and tsunamis followed by a nuclear emergency struck the Miyagi prefecture in northern Japan. More than 30,000 people have been reported killed and/or missing with thousands more injured.  

  • Learn about Cub Scouting on May 26

    Boys interested in becoming Cub Scouts are invited to a informational meeting May 26 at Robert B. Turner Elementary School.
    The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
    Boys ages 6 to 11 who have completed kindergarten through fourth grade are eligible. For more information, call Pack 38 Cubmaster Mark Eccles at 502-545-2037; Mark Cox at 502-645-1358; or Carolyn Wilkes at 859-325-5073.