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  • 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    Who would have thought that a little plastic fastener named SNAD, originally made for leisure boats, would end up helping victims of the natural disaster in Japan.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.
     

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  • Pierian Woman’s Club elects officers

    At its monthly meeting May 19, the Lawrencburg Pierian Woman’s Club presented its officers for the 2011-12 year. Newly elected are: President Joy Bozorgzad; 1st Vice President Barbara Bryant; 2nd Vice President Jackie Wendlandt; Secretary Wanda Perry; and Treasurer Essie Toney.
    Outgoing President Sue Litkenhus thanked the previous executive committee and other members for their support and assistance throughout her three-year presidency. The members presented a farewell gift to Sue.

  • Townsend completes basic training

    PFC Colton D. Townsend of Lawrenceburg graduated basic training from Fort Sill, Okla., on March 18.
    He is now stationed at Ft. Gordon, Ga., where he will complete his job training for computer and communications.
    Townsend is a son of Toni Townsend of Lawrenceburg and Kent Townsend of Danville, and is a 2010 graduate of Anderson County High School.

  • Extension wildlife specialist Barnes to speak at Ward Elementary

    Kentucky Extension wildlife specialist Thomas Barnes will discuss the state’s unique and beautiful natural world Thursday, May 12 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Emma B. Ward Elementary School, the Anderson County Humanities Council announced.
    Barnes will provide the audience with an opportunity to view outstanding photography showcasing the best Kentucky has to offer, from beautiful mountain vistas to southern swamps.
    The event is free and open to the public, organizers said.

  • Pageants set for Lawrenceburg Fair, Horse Show

    From staff reports
    Dates and times for the annual pageants held during the Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show have been announced.
    Miss Teen, Young Miss and Princess are scheduled for Saturday, June 25, organizers said.
    Miss Teen requirements include that contestants must be 13 but not 16 by Oct. 31 and live in Anderson County. A $30 sponsorship is also required from an Anderson County merchant.
    To register or for more information, call Courtney Sullivan at 502-598-6329 or Carolyn Cole at 502-680-1438 or e-mail itsme.carolync@gmail.com.

  • Farm Bureau hosts inaugural legislative appreciation dinner

    The Anderson County Farm Bureau Federation on May 3 hosted its inaugural legislative appreciation dinner at the Anderson County Extension Office meeting room.
    Several elected officials and their representatives from local, state and the federal government met with members of the Federation’s Board of Directors to introduce themselves and give their comments on topics of interest and concern to Farm Bureau members and families, according to a news release.