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  • Court Appointed Special Advocates swears in new 18 new volunteers

    Franklin and Anderson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) celebrated the swearing in of new volunteers March 15.
    With over 40 guests in attendance, this event recognized the 18 community members that recently completed their training to become volunteer advocates for abused and neglected children in Franklin and Anderson County.  Hope Community Church was decorated with blue pinwheels in recognition of the upcoming National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April.

  • Conservation District hands out annual awards

    The Anderson County Conservation District held its annual banquet March 8 to honor the winners and participants in the Jim Claypool Art and Writing Conservation Contest, the district announced.
    The contest was a partnership between Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Associations of Conservation Districts titled Kentucky Soil: All Hands In.
    Judges from the local conservation districts chose county winners, whose entries then moved on to the state-level competition.

  • Yarn, knitting machine needed to assist cancer patients

    A Lawrenceburg woman is seeking donations of yarn, and perhaps a knitting machine, to assist her with knitting hats for people undergoing chemotherapy.
    Meredith Waldridge said her motivation for making the hats is personal.
    “My mom and aunt had cancer,” she said. “I saw on the internet that there are groups that knit hats and donate them to chemo patients, and I thought, ‘I want to do that.’
    “My mom and aunt would have like that.”

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  • Anderson Community Education offers dog training

    A basic course in dog obedience will be offered Tuesdays from April 5 to May 10 from 6 to 7 p.m., Anderson Community Education announced.
    Classes will be held at the Extension office, located in the county park.
    Cost is $69, and the trainer is Jean Gibowski.
    The class is limited to eight dogs.
    A class description is as follows:

  • Historical Society to meet

    The Anderson County Historical Society is scheduled to meet Thursday, March 24 at 7 p.m. at Anderson Public Library.
    The scheduled speaker is Ed Ruggles, who will present a program titled “My Years as a County Agent.”
    The program is free and open to the public.
     

  • Class of 1971 plans reunion

    The Anderson County High School class of 1971 will celebrate its 40th reunion Saturday, July 9, beginning at 4 p.m. at the home of Carolyn and Billy Hyatt, 1061 McCormick Lane.
    A potluck meal is planned, and those attending are asked to bring a side dish, beverage and chair.
    Cost is $10 per person (meat and utensils provided). Contact Carolyn Hyatt 839-3997 or Felita Giles 502-598-9138 if you have questions.

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  • News briefs — 3-16

    Garden club plans spring tour
    The Woodford County Woman’s Club will hold its second annual Spring Garden Tour on May 14, the club announced.
    The bulk of the proceeds from the event go toward the WCWC Coats and Shoes for Kids Program.
    This year’s tour will feature eight private gardens with a wide variety of styles, including country gardens, urban gardens, formal and casual, and the landscaped grounds of the administrative building of a world-renowned horse farm and a tour of one historic home.

  • Spreading the ‘love’