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  • Never too early (or cold) to plan summer garden

    Brrr! I just keep looking at the calendar and think to myself, warmth is just days away.

    OK, its several days, but it gives me strength to carry on when the mercury drops. Yes, we have had a mild winter so far, however, February’s full moon is called the full snow moon for a reason, so let’s don’t start dancing yet. March 5 is the full worm moon, signaling a thawing ground, but we can still get some winter weather even after that. Having said all of that, I’m starting my garden.

  • Chance to teach children the joys of live theater

    The Rockin’ Adventures of Peter the Rabbit is coming to town and you are invited.

    Children from ages 3 to 8 will enjoy this free play. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The play will be at Robert B. Turner Elementary on Thursday, Feb. 19. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The play begins promptly at 6:45 p.m. and ends at 7:30 with questions and answers afterward.

    It’s an opportunity for children to experience live theater and interact with the characters.

  • Kindergarten registration dates set

    From staff reports

    Kindergarten registration dates for the 2015-16 school are scheduled for March 16 at the Anderson County Board of Education from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and March 23 at the Sparrow Early Childhood Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., the school district announced.

    Students are eligible to attend kindergarten if they turn 5 on or before Oct 1.

    Registration is required for all students, including those who are currently attending pre-school at Sparrow Early Childhood Center.

  • New Eagle Scouts
  • Community ed classes announced

    Anderson Community Education will offer the following classes, according to a news release.

    Call Jacque Zeller at 839-3754 or email jacque.zeller@anderson.kyschools.us to register for ACE classes. Anderson Community Education also offers adult education programs with instruction to earn a GED diploma, prepare to attend college or volunteer in the community.

    Zumba Dance Fitness

    When: Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. (ongoing) for ages 12 and up.

  • Lucas selected to Kentucky All State Chorus

    Tamra Lucas, a daughter of Angela and John Smith, was selected to represent Saffell Street Elementary School in the Kentucky All State Children’s Chorus, according to a news release.

    The chorus is part of the Kentucky Music Educators Association annual conference and is comprised of fifth and sixth grade students.

  • Turner names January’s citizens of month
  • Plenty of activity at Anderson Humane Society

    By Jane Sinnett

    Guest columnist

    Things are always busy at the Humane Society here in Lawrenceburg.

    There are a lot of supporters out there that help in one way or another.

    For starters, Tractor Supply will host a low cost pet vaccination clinic on Feb. 22, March 22 and April 19 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. It’s a great opportunity to get vaccinations started or catch up on needed ones. If you’re interested, contact Abra at Tractor Supply here in Lawrenceburg.

  • Mahl donates hair to Locks of Love

    When Tina Mahl was looking at some information about St. Jude’s Hospital, her daughter, Leslieann, had some questions.

    She asked why the little kids in the pictures didn’t have hair. Tina and her husband Greg donate to St. Jude’s and she explained to her daughter that the children don’t have hair because of illness.

    That prompted the 9-year-old, who had never had her waist-length hair cut except for the occasional trim, to think.

  • Every once in a while, it’s really not all ‘fine’

    By Nancy Kennedy

    Faith Columnist

    Everybody’s fine and everybody lies. That pretty much sums up the essence of life, doesn’t it?