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  • Emma B. Ward’s Empty Bowls dinner helps fill empty stomachs

    Lick your bowl clean to fill someone else’s.
    That’s the idea behind the fourth annual Empty Bowls dinner at Emma B. Ward Elementary, held on Dec. 8 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., which raises money for several charities to fight hunger locally and around the world.
    Ethan Freeman, a fifth grader in Mr. Calvert’s homeroom at Emma B. Ward, explained the importance of making bowls for the event. It’s his second year making bowls for the annual dinner.

  • News briefs: 11-30-11

    Anderson County Retired Teachers
    group to meet Thursday
    The Anderson County Retired Teachers will meet Dec. 1 at the First Lawrenceburg Christian Church at 6 p.m.
    Those attending are asked to bring hors d’ oeuvres.

    Christmas in Mackville event held Dec. 10
    The Mackville Community Center will host the Christmas in Mackville Show on Dec. 10, featuring the Larry Sanders and the Borderline Band.
    Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with a country ham dinner being served from 5:30-7 p.m. The band will perform at 7 p.m.

  • Was blind, but now he sees

    Rick Bois climbed down from the tree stand, made his way to the buck he had just shot and started to count.
    But not the way one might think.
    Instead, he reached out for the deer’s antlers and, as his hands moved from one point the next, he continued counting until he reach the glorious number 10.
    It’s a trophy buck he never saw, and a trophy rack he’ll only ever touch.
    That’s how life is for Bois, a blind 43-year-old Lawrenceburg resident who for nearly the past decade has lived in total darkness.

  • Historic district commission plans first public hearing

    The historic district commission will hold its first public hearing Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. at the Anderson County Senior Citizens Center.
    The first public hearing was moved to the Dec. 6 after a scheduling conflict with Gideon’s International.
    The proposed historic district area would include:

  • Chamber changes Gala date due to football game

    The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce has rescheduled its annual Christmas Gala due to the high school football team advancing to the state finals.
    The gala, which was scheduled for Saturday night, has been moved to Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Eagle Lake Convention Center.
    “We do not want the residents of Anderson County to miss either event so we felt that it was the right thing to do,” said the chamber’s executive director, Pam Rice.
    Tickets for the event are still available by calling Rice at 680-1268.

  • Santa’s coming to town!

    Christmas comes but once a year, and Lawrenceburg will ring in the holiday festivities this weekend with a variety of local events.  
    The annual Lighting of the Green will begin with a remembrance ceremony at the Anderson County Senior Citizens’ Center on Friday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. Those who wish to have the names of their deceased loved ones remembered in the roll call should call city hall at 839-5372. Those attending will also be able to light remembrance candles to honor loved ones.

  • Wild Turkey to Obama: ‘Give us the bird’

    Will President Obama give Wild Turkey the bird?
    That remains to be seen, but it’s exactly what Anderson County’s world-famous distillery is hoping for.
    The bird in this case isn’t the also-world-famous single-digit salute. Instead, it’s the turkey Obama pardoned last Wednesday in a traditional White House ceremony that gives a reprieve to a turkey the day before Thanksgiving.

  • Bearcats growl, reach state finals

    Think things were crazy in the stores over last weekend? That might have been mild compared to anything pertaining to the Anderson County High School football team.
    The Bearcats will be playing in the state championship game for the first time on Saturday, squaring off against the state’s top-ranked team in Class 5A, Bowling Green. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m., Eastern time, at L.T. Smith Stadium on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.

  • Anderson County school district shows improvement in audit

    If Anderson County Schools spent like they did last year, Auditor Denise Keen said, the district would have been broke.
    But according to the 2010-2011 audit report presented at Monday’s board meeting, the district increased its general fund revenue by $253,401, a definite improvement from last year’s deficit of $1.1 million.
    The school’s contingency fund, $1.5 million, showed positive growth at 4.2 percent , as opposed to last year’s 2.3 percent.

  • Unused phone lines costing county plenty

    Taxpayers are footing the bill for phone lines that county employees not only don’t need, but ones they don’t use and perhaps don’t know even exist.
    That’s the consensus following last Tuesday night’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court following a pitch by a pair of salesmen from a company trying to get the county to use their service.