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  • Main Street place to be to celebrate Halloween

    The DARE “Project Safe Street” will be expanding to “Trick or Treat on Main” this Halloween, featuring free food, candy and entertainment provided by local businesses, churches and community leaders.
    Main Street will be blocked off from Woodford to Court Street on Wednesday, Oct. 31 for the Halloween festivities starting at 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
    Trick-or-treat bags, glow sticks and candy will be handed out in front of the Anderson County courthouse through the DARE “Project Safe Street” program.

  • Stevens: King campaigned at funerals, in churches

    The incumbent state representative and her challenger traded barbs last Thursday night during a political debate conducted by the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce.
    In front of a crowd chamber officials estimated at around 100 in the high school auditorium, challenger Kent Stevens (D-Lawrenceburg) closed his portion of the debate by insinuating that during her term King (R-Harrodsburg) has campaigned in places that he would not.

  • Judge tells magistrate he’s a ‘liar’

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court approved for a second time an extension of Case Road following a heated exchange during which the judge-executive called a magistrate “a liar” and another magistrate being accused of not doing his job.
    The decision came during the court’s meeting Monday morning, which also included unanimous approval to spend $319,000 to construct a recycling building, and nearly $30,000 for new windows in the county courthouse.

  • ‘N’ word, vulgarities painted on cars, street

    Someone spray painted male genitalia Saturday night on a car parked at a residence on North Main Street.
    The vandalism didn’t stop there.
    At G&C Auto Sales on North Main, someone spray painted at least seven vehicles that night, then returned Monday night to do it again.
    In the county park, someone spray painted a version of the “N” word on the road near the Cole Memorial Playground, then added other symbols including a hand with its middle finger sticking up.

  • Non-profit hopes to touch lives of senior citizens

    Lexington resident Greg Dearinger began a non-profit after reading a statistic — the leading cause of death after the age of 62 is from falls.
    Dearinger, born and raised in Anderson County, had been working on a research paper for his social work course at Bluegrass Community and Technical College.
    The statistic shocked him, he said, because he knew those deaths were most likely preventable.

  • Free medical clinic begins accepting patients Oct. 17

    The Anderson County Community Medical Clinic, Inc., a non-profit free medical clinic located at 1111 Industry Road in Lawrenceburg, is scheduling appointments starting Oct.  17 in preparation for its official opening Nov. 13.
    Patients will be screened and referred to the clinic through the Anderson County Health Department, located at 1180 Glensboro Road. Qualifications for receiving clinic services will be:
    l Having a diagnosed chronic illness
    l No insurance
    l Being over the age of 18

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  • Lawrenceburg couple volunteers in Danville during VP debate

    Drew Shannon, 12, wanted to see his social studies class in action.  
    He’d already watched the presidential debate (said Republican candidate Mitt Romney did an “outstanding job.”)
    Last Thursday’s vice presidential debate seemed like the perfect place to spend the day with his grandparents Rick and Linda Shannon, volunteers with Centre College in pre-debate preparations, and watch the politics he’d learned about in school unfold in real life.

  • News briefs: 10-17-12

    Anderson County
    Homemakers sponsor
    ‘Blue to Green’ Denim Drive
    The Anderson County Homemakers are now accepting donations of old, worn out jeans through Oct. 30 at noon through the “Blue to Green” Denim Drive at the Anderson County Extension Office.
    Habitat for Humanity will be recycling all 100 percent cotton denim to be converted into insulation for homes; one home can be insulated with 500 pairs of jeans, according to the homemakers’ press release.
    Donations will also be accepted.

  • Chamber-sponsored debate is Thursday

    Some candidates for local and state offices are scheduled to appear during a debate scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Anderson County High School auditorium.
    The debate will be conducted by the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce and will feature both candidates for the state House of Representatives and state Senate.
    It will also include eight of the 12 candidates for Lawrenceburg City Council and both candidates vying for the Anderson County School Board.
    Andy Barr, the Republican candidate for US Congress, is also scheduled to attend.