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  • ‘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.

  • Native Dawn flute festival is this weekend

    A free flute festival will be held at the Lawrenceburg Green Oct. 20-21 featuring Native American dancers, flute performers and the Drum Group Red Circle Singers.
    The Native Dawn flute festival will begin on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 9:30 a.m. with a blessing of the ground and will end at 6 p.m. with a performance by the Sun Shadows.
    There will also be a powwow drum demonstration at 5 p.m. on Saturday.
    Sunday’s activities will begin at 9 a.m. with a jam session, and will end at 5 p.m.

  • Clowns use magic to spread Christian message

    An illusionist is like a detective.
    Clark Rowland of Lawrenceburg dissects illusions he wants to learn starting from its conclusion, tracing the process of the magic trick back to its beginning.
    “I have an inventive mind,” Rowland, who has been performing illusions as part of a magic ministry called Gospellusions for the past seven to eight years, said. “I should have been a detective or something. I like to dig into the whys.”

  • Health department offers drive-thru flu shots

    This year’s flu shot is only a car trip away.
    The Anderson County Health Department will be offering a free drive-in flu shot clinic Oct. 22 from 4-7 p.m. at the health department facilities, located at 1080 Glensboro Road in Lawrenceburg.
    The flu shot clinic is available to uninsured adults residing in Anderson County, according to Health Department Director Tim Wright.
    “You don’t have to get out of your car; it’s just drive thru and drive out,” Wright said.