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  • Wild Turkey Distillery donates $35,000 to Old Friends Equine

    Rosie Napravnik and Wild Turkey’s Master Distiller, Jimmy Russell, presented a check for $35,000 to Napravnik’s favorite charity, Old Friends Equine (www.oldfriendsequine.org), an organization dedicated to giving retired racehorses a safe, comfortable life, Friday in Georgetown.

    Wild Turkey Bourbon supported Napravnik, an ambassador for the brand, during this Triple Crown racing season by pledging to donate money for tweets of the hashtag #RideWithRosie.

  • Locals are among spring graduates at EKU

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,707 graduates at the conclusion of the spring semester.

    Graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies May 10.

    Local EKU graduates include:

    •Michelle Lynn Bruner, Lawrenceburg, BS in Correctional & Juvenile Justice Studies.

    •Tatiana M. Cody, Lawrenceburg, BS in Biology Pre-Medical Science.

    •Christian Colleen Fyffe, Lawrenceburg, BS in Elementary Education Teaching.

    •Jacob Aaron Harmon, Lawrenceburg, BM in Music

  • And the winners are...
  • Early deadlines!

    All submitted information for the July 9 issue of The Anderson News must be in by noon Thurs., July 3. The Anderson News office will be closed Friday for Independence Day.

  • Three injured on South Bypass car crash

    Kentucky State Police Post 12 Public Affairs Officer Kendra Wilson confirmed this afternoon that three were injured in the 127 South Bypass car crash yesterday around 4 p.m.

    Wilson said speed was a factor in the crash involving two vehicles and a semi tractor trailer.

    No serious injuries were reported, Wilson said.
    For the full story, see the Wednesday July 2 edition of The Anderson News.

  • Adult Education Program celebrates 25 years of changing lives

    The Anderson County Adult Education Program celebrated 18 students who recently received their GED certification Monday of last week at the high school auditorium.

    Another special milestone was marked, the adult education program’s 25th anniversary.

    Jacqueline Zeller, community education director, chronicled the humble beginnings of the adult education program, which started from the diligence of Helen Shryock, a retired Anderson County High School home economics teacher.

  • Anderson County recycling gets a cut of $3 million grant

    Not everybody agrees that Anderson County’s recycling program makes sense but few would argue that improvements paid from grants do.

    Anderson County Fiscal Court recently secured nearly $40,000 from the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management. It will be used for a 42 cubic yard compaction container, three 22 cubic yard recycling trailers and advertising and education, according to Anderson County Solid Waste Committee Chair David Ruggles.

  • Local participants say Relay for Life gives them comfort

    The American Legion Park was lined with 1,000 luminaries Friday night for Relay for Life. Each flame represented individuals who are still fighting against cancer but mostly, individuals who lost their battle.

    People walked the track and would periodically stop when they recognized a name, kneel down and take a photo.

    Emily Gritton, 17, was one of those individuals. She stopped and smiled when she recognized her father’s name, Lynnwood Gritton, who died 4 years ago from colon cancer.

  • Why should I care about recycling?

    Recycling in the U.S. is a $236-billion-a-year industry.

    Companies rely on recycling programs to provide the raw materials they need to make new products. The average American discards seven and one-half pounds of garbage every day. Most of this garbage goes into landfills, where it’s compacted and buried.

    Recycling requires far less energy, uses fewer natural resources and keeps waste from piling up in landfills.

  • Legion Auxiliary offers pause to remember sacrifices of the U.S. military

    The stoic rows of flags at the Healing Field in Lawrenceburg provide the perfect setting for a gathering to honor United States military.

    As the only permanent Healing Field in the United States, it is a reminder of the pride and unflinching sacrifice of soldiers and their families.