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Today's News

  • Include ‘superfood’ blueberries in your diet with this recipe

    Blueberries are delicious and healthy. They are labeled a super food because of their high antioxidant content, fiber and vitamins.

    In the last 5 years, there have been reliable studies that support the health benefits of blueberries. Citations for these studies are available at the Anderson County Extension Office.

    One finding is that blueberries can improve memory.

    After 12 weeks of daily blueberry consumption, older adults showed improvement on two different tests of cognitive function, including memory.

  • Anderson County Friends of the Library raises more than $550

    Friends of the Anderson Library raised $551.85 from their book sale June 28.

    The total included $488.35 raised from book sales, $35 from T-shirt sales, $18.50 from donations and $10 from memberships.

    This past book sale featured a generous donation from the family of the late Dr. Ira V. Birdwhistell, a religion professor at Georgetown College.

    The donation consisted of Birdwhistell’s entire religious studies book collection, more than 40 boxes of books.

  • Community Calendar: 07-09-14

    Claylick UMC hosts “God’s Game Plan” July 26-27
    Claylick United Methodist Church will host God’s Game Plan, a Vacation Bible School for children in grades pre-K and up, July 26-27.
    The two-day event uses sports themes to help share the message of Jesus and faith with children.
    “God’s Game Plan” starts Sat., July 26, with breakfast and registration at 8:30 a.m.
    The day will conclude at 3:15 p.m. and lunch will be provided.

  • Home, Craft & Garden Show is July 2

    The rides have moved on to another county and the horses are cantering at other horse shows but the fair is far from over.

    The Home, Craft & Garden Fair will be held Tues., July 22, at the community building in the county park.

    Formerly known as Floral Hall and a part of the Lawrenceburg Fair & Horse Show, the Home, Craft & Garden Show is now a separate event and is still sponsored by the Anderson County Extension Homemakers.

    The fair is open to all Kentucky residents. There is no charge to enter or exhibits.

  • Rotary directors named

    The 2014-2015 directors of the Lawrenceburg Rotary Club pose for a group photo during a recent banquet. Pictured are, front row, from left, Jerry Shaw, president; David Brown, president elect for 2015-2016; Chris Thompson, secretary; Jason Hanks, treasurer; Kevin Bierly, sergeant-at-arms; Gabe Uebel, past president; Capp Turner, club service director and Brain Shulz, international service director.

  • Goodbye Rita

    The Anderson News bookkeeper Rita Adams turned in her pen and Rolodex last week to pursue new interests. The staff at the News gave her an etched vase commemorating her 20 years with the newspaper.

  • Church briefs:07-09-14

    Sports & Arts Kids Camp

    First Christian Church will host a Mega Sports & Arts Kids Camp for children ages 4 through sixth graders July 13-16 5:30-8:30 p.m.

    There will be a variety of sports activities for kids to choose from, including basketball, baseball, soccer, softball, cheer and golf.

    Art classes are stain glass, woodwork, clay pots, painting and mosaics.

    For more information, call 502.839.4532.

    First Christian Church is located at 300 South Main St., Lawrenceburg KY 40342.

  • District court docket: 07-09-14

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings June 19.

    Joshua M. Carrillo, arraignment, license to be in possession, operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license – bonded out.

    Ahmad Ghazawi, motion for shock probation, two counts of first-degree trafficking in controlled substance (heroin), first-degree fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle), tampering with physical evidence, three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment – motion denied.

  • Anderson County Jail Log: 07-09-14

    The following people were arrested and transported to jail June 27-July 7, according to Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark.

    June 27

    Forrest Johnson for failure to appear in court and a Rockcastle county warrant by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    June 28

    Rex Fathergill for alcohol intoxication and disorderly conduct 2nd by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • CASA for Kids Golf Scramble raised money for training volunteers

    More advocates are needed to be a voice

    of children in court

    By Chris Hamilton

    Publisher

    Sometimes good deeds take more than just a big heart. They need money.

    CASA of the Bluegrass generated some for its cause June 14 by way of the CASA for Kids Golf Scramble. With 23 golfers and nearly 50 sponsors, including the major sponsor Humana, Anderson County’s ad-hoc committee for fund-raising took in $5,500 to carry out its mission to provide a voice for abused, neglected or dependent children involved in family court.