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Today's News

  • Red Cross to begin fundraiser

    “Heroes for the American Red Cross” is a grassroots campaign where local business people, school groups, church groups, civic clubs and individuals pledge to raise $1,000 for their local Red Cross chapter starting April 19-May 3.
    This year, the Red Cross hopes to raise $45,000 during the campaign to support services including disaster relief, disaster preparedness training, assistance for fire victims, emergency military communications, blood collections and first aid and CPR training.

  • Auxiliary donates $3,000 to Senior Center

    Members of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 attended the Anderson County Senior Citizens Center brunch for community volunteers April 25. “It was a treat for our members to sit down and enjoy the meal,” according to the Auxiliary’s press release.
    Debbie Lottes and Opal Phillips of the Senior Center were presented with a $3,000 check from Unit 34.

  • Extension offers canning class

    Learn how to safely preserve meat by canning at the first food preservation workshop on Friday, May 3 at 4:30 p.m. at the Anderson County Extension Office.
    “You can choose to observe or can meat that you bring from home,” event organizers said.
    Call the Extension Office at 839-7271 for information on supplies and cost.
     

  • Community calendar: 5-1-13

    Community
    Compassionate Friends announce upcoming meetings
    The Compassionate Friends will host meetings for bereavement parents who have lost children of any age.
    Meetings are held on the first Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and the third Monday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the hospice building, 643 Teton Trail in Frankfort.
    For more information, contact Kathy Wainscott at 502-517-6289.

    InneePoo Derby Day 5K to raise Relay for Life funds

  • Way We Were: Tennis court to be built at fairgrounds

    50 YEARS AGO
    May 2, 1963
    Eleven 4-H club members participated in the junior District Rally held at the Jessamine County High School. Seven blue ribbons and three red ribbons were awarded.

  • Academy celebrates ‘Earth Week’
  • Student named to UK honor society

    Braden Kyle Peyton, son of Brian and Holly Peyton of Lawrenceburg, recently became a member of Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society at the University of Kentucky, according to a news release.
    Phi Sigma Theta is a national honor society dedicated to recognizing and rewarding academic achievement in undergraduates at intuitions of higher learning, according to a news release.
     

  • Academy students receive awards from Conservation District

    The Anderson County Soil Conservation District recently announced its annual award winners at the Extension Office.  
    Robert Bird was selected as the second place overall winner in the county as a participant in the essay contest. Julia Fuqua was the first place overall county winner in the poster contest.
    Forest Bowman and Rachel Baker were school winners of the contest. Also winning at the school level for the Christian Academy were Cloey Henson, Taylor Nevins and Isabella Hellard.    

  • Turner’s gone reading ‘mad’

    During the month of March, Turner Elementary held a “reading madness” contest for students and staff, according to a news release.
    Everyone read books and completed summary forms to be entered for a drawing for prizes. All participants received two free tickets to a Lexington Legends Game compliments of their “Hit the Books” program.  
    Grand prize winners received a Kindle for kindergarten and first grade, and three Kindle Fires for second, third and fourth/fifth grades.

  • Bus driver honored as KEA Education Support Professional of the Year

    Richard Davenport, a school bus driver for the Anderson County school district, was recently awarded the Education Support Professional of the Year award through the Kentucky Education Association, according to a press release.
    “Each year, one Education Support Professional receives the KEA ESP of the Year Award in recognition of their outstanding contribution to their schools, communities and profession,” the release said.  
    To date there have been 20 recipients of the national award, with the first ESP of the Year award being presented in 1992.