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Today's News

  • Homemakers collect denim for recycling program

    The Anderson County Extension Homemakers recently collected 60 pairs of jeans for the “Cotton, From Blue to Green” recycling program.
    This program recycles denim to produce natural insulation that is chemical free and safe to touch.
    The Ultra Touch Denim insulation is used in homes built by Habitat for Humanity.  

  • Library celebrates Halloween
  • Rotary Club to host ‘holiday help drive’

    The Lawrenceburg Rotary Club is hosting a “holiday help drive” for the Anderson County community by collecting non-perishable food items and winter wear now through January 1, 2013.
    The club is asking for non-perishable food items, coats, gloves, scarves, winter hats, blankets, sweatpants and sweatshirts. The winter wear collected will be given to Anderson County schools. Food collected will be donated to the Lawrenceburg Open Hands food pantry.

  • Way Were Were: Michele Thomas crowned queen at KSU

    50 YEARS AGO
    Nov. 1, 1962
    A&P had a canned goods sale. Iona hominy, corn, green beans; Sultana pork & beans and corn, and A&P pumpkin were 10 cents a can. Sultana fruit cocktail was 79 cents for four cans; Red sour cherries were 69 cents for four cans and you could get four cans of A&P applesauce for 55 cents.

    Ballard’s Rexall Drug Store advertised a 1-cent sale — 2 for 1 plus a penny to celebrate their golden anniversary.

  • Community calendar: 11-7-12

    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.  
    Relay for Life fundraisers

  • Saffell Street holds mock presidential election

    Saffell Street Elementary conducted a mock presidential election, complete with a demo voting machine, on Nov. 1.

    Students, with help of County Clerk Jason Denny, filled out ballots and learned how to use the same voting machine Anderson County residents used to vote on Tuesday.

    President Barack Obama won the elementary school’s mock election with 245 total votes, and presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney received 232 total votes.

  • Education briefs: 11-7-12

    FFA students enter YouTube national soybean contest
    FFA students Kali Whiteside, Kelby Tucker, Eric Gribbins and Lyndi Walker have entered YouTube videos for a chance to win almost $4,000 in the Soybean YouTube contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Soybean Association.
    According to adviser Randy Adams, the contest’s purpose is to allow students to educate the public about how soybeans are used in the agriculture industry and how soybean production influences consumers.

  • Emma B. Ward September Students of the Month
  • Goin’ Fishin’ in the classroom

    Adam Gray’s fifth grade classroom at Robert B. Turner Elementary hosted about 181 rainbow trout eggs that hatched over fall break.
    The fish, no longer than a centimeter or 2, serve as writing and learning opportunities in Gray’s classroom.
    Gray, who said he is a member of the Bluegrass Trout Unlimited organization, received 200 rainbow trout eggs through Bluegrass Trout for use in his classroom.
    Robert B. Turner is one of 29 schools in Kentucky who are participating in the Trout in the Classroom program, Gray said.

  • Anderson County schools focus on anti-bullying week

    Anderson County school district focused on anti-bullying pledges, activities and events during Safe Schools week held Oct. 21-27.
    Activities for Safe Schools week, with the theme “Bullying: Be Part of the Cure” included high school students creating their own public service announcements about being aware of bullying, while other students signed anti-bullying pledges.