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Today's News

  • Poker Run raises more than $9,000 for Healing Field

    The fourth annual Poker Run for the Healing Field was held Sept. 3.
    Signaling the start of the Poker Run was Department of Kentucky Auxiliary President Lois Hall. There were 117 people to register and 77 motorcycles. More than $9,000 was raised with the raffle, silent auction, 50/50 jackpot, sale of T-shirts and registration.

  • American Legion, Auxiliary members attend national convention

    The American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary National Convention was held in Minneapolis, Minn., on Aug. 26 to Sept. 1.
    This was the 93rd National Convention for the American Legion and the 91st for the Auxiliary.
    Attending from Lawrenceburg was Pam Rice, Unit 34 vice president and membership chairman for the Department of Kentucky for 2011-12. Post 34 Commander Bobby Thornberry and Unit Historian Shirley Thornberry also attended.

  • AC Historical Society will hold meeting on Sept. 22

    The Anderson County historical society will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Sept. 22.
    The meeting will be located at 1000 Industrial Road (barn A) where John A. Perry will show and discuss some of the historic farm tools and other implements once used throughout the county.
    Parking is available at the site.
    The meeting is free and the public is welcome.
    For more information, contact William S. Bryant, president of the historical society, at 839-8497.
     

  • Birdwhistell retains state auction board’s top post

    Glenn Birdwhistell’s name is synonymous with the word auction in Anderson County.
    It’s apparently the same at the governor’s mansion in Frankfort.
    Birdwhistell, owner of Birdwhistell Realty & Auction Company, was reappointed earlier this summer to his third term on the Kentucky Board of Auctioneers.
    The honors didn’t stop there, though, as Birdwhistell’s peers on the board named him chairman for a second consecutive term.

  • Repair Affair committee extends application deadline

    If the Repair Affair doesn’t use it, they lose it.
    The National Association of Realtors and the Kentucky Housing Corporation have made $6,400 available for Anderson County citizens for the first Repair Affair community service event on Oct. 8 at 7:30 a.m.
    The purpose of the Repair Affair, committee members said, is to assist low-income senior citizen homeowners in keeping their homes in healthy and safe conditions.

  • Car wash will support middle school archery team

    The Anderson County Middle School archery team is bent on defending its title, but needs some financial back to do so.
    The team, which won the world archery shoot last year in Florida, will sponsor a car wash Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Soap Factory, located on US 127 Bypass.
    The team will wash cars in return for donations, according to team parent Brian Peyton.
    The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Anderson County Public Schools earn Energy Star efficiency certification

    Five Anderson County School Buildings have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Energy Star certification, which signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.

  • When all else fails, amateur radio prevails

    Being a ham isn’t funny business.
    Anderson County’s amateur radio “hams” use their volunteered expertise to serve with emergency management so that when most technology fails, ham radio can be counted upon in a time of crisis.
     “When normal communications fail, we can rely on these people to talk,” Bart Powell, director of public safety, said.

  • ACE offers classes

    The following classes are being offered by Anderson Community Education, located at 219 East Woodford St.
    For more information or to register, contact Jacque Zeller at 839-3754 or jacque.zeller@anderson.kyschools.us.

    Boot Camp Fitness
    When: Sept. 20-Nov. 1 on Tuesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9-10:30 a.m.
    Where:  Emma B. Ward Elementary gym with instructor Todd Barrick.
    Cost: $60 (10 sessions)

  • Worried about having gaseous tomatoes? Wrap ’em up

    Is anyone else surprised that fall is almost here?
    Here on the farm, there are many indicators of the changing of the seasons, but two stand out: football and furball frenzy.
    I know most look at the falling leaves and temperatures as signs the season is changing. Not here.
    I’ve already printed out my Steelers schedule for Sunday afternoon games, and Spanky and Tiller have begun their daily farm tours.