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Today's News

  • Way We Were: Farm Bureau Agent Arlie Gritton retired

    50 YEARS AGO
    April 17, 1963
    It was thought that the last team of oxen used in Anderson County was owned by Jim A. Leathers. Many of our older citizens remembered the sturdy ox as he pulled the plow or dragged the heavy saw logs to the mill.
    In remote section of the Eastern Kentucky mountains the ox was still be used. A pair of ox shoes that were being displayed in the Anderson News window were secured by Wyatt Shely from a friend in Johnson County, where the ox is still in common use.

  • Relay for Life calendar: 4-17-13

    Anderson County Relay for Life announces the following events for April and May. To publicize your team Relay events, contact Griffin Gillis at griffingillis.relayforlife@gmail.com or call 502-517-1986.

    Relay for Life bake sale
    to be held Saturday
    On Saturday, April 20, a bake sale will be held at Kroger from 12-6 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Relay for Life of Anderson County.

    Dodge ball tournament
    to be held June 15

  • Community calendar: 4-17-13

    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.

    Helping Hands — Heart of Community to hold fundraiser

  • Anderson County scholarship available

    The Blue Grass Community Action Partnership will offer one $750 scholarship to an Anderson County applicant, according to a press release.
    The scholarship may be used to help cover expenses associated with attending college or a technical school of the recipient’s choice, according to a press release.
    Applications for the scholarship may be obtained from the guidance counselor at Anderson County High School, or by calling Blue Grass Community Action Community Developer Becky Stratton at 502-839-7102.
    The deadline for applications is May 31.

  • ACE to host volunteer appreciation lunch

    In recognition of National Volunteer Week, Anderson Community Education and Apple Corps Volunteer Program will host a volunteer appreciation luncheon for community volunteers and volunteers for Anderson County Schools on April 23 at noon, according to a press release.
    The lunch and a short program will be held at the Anderson County Senior Citizen Center, 160 Township Square, to celebrate the work of volunteers of Anderson County.

  • Conservation District to sponsor students in leadership program

    The Anderson County Conservation District is sponsoring two Anderson County students entering their junior or senior year of high school to attend the Kentucky Forest Leadership Program June 10-14 at the Lake Cumberland Center in Jabez (located near Somerset), according to a press release.
    Contact a guidance counselor or principal for an application or call the Conservation District office at 839-5667.
    The $375 fee for the program will be paid in full by the Conservation District, according to a press release.

  • ECC class raises most money for ‘Pennies for Patients’ drive
  • Students selected for All State Chorus
  • Anderson Co. Drug Court celebrates graduation

    Anderson County Drug Court recently celebrated the April 12 graduation of Anderson County residents Josh Case and Josh Williams from the Drug Court program.
    Drug Court, which serves Anderson, Shelby and Spencer counties, was established by Chief Circuit Judge Charles Hickman in 2007.
    The program’s mission statement is “to empower our participants to live substance-free lives by promoting positive change in criminal and addictive behaviors that lead to personal responsibility and productive citizenship.”

  • News briefs: 4-17-13

    High school FFA to host plant sale Saturday
    The Anderson County High School FFA will be holding its annual spring greenhouse fundraiser starting Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    All proceeds of the sale will go to FFA students and the agriculture program, according to event organizers.
    Plants to be sold include a wide variety of flowers, flower baskets, ferns, mixed planters, tomatoes, peppers, basil and more.