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Today's News

  • Frankfort Regional wins quality award

    Frankfort Regional Medical Center was recently awarded Kentucky Hospital Association’s (KHA) Quality Award at the KHA annual conference in Louisville, the hospital announced.
    Recognized in the 100-to-250-bed size category, Frankfort Regional received the award for excellence in innovation in quality, safety and commitment in patient care. All acute hospitals, psychiatric hospitals and programs and post-acute hospitals and programs in Kentucky were eligible for the award, according to a news release.

  • Rep. Chandler helps craft bill to tax bourbon fairly

    Kentucky Congressmen Geoff Davis (R) and Ben Chandler (D) introduced last week H.R. 1986, the Aged Distilled Spirits Competitiveness Act of 2011 to amend the tax code to end the inequitable tax treatment of aged distilled spirits such as bourbon, according to a news release from Chandler’s office, who represents Anderson County as part of his congressional district.
    Inequality in the current rules forces distillers of aged spirits to carry additional inventory costs over the long periods of time required to create these products.

  • Students named to BCTC dean’s list

    The following Anderson County students were named to the spring semester dean’s list at Bluegrass Community and Technical College, the school announced.
    To be eligible, students must have a 3.5 grand point average.
    Rebekah D. Akers
    Ashton Michelle Bain
    Melissa A. Ballard
    Stephen R. Benningfield,
    Dawn M. Birkicht
    Connie Blackwell
    Laura M. Blankenship
    Micheal Cameron Boggs
    Michael D. Boller
    Rheann Burrus
    Charles Lee Burton
    Jeanette R. Buser
    Audrey T. Byers

  • Four selected outstanding grads

    Bluegrass Community and Technical College students Matthew W. Savoie, Steven Paul Coates, Heather Sparks Hacker and Charles L. Burton, all of Lawrenceburg, were selected 2011 Outstanding Program Graduates of their degree programs, according to a news release.
    Faculty members select one student from each of the BCTC programs as an Outstanding Program Graduate. The distinction recognizes students who have exhibited strong leadership, exceeded criteria and expectations in their degree program, and demonstrated academic excellence.

  • GED students receive degrees

    GED graduates received their degrees on June 6 at the 19th annual GED graduation ceremony in the Anderson County Middle School.
    About 15 graduates walked across the stage, some choosing to say a few words about the influence of their family, friends and instructors in receiving their degree.
    “I stand before you today, a graduated man,” said Phillip Addison, who received national adult education honors.

  • Mom’s Closet Winning Purse 2011
  • Aerobics, Tae Bo classes scheduled

    Classes in aerobics and Tae Bo are scheduled to begin June 13, Anderson Community Education announced.
    The classes will begin June 13 at Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church on Carlton Drive.
    Classes will run for six weeks on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6 to 7. Call 839-3754 for details.
    Cost is $29, and classes are open to those 12 and older. Registration will take place on the first night of class.

  • Food that’s in when school is out

    The Anderson County Board of Education is participating in the Summer Food Service program.
    Meals will be provided to all children without charge.
    Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability.
    Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows, with the exceptions of July 4 and July 7:
    Early Childhood Center, 126 N. Main St., Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
    June 6-July 29
    Breakfast: 8:15-9:15 a.m.

  • Stamp Club to meet June 11

    The June meeting of the Kentucky Stamp Club will be held at 2 p.m. at Memorial Baptist Church, 130 Holmes St., Frankfort.
    A program including a drawing for stamp collecting prizes will be featured as well as a discussion of topical stamp collecting.
    For more information, call Breck Pegram at 502-403-8788.
     

  • Seniors eligible for farmers market coupons

    The sign up for farmers market coupons will be June 15 at 1 p.m. at the Anderson County Senior Center, 160 Township Square.
    Participants must be 60 or older, have a monthly income of $1,180 or less for a household of one person, or a monthly income under $1,594 for a household of two people.
    Those eligible should bring a picture ID, proof of income and their social security card to apply for the coupons.
    For additional questions, contact Sara at the Anderson County Extension Office at 839-7271.