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Today's News

  • Woman’s Club discusses SHIP, plans activities

    The Nov. 18 meeting of the Lawrenceburg Pierian Woman’s Club was highlighted by a presentation by Maggie Friel representing SHIP, the Bluegrass State Health Insurance Assistance Program.
    The club’s current fundraising project is making bourbon balls and buckeyes (peanut-butter balls) for holiday gift giving.Orders are being taken until Dec. 4 for pick up or delivery Dec. 11. Packed in festive tins, bourbon balls are $12 per dozen and buckeyes are $6 per dozen.
    To order, call Sue Litkenhus at 839-6659.

  • Dance planned at Alton Ruritan Club

    Black Diamond Jamboree is scheduled for Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Alton Ruritan Club, located at 1324 Alton Station Road.
    Admission is $5 per person. Children 12 and under are admitted free.
    For more information, call 502-845-5065 or 502-321-4697 or e-mail lrh4560@att.net.

  • Saddle club plans supper, auction

    The Mt. Eden Saddle Club will sponsor a chili supper and auction Dec. 11 at the Alton Ruritan Club, the group announced.
    Chili will be served at 6 p.m., followed by the auction at 8.

  • Nutcracker performed Dec. 4

    The Frankfort School of Ballet will present The Nutcracker on Dec. 4 at 2 and 6:30 p.m., the organization announced in a news release.
    The performances will be held at The Grand Theatre in Frankfort.
    Tickets are $10 and available at the theater Dec. 1 from 12:30 to 3 p.m., and Dec. 4, one hour before showtime. Tickets are also available at the school, located on St. Clair Street at Broadway on Dec. 1 and 2 from 5 to 7 p.m.
    For more information, visit www.frankfortballet.com or call 502-226-6443.

  • Deadline approaching for Angel Tree

    Plenty of angels are still available for adoption on the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree.
    Maj. Linda Hicks with the Salvation Army in Frankfort said about 200 Anderson County families with 400 children applied for assistance this year.
    The majority of those children, represented by angels on the Angel Tree located inside Walmart, are in danger of not receiving any help this Christmas, she said.
    “The angels aren’t going very fast,” Hicks said.

  • Hospital’s ICU earns award for Critical Care Excellence

    Frankfort Regional Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit has received the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence, an award given by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses to recognize U.S. hospitals with the best pediatric, progressive and adult critical care units.
    The recognition represents extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards, and dedication to the exceptional care of patients and their families. Frankfort Regional’s ICU also received the award in 2009.

  • Local businesses sponsor toy, clothing drive

    New Creations Hair Design and Kitty’s Flowers and Gifts are sponsoring a toy and clothing drive for local children this Christmas season, according to a news release from the businesses.

    Gifts for children of all ages are requested, including jeans, pajamas and coats.
    “All gifts are appreciated,” organizers said.
    Both business are located in the Willowdale Plaza just off Broadway, across from Dairy Queen, according to a news release.
    For more information, call New Creations at 839-5573 or Kitty’s at 859-3512.

  • Fundraiser will help child with cancer

    A fundraiser to help a Nicholasville child stricken with cancer is scheduled for Dec. 3 at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort, according to one of its organizers, Major Amy Womack of Anderson County EMS.
    Womack said the child was diagnosed in February, and given almost no chance to survive.
    “She wasn’t expected to live 12 hours, but she has made it since February,” Womack said. “They are calling her a medical miracle.”

  • 4-H Reports - 12/1

    Ms. Wise’s class at Turner Elementary

  • Christian Academy hoops teams have depth

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg Rams junior varsity and varsity basketball teams are coached by Karl Pitzer and Cory Robinson. The varsity team is led by junior Zach Gray, whose exuberance infects the team and the crowd. The JV squad leaders are sophomores Mathew Robinson and Forest Bowman, while eighth-grader Dillon Harper brings excitement from outside the 3-point arc. Of the 15 players for JV and varsity combined, six are new to Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg basketball. These teams are a blend of old and new, and the chemistry works well.