Community News

  • Garden ministry providing crops for those in need

    The Roots Garden Ministry, based out of Anderson Christian Church, wants to provide for those in need from the roots on up.
    About a month ago, a ministry group from the church decided to clear a space for a garden on church property in order to provide fresh produce for local pantry Open Hands.
    “Hunger is a problem in Anderson County,” ministry team leader JR Holt said during the Roots’ ground breaking and dedication service on April 14.
    Becky Sparrow, a volunteer from Open Hands that attended Saturday’s service, agreed.

  • Military Child Appreciation Day to be held April 28 in Lawrenceburg

    The Kentucky National Guard will sponsor a Military Child Appreciation Day for all dependents from all branches of the military on April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Legion Post 24 on 725 West Broadway in Lawrenceburg.
    According to event organizers, the event will include art and crafts activities, puppet shows, corn hole, archery, face painting and more. Food and drinks will be provided.
    Call to pre-register.
    For more information, contact Cindy Culver at 502-607-1751 or Linda Jones at 502-607-1593.

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  • Hospice of the Bluegrass honors volunteers

    National Volunteer Week is April 15-21 and Hospice of the Bluegrass is honoring its hospice care volunteers who provide support, companionship and hope to those facing a life-limiting illness, the agency announced in a news release.
    “Hospice volunteers play an indispensable role in enabling Hospice of the Bluegrass to offer the best care possible for patients living with life-limiting illness, their families and caregivers.

  • D.A.R.E. sponsors April 13 magic show at Turner Elementary

    The Anderson County DARE program will sponsor the “Spectacular Magic Show” at the Turner Elementary School gym on April 13 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Pee Wee Reese to be portrayed at Emma B. Ward on April 12

    Baseball legend Pee Wee Reese will be portrayed April 12 at Emma B. Ward Elementary School.
    The free event will begin at 7 p.m. in the school’s library and is provided by the Anderson County Humanities Council.
    Portraying Reese will be Dick Usher.

  • Community briefs: 4-11-12

    Shelbyville Garden and Art Fair set for April 28
    Shelby County Master Gardener Association will host its 12th annual Shelbyville County Garden and Art Fair on April 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    The fair will be held at the Shelby County Fairgrounds pavilion, located on US 60 at the corner of Highway 53 North.
    According to event organizers, hundreds of perennial plants from members’ gardens will be available for sale.
    Garden exhibits, arts and craftsmen displays, as well as Kentucky horticultural organizations will be on site.

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  • Anderson County senior citizens visit state capitol

    A group of concerned Anderson County senior citizens traveled to Frankfort to participate in a advocacy effort to let senators of the state know the importance of continued funding needs for area Meals On Wheels program.
    The Anderson County group left the local senior citizens office around 10:30 a.m. and arrived at the Kentucky State Annex Building for lunch. At noon the group, along with other Kentucky senior groups, traveled to the state capitol where a rally was held outside the Senate Chamber doors.