Community News

  • Coroner reminds that suicide prevention help is available

    Suicide rates typically increase around the holiday season, and Anderson County Coroner Mark Tussey wants people here to know that help is available should they feel lonely or depressed.
    “The Christmas and New Year holiday season is a time of great joy for our community. However, many individuals become depressed around this time of year for various reasons such as financial difficulties or feelings of isolation from their family,” Tussey said in a news release.

  • Blair is top health employee

    Local health nurse Amanda Blair has been named the Anderson County Health Department’s employee of the year, the agency announced in a news release.
    She was recognized for what health director Brandon Hurley said was her outstanding performance and dedication to the agency.
    “Amanda is compassionate, hardworking, a team player and truly dedicated to the mission of the health department,” said Hurley.

  • Auxiliary donates funds for uniforms
  • Auxiliary Unit 34 celebrates Christmas at Veterans Center

    Seven members of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 went to Thomson Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore on Dec. 3 for a Christmas party for the Roosevelt Unit. Shopping was done from a wish list provided by the center for 54 veterans. Unit 34 members helped pass out gifts purchased by the Legion and Auxiliary and food was provided by the Veterans Center.

  • Two fifth graders selected for All State Chorus
  • CASA asks for volunteers for January 2012 volunteer training

    Franklin and Anderson County CASA is seeking dedicated volunteers to begin training in January 2012.
    CASA provides trained volunteers to serve as advocates for abused, neglected or dependent children involved in Family Court and work toward a plan that ensures that these children are in a safe permanent home.
    Franklin County CASA, now servicing Anderson County, serves in the best interest of children, according to the CASA news release.  

  • Farm Bureau recognized
  • Frankfort Regional wins workplace award

    For the third consecutive year, Frankfort Regional Medical Center has been selected as a recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility, the hospital announced.
    The award recognizes employers’ use of flexibility as an effective workplace strategy to increase business and employee success.
     “We’re honored to receive this recognition for our workplace practices,” said Chip Peal, chief executive officer.

  • Community briefs: 11-30-11

    Pierian Woman’s Club
    welcomes new member
    The Lawrenceburg Pierian Woman’s Club held its monthly meeting Thursday evening, Nov. 17, and welcomed new member Meaghan Downs.
    Guests Patti Hyman and Maria Cataldi were introduced and invited to join the club.
    Musical entertainment was provided by singer Amanda DeWill, who sang Amazing Grace. Morgan Faulkner gave a talk about “Women of Palestine.”

  • Pierian Woman’s Club preparing, selling holiday candy gifts

    The Lawrenceburg Pierian Woman’s Club is preparing candy gifts they are selling to raise funds to provide scholarships for local high school graduates, the club announced.
    For the past several weeks, members of the have been making holiday treats — Bourbon Balls and Buckeyes (peanut-butter balls) — which are packed in festive tins and ready to give as gifts, members said.