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Community News

  • Relay for Life’s annual House of Trees set for Nov. 19-20

    Anderson County Relay for Life recently announced that the second annual House of Trees will be Friday, Nov. 19 and Saturday, Nov. 20 at the former Countryside Motors showroom located on US 127 Bypass South.

  • Court appointed advocacy group (CASA) seeks volunteers

    Franklin and Anderson County Court Appointed Special Advocates are seeking dedicated volunteers to begin training in January, according to a news release.
    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, the news release said.
    CASA acts as the “eyes, ears, and voices” for children in the Franklin and Anderson County Family Court system.

  • Family plans benefit to help local woman

    A benefit for Daphne Shifflet Hardin is planned for Sunday, Nov. 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Country Place Jamboree in Frankfort.
    Hardin, a lifelong Anderson County resident, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 27. Most recently, at age 34, she was diagnosed with a brain disease brought on by mass lesions found in her brain and spinal cord, according to a news release.
    Hardin is married with one daughter.

  • Funds OK’d for Lanes Mill bridge

    Funding to replace an unsafe bridge that was closed earlier this year on Lanes Mill Road has been approved, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced.
    The Anderson County Fiscal Court will receive $49,000 in county road aid funds, state officials announced.
    The bridge was closed at the request of Anderson County Highway Foreman Chip Chambers, who said he contacted transportation officials after he climbed beneath the bridge and saw that its beams were swayed and rusted through.

  • Meet your new state rep.

    State Representative-elect Kim King is hosting an open house at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course on Sunday, Nov. 21 from 2 to 5 p.m.
    “Thank you for you prayers, support and encouragement during our state representative campaign,” King said in a news release. “Cary and I enjoyed meeting many of you this year, and I look forward to serving as your state representative.”
    King encourages community members to attend the open house. “Please stop by and let us thank you in person,” she said.

  • Heritage Hall Red Hat Ladies host food drive for Open Hands

    The Red Hat Ladies at Heritage Hall are sponsoring a food drive to benefit Open Hands Food Pantry, according to a news release.

  • Anderson man is Guard’s newest colonel

    Karlas Owens received the silver eagles representing the rank of colonel in a Nov. 7 ceremony at the National Guard Association of Kentucky building in Frankfort, according to a news release.

  • Horse capital, yes, but why?

    Lecturer Maryjean Wall will discuss how the Bluegrass region of Kentucky has evolved into the horse capital of the world Thursday, Nov. 11 with a presentation titled Changing Perceptions: Turning Kentucky Into Horse Country.
    Wall will explain how violence and lawlessness plagued Kentucky after the Civil War, dissuading wealthy capitalists of the Northeast from bringing their race horse-breeding operations to Kentucky, according to a news release.

  • Lovers Leap racks up more awards

    Lovers Leap Vineyards & Winery received three awards in the 2010 Kentucky Tourism Council Traverse Awards for Excellence in Tourism Marketing competition, the winery announced in a news release.
    The winery received its awards during the Traverse Gala held Oct. 19 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington as part of the 2010 Kentucky Tourism Industry Annual Conference.
    Kentucky tourism businesses and marketing organizations vie for awards in 20 separate categories during the annual competition produced by the Kentucky Tourism Council.

  • Morgan named campaign manager for LexArts

    LexArts recently announced that Robbie Morgan will join its staff on Nov. 9 as campaign manager and volunteer coordinator.
    Morgan is a native of Lawrenceburg.
    She will partner with LexArts President and CEO Jim Clark, the board, and campaign cabinet to increase funding to arts organizations and artists, according to a news release.