Community News

  • October Anderson Public Library schedule

    The following are free classes and workshops offered at the Anderson Public Library this month.

    Workshops and Clubs

    Pilates Plus

    When: Mondays and Wednesdays

    Time: Noon-1 p.m.


    Computer Club

    When: Thursday, Oct. 16

    Time: 10-11 a.m.


    Writers’ Group

    When: Wednesday, Oct. 22

    Time: 6-8 p.m.


    Let Google Docs Work for You

    When: Wednesday, Oct. 15

    Time: 10-11 a.m.


  • senior center weekly calendar

    Thursday, Oct. 16

    8:30 a.m. Breakfast club

    9 a.m. chair yoga

    9 a.m. – 3 p.m. shopping and errands

    10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Kroger shopping day


    Friday, Oct. 17

    10:30 a.m. Lawrenceburg United Methodist

    Church children

    11:30 a.m. lunch

    12:15 p.m. Red Hat Owls

    2:30 – 5 p.m. Quilt Quild


    Monday, Oct. 20

    10 a.m. computer class

  • Group discusses substance abuse

    From staff reports

    Members of the Board of the Anderson County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (ASAP) sponsored a program at the Anderson County Extension building titled “Community Chat: A Time to Act!” on Oct. 1.

    The program was a community forum that provided information and resources about what organizers said is the “epidemic drugs, alcohol and tobacco abuse sweeping our community.”

    The program began with a message called “Understanding Fetal Alcohol Syndrome” presented by prevention specialist Laura Nagle.

  • Bright named Mr. Anderson County High School
  • 10-8 community news

    Community blooddrive

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and cancer patients frequently require blood transfusions to build up blood counts depleted by cancer therapies.

    To thank donors who donate, the Kentucky Blood Center is offering October blood donors a special Fight Cancer T-Shirt while supplies last.

    The blood drive is Tuesday, Oct. 14 12:30 to 7 p.m. The blood drive is located at First Baptist Church in the Fireside Room at 111 North Main St., Lawrenceburg.

  • Deadline set for youth essays

    From staff reports

    Post 4075 Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary are sponsoring two youth contests, according to a press release.

    The “Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition” is open to students in grades nine-12. It is a three to five minute audio-essay on the subject of “why veterans are important to our nation’s history and future.” First and second place winners will receive $500 and $250, respectively, and be eligible for district, state and national scholarships.

  • Class of 1959 holds reunion
  • Four Roses Distillery celebrates visitor center grand opening

    From staff reports

    Four Roses Bourbon was joined by Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and local leaders to celebrate the grand opening of its new visitor center at the Cox’s Creek Warehouse and Bottling Facility in Bullitt County, according to a news release.

    It is Four Roses’ second destination on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

    The newly constructed 2,500-square-foot visitor center, located off of KY 245 in Cox’s Creek, expects to attract more than 20,000 guests annually, and will create a dozen new local jobs.

  • Band places fourth at Ballard

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County High School Marching Bearcats placed fourth overall in the Ballard Invitational Band Contest, held Saturday in Louisville.

    Eighteen bands from Kentucky and Indiana performed at the meet. The Marching Bearcats finished second in Class AAAA, finishing 0.7 point behind Dixie Heights, which was third overall.

    Barren County and Louisville Eastern, the top two finishers, competed in a class above Anderson County.

    Anderson’s next contest is scheduled for Oct. 11 at Louisville Male High School.

  • 9/11 remembered

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