Community News

  • Students collect, donate canned goods to food pantry

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    Anderson County High School students started out with the simple goal of providing more canned goods for the food pantry this year during their annual Stuff the Bus fundraiser.

    Last year, students raised approximately $4,000 worth of canned goods and non-perishable food items. This year, the students shattered their record, collecting an estimated $10,000 to $12,000 worth of canned goods.

  • Misery Manor on pace for record crowds

    From staff reports

    Misery Manor continued to scare up huge crowds last weekend at Eagle Lake Convention Center, and is on tap again this Friday and Saturday with nightly shows starting at 7:30.

    Sheriff Troy Young, who organizes the annual haunted house to support Shop With a Cop, said additional guides were added last weekend to handle the huge crowds.

    “We added some people to help move people through a little quicker,” Young said, adding that an estimated 750 people visited the haunted house last Saturday night.

  • Deadline set for USDA program

    From staff reports

    The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Kentucky is encouraging landowners, farmers and producers to visit their local NRCS office now to receive information and apply for conservation technical assistance and possible financial funding opportunities, the agency announced.

  • 10-15 community briefs

    Lion Club to host magic, variety show Saturday

    The Lawrenceburg Lions Club will host its annual magic and variety show at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, featuring illusionist Dinky Gowen.

    The event will also feature Adrienne Phoenix, described by organizers as one of Kentucky’s newest rising stars.

    The event will feature comedy, magic, escapes, vetrilquism and more.

    Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door, with children 5 and under admitted free.

  • 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.