Community News

  • Learn about Honor Flight at Senior Center

    From staff reports

    There will be an information session about an Honor Flight for Veterans on Monday, April 27 at 10:30 a.m. at the Anderson Senior Center.

    George Campbell will be the speaker at the meeting and provide details about the Honor Flight program.

    The session is open to the public, but World War II veterans, Korean War veterans and Vietnam veterans are invited.

    An Honor Flight is planned for Sept. 26. The group will fly out or bus that morning and return that evening. All expenses are paid for the veteran.



    Ralph and Peggy Ortt of Versailles announce the engagement of their daughter, Annette Ortt of Paris to Paul Cody Burke of Georgetown.

    A wedding is planned for 1 p.m. (CST) July 11 at Charity Baptist Church in Eddyville.

    The bride is a preschool teacher at Woodland Early Learning Center and earned bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky in elementary education and Spanish.

    Her grandparents are Ishmel and Verna Ortt and the late James Noel and Joan Noel.

  • Twain portrayal coming to Senior Center

    From staff reports

    Actor Robert Brock will portray Mark Twain during a performance Feb. 19 at the Anderson Senior Center, according to a news release.

    The performance is free and scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

    Brock will tell stories of the life of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, whom as history would come to know him as Mark Twain, author of many novels including two classics of American literature.

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    Auxiliary sponsoring essay contest

    The American Legion Auxiliary is seeking entrants for its annual Americanism Essay Contest, according to a news release.

    Titled “What Does Freedom Mean to My Family,” the contest is divided into five classes, with winners receiving $50, along with a $50 honorarium in the student’s name that will be made to the Children of Warriors National President’s Scholarship Fund.

    Entries are due by April 1.

  • Sure-fire ways to help control pet’s bad breath

    By Jane Sinnett

    Guest Columnist

    Bad breath isn’t something any of us like to talk about, but it’s a harsh reality in animals.

    It’s no fun getting a big, slobbery wet kiss from a pet that has halitosis. That’s the fancy word for bad breath. Fancy words aside, it’s still a problem that is caused by excessive build-up of odor-producing bacteria inside your pet’s mouth, lungs or even gut.

  • library calendar

    The Anderson Public Library will offer the following free classes in February, according to a news release.

    Pilates Plus

    When: Mondays and Wednesday

    Time: Noon to 1 p.m.


    Computer Club

    When: Thursday, Feb. 12

    Time: 10 to 11 a.m.


    Closed for President’s Day

    When: Monday, Feb. 16


    Mystery & Thriller Book Club

    When: Tuesday, Feb. 17

    Time:  10 to 11 a.m.


  • Lions Club donates bedding to local seniors

    From staff reports

    The Lawrenceburg Lions Club members helped some senior friends sleep a little better recently when members donated blankets, pillows and pillow cases to senior citizens recommended by Debbie Lottes at the Anderson Senior Center, according to a news release.

    “We may take for granted that everyone has these simple bedding items. However, what’s actually in the home might be something that has been used beyond its years,” organizers said.

    Lottes, Director of the Anderson County Senior Center, said,


    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Going into this year’s Distinguished Young Women competition, Lawrenceburg’s McKenna Lewis said she wanted to win the local competition for her late grandfather and continue her family’s strong tradition in the event.

    Mission accomplished.

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  • Frankfort Regional Hospital names wound care center after surgeon

    From staff reports

    The Wound Care Center & Hyperbaric Medicine at Frankfort Regional Medical Center recently recognized Dr. Willis P. McKee Jr., retired general surgeon, for his dedication and commitment to the hospital, community and Wound Care Center by renaming it to the “Dr. Willis P. McKee, Jr. Wound Care Center & Hyperbaric Medicine.”

    “We are proud to honor Dr. McKee by renaming the Wound Care Center after him,” said Chip Peal, chief executive officer, in a news release.