Community News

  • Humanities Council to feature World War II history event Thursday

    The Anderson County Humanities Council, with local sponsorship by the Anderson County Historical Society, will be presenting a freee 'Kentucky in World War II' program on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Anderson County Senior Citizen Center, according to a release. 

    The program will provide community residents with an opportunity to spend some quality time with James Klotter, Kentucky historian and professor of history for Georgetown College.

  • Myles completes Marines’ basic training

    Pvt. John T. Myles II completed a rigorous 13-week United States Marine Corps basic training course on Jan. 24 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. Myles was a member of the 1st Recruit Training Battalion, Alpha Co., Platoon 1005.  
    Myles is a 2013 graduate of Anderson County High School. He is the son of City Attorney Robert W. Myles and Charlene Y. Myles and the grandson of World War II veteran and Distinguished Flying Cross recipient Edmund N. Myles.
    Pvt. Myles will continue his Marine combat training at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

  • Legion and Auxiliary conference held

    The American Legion and Auxiliary winter conference was held in Louisville on Jan. 17-18, according to a press release.
    Unit 34 members attending were Unit president and Department Chaplain Betty Butler, Unit 1st Vice President Pam Rice, who is also on the Department Distinguished Guest Committee and is Department Leadership Chairman.
    Other members attending were Nettie Halvorson, Shirley Thornberry, Louise Drury and junior chairman Chrisie Halvorson. Louise assisted Chrisie with the junior members.

  • Anderson public library offers February classes

    The Anderson Public Library will offer the following free classes in February.
    Ask at the desk or call 839-6420 to make a date for morning, afternoon or evening appointments.

    Introduction to Computers
    When: Feb. 4
    Time: 10-11 a.m.

    Introduction to the Internet
    When: Feb. 6
    Time: 10-11 a.m.

    Introduction to Email
    When: Feb. 11
    Time: 10-11 a.m.

    Introduction to Word
    When: Feb. 13
    Time: 10-11 a.m.

    eReaders @ Your Library

  • Spencer County GOP to host Lincoln Day dinner

    Spencer County GOP is hosting a Lincoln Day Dinner on Friday, Feb. 7 starting at
    6 p.m., according to a release.
    The event will take place at Spencer Christian Church, 5720 Taylorsville Rd. Speakers include former Sec. of Labor Elaine Chao, AG Comm. James Comer, Congressmen Bret Guthrie and Thomas Massie, State Sen. Jimmy Higdon and other GOP office holders as well as candidates James Tipton and Matt Bevin.
    Cost is $35 Jan 16-Feb 6 and $40 at the door.
    Call Bill Rutherford at 612-845-0573 for more information or tickets.


  • Locals receive Kentucky Colonel designation
  • Woodlawn and Franklin merge into one CASA

    Effective Jan. 1 CASA at Woodlawn and Franklin County CASA have merged together to form one non-profit entity—CASA of the Bluegrass, according to a news release.
    The integration of the two programs is for the benefit of the volunteers and children served and will allow the programs to serve a greater number of children in Kentucky. The goals of the merger are as follow:
    • To combine staff, resources, and best practices to ensure quality advocacy.
    • To increase CASA’s presence and spread CASA’s mission throughout Central Kentucky.

  • Phillips receives national volunteer award from Hospice Foundation

    Opal Phillips of Lawrenceburg was honored this fall with a National Volunteer Award during the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s clinical team conference held in Kansas City in September, according to a Hospice of the Bluegrass release.
    The National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals and the National Hospice Foundation selected Phillips as the 2013 Volunteers are the Foundation of Hospice Award recipient in the category of Organizational Support, the release said.

  • Chiropractor offers help for free medical clinic

    A local chiropractor is offering a free initial visit to those who brings a blood glucose monitoring kit to benefit the Anderson County Community Medical Clinic, according to a news release.
    “The free medical clinic here in Lawrenceburg needs our help,” Dr. Brian Schulz of Lawrenceburg Family Chiropractic said in a news release.
    The monitor, along with testing strips, can be purchased at Kroger for $22.99 plus tax, Schulz said, and will be given to the free clinic in exchange for the free initial visit, which is valued at $150.

  • Group honors King, Mandela