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  • ‘JJ’ visits Lawrenceburg
  • Halvorson completes MBA
  • Extension offers financial seminar

    The Anderson County Extension Office will sponsor a free seminar titled “Where Does Your Money Go?” on Jan. 20 and 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the office announced.

    An evening seminar will be scheduled if there is enough interest. Minimum class size is eight.

    The two-part program is to help people find extra cash in their budgets and find out how to stop spending leaks, according to a news release.

  • Adult Learning Center welcomes new GED graduates

    The Anderson County Adult Learning Center held its annual adult education GED graduation ceremony Dec. 7 at Anderson County Bearcat Theatre.

    Thirteen students have attained their GED diplomas to date, and five of those students participated in the graduation ceremony and reception.

    Beta Sigma Phi representative Joani Clark delivered a certificate and award letter to Zachery Ross Ashburn, this year’s student inducted into the National Adult Education Honor Society.

  • Senior Center to offer free yoga classes

    What a difference a night makes – a night of restful sleep, that is.

    We all know the feeling… that alert, yet calm waking after a solid night of sleep just can’t be replaced.

    To assist, the Anderson County Senior Center will offer a free 60-minute yoga class each Wednesday, Jan. 6 through Feb. 10, at 1 p.m., the center announced.

    The class is open to all adults and requires no prior yoga experience or advance registration. Adults 60 and over are especially encouraged to attend, the center said.

  • Health insurance deadline looms

    Kentucky News Health Service

    The deadline to get health insurance for 2016 and avoid a penalty for not being insured is Jan. 31 and this year, unlike last, there will be no extension, Baylee Pulliam notes for Louisville Business First.

    More than 3,000 Kentuckians missed the initial deadline this year but then gained coverage because of the extension, Jill Midkiff, executive director for communications for the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, told Pulliam.

  • Fiscal court finalizes tourism merger with city

    After years of debate, delays and concerns over the possibility of a restaurant tax being enacted as a result, the Lawrenceburg City Council and Anderson County Fiscal Court have finally voted to merge their tourism efforts.

    The fiscal court finalized the merger last Thursday night, with only Magistrate Juretta Wells voting against the measure that received final approval a week earlier with a unanimous vote of the city council.

  • News briefs, Dec. 23, 2015

    Evans makes dean’s list at UK

    Harrison Evans, a communications major at the University of Kentucky, made the school’s dean’s list with a 3.8 GPA for the fall semester, his family announced.

    He plans to work toward his PhD in communications.

    Evans is a 2013 graduate of Anderson County High School.

    4-H meets at CAL

    The following 4-H report was submitted by the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg.

    We met today (Dec. 15) and we completed three activities.

  • Annual free Christmas meal set at Open Hands Pantry

    When they think of Christmas, many envision a glittering Christmas tree surrounded by presents.

    Others would be happy just to sit down to a decent meal.

    Again this year, the Community Christmas Dinner will provide just that from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Christmas Day at Open Hands Food Pantry at 1111 Industry Road in Lawrenceburg.

    But organizers say first they must gather enough food to feed the expected throng of 500 to 600 people.

  • Open house turns into coach-player reunion at KORT

    A customer appreciation event last week at KORT Physical Therapy in Lawrenceburg ended up being a reunion for Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton and the man who coached him while playing basketball at Transylvania University.

    Gritton was reunited with Don Lane, who coached Gritton from 1985 to 1989 and recalled him as one of the best he ever had.

    “He started from the moment he arrived on campus,” Lane said after the event at KORT, where Lane’s niece, Angie Moore, serves as regional vice president of marketing.