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  • SPAIN or BUST

    By Nancy Royden, Special to The News

    The memories of Spain Elizabeth Swartz shares with her Spanish students at Anderson County High School will come to life this summer.

    Swartz and five students are planning to venture to Madrid, Seville, Granada, Toledo and Costa del Sol.

    “It’s a wonderful opportunity for us to represent Anderson County abroad. I’m so excited. I can hardly stand it,” Swartz said.

  • Finally! City receives grant to build splash park

    It’s not the full-blown aquatic facility people have wanted for years, but it is finally a place where they can go cool off during the summer.

    After several years of being told no, the Lawrenceburg City Council has received word that a grant application was approved to help fund a splash park in the city park next to the American Legion.

    “It’s good news,” Mayor Sandy Goodlett said during Monday night’s city council meeting. “It’s not as much as we wanted but we are going to move forward on the splash park.”

  • Making spirits bright

    Happy was the order of the day Saturday when 60 Anderson County children were taken Christmas shopping, courtesy of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office’s Shop With a Cop program.

    Sheriff Troy Young’s deputies and a small army of volunteers numbering at least 70 took the children shopping, ensuring first they received a pair of shoes before heading out for toys and later a pizza party.

    “Our kids this year were tremendous,” said Young. “They were very appreciative.”

  • Legion’s Patriot’s Hall becomes Santa’s Workshop

    The children of Kentucky National Guard families in need will have a brighter holiday season thanks in part to the efforts of the Post 34 American Legion Auxiliary.

    The Post’s Patriot Hall was stuffed Monday with gifts that will be sent to National Guard armories across the state, courtesy of the Kentucky National Guard Child and Youth program.

    “We took over Operation Military Cheer last year,” said Auxiliarist Pam Brough, who was joined in filling bags with requested gifts Monday afternoon by the program’s Cindy Culver and Linda Jones.

  • Photos from Inaugural Worship Service

    Photos from the worship service held at Frankfort Convention Center for the inauguration of Gov. Matt Bevin.

  • Photos from 2015 gubernatorial swearing in ceremony

    Photos from the public swearing in of Gov. Matt Bevin and Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton.

  • Photos from 2015 inaugural parade
  • Kentucky Farm Bureau sets priority issues for legislative session

    Maintaining the present allocation of the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) funds to the Agricultural Development Board was a main priority set by the Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Federation board of directors for the upcoming 2016 General Assembly, the agency announced.

    KFB concluded its 96th annual meeting last with its board of directors approving priority issues for the 2016 legislative session. The organization’s delegates adopted policy positions at its business session on Friday.

  • Farm Bureau women receive Gold Star Award

    Recognized for the achievements of its women’s program this year, Anderson County Farm Bureau received the 2015 Gold Star Award of Excellence during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville, the agency announced.

    The award honors county women’s committees for active participation in leadership development programs, agricultural promotion, educational initiatives and numerous other aspects of support to the local Farm Bureau.

  • Young Farm Program earns Gold Star Award

    Recognized for the achievements of its Young Farm Program this year, Anderson County Farm Bureau received the 2015 Gold Star Award of Excellence during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville. The award honors a county’s Young Farmer Committee for its active participation in Farm Bureau leadership development programs, state competitions, and educational or promotional initiatives.