• Christian Academy gets new sign, other renovations

    Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg received a new look and roof during the past week.

    Workers with Sebastian Sign and Crane installed a new sign last Wednesday, which features large white letters that spell out the academy’s name across the front of the building. It previously had only a standalone sign near South Main Street.

    Jason Gribbins, Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg administrator, said the new sign gives the school more visibility.

  • Cub Scouts visit Senior Center
  • High school principal takes Ice Bucket Challenge

    Anderson County High School Chris Glass was nominated by McKenna Lewis, a senior at the high school, to participate in the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Ice Bucket Challenge. Glass agreed but his only caveat was the students had to raise money for ALS research.

    Lewis organized the students and encouraged them to bring in spare change for a week in September. The students and staff contributed to raise $200.

  • Hands-on history lesson
  • Family reading night


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  • Saffell Street Elementary Citizens

    Photo furnished

    Pictured are the Saffell Street Elementary Citizens for September. Back row, from right to left, Hallie Phiney, Laura Quire, Cora Beth Collins, Julia McNulty and Eric Morgan. Middle row, right to left, Savanna Rennels, Nate King, Danielle Roberts, Rachel Watts, Colton McMichael and Ethan Smith. Front row, from right to left,Ian Monohan, Bailee Marshall, Claire Sawyer,  Nathan Adkins, JayLee Chesser, Peyton Whohnhas, Gavin Haden, Carson Beeler and Emilia Harvey. Not pictured are Ashton King and Angela D. Brown.

  • Branson sentenced to 15 years for manslaughter

    Timothy Branson was sentenced in Anderson County Circuit Court Friday for the death of his wife, Modena Sutton Branson, who was shot to death at her home on Ballard Road in 2012.

    Branson, 51, was sentenced to 15 years for manslaughter and five years for wanton endangerment charges for a total of a 20-year consecutive prison sentence.

    In June, Branson accepted the Commonwealth's plea agreement to enter a plea of guilty, which amended the charge of murder to first-degree manslaughter.

  • Local high school students recognized in Youth Salute

    Taylor Dile, of Anderson County High School, and Nathaniel Ward, of the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg, were winners at the Central Kentucky Council on Youth Leadership’s 34th annual “Youth Salute.”

    Dile won a $4,000 scholarship with Midway College and High School Leaders award. Ward won a High School Leaders Award as well.

  • EKU to offer online master's degree in construction management

    Eastern Kentucky University will offer a 100 percent online master’s degree in construction management for fall 2014.

    The program, designed to serve current industry professionals, can be completed in as little as 18 months and is unique in that it offers an avenue of advancement for individuals from across the industry spectrum.