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  • January 2nd Community Calendar

    To have your event or meeting listed in the community calendar, send the name, date, time, location and a contact number by mail to P.O. Box 410, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342, by e-mail to news@theandersonnews.com with the subject line "Community Calendar Event" or drop it off at The Anderson News offices at 133 S. Main St. in Lawrenceburg. For recurring events or meetings, indicate the weekly or monthly schedule in your submission. Calendar entries are due by Thursday at noon for the next week's edition.

    Wednesday, Jan. 2

    Education

  • Mayor reflects on first year at the helm

    It's a big chair behind the mayor's desk at city hall and, after nearly a full year in office, Edwinna Baker is comfortable in her seat.

    The long-time city servant hasn't experienced many bumps in the road in her stint as Lawrenceburg's first female mayor, although the job is a little more stressful than she predicted.

    "I'm responsible for the welfare and protection of 10,000 people and the buck stops here," the mayor said. "Right or wrong, the final decision is mine."

  • Anderson girls win Western Hills Classic, boys fall in King of the Bluegrass

    The Anderson County High School girls' basketball team dominated Western Hills early on route to a 49-40 victory Friday in the finals of the inaugural Western Hills Lady Wolverine Classic in Frankfort.

    The boys' team, playing in the prestigious King of the Bluegrass tournament at Fairdale High School, lost 76-70 in double overtime in the consolation bracket semifinals to Henry Clay.

    Led by Lindsay Fultz's game-high 17 points, the Lady Bearcats notched their 10th win in 11 games and ended Western Hills' four game winning streak in the process.

  • Superintendent: Expanding middle school will save money

    Spending $1.5 million or more to expand the middle school will actually save the school district money in the long run, Superintendent Kim Shaw said last week.

    Shaw, responding to questions about the school board's decision last Monday to scrap a plan to turn Saffell Street Elementary into a fifth- and sixth-grade center in lieu of expanding the middle school, said the move makes sense for a variety of factors, including economics.

    "If you look at the big picture, this is going to save a ton of money," Shaw said.

  • Santa gets a surprise

    The man who for years has made Christmas bright for Anderson County's most needy children was in a funk.

    Gary Wash, owner of Wash's Cycle on Alton Road, spent the past seven years organizing his fellow motorcycle enthusiasts to participate in an annual toy run. This year, a busy schedule forced Wash to scrap his plans, a decision his wife said upset him greatly.

    "He felt terrible and worried that he was letting the kids down," said Barbara Tumolo-Wash. "He was really broken up."

  • Community calendar

    To have your event or meeting listed in the community calendar, send the name, date, time, location and a contact number by mail to P.O. Box 410, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342, by e-mail to news@theandersonnews.com with the subject line Community Calendar Event or drop it off at The Anderson News offices at 133 S. Main St. in Lawrenceburg. For recurring events or meetings, indicate the weekly or monthly schedule in your submission. Calendar entries are due by Thursday at noon for the next weeks edition.

    Wednesday, Dec. 26

    Education

  • Pot patch nets grower 10 years in prison

    The owner of a Lawrenceburg excavating company accepted a plea bargain and was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in jail for growing 79 marijuana plants and being illegally in possession of controlled substances.

    Chris J. Stewart, proprietor of Stewart's Bobcat and Services, initially pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from his Jan. 16 arrest, but withdrew the plea to accept the penalty. Stewart, 37, could have been sentenced to an additional five years and fined up to $10,000 on the marijuana charge if the case had gone to trial and he was found guilty.

  • Peach named 5A Coach of the Year

    Anderson County High School football coach Mark Peach was named the state's Class 5A Coach of the Year by the Louisville Courier-Journal.

    The announcement was made in Friday's editions of the state's largest daily newspaper.

    Peach was also runner-up for the overall coach of the year honor.

    Peach finished second to Lone Oak's Jack Haskins in the voting by the state's football coaches.

    Peach guided Anderson to a 10-0 record in the regular season.

  • Ex-Anderson schools chief now will lead Washington

    Ronald "Sonny" Fentress, a former Anderson County principal and superintendent who retired in 2005, has been named interim superintendent of Washington County Schools, according to an article that appeared in the Dec. 19 edition of The Springfield Sun, a weekly newspaper in Washington County.

    It is anticipated that Fentress will fill the position until March, 2008, while Washington County Superintendent Larry Graves is on leave battling cancer, the paper reported.

  • Saffell is saved

    Saffell Street Elementary School will not become a fifth- and sixth-grade campus if a new proposal to spend an estimated $1.5 million to expand the middle school is approved.

    The idea surfaced Thursday night during an Anderson County Board of Education workshop, after several weeks of angst by a large number of concerned Saffell Street parents and teachers who fought against having the school become a fifth- and sixth-grade campus.