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  • Alexander to lead Turner

     Were it not for a second grader in Clark County, Jason Alexander might never have been named the next principal at Robert B. Turner Elementary School, or become an educator at all.

  • Tipton condemns Bevin’s remarks

     State Rep. James Tipton (R-Taylorsville) has added his name to the growing chorus of voices criticizing Gov. Matt Bevin for comments he made during last Friday’s teacher protests in Frankfort.

  • Girl, 11, charged in school threat

     An 11-year-old female student at Saffell Street Elementary School was charged with second-degree terroristic threatening last Wednesday after allegedly writing what is described as an “inappropriate message” on a bathroom wall inside of the school, according to information provided by Anderson County Sheriff Joe Milam.

  • Humane Society vouchers will help beat spring’s ‘heat’

     What starts with a cute, hungry stray can quickly lead to an unmanageable cat colony rife with disease on your property. 

  • Showing how much they care

     For service members deployed overseas, creature comforts can go a long way. 

  • Alexander hired as new principal at Turner

    Jason Alexander has been selected as the new principal at Robert B. Turner Elementary School.

    Alexander, a special education teacher at the school since 2006, was unanimously selected Saturday by the school’s site-based decision making council, according to Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.

    He succeeds the late Wayne Reese, who passed away last December.

  • Schools to be open Friday amid protests in Frankfort

    Unlike nearly two other school districts across Kentucky planning to close Friday for an organized teacher protest in Frankfort, Anderson County schools will be open, according to information provided by Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.

    Mitchell said the district will send a "delegation of representatives" — teachers who will use their personal time to be away from school and will pay for their own transportation.

  • 11-year-old charged in latest school threat

    An 11-year-old female student at Saffell Street Elementary School was charged today with second-degree terroristic threatening after allegedly writing what is described as an “inappropriate message” on a bathroom wall inside of the school, according to information provided by Anderson County Sheriff Joe Milam.

    “The message consisted of a non-credible threat but deputies kept an increased presence in the building for the duration of the investigation and additional security measures were in place as a precaution,” Milam said.

  • Judge sides with fired health nurse

    Citing a pair of filing errors, a judge has upheld a ruling that a nurse fired from the Anderson County Health Department be allowed to return to work.

  • Eagles, one and all

     Lawrenceburg Boy Scout Troop 37 celebrated three new Eagle Scouts on Saturday, April 6, in an Eagle Scout Court of Honor at First Christian Church.