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  • Democratic forum is Thursday, 6 p.m.

    The Anderson County Democratic Woman’s Club will host a Democratic Candidate Forum Thurs., April 10 at 6 p.m.

    The event will be held at the Anderson County Senior Citizen’s Center and will feature former Kentucky Democratic Party Chair Jerry Lundergan and all local Democratic candidates.

  • Election section will have valuable information for Anderson voters

    Vote or keep your mouth shut.

    Clear enough?

  • Anderson Co. free clinic is open again with new hours
  • Spillman joins The Anderson News team

    As a journalist, Shelley Spillman considers herself a “collector of narratives.”

    “It’s not about me. I tell the stories of people and things that impact the community,” she said.

    Spillman, who became news editor of The Anderson News Thursday, has worked for 2 years at daily newspapers, primarily covering education and business beats.

  • Final 2014-15 kindergarten registration is this Monday, April 14

    The final kindergarten registration date for the 2014-15 school year is April 14 at the Anderson County Board of Education from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

    Students are eligible to attend kindergarten if they turn 5 years old on or before Oct 1, 2014. Registration is required for all students, including those who are currently attending pre-school at Sparrow Early Childhood Center.

  • Scholarships are available to those providing early childhood education

    Kentucky’s child care providers and those who train child care providers might be eligible for the Early Childhood Development Scholarship to further their college education.

    The scholarships are available to those who work at least 20 hours per week or provide training in early childhood development at least 12 times per year for an approved organization. Kentuckians employed as a preschool associate teacher in a state-funded preschool program are also eligible.

  • New ACHS principal shares love of teaching

    Chris Glass, who was recently named Anderson County High School principal, can personally speak to the positive impact of teachers. A grade school teacher inspired him to pursue a career as an educator.

    “I had a wonderful math teacher that inspired me to pursue a career in education and make a difference in the lives of young people,” Glass said in an email interview. “I've always enjoyed working with young people and had a strong passion for math during my high school years. “

  • Memorial Day: It's back in for Anderson County

    Anderson County students and their families can plan a picnic after all now that Memorial Day has been added back to the school calendar as a day off school.

    The Anderson County Board of Education voted to add Memorial Day back to the school calendar as a holiday and end school Wed., June 4 during a special-called meeting Tuesday of last week.

  • Financial controls primary weakness in fiscal court audit

    A recently released state audit report of the Anderson County Fiscal Court primarily revealed weaknesses in internal financial controls for the last fiscal year, ending in June 30, 2013.

    Each year, an audit report is released to identify non-compliance with laws, regulations, contracts and grants of county fiscal courts. The auditor is also obligated to “comment on material weaknesses involving internal control over financial operations and reporting.”

  • PETA alleges Turtleman abused coyote in Waddy

    By Lisa King, Landmark News Service

    Animal advocates are investigating a report of animal cruelty that is alleged to have taken place in Waddy last spring during the filming of an episode of Animal Planet.