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  • Magistrates or mathematicians?

    Reviewing bids for Anderson County Parks & Recreation softball shirts and caps took up nearly all of Anderson County Fiscal Court’s regular monthly meeting Tuesday.

    Because bids were not formatted the same, magistrates had to calculate potential total costs for each of the four bids. At one point, Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway had to call a Parks & Recreation official on his mobile phone to get an estimate for the various sizes that might be needed, because the shirts were bid at youth and adult sizes and in various colors.

  • Anderson 16th healthiest of Ky. counties

    Kentucky Press News Service
    and staff reports

    FRANKFORT — Oldham County ranks healthiest in Kentucky, according to the fifth annual County Health Rankings, released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

    The rankings are available at CountyHealthRankings.org.

  • Glass is named new ACHS principal

    Chris Glass is no stranger to the Anderson County school system. Soon, he’ll likely be no stranger to most people in Anderson County.

    Glass was tabbed to be the next principal of Anderson County High School by the ACHS Site-Based Decision Making Council Friday.

    Glass is a 1993 ACHS graduate and he’s served as a teacher and administrator in the school system for nearly 13 years, most recently as associate principal at ACHS. He’s been serving as interim principal throughout the 2013-14 school year.

  • Anderson police arrest suspected ATM bandits

    Keen observation and teamwork helped Lawrenceburg police nab two suspects and a plethora of incriminating evidence during an investigation of a burglary at the local Redi Mart. Similarities of the burglary to several others across Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee now lead police to believe that they might have caught bigger fish than they first thought.

  • Judge: Bluegrass Pipeline can’t take land

    By Tom Loftus
    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT, Ky. — Developers of the controversial Bluegrass Pipeline do not have the legal authority to condemn land to pipe natural gas liquids across Kentucky, a judge ruled Tuesday.

    In an 18-page order, Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd granted a summary judgment in favor of the group Kentuckians United to Restrain Eminent Domain, or KURE, which has fought the pipeline project.

  • Fun at the Expo

    Businesses, such as Evan Brown Industries; agencies, including Anderson County EMS and Emergency Management; and organizations, such the Junior Auxiliary of the American Legion, were all repre- sented at the Chamber of Commerce’s annual ‘Business and Community Expo’ held Saturday, March 22, at Eagle Lake Expo Center. Proceeds from a chili luncheon benefited the ACHS Band Boosters.

  • Fiscal Court OKs road fund plan; sets rental fees for ballfields

    By Phyllis McLaughlin

    For The Anderson News

    Officials from District 7 of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet outlined upcoming road projects scheduled in the 2014-15 for state highways in Anderson County during last week’s Fiscal Court meeting.

    District 7 Engineer Brett Blair told the magistrates and Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway that the state has set aside $623,884 for Anderson in its Rural Secondary Road program, which funds resurfacing and “Flex” projects.

  • Hamilton takes helm as News publisher

    It’s been said that journalism is an addictive profession. Chris Hamilton, new publisher of The Anderson News, is living proof.

    Hamilton, who started working at the News Thursday, has been drawn back into the world of reporting, photography and editorializing more than once over the years. He’s been a sports writer, sports editor, news editor and editor/general manager, all at The Lebanon (Ky.) Enterprise and with only a few breaks in between for school and other professional opportunities.

  • Anderson man critically injured in Shelby jail fight

    By Lisa King

    Landmark News Service

    An Anderson County man remains in critical condition at University of Louisville Hospital after being involved in a fight with another inmate at the Shelby County Detention Center Tuesday of last week.

    Jonathan Monroe, 24, who was incarcerated on drug charges, is still in the hospital’s intensive care unit with critical injuries after an argument over song lyrics led to a physical altercation in the middle of the night, police said.

  • Heads up: Board of Ed seeks modified bids for bus repair

    The head of the class at Monday’s Anderson County Board of Education regular monthly meeting was, well, an engine head.

    The board discussed at length bids taken to replace an engine on a school bus that’s been out of commission for more than a week. Director of Transportation Jeff Young presented three bids for the work but only one included the cost of replacing the engine’s head.

    “We’re not comparing apples to apples,” said Board Vice Chair Roger McDowell.