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Local News

  • Health department running in the red

    The Anderson County Health Department has lost nearly $90,000 in six months after budgeting to lose just $80,000 for its entire fiscal year.
    That larger-than-expected deficit was revealed during last Wednesday’s Anderson County Board of Health meeting when Brandon Hurley, the department’s director, provided board members with the mid-year numbers.

  • No pay cuts for teachers

    Teachers in the Anderson County school system won’t take a pay cut next year, but they won’t get a raise either.

  • Brock promoted, named editor of Spencer Magnet

    Shannon Brock recently accepted a position as editor of The Spencer Magnet in Taylorsville.

  • Beasmore wants journal, other information suppressed

    The woman who claims she was sexually harassed while working for county government wants a variety of information withheld from a jury should her lawsuit go to trial in April.
    Lea Beasmore, who was fired in March 2009, has filed a motion to have the following five items withheld:
    1. A journal she kept while working for county government in which she documents her complaints against coworkers
    2. Information about previous jobs she held where she may have made complaints about sexual harassment

  • COUNTY GUIDEBOOK: Is your information correct?

    The Anderson News is currently compiling information for this year's Anderson County Guidebook, which will be distributed this spring.

    Take a look at the listings below taken from last year's guidebook and let us know if your organization's information needs to be updated, added or removed.

    Civic groups includes contact names and phone numbers for a variety of groups ranging from the 4-H Council to Cub Scouts to Homemakers circles to the Sportsman Club.

  • Golf carts on streets passes first reading; water rates increased

    Mayor Edwinna Baker cast a yes vote Monday night to break a tie and put the city in motion to legalize golf carts on city streets.
    Council members voted 3-3 on the first reading of the ordinance — Ken Evans, Larry Giles and Sandy Goodlett voted in favor; Bobby Durr, Steve Rucker and Tommy Vaughn were opposed.
    The council will vote next month on the second reading and, if it passes then, it will go into effect.
    City attorney Robert Myles said the ordinance approved by council members was a mirror of the statute authorized by the state in KRS 189.286.

  • POLL: Should golf carts be legal on city streets?

    Do you think the city should allow golf carts on city streets?

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  • Young teacher’s death ‘shocking, scary’

    The sudden death of a 29-year-old teacher with flu-like symptoms has medical officials scrambling to figure out what killed her.

  • Principal pleads guilty to DUI

    Anderson County Middle School Principal Gina Fultz did not appear in court last week as she apparently entered a guilty plea before her scheduled court date.
    A representative from the Madison County district court clerk’s office confirmed Monday that the Feb. 8 court date for Fultz had been deleted and that there was a guilty plea in her DUI case.
    Calls to the Madison County Attorney’s office Monday afternoon for more information were not immediately returned.

  • Campaign sign limits now ‘dead’

    “Dead” is how Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway described his proposed ordinance that would have restricted the length of time campaign signs could be displayed before and after elections.
    Conway said he killed the proposed ordinance despite getting it approved on first reading during a previous fiscal court meeting.
    The ordinance would have allowed campaign signs be present only 45 days before and seven days after an election, an idea that wasn’t sitting well with some and in Maryland had been declared unconstitutional.