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  • Mitchell names Glass interim high school principal

    Chris Glass was named interim principal of Anderson County High School by Superintendent Sheila Mitchell after the school’s site-based decision making council decided to use an interim principal for the coming school year, the district announced.
    Glass, a 1993 graduate of the school, served three years as an associate principal and just completed his 12th year as a teacher and administrator, according to the news release.
    Glass replaces outgoing principal Ronnie Fields, who earlier this year accepted a position with the district’s central office.

  • Painting with pollen

    The semi-trailer stuffed with flowers would never be able to climb the hill.   
    David Kirchhoff and Mort Morss had hired five tractor-trailers — stacked five levels high with thousands of their prize-winning daylily hybrids — to follow them one by one, week by week from Florida to their new business location in Lawrenceburg.  
    The steep gravel drive off Gilberts Creek Road proved to be as insurmountable an ascent as climbing a mountain.  

  • Audits show taxpayers purchased Creatine for inmates

    A pair of state audits released last week show that Anderson County taxpayers purchased muscle building powder, urinary pain relief tablets, unnecessarily paid sales tax on numerous occasions and revealed a rash of other problems.
    Despite being classified by state Auditor Adam Edelen as “clean,” the 2011 and 2012 audits of the Anderson County Fiscal Court reveal issues ranging from how county employees handle cash to credit card purchases that were “unreasonable and/or unnecessary to the purpose of any county business,” according to the report.

  • Pool party on hold as fiscal court seeks bids

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday  morning to advertise for bids for a swimming facility, but not actually build it.
    By a 4-1 vote, magistrates approved soliciting bids for a proposed $2.8 million facility that will include a water slide, diving boards, splash park area and other features.
    That vote means only that the fiscal court will receive bids, and a separate vote is still required to actually approve building the facility.

  • Scalded inmate files federal suit against county

    A former Lawrenceburg resident has filed a federal lawsuit against Anderson County, its judge-executive, jailer and others claiming that he was burned by another inmate while incarcerated at the Shelby County Detention Center.

  • Audits show taxpayers bought Creatine for inmates

    A pair of state audits released last week show that Anderson County taxpayers purchased muscle building powder, urinary pain relief tablets, unnecessarily paid sales tax on numerous occasions and revealed a rash of other problems.

    Despite being classified by state Auditor Adam Edelen as “clean,” the 2011 and 2012 audits of the Anderson County Fiscal Court reveal issues ranging from how county employees handle cash to credit card purchases that were “unreasonable and/or unnecessary to the purpose of any county business,” according to the report.

  • Vote on swimming pool expected Tuesday

    Residents could find out Tuesday if Anderson County will get its own public swimming facility.

    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway said Friday that he intends to bring his proposed $2.8 million swimming facility to a vote when the Anderson County Fiscal Court meets Tuesday at 10 a.m. A work session is scheduled for 9 a.m.

    Both are open to the public, and the 10 a.m. meeting will include time for public comments.

  • Three vehicles collide on US 127

    Three vehicles were involved in a wreck Friday around 1:30 p.m. on US 127 near the Bluegrass Parkway.

    The wreck happened just north of the Parkway in the northbound lane of US 127 in front of the Valero gas station.

    No one appeared to be injured in the accident that involved the mini-van, a pickup truck and a smaller car. No other details were immediately available.

    Responding were the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, Kentucky State Police and Anderson County Fire and EMS.

  • Downs promoted to news editor

    Meaghan Downs was promoted recently from staff writer to news editor of The Anderson News.
    Downs joined the newspaper’s staff two years ago fresh out of college and immediately became a tremendous asset.
    “She excelled from day one,” said Publisher and Editor Ben Carlson. “During her short time with us, Meaghan has continued to take on additional responsibilities and has handled each very well.”

  • She ‘likes’ The Anderson News!