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  • AG says school board violated Open Records Act

    The Kentucky state attorney general’s office recently ruled in favor of The Anderson News’ appeal to view the Early Childhood Center’s property appraisal, stating the Board of Education improperly denied public access to the documents.

  • Back to school: Seniors share hopes, fears of life after school

    High school senior Cameron Hutchens’ future is stenciled on his car’s rear windshield.  
    It’s a decal of the Marine Corps insignia that Hutchens designed himself, a symbol of the military branch he’ll be enlisting with after graduation.   
    Hutchens, who has been member of a paramilitary group called Young Marines since age 12, did his homework.
    Hutchens knows he can use 40 percent of his post 9/11 GI Bill toward schooling. He knows he’ll be shipped off for basic training for 13 weeks starting June 10, 2013.

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  • Coach prays scoreboard woes don’t hurt team

    What if the defending state runner-up played a football game and there was no way for anyone to know the score?
    Or, even more importantly, what if players and coaches did not know how much time was left?
    Anderson County High School is hoping it is a moot point when the Bearcats host Bryan Station in the season opener on Friday night, but those involved with the program might even be asking for divine help when the ball is teed up.
    “I will be praying that it is working,” Anderson coach Mark Peach said. He was not joking.

  • King: Gov. trying to ‘buy votes’ for Stevens

    An effort by state representative candidate Kent Stevens to deliver state road funds to Anderson County touched off a political firestorm last week, including allegations by his opponent, state Rep. Kim King, that Gov. Steve Beshear is “funneling slush funds” into Stevens’ campaign to “buy votes.”
    It also resulted in a biting exchange between Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway and King over her efforts to help Anderson County.

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  • Boil water advisory lifted for city residents

    The boil water advisory for city water customers has been officially lifted, according to health director Tim Wright.

    A water line broke between Brenda and Lynn Drives on Wednesday evening, prompting city officials to issue a 24-hour boil water advisory.

    The break occurred just a few feet onto Brenda Drive off US 127 Bypass. Crews dug a hole about 5 feet deep and stood in shin-deep water while attempting to make the repair.

  • Water line break prompts boil water advisory

    A broken water line Wednesday evening has prompted city officials to declare a boil water advisory for the area between Lynn and Brenda drives, extending between Walmart and Kroger.

  • Anderson County Grand Jury indicts nine on drug charges

    Five people arrested in May on methamphetamine charges were indicted last Tuesday by the Anderson County Grand Jury.
    Indicted were: Robert Medley, 25, of 1141 Versailles Road; Brian Bell, 25, of 1821 Glensboro Road; Katie Jo Stratton, 26, of 548 Hickory Road; Paula Bell, 49, of 1821 Glensboro Road; and Evan Cochran, 20, of 1524 Fieldstone Drive, apartment 103.
    Their arrests were the result of a traffic stop, during which police discovered Medley didn’t have a valid driver’s license.

  • Tornado siren damaged near Hilltop Plaza

    Damage to a tornado siren near Hilltop Plaza last Friday has left nearby residents looking for alternative warnings in the event of a tornado.
    The siren was damaged when a nearby utility pole fell, ripping away electrical wires and other critical hardware.
    The utility pole crashed to the ground, igniting several transformers. The pole, which is owned by AT&T but used by Kentucky Utilities, was scheduled to be replaced, according to Emergency Management Director Bart Powell.
    He said it isn’t clear what caused the pole to fall.