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  • ECC bond sale called a success

    Last week’s bond sale to fund the new Early Childhood Center project “went fine,” and the district is set to move forward with a 14-classroom facility, Anderson County Superintendent Sheila Mitchell said Friday afternoon.
    However, Mitchell said the consensus from board members is that they will most likely change the plan to a 10-classroom facility. An official decision to do so will not be made until Jan. 4, at the earliest, she said.
    The board is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 4 to discuss the ECC project and other topics, Mitchell said.

  • Water line mailer raises questions for second time

    For the second time this year, Lawrenceburg residents are receiving a mailer about water service line coverage that, on first glance, appears as though it could be from a local utility provider.
    Several residents contacted The Anderson News with questions about the mailer last week, and wondered if it was a scam.
    A similar mailer from the same company, Home Service USA Management Corp., or Homeserve, made the rounds in February.

  • Middle school principal charged with DUI

    Anderson County Middle School Principal Gina Fultz, 48, was charged with driving under the influence Dec. 10 near her home in Madison County, according to police records.

  • Police arrest suspect in armed robbery

    The man police say confessed to robbing a Hilltop gas station last Thursday night had a very short time to enjoy the estimated $1,200 he made off with.

  • Anderson County Schools closed Friday

    Anderson County students are starting their winter break a little earlier than expected this year.

    Students will not be in school Friday, according to a One Call Now announcement from the district around noon Thursday.

    Students missed four out of five days this week because of two blasts of wintry weather.

    Several inches of snow blanketed the area on Sunday, canceling school on Monday and Tuesday.

    Students were in class on a one-hour delay Wednesday, but back out Thursday when another band of snow, this time mixed with ice, hit the area.

  • Kentucky boy, Kentucky proud

    Marvin Truman Smith Jr. was the only Kentucky boy in his battalion when he entered Army boot camp in 1981 at Fort Dix, N.J.

  • ANALYSIS: Spending more, taxing less

    This year’s Anderson Public Library budget calls for spending $260,000 more than the previous year, a 26 percent increase from $982,000 to $1.243 million.
    The budget also forecasts decreased revenue, with local property tax receipts declining $153,000 from $1.35 million to $1.2 million.

  • Burglary suspect clipped by cop car

    A burglary suspect was accidentally struck by an Anderson County sheriff’s deputy’s vehicle last Thursday.
    Adrian Abner, 18, of Lawrenceburg was charged with third-degree burglary and first-degree fleeing from police following a brief chase that included Lawrenceburg Police officers and a deputy with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • New ECC on the way

    Pending a successful bond sale today, the Anderson County Board of Education will move forward with building a new Early Childhood Center.
    As it stands, board members have approved going forward with a 14-classroom facility and using up to 90 percent of its Capital Outlay funds, if necessary.
    However, Superintendent Sheila Mitchell said most likely that won’t be necessary based on discussions during a work session, which preceded Monday night’s meeting.

  • Health director warns of scam

    Officials with the Anderson County Health Department are warning local food establishments of a nationwide telephone scam targeting restaurants, according to a news release.
    According to Public Health Director Brandon Hurley, restaurants across the state are being contacted by entities claiming to be from the health department. The fraudulent inspectors will call and ask to set up a time for an inspection, and also threaten monetary fines for non-compliance.