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  • Father, son charged after argument turns physical

    A Lawrenceburg father and son face fourth-degree assault charges after they got into a fight on Hamlin Way, according to court records.

    Mark Teegarden, 49, of 1117 Lewis St., and Marcus Teegarden, 19, of 1526 Fieldstone Way, Apt. 20 were charged after a verbal argument turned physical, according to a police report.

    Officers with the Lawrenceburg Police Department were dispatched after a report of a fight in progress. Officers reported that each man agreed that they grabbed each other at the same time and started “wrestling around.”

  • Pre-game meals a piece of cake

    School lunches might not give student-athletes enough to eat to get through practices, but games are a different story.

    “Games are a lot easier than getting something to eat before practice,” Anderson County High School athletic director Rick Sallee said. “The school does not provide the meals. It’s usually some parents that do that.”

    Sometimes, the pre-game meal is the responsibility of the player’s family. For others, the teams have organized meals. It depends on the sport and the locale of the competition.

  • Statewide teacher survey kicked off at Saffell Street Elementary

    By Ben Carlson

    The eyes of Kentucky’s public school teachers were on Saffell Street Elementary School on Monday as a veritable who’s who among the state’s top educators paid a visit to kick of a statewide teacher survey.

    Called the TELL (Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning) Kentucky Survey, it’s designed to gather information from counselors, principals and other administrators who deal with teaching and learning conditions every day.

  • Saffell Elementary second in Governor’s Cup

    From staff reports

    Saffell Street Elementary School placed second overall during the Governor’s Cup District competition held last weekend at Robert B. Turner Elementary School, the school announced in a news release.

    The school’s Quick Recall team placed first.

  • Beekeeper school scheduled for March 7

    The annual Bluegrass Beekeepers School will be held at Kentucky State University in Frankfort on March 7, according to a news release.

    The school normally attracts more than 350 beekeepers from across the state. Registration for the day-long event begins at 8 a.m. with the first session at 9. The school concludes at 3:30 p.m.

    The keynote for the school will be delivered by Dr. Subba Reddy Palli, a professor at the University of Kentucky, addressing “Development of RNA Interference as a Bee-safe Pest Control Method.”

  • Animals safe after fire at shelter

    A fire earlier this morning at the Anderson County animal shelter damaged the building's electrical system but did not harm any animals housed there, according to Anderson County Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton.

    Gritton said four cats were moved to the Humane Society's facility next door, and that a dozen dogs were outside but in good condition.

    "The cats are at the adoption center and the dogs are outside playing," Gritton said. "They have plenty of food, water and everything they need."

  • Carroll blasts Senate Republicans for not following rules

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    State Sen. Julian Carroll tore into Senate Republicans on Monday, saying they are acting unconstitutionally and preventing the public to know the content of bills before they are voted on.

  • God made sure Adam wouldn’t be alone

    In order to put content and value to our current narrative we’re going to take a short cul-de-sac walk this time and next. We need to examine a truth contained in the word “helpmeet.”

    It provides an impact that should be most valuable. It did for me early as a believer. Once I began to grasp its significance many, many of the misconceptions I grew up with and believed about woman began to disappear.

  • City's snowplows destroyed in early morning fire

    UPDATED 10:45 A.M. — City officials are beginning to sort out the devastating fire that destroyed all but one truck equipped to plow snow when the city’s maintenance building burned early Sunday morning.

    City Clerk Robbie Hume said the city now has only one pickup truck equipped with a plow after its main snowplow trucks, along with most of its other heavy equipment, were destroyed.

  • Storm packs a punch

    By Ben Carlson

    Not even venerable Walmart and Kroger could withstand Monday’s snowstorm that dumped upwards of 10 inches of snow on Anderson County.

    Both of the county’s largest shopping centers closed at 8 p.m. after many employees were unable to make it to work.

    “I’ve had 55 people call in today,” Walmart manager Mark Willard late Monday afternoon. “There are only 10 of us here right now.”