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  • Scores move district into top 25 in state

    Newly released state test results reported significant improvements for the district — moving Anderson County into the top 25 percent of districts across the state for its overall score — while highlighting work that still needs to be done on science, social studies and the ACT.
    Although the goal this year was to make the top 20 percent, administrators say they’re pleased with the 2012 test score results released by the Kentucky Department of Education last Friday.

  • Be afraid. Be very, very afraid

    Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Leatherface, Michael Myers and a incredibly scary looking clown named Captain Spaulding are spending October in Lawrenceburg and are bent on scaring the be-jeepers out of as many people as possible.
    Jason and his other ghoulish Hollywood pals won’t be wandering the streets of Lawrenceburg killing teenagers who wander off the beaten path, or in Freddy’s case fall asleep, but they will be hanging out at Eagle Lake throughout October to help raise money for Shop With a Cop.

  • Thousands here must sign up for Obamacare

    Obamacare, the federal law that forces individuals purchase health insurance, went into effect Tuesday when the state’s insurance exchanges opened for business.
    Officially called President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, the law was passed in 2009 and requires individuals who have no health insurance or whose health insurance does not comply to purchase it or face financial penalties from the Internal Revenue Service.

  • Two living in tent indicted on burglary, trespassing charges

    Curtis Coleman, 37, and Shannon Coleman, 38, of 113 Ballard St., Lawrenceburg were indicted Sept. 10 by an Anderson County Grand Jury on charges that include second degree burglary, possession of burglary tools and third-degree criminal trespass.  Shannon Coleman was also indicted for alcohol intoxication in a public place.
    Their indictment stems from an incident July 31 when they allegedly entered “a dwelling located at 117 Ballard St. with intent to commit a crime,” according to court documents.

  • ‘Duck Dynasty’ stars to appear in Lexington

    For the Frankfort Christian Academy, it’s being called a “miracle.”
    For folks smitten with Uncle Si, Phil, Willie and the rest of the Robertson clan from the smash hit TV show “Duck Dynasty,” getting a chance to see several of the show’s stars Saturday in Lexington may not be a miracle, but it’s pretty darn close.

  • Public library takes next step in expansion process

    For library board trustees, planning for the future of the Anderson Public Library includes spending up to $15,000 to conduct a feasibility study.
    The library board voted unanimously to select Lexington architecture firm Brandstetter Carroll Inc. to start work on a feasibility study, with trustees signing off on spending up to $15,000 on the study.

  • Poker run raises $5,000 for Bobby Best

    Bobby Best is one of those people you can’t keep indoors, his son Robbie Best said Saturday.
    Robbie, waiting for kickstands to go up at Cummins Irish Pub during the Bobby Best Poker Run fundraiser last Saturday morning, said his dad had another surgery last Friday night, but was recovering well enough to be moved out of the ICU into a progressive care unit.
     “Like usual, kicking and fighting, trying to get out of there,” Robbie said.

  • Police: Truck driver charged with murder used pot hours before wreck

    The truck driver charged with murder in the vehicular death of Marie Garmon used marijuana in the hours leading up to the wreck last September, according to a report on file in Anderson Circuit Court.
    Eric Jenkins, 42, of 208 Country Dr., Hustonville, was indicted in July following the wreck that claimed Garmon’s life.
    Jenkins has pleaded not guilty and remains free on $50,000 cash bail.

  • Deputies seize, torch pot valued at $200,000

    The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office held its own version of High Mass on Sunday when the sheriff and his deputies torched an estimated $200,000 worth of marijuana plants they seized from the Ninevah area.
    No arrests had been made as of Tuesday morning, but Detective Bryan Taylor said an investigation into who grew the plants continues.
    Taylor said the confiscated marijuana was obviously grown by someone with experience.

  • Board bucks legal advice, prays anyway

    Not long after school board member Roger McDowell closed his prayer in an “Amen,” the crowd gathered at Monday night’s board meeting responded with a round of applause.
    “If this offends you, you’re welcome to leave,” McDowell said to the crowd a few minutes before school board president James Sargent officially opened the school board meeting at 7 p.m.