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  • Not happy? Here's how to request a different school

    Parents who are not satisfied with the elementary school to which their child has been assigned for the 2008-09 school year can submit a request for transfer.

    "They are requests," said Director of Student Services Margo Whisman, who facilitated the committee that created new attendance areas for the elementary schools. But all requests might not be granted, she said.

  • Judge, insurance agent trade barbs over county's dental policy

    Accusations have surfaced between the agent who provides health insurance for county employees and Judge-Executive Steve Cornish over the fiscal court's recent decision not to award the agent a dental coverage policy.

    Rodney Goodlett, who earlier this year successfully bid to receive the county's health insurance business, said Cornish's vote several weeks ago against him being named the agent of record on the dental policy was improper.

    Cornish flatly rejected the notion and accused Goodlett of trying to deceive him last year to secure the dental policy.

  • Board OKs elementary districts

    About 21 percent of Anderson County's elementary school students will change schools next year under new attendance areas approved Monday night by the Board of Education.

    Based on the county's enrollment numbers as of Monday, 291 of the 1,377 elementary students will move to a different school because of geographical districts being established, said Margo Whisman, director of student services and facilitator of the committee that developed the attendance area plan.

    The students will move from Saffell Street and Emma B. Ward elementary schools.

  • Like crime, this party didn't pay

    A man who left a party at Eagle Lake Convention Center without paying for more than $4,200 in services is now in custody at the Franklin County Regional Jail, according to Anderson County Sheriff's Department Det. Bryan Taylor.

    Charles Martin Scruggs, 25, owner of C. Hustle Entertainment, of Tennessee, rented the convention center Oct. 27-28 and obtained limousine, security, crowd control and entertainment services, which were to be paid that evening.

  • Board to vote tonight on redistricting elementary schools

    About 20 percent of elementary school students will change schools next year if a proposed plan is approved tonight by the Anderson County Board of Education.

    The meeting is at 7 at the board office at 1160 Bypass North.

    At a special called meeting Wednesday night, the board heard from a committee charged with the task of defining distinctive attendance areas for Robert B. Turner Elementary School, Saffell Street Elementary School and Emma B. Ward Elementary School.

  • Pot bust suspect remains in jail

    Randy Kendall, who was charged March 4 with trafficking over 1,200 pounds of marijuana, currently faces charges in Franklin County District Court, but that could change, said Franklin County Commonwealth Attorney Larry Cleveland.

    "The U.S. attorney might want to work it as a federal case," Cleveland said. "But right now, we've still got it."

    As the case currently stands, the prosecution will not present its case against Kendall for at least another week, Cleveland said.

  • 70 seconds short

    SHELBYVILLE - For 33 games, Anderson County girls' basketball coach Tony Kays used the same mantra as the formula for success: 32 minutes.

    Thirty-two minutes of basketball and the scoreboard would take care of itself.

    "Going into the fourth quarter, I told the girls it was an eight-minute season," a subdued Kays said Monday night. His team had just seen its season end as Simon Kenton outscored Anderson 7-2 in the final 1:10 to post a 48-44 win in the Girls' Eighth Region Tournament championship game.

    For Anderson, it was a season that was 70 seconds too long.

  • Two charged with taking $1,200 in copper

    The Anderson County Sheriff's Department seized about $800 worth of copper Thursday night and charged two men with stealing that copper and more from Parkway Marathon on U.S. 127 Bypass, said Detective Bryan Taylor.

    David Woodard, of Burgin, and Jeffrey Coslow, of Harrodsburg, were charged with two counts each of felony theft by unlawful taking and one count each of felony criminal mischief.

    Each of the Class D felonies could carry a penalty of one to five years, Taylor said.

  • Auxiliary, city to hold 10th annual egg hunt

    The 10th Annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary and the city of Lawrenceburg, will be Saturday at the American Legion Fairgrounds on Broadway.

    Gates will open at 12:30 p.m., and the hunt will begin promptly at 1, said Pam Rice, auxiliary president for the Department of Kentucky.

    "We'll have 6,000 eggs stuffed with candy," Rice said. "The children will be divided up into four age groups, and there will be four money eggs and three prize eggs in each group."

    The eggs will pretty much cover the fairgrounds, Rice said.

  • Anderson County schools to release at 10:30 a.m.

    Anderson County schools are releasing at 10:30 a.m. today to get students home before the heaviest part of a winter storm hits, said Larry Basham, assistant superintendent.

    "We've been up since 3:30 watching TV, and we've been out to the ambulance service to check the radar," Basham said. "And this morning, we made the decision to go (to school). But it started snowing and sleeting, so we've made the decision to go home at 10:30."

    Basham said forecasts had predicted the weather would be worse this afternoon.