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  • School board OKs student fees, higher lunch prices

    The Anderson County School Board voted 3-1 Monday night to keep most instructional fees at Anderson County High School the same for the 2016-17 school year.

    “The one big change is Culinary I and II,” high school principal Chris Glass explained. “They cook a lot and buy a lot of groceries.”

    School board chairman Lee Hahn questioned Glass as to whether the ACHS fees were in-line with what other districts charge.

    “Usually, if they sign up for the courses, they know ahead of time,” Glass said.

  • Kudos for a national champion
  • Health board slashes spending, will not need tax increase

    A budget that will keep its tax rate flat, trim losses in several categories and add to its cash reserves was unanimously approved last Thursday night by the Anderson County Board of Health.

    The $1.3 million spending plan calls for a $254,000 cut in overall spending, the bulk of which comes from leasing out its walk-in clinic to a private health care provider.

    It also calls for a $217,000 cut in revenue, also a byproduct of leasing out its walk-in clinic.

  • District honors a dozen retirees

    Twelve Anderson County Schools’ retirees were honored at a retirement dinner Monday night.

    Sandy Hendry put in 32 years in Anderson County. She retired as instructional coach at Anderson County Middle School.

    Diane Lutz worked in education for 30 years, 15 ½ of which were in Anderson County. She retired as a special education teacher at Saffell Street Elementary School.

    Julie Milburn spent 29 years in education in Anderson County, retiring as a social studies teacher at Anderson County Middle School.

  • Lawrenceburg Fair, Horse Show kicks off Saturday

    A week of fun is planned at the 2016 Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show which runs Saturday, June 18 through June 25 at the American Legion Fairgrounds.

    While the carnival, with rides provided by Casey’s Rides, doesn’t open until Monday (June 20), pageants and the ATV Drag Race are planned for most of Saturday afternoon.

  • City OKs budget, congratulates champion golfer

    The Lawrenceburg City Council gave final approval to several resolutions, received an update on its fire hydrants and congratulated a champion collegiate golfer during its meeting Monday night at city hall.

    Mayor Sandy Goodlett started the meeting by reading a proclamation for Kaitlyn Riley, who captured the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) national women’s golf title recently while playing for the University of the Cumberlands.

  • EDA approves budget, renews contract with Bluegrass ADD

    The Lawrenceburg-Anderson County Economic Development Authority elected officers, passed its annual budget and renewed its affiliation with the Bluegrass Area Development District (BGADD) during its meeting last Wednesday at Lawrenceburg City Hall.

    Re-elected to their current positions were Ricky Hawkins, chairman; Tom Smith, secretary-treasurer; and Charlie Cammack, vice chairman.

    All three previously held those positions, and no other authority members were nominated.

  • Study: Overdose deaths here higher than neighboring counties

    The number of drug-overdose fatalities in Kentucky rose almost 15 percent in 2015, driven by a 247 percent jump in deaths involving fentanyl, a highly potent opioid that some traffickers are mixing with heroin, the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy said Tuesday.

    Anderson County, according to the agency’s research, measured 20.63 deaths per 100,000 residents, the measure by which the study was conducted. Anderson came in slightly higher than surrounding counties, with the exception of Woodford, wich was measured at 21.64 deaths per 100,000. (See related chart).

  • EDA approves budget, names officers

    The Lawrenceburg-Anderson County Economic Development Authority elected officers, passed its annual budget and renewed its affiliation with the Bluegrass Area Development District (BGADD) during its meeting this morning (Wednesday) at Lawrenceburg City Hall.

    Re-elected to their current positions were Ricky Hawkins, chairman; Tom Smith, secretary-treasurer; and Charlie Cammack, vice chairman.

    All three previously held those positions, and no other authority members were nominated.

  • Goodies for a good cause

    Members of Ninevah Christian Church pose for a photo last Saturday while raising money to send a local person on a mission trip to Eastern Kentucky as part of the Christian Appalachian Project. Set up at the entrance to Walmart, the group offered homemade baked goods for donations to help raise money for the effort.