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  • Christian Academy teacher ‘raising bar’ in math curriculum

    Christian Academy teacher ‘raising bar’ in math curriculumIf you step into J.B. Barnett’s classroom, you’re likely to hear a sound you don’t normally hear in a math class, laughter.

    Laughter is Barnett’s specialty. In addition to teaching, he tours across the nation imitating Red Skeleton comedy skits.

    “He’s funny,” said Heather Ward, an eighth grader at the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg. “Math isn’t my favorite subject but his class is fun.”

  • Literary pumpkins display Ward students’ creativity

    Students from Lisa Hudson’s fifth grade reading class at Emma B. Ward Elementary unleashed their creativity this week to create pumpkins resembling their favorite literary characters.

    Twenty students participated.

    The pumpkins were judged by a panel and awarded first, second and third prize for best of show.

    For Brax Briscoe, the pumpkin was a personal statement about his faith. He depicted Jesus Christ from his favorite book “The Action Bible,” which depicts the Bible with comic book like art.

  • Nothing miserable about this year’s Misery Manor

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Misery Manor was not only bigger and badder than last year, it also raised more money for its intended purpose: Shop With a Cop.

    Sheriff Troy Young on Monday announced the results of his office’s second year of operating Lawrenceburg’s only haunted house, saying it outraised and outdrew last year’s results.

    “It was tremendous,” said Young, who was busy with about a dozen volunteers disassembling the massive indoors haunted house at Eagle Lake Convention Center.

  • Convicted drug dealer calls 911, asks for ride to jail

    From staff reports

    A man granted a diverted sentence on charges of distributing methamphetamine and endangering the welfare of a child turned himself into police Friday by calling 911 and asking to be picked up.

    Justin Ransdell, 22, whose address on court records is listed as 645 Stratton Road, Salvisa, apparently called 911 Friday afternoon and asked for a ride to jail. He was picked up at a residence on Nevins Station Road by Anderson County Sheriff’s deputy Brian Boggs and later transported to the Shelby County Detention Center.

  • New health clinic opens to rave review

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Seeing Ebony Whiteside flash her brilliant smile wasn’t unusual.

    That she flashed it during a medical appointment that included an injection and a battery of medical tests can be chalked up to the fact that she enjoyed every minute of her visit to the newly opened Anderson County Health Department Family Clinic.

    The clinic opened to at least one rave revue Monday morning, that coming from Whiteside, who just missed being the clinic’s inaugural patient but was its second.

  • Tears flow as Marching Bearcats fall just short of state title dream

    I’ve see the tears flow before.

    I saw them that night when Scott County hit some ridiculous 3-pointers and rallied from nine points down to beat Anderson County in the Eighth Region basketball final.

    I was there that night when the Anderson County softball team, ranked in the state’s top 10, threw up a clunker in the regional softball tournament and went home early.

  • Historic night for Republicans

    By Ben Carlson

    New staff

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court will have a Republican majority for the first time in the county’s history come January despite Democrats holding nearly a 2-to-1 margin in voter registration.

    In what will go down in history as the greatest Republican wave to ever hit the county, the GOP also held onto the county clerk’s seat and apparently elected a Republican to represent it in the state House of Representatives.

  • Let the voting begin

    Anderson Countians will join the nation today in heading to the poll to decide races with national and local ramifications.

    Voters here will select Lawrenceburg’s next mayor, along with deciding who will be Anderson County’s next judge-executive, county clerk, state representative, Family Court and District Court judges.

    Other races include seats on the city council and fiscal court.

    Voters will also settle the hotly contested race for a US Senate seat between incumbent Mitch McConnell and challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes.

  • One last chance to be scared

    Tonight (Friday) is the final night of the year for Misery Manor, the haunted house that has produced plenty of screams and bad dreams at Eagle Lake Convention Center.

    Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and are expected to remain open well into the early morning hours. Admission is $5, with all net proceeds benefitting Sheriff Troy Young’s Shop With a Cop program.

    The haunted house features all of your favorite monsters and ghouls, from Jason to Freddie and beyond.

  • Annual Art Trail event to showcase local talent

    By Shelley Spillman

    News Editor

    Growing up, Marianne Brown was constantly getting in trouble for playing with mud in a nearby creek. At 9 years old, her mother enrolled her in an adult clay class to channel her creative outlet.