Today's News

  • Way We Were: WHERE IN ANDERSON COUNTY IS ________?

    Wyatt Shely, who wrote a weekly column called “Our Heritage” in the 1960s and 1970s was asked by some men making a survey of Kentucky place names in 1971  to help compile some information about some of Anderson County’s place names.
    Mr. Shely was the resident historian at that time and wrote many columns about the family names found in Anderson County and how they came to be here.
    There are about 65 places that he came up with, some you may have heard and others you may not.

  • Saffell Street Elementary names students to honor roll

    Saffell Street Elementary released its honor roll list for the second nine weeks:

    Fourth grade


    A/B Honor Roll
    Kamryn Carmickle
    Carver Chapman
    Gabe Clark
    Bia Kinney
    Molly Mullins
    Kalista Newton
    Tyler Rice
    Jaelyn Thompson
    Emma Van Hook


    All A
    Jacob Eads
    Anna Foley
    Fiona Gabhart
    Linda McNulty
    Kaylee Scales-Conklin
    Brody Wells

    A/B Honor Roll

  • Meet the middle school Better World Club
  • Meet the high school CPS club
  • Lego Legends take second, qualify for national competition

    The Lego Legends, a 4-H Lego robotics team comprised of 10 students ages 9-14 from Franklin, Anderson and Mercer counties, recently returned home with second highest honors from the Kentucky state First Lego League tournament. The tournament was held on the campus of Western Kentucky University on Jan. 14 and included 44 other qualifying teams.

  • District court docket: 1-30-12

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on DeC. 22, 2011.
    Timothy Chamberlin, disposition, second-degree disorderly conduct – deferred six months, review Aug. 2.
    Jesse Curran, arraignment, two counts of theft by deception (less than $500) – show cause Jan. 5.

  • Glensboro Road woman, 64, indicted for cocaine, assault

    A Lawrenceburg woman was indicted Jan. 10 on a felony charge for cocaine possession, drug-related misdemeanor charges and a misdemeanor assault charge.
    Sharon Burdick, 64, of 1663 Glensboro Road was indicted by the Anderson County Grand Jury for first-degree cocaine possession, a Class D felony.
    She was also indicted for illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia; illegal possession of marijuana; second-degree possession of hydrocodone; and possession of controlled substances not in original container.

  • Prescription drug abuse was far from over

    We know bath salts and synthetic marijuana are quickly becoming a problem in Anderson County.
    But what about prescription pills?
    We’ve heard about the “pill mills” in Florida and Georgia, and the unflattering “pillbillies” nickname given to Kentuckians who travel across state lines as pain clinic customers.
    It’s not a new topic, not in the slightest.
    That’s the problem.
    Prescription drugs involve a danger unlike bath salts and synthetic marijuana: recommended human consumption.

  • Lawsuit spells trouble for Anderson library

    It appears the Anderson Public Library has for decades been taxing the public in violation of state law, and the ramifications for doing so could be tremendous.
    A mighty bold statement? You bet, but the facts don’t lie.
    We’ll explain why, but first a little background. The library is funded through what’s called a special taxing district, meaning it appears on your county property tax bill as a separate line item.
    Each year, the boards that oversee the health department and library create budgets and set a tax rate on your property.

  • BYOT: Bring your own technology

    Students in Anderson County Schools are trading their No. 2 pencils for personal iPads and e-readers in an effort to further integrate technology into district curriculum and classrooms.
    Bret Foster, chief information officer, said about 59 percent of Kentucky school districts offer a “bring your own device” policy, but few have implemented it on Anderson County’s scale.  
    As frontrunners in this endeavor, Foster said, the district starting providing a proxy online network in September 2011 for all grades kindergarten through 12th.