Today's News

  • STAR Patrol team keeping Saffell Street students safe

    Kid-size superheroes do exist — they are the students clad in bright orange and yellow vests monitoring the halls of Saffell Street Elementary School.

    They are the STAR Patrol.

  • education briefs

    ACHS Class of 2006

    Reunion set Sept. 24

    The Anderson County High School Class of 2006 will be having its 10-year class reunion at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at The Ballroom at The Eagle Lake Expo Center.

    The event includes dinner, dancing and more.

    The cost is $30 per person.

    Please email questions to achs2006reunion@gmail.com or check out the Class of 2006 Reunion group page on Facebook.

    Anderson County Retired Teachers to meet Sept. 20

  • Adult Learning Center announces fall schedule

    From staff reports

    Anderson Community Education has announced is slate of fall classes.

    Register at the Adult Learning Center, located at 219 East Woodford St.; by calling 839-3754; or by email at jacque.zeller@anderson.kyschools.us.

    Other services offered include a youth services program titled Students with a Goal that offers assistance in continuing education for those ages 17-24; jobs academy and workplace assessment; computer literacy; college preparation; and volunteer opportunities through Apple Corps and Trailblazers.

  • Paid firefighters likely won’t happen

    Column as I see ’em …

    It was the nightmare everyone talks about that finally came true.

    A man is trapped inside his burning vehicle Friday on Versailles Road and, of course, a train blocks the crossing, delaying a full-throated response from first responders desperate to come to his rescue.

    As we reported the tragedy on our website and social media platforms, outrage grew as people took to their Facebook pages to complain about the trains and demand that something be done.

    But what?

  • Don’t forget the sacrifices of 9/11

    I don’t normally offer things to the news, but with this being the 15th anniversary of the attack I felt that there needs to be something in the paper to help our citizens remember this horrendous attack against America on our homeland.

  • I’m officially ‘that mom’

    Before having children, I vowed never to become “that mom,” but sometime in the past 13 years I have molded into her.

    I realized that I had become “that mom” Thursday afternoon, when I opted to buy my son boxer shorts rather than tackle the seemingly endless pile of laundry that a family of five acquires during the week.

    After a brief (pun intended) stop at Walmart, I decided the best course of action regarding dinner was the good ole standby — Mickey D’s.

  • File FAFSA early to get state aid for college

    The federal government has made it easier to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

    If you have gone to college or have had a child go, chances are you’ve filled out the FAFSA.

    Changes to this form announced by the Obama administration in 2015 are about to go into effect for the 2017-2018 school year.

  • Take advantage of great deals this fall

    What a beautiful weekend.

    After two months of basically no weekend, I took total advantage of this last one. I went to yard sales and found a lawn tractor that is practically brand new.

    The storm that blew through was fast and furious and I was already done with outside chores, because I’m a weather addict. Sunday was even better.

  • Learn to recycle pesticide containers Sept. 19

    The Anderson County Extension Office in conjunction with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture will hold a pesticide rinse and return program at the Anderson County Extension office on Sept 19 from 9 a.m. to noon.

    All farmers are encouraged to bring in empty pesticide containers for recycling.

    Due to the materials previously held by these pesticide containers they cannot be recycled with your ordinary household plastics. This program allows for the proper recycling of these pesticide containers.

  • Train delays fire, EMS response as trapped man’s vehicle burns

    Firefighters and deputies were forced to use fire extinguishers and a garden hose to keep a man trapped in his overturned vehicle from burning to death Friday morning when a train temporarily blocked ambulances and other firefighters from responding.

    Aaron Caudill, 24, of 1350 Caldwell Road, Lawrenceburg, who sources say received no serious burns, died shortly after he was pulled from his burned-out vehicle from injuries he sustained in the wreck on Versailles Road.