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Today's News

  • Ward honor students named

    Emma B. Ward Elementary School has announced its honor roll for the second nine weeks.
    In Mr. Spivey’s homeroom, those earning all A’s were: Dylan Azzinaro, Claire Cooper, Courtnee Creech, Cash Crouch, Logan Grubb, Elijah Whitaker, Faith Hyatt, Tori Whiteker, Chase Kiser, Leslieann Mahl, Landon Pritchett, Lindsey Siria, Madison Snodgrass, Briana Talady, Mikey Wallin and Brady White.
    Those on the A/B honor roll were: Faithe Booth, Genia Curtsinger, Shaylyn Harris, Trinity Harris and Jamie Sierra.

  • Community ed schedules classes

    Anderson Community Education will offer the following classes in the coming weeks.
    For more information, call Jacque Zeller at 839-3754 or email jacque.zeller@anderson.kyschools.us to register for classes.
    The agency, located at 219 East Woodford St., Lawrenceburg also offers adult education programs with instruction to earn a GED diploma, prepare to attend college, or volunteer in the community.

    American Sign Language
     I and II for adults

  • Pennies for Patients
  • Teacher picked to share math expertise

    Shannon Wells is number one when it comes to educating her fifth-grade math students at Robert B. Turner Elementary School.
    More than 80 percent of Wells’ students have earned either Proficient on Distinguished on the KPREP math tests in the last two years.
    “For a student to be successful in math they have to understand the hows and whys. Why am I learning this? Why is this important? How can I apply this to my life?” she said.

  • These are not your daddy’s lima beans

    How are your taste buds? Did you know that we lose taste buds over the years?
    That’s exactly why we like certain foods now that we never liked when we were younger. Well, that and the quality of the cook. The quality of the cook, and the recipe used, makes a world of difference in taste.
    Foods that you may turn your nose up at now may be something you actually like someday. Crank up your food bravery this year and try growing some new things. My father hated pizza, until he tried it in his 40s. We had pizza every weekend after.

  • Panthers not only losers during Super Bowl 50

    Super Bowl 50 went exactly as scripted. Peyton Manning went out with a championship and the rest of the game was pretty much underwhelming.
    The game got off with on a positive note. Lady Gaga — doing her best Effie Trinket from “The Hunger Games” impression — nailed the national anthem. I think it is fair to say the country was holding it’s collective breath to see what she would wear and how she would sound. But, she surely didn’t disappoint. No complaints here.

  • Declining enrollment culprit behind budget

    Column as I see ’em …
    Those who work and pay taxes (which is the new definition of blue collar) aren’t going to like this very much.
    Based on its draft budget, the school district could raise property tax rates a full 4 percent this year and still bring in less total dollars than it did the year before.
    A lot less.

  • ‘Get the trucks outta here’

    Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton’s message for Gov. Matt Bevin will be a simple one when he meets with him Feb. 16: temporarily ban heavy truck traffic on Alton Road (Highway 151).
    “All it would take is the stroke of a pen,” Gritton said as he prepares for the meeting that will include state Rep. James Tipton and Alton Road residents Tom Isaac and Don McCormick.

  • Lady Bearcats overcome Boyle

    Anderson County overcame a nine-point deficit to defeat host Boyle County last Monday night.

    Trailing 36-27 early in the third quarter, Anderson went on a 20-3 run, which included a spree of 11 straight points, to take control.

    According to the Danville Advocate-Messenger, Boyle had more turnovers (16) than points (15) in the second half.

  • Countdown to 500: 497 wins for Glen Drury

    The countdown to Anderson County High School boys' basketball coach Glen Drury's 500th career win stands at 497.

    Clark County made sure it was put on hold with a 92-74 win over the Bearcats Tuesday night in Winchester. A complete story on that game will appear in the Feb. 10 edition of The Anderson News.

    The Bearcats return home Friday, Feb. 5, to host Frankfort, then entertain Lincoln County the following night. Tuesday, Feb. 9, the Bearcats are scheduled to travel to Carroll County.