Today's News

  • Educators warn tougher state tests may result in lower scores

    Change is here when it comes to state testing in Kentucky.
    Educators across the commonwealth, including Anderson County Superintendent Sheila Mitchell and Instructional Supervisor Sharon Jackman, are preparing for the results of the new state assessment model designed to emphasize academic rigor and college and career readiness.
    Preparations include sending home letters to students’ families and showing instructional videos to staff in anticipation of the new test data Anderson County educators have never seen before.

  • From underdogs to superheroes

    The Marching Bearcats want their competitors to think they’re still underdogs.
    In reality, band director Patrick Brady said, the 83-member band has adopted the same message as its superhero-themed “My Secret Identity” program:
    They will rise to the occasion. And Anderson County will beat you.

  • Training center stays put, will pay rent to Academy

    By Meaghan Downs
    News staff
    Thanks to a unanimous vote of school board, the Regional Training Center will remain at its current location on Main Street and pay a $12,000 annual rental contract to the building’s new owner, the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg, which earlier this year bought it for $75,100. That means in six years and four months, RTC will have paid as much in rent as the Academy spent to purchase the building, if it rents for that length of time.

  • BOYS' SOCCER: Bearcats fall in regional tourney


    The Anderson County boys' soccer team advanced to the Eighth Region tournament last week but had to travel to Simon Kenton for a first-round match. Simon Kenton, the 32nd District champion, prevailed, 5-2. No other details were available to The Anderson News at press time.

  • Extension Homemakers celebrate rich Anderson County history

    The 75th Anniversary of the Anderson County Extension Homemakers was celebrated this week.  Usually this column is focused on research based education.  I’m not sure there can be any more evidence that community education is successful than looking at the accomplishments of the Extension Homemakers.  I’m very proud of their ability to sustain their intellectual interest and the practical application of so many lessons which they have had over the last 75 years.  

  • Think about garden wish list this winter

    I just love to learn things, and I learn a lot from listening to radio programs.  I just finished listening to a program called Fresh Air on NPR (on 10-18-12) on the road home tonight and I have to share!. It featured an author who’s book is titled Alone Together and it really made me think!   

  • Property tax facts for homeowners

    It is property tax time once again and I would like to take this opportunity to help the taxpayers better understand how the property tax system works.
    Property taxes follow a set calendar and procedures which we all, as taxpayers, should be aware.

  • Why this city girl cares about the Farm Bill

    In a few short months, it’ll be 1949.
    And it’s up to the House to keep us from time traveling.
    The 2008 Farm Bill — composed of a multitude of programs, assistance and funding for U.S. producers — needs to be extended in the short-term by the first of 2013, or the legislation on the books will be one that hasn’t been in place for 60 years.
    This poses several problems for Anderson County producers and even Anderson County consumers like myself.

  • Recyling building a waste of money

    The fiscal court approved wasting hundreds of thousands of dollars Monday morning to build a recycling building that it doesn’t need.
    No, the magistrates aren’t bent on wasting your tax dollars, but Monday’s vote to spend nearly $320,000 on a building and perhaps thousands more to purchase a 15-year-old trash truck from a community bright enough to get out of the recycling business reeks of two things:
    1) Fear
    2) The desire to stay in elected office, even if it means not doing the right thing.

  • Century Bank president accepts check from Cal