Today's News

  • Education briefs: 11-23-11

    Saffell Street collects gifts
    Saffell Street Elementary students and staff will be collecting new, unwrapped Christmas gifts through Dec. 13 for children in Anderson County.    
    To monitor progress, a tree will be placed in the school lobby and each child that donates an item will get to add his or her name to the school’s giving tree. Drop donations off in either the Family Resource Room or in Mrs. Sawyer’s office or in the box in the front lobby.

  • Turner names students to Honor Roll

    The following students were named to the Robert B. Turner Elementary honor roll for the first grading period.
    Mrs. Hutton’s Homeroom
    All A’s
    Alex Agostinelli
    Brady Driskell
    Zachary Edwards
    Shelby Ford
    Knox Garland
    Tristan Gee
    Hannah Hardin
    David Jennings
    Jonathan Olmstead
    Danae Reed
    Logan Ritchie
    Porscha Russell
    Abbigail Slone

    All A’s and B’s
    McKenlee Corbin
    Tucker Chambers
    Maddi Darnell

  • CAL goes pumpking picking
  • We all scream for ice cream
  • Lay wins coloring contest
  • American Legion hosts lunch with Santa

    The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 is sponsoring lunch with Santa at the American Legion Clubhouse on Dec. 4 from 1-3 p.m.
    This event is free, including a meal of sandwiches, hot dogs, chips, cookies, drinks and a photo with Santa.
    For more information, call 502-600-1480 or 502-680-1268.


  • Robinson completes basic training

    James Dylan Robinson, son of Jeff and Kim Robinson of Lawrenceburg, graduated from basic training and AIT or advanced individual training, on Oct. 14 in Ft. Benning, Ga.
    Robinson is a 2011 Anderson County graduate, and is currently stationed in Texas.

  • Anderson County school district shows improvement in audit

    If Anderson County Schools spent like they did last year, Auditor Denise Keen said, the district would have been broke.
    But according to the 2010-2011 audit report presented at Monday’s board meeting, the district increased its general fund revenue by $253,401, a definite improvement from last year’s deficit of $1.1 million.
    The school’s contingency fund, $1.5 million, showed positive growth at 4.2 percent , as opposed to last year’s 2.3 percent.

  • Vegetables, like families, share certain traits

    Here it is, the end of November already. I can’t believe it has flown by so fast.
    We’re about to sit down to a big meal and a day of rubbing elbows with kin. It doesn’t matter if you like them or not, you’re family, you’re going to spend the day with them, so don’t stress. One day does not a lifetime make.
    Thanksgiving is all about family and believe it or not, yours is not the only one there. Vegetables have families, too, and they didn’t get to the table by hanging out together. They have their own likes and dislikes.

  • Spotting the Wienermobile on the Bourbon Trail

    This isn’t bat country.
    It’s Wienermobile country.
    Much like native son Hunter S. Thompson, I thought some sort of hallucination had started to take hold when I saw a 27-foot hot dog car from my driver’s seat.
    Thanks to a tip from a reader who first spotted the vehicle, I learned about life on the road from behind the wheel of a hot dog.
    For “hotdoggers” and Wisconsinites Kylie Hodges and Dylan Hackbarth, Oscar Mayer hot dogs paved the way for their year-long road trip with the Wienermobile.