Today's News

  • Emma B. Ward Elementary names students for honor roll, attendance

    Emma B. Ward Elementary recently released its honor roll list and perfect attendance for the second nine weeks.

    Mrs. Hudson’s Homeroom
    All A’s
    Hadley Bunton
    Ta’vion Crayon
    Colton Frasier
    Kaylee Hawkins
    Brody Hopper
    Makayela Lewis
    Tyler Miller
    Kayla West

    All A’s and B’s
    Shelby Cobb
    Angela Fain
    Logan Haney
    Taylor Huff
    Logan Marple
    Nicole Rice
    Michael Robinson
    Caleb Shelton

  • District court docket: 1-25-12

    Judge Matthew K. Eckert heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on Dec. 15, 2011.
    Corey L. Peters, arraignment, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence, no visible injury), third-degree criminal mischief – pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference Jan. 11, disposition Jan. 12.
    Devon F. Purvis, arraignment, theft by unlawful taking – pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference Jan. 11, disposition Jan. 12.

  • New Wheels
  • Ingram graduates as airman first class

    Christopher D. Ingram graduated as Airman First Class on Dec. 30 from Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.
    He will attend technical training for seven months in a specialized field.
    Ingram is a 2006 Anderson County High School graduate. He is married to the former Hannah Renee Allen and is a son of Douglas and Diana Ingram, all of Lawrenceburg.

  • Slashed payroll proposed to balance health department budget

    The Anderson County Health Department’s financial woes will be solved largely on the backs of its employees if proposed spending cuts are approved.
    The health board’s finance committee has approved slashing an estimated $163,000 in payroll and an additional $30,000 in other spending in an effort to rectify an estimated $185,000 budget deficit.
    The proposal will be presented to the full health board when it meets Feb. 15. It must first be approved by the state’s acting commissioner of public health.

  • Carroll on the stump
  • King supports cancer research
  • Winter a good time to stay indoors with plants

    Can you believe it’s almost the end of January?
     We’ve had more fall weather than winter weather, and I have never been so happy for being so wrong. Obviously, we still have our most wintry month left to go, but I think we’ve had enough cold to kill the bad stuff outside, so I’m happy.

  • HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Spencer defeats Bearcats, muddles district seeding race

    Spencer County rallied from an eight-point second quarter deficit, then held off Anderson County to post a 51-50 win Tuesday night in Taylorsville.

    Anderson led 22-14 four minutes before halftime, but Spencer's Ross Goodwin buried a 3-pointer that seemed to jumpstart the Bears. By halftime, the hosts had taken a 26-24 lead.

    Spencer expanded its lead to 35-28 heading into the final quarter, but Anderson recovered to tie it at 42 behind the 3-point shooting of Darrin Laswell.

  • Diabetes increases risk from flu

    Why does having diabetes put me at higher risk for getting the flu?
    People with diabetes (type 1 and 2), even when well-managed, are at increased risk of severe disease and complications, like hospitalization and even death, as a result of getting the flu. This is because diabetes can make the immune system less able to fight severe influenza disease.
    In addition, illness can raise your blood sugar level. Also, sometimes people don’t feel like eating when they are sick, and this can cause blood sugar levels to rise and fall.