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Today's News

  • Anderson hosts regional school board meeting

    By Shelley Spillman

    News Staff

    A new system to evaluate school superintendents

    was the primary topic at the Regional Kentucky School Boards Association Meeting, held last Thursday at Emma B. Ward Elementary School.

    James Sargent, Anderson County Board of Education member and KSBA regional chair, led the meeting.

    “The system in place needed improvement. It’s a new system of evaluation for everyone from the classroom to the boardroom,” said David Baird, associate executive director for KSBA.

  • High school principal takes Ice Bucket Challenge

    Anderson County High School Chris Glass was nominated by McKenna Lewis, a senior at the high school, to participate in the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Ice Bucket Challenge. Glass agreed but his only caveat was the students had to raise money for ALS research.

    Lewis organized the students and encouraged them to bring in spare change for a week in September. The students and staff contributed to raise $200.

  • Four Roses Distillery celebrates visitor center grand opening

    From staff reports

    Four Roses Bourbon was joined by Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and local leaders to celebrate the grand opening of its new visitor center at the Cox’s Creek Warehouse and Bottling Facility in Bullitt County, according to a news release.

    It is Four Roses’ second destination on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

    The newly constructed 2,500-square-foot visitor center, located off of KY 245 in Cox’s Creek, expects to attract more than 20,000 guests annually, and will create a dozen new local jobs.

  • Proud of my wife and teachers just like her

    I probably don’t tell her enough, but I am beyond-words proud of the lady that looked me in the eye on that July afternoon and said, “I do.”

    She’s a teacher.

    She’s a public school teacher at that. And she is part of the most under-appreciated, misunderstood and wrongly maligned profession in the world today.

    Obviously, there are some people working in classrooms who probably should be doing something else. That’s true with any profession. But don’t lump the vast majority in the basket with the bad apples.

  • Beware prussic acid poisoning as frost nears

    Although prussic acid poisoning can occur anytime during the growing season, the greatest risk is usually associated with the first frost in Kentucky.

    The primary cause of hydrocyanic (prussic) acid poisoning in domestic animals is the ingestion of plants containing this potent toxin. Cyanide-producing compounds (cyanogenic glucosides) occurring in living plant cells are converted to prussic acid when cells are crushed or otherwise ruptured.

  • Don’t dismiss potatoes as a healthy meal choice

    Potatoes are not fattening. They are an inexpensive source of carbohydrates and fiber plus they are fat free. Potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C, potassium and vitamin B6.

    Potatoes have gotten a bad name from the company they keep. If you fry potatoes and add lots of butter and sour cream, then they aren’t a healthy choice. There are many healthy ways to prepare the ordinary potato.

  • Better mousetrap? Try duct tape, steel wool

    I love the way Mother Nature adapts us to her weather with a cold one day and hot the next.

    We’ve entered the all-season month. October gives us time to adjust to the coming cold and get all those outside chores done, before we start to hibernate, and we’re not alone. Lots of four legged critters are looking for their warm winter home.

  • Sign law useless unless it’s enforced

    By Ben Carlson

    Publisher

    Column as I see ’em …

    I know I was gone for a while, but I’m sure I read somewhere (here) that the city council and fiscal court passed a new sign ordinance not long ago.

    This ordinance was supposed to be a masterpiece compared to the one it replaced, with clear language to make enforcement – and favoritism for those who know how to return favors – things of the past.

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  • Elementary schools score well; high, middle need improvement

    While all three of the elementary school earned a proficient or higher rating the Kentucky School Report Card released Friday, the middle school and high school were labeled as “needs improvement.” The Anderson County School district was given the classification as an overall proficient school system.