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Today's News

  • Frankfort Regional wins workplace award

    For the third consecutive year, Frankfort Regional Medical Center has been selected as a recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility, the hospital announced.
    The award recognizes employers’ use of flexibility as an effective workplace strategy to increase business and employee success.
     “We’re honored to receive this recognition for our workplace practices,” said Chip Peal, chief executive officer.

  • Can’t save them all, but walking dogs is a start

    If the idea of walking dogs appeals to you, but you are not interested in dealing with hassles such as obtaining licenses or procuring clients, volunteering to walk dogs for your local Humane Society can be a perfect opportunity to express your love and compassion for animals.
    Offering your services makes a positive impact on your community and a huge difference in the lives of many homeless dogs.

  • Fat bunnies, foggy August mean rough winter

    Happy December, everyone.
    Let the race begin. You now have 18 days before Christmas. Winter will officially arrive on the 22nd of this month and before you get too concerned, we normally only have a little snow by then.
    Sinc, we’re nearing the end of the year, I thought we should take a short stroll down memory lane.
    Last December, we had had only 1.6 inches of snow by Christmas, but it made for a white one. By the end of January we had another 1.26 inches fall. It was the month of February that got us.

  • Students ignite journalism fire

    To be a journalist is like being on fire.  
    Extinguish one flame — deadlines, disgruntled readers or writer’s block — and more start to smolder in its place.
    I’ve toured a prison and endured its pat-down policy, been essentially banned from a senior center, and had my student newspaper pulled from the racks for publishing a story about an Ecstasy drug bust on campus.
    So it’s nice to remind myself sometimes why I voluntarily chose this profession.
    All it took was another newspaper.

  • Time for Gov. Beshear to reign in health cabal

    Column as I see ’em …
    Now that he has been comfortably re-elected, perhaps Gov. Beshear will take a moment and throw a rope around those in his health cabinet who can’t seem to keep their meddling noses out of Anderson County’s business.
    Our 12-person health board, which consists of the county’s CEO and members with more degrees than a thermometer is perfectly capable (these days, at least) of making decisions without interference from state health officials.

  • District court docket: 12-7-11

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on Nov. 3, 2011.
    Elizabeth Dennis, arraignment, flagrant non support – pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing Nov. 10.
    Elizabeth Dennis, arraignment, unauthorized use of motor vehicle, complicity unauthorized use of motor vehicle – pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference Nov. 10.
    Lori L. Baker, show cause, theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting) – pretrial conference Nov. 16, motion/disposition/trial date Dec. 1.

  • News briefs: 12-7-11

    Annual Toy Run set for Dec. 11
    Wash’s Cycle will host its 12th annual Toy Run on Sunday, Dec. 11, owner Gary Wash announced.
    The run will begin at noon at Walmart in Lawrenceburg and end at 2 p.m.
    Participants are encouraged to donate a new toy for an underprivileged child.
    For more information, call 839-3142.

    Donate blood, receive gift card
    A blood drive is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 13 from 12:30 to 7 p.m. in the Fireside Room at First Baptist Church, the Kentucky Blood Center announced in a news release.

  • Up and over
  • Extra, Extra! Read all about it!

    Print journalism is alive and hot off the presses at Robert B. Turner Elementary.
    The staff of the Turner Times, composed of fourth and fifth grade students from teacher Lauren Cooper’s Gifted and Talented class, churns out their new school newspaper every month.
    Cooper, in her second year as adviser for the class, said creating a newspaper was a tangible means of getting students excited about writing.

  • News to hold $500 ticket stub drawing

    One stub from last Saturday’s championship football game could be the golden ticket for $500.
    David and Lisa Ruggles, parents of Anderson County Bearcat football player Spencer Ruggles, are sponsoring the Walt and Spencer Ruggles Bearcat Fan Giveaway to be held on Friday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. at the Anderson News.
    To enter, ticket stub holders need to write their names and phone number on the stub and bring it to the newspaper office by Dec. 9.