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Today's News

  • Way We Were: Winners ate steak, losers ate beans

    50 YEARS AGO
    Feb. 21, 1963
    Jerry Gritton, Western High basketball player, suffered a fracture of his left arm in practice Wednesday afternoon.
    He was admitted to the Frankfort hospital.

    Darrell W. Sullivan, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse F. Sullivan underwent nine weeks of basic training at the Naval Training Center at Great Lakes, Ill.

    Feb. 28, 1963
    William Burton fell Sunday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bobby Clay, and suffered a severe cut of his mouth. Several stitches were required to close the wound.

  • Anderson grad in ‘Man of La Mancha’
  • Saffell Street March Students of the Month
  • Saffell Street Elementary releases honor roll

    The following students at Saffell Street Elementary were recently named to the third nine-weeks honor roll:

    Fourth grade

    All A’s
    Colin Kays
    Rachel Satterly
    Sophie Smith
    Ariel Woo

    A/B Honor Roll
    Maggie Abner
    Sarah Barger
    Aubree Bowman
    Madison Burgin
    Elisabeth Craft
    Taylor Dudley
    Alex Gehefer
    Matthew Grzynkowicz
    Lilly Hagan
    Elijah Johnson
    Caleb Kendrick
    Maddie Luttrell
    Amiah Mason

  • Nominations open for 2014 Teacher of the Year awards

    Nominations are now open for the 2014 Kentucky Teacher Awards, according to a press release from the Kentucky Department of Education.
    Any full-time public school teacher with at least three years of experience is eligible, the release said.
    “Students, parents, teaching peers, principals, superintendents or anyone from the community who has an interest in honoring an outstanding educator may nominate a teacher for this award,” according to KDE.

  • Anderson school district may raise high school dropout age

    When a high school senior drops out two or three months before graduation, it’s heartbreaking, according to Anderson County High School Principal Ronnie Fields.
    With new state legislation raising the dropout age from 16 to 18, that will change.
    For the better, according to Fields.

  • Callahan completes Marine Corps training

    PFC Robert Shawn Callahan graduated from Marine Corps boot camp at Parris Island, SC., on Dec. 7, and Marine Combat Training at Camp Gieger, NC, on Feb. 12, his family announced.
    Callahan is now stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., for additional training for approximately six weeks, and will then be sent to a duty station, his parents said.
    His parents, Bobby and Donna Callahan, said they “want to express how proud they are for his decision to serve our country.”

  • County clerk’s office to close for Good Friday

    The Anderson County Clerk’s office will be closed Friday, March 29 in recognition of Good Friday.
    Denny said the office will reopen April 1, and suggested those who need to pay vehicle taxes and renew registrations do so by March 28 to avoid having those items expire.
    The clerk’s office is normally open Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Tuesday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • How not to give constructive criticism

    Column as I see ’em …
    Remember the column I wrote a couple of weeks ago about my trip to the dentist? The one that began with my dentist jokingly calling the newspaper “goofy?”
    Well, a coward chastised me with an unsigned letter this week, claiming that my dentist was actually trying to tell me that I’m a “dumb***.”
    Language, madam, please!

  • No magic food to provide all you need

    A question was raised in the diabetes education class about which beans are healthier choices.
    Specifically the class member wanted to know if beans were all about the same in the total amount of carbohydrates.
    Several class members are starting to use carb counting as a method to improve their diet.