Today's News

  • Education briefs: 2-12-14

    Jacoby named to the Dean’s List at Citadel
    William Earl Jacoby of Lawrenceburg has been named to the Dean’s List at the Citadel, the military college of South Carolina, for academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2013-2014 academic year, according to a release.
    Dean’s List recognition is given to those students whose grade point average is 3.2 or higher with no grade below a C for the previous semester’s work.

  • Screener shows half of kindergarteners ready for school

    A little more than half of Anderson County kindergarteners are prepared for kindergarten, according to a statewide test administered to students for the first time this school year.
    The BRIGANCE kindergarten screener tested kindergarteners at the beginning of the year on visual, cognitive and motor skills with tasks like copying basic shapes such as squares or rectangles, standing on one foot for 10 seconds and with their eyes closed, and identifying colors and letters.

  • To define love, must have proper standard of love

    Valentine’s Day has been celebrated in form or fashion since Pope Gelasius declared Feb. 14 as a special day for honoring Saint Valentine in the late 5th century, but it wasn’t until sometime in the 14th century that it became associated with love.
    Since then it has turned into the greeting card industry’s second most profitable holiday (Christmas being first), with some 150 million cards and gifts sent each exchange each year in the United States alone.

  • Slick roads heat up school closings debate

    This winter isn’t the worst one Anderson County’s ever seen, according to meteorological records, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been difficult to clear the roads of ice and snow to get residents to work and school.  
    Billy Powell Catlett, who’s been the road department supervisor in Anderson County for the past three years, said he’s keeping his fingers crossed that the extra 200 tons of salt that arrived last Friday will be enough to see the county through the rest of the season.

  • Lawrenceburg fire and rescue announce 2013 awards

    The Lawrenceburg fire and rescue recently held an awards banquet to honor firefighters and other first responders over the last year.
    The city of Lawrenceburg fire and rescue responded to 101 runs in 2013, according to a release from City Fire Chief Bobby Hume. Out of the 101 runs, 25 of those were fire runs.
    Awards given out during the banquet included:
    Most fire runs attended: Rex Riley
    Most fire training hours attended: Allen Davenport
    Firefighter of the year: Robbie Hume
    Junior firefighter of the year: Dalton Hawkins

  • District court docket: 2-12-14

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on December 12, 2013.
    Aaron J. Hilbert, arraignment, second-degree criminal abuse – pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing Dec. 19.
    Rachel Barker, review, seven counts of theft by deception (less than $500) – continued to Mar. 6.
    Laura M. Blankenship, motion for review, three counts of theft by deception (less than $500) – show cause.
    Whitney Brock, review, theft by deception (less than $500) – commonwealth to file motion to revoke.

  • Kentuckians overwhelmingly back minimum wage increase

    By Tom Loftus and Jere Downs
    The Courier-Journal
    Preparing for her 4 p.m.-to-midnight shift at a Louisville convenience store on Friday, 33-year-old Lyn Riley said a hike in minimum wage would have a significant impact on her life — lifting her from welfare.
    The $7.25 hourly wage she earns now is just not enough to cover rent and utilities for her one-room basement apartment in Smoketown, and food and diapers for her 18-month-old daughter, Riley said.

  • Anderson County Jail Log: 2-5-14 and 2-12-14

    The following people were arrested and transported to jail during the past two weeks, according to information released by Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark. According to information from Clark, a total of 68 people were arrested in January 2014.

    Jan. 26
    Justin Reynolds, fourth-degree assault domestic violence, by the Kentucky state police.
    Darla Gravitt, Kenton County warrant, by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    Richard Trent, second count DUI, speeding, no license in possession, by Kentucky state police.

  • 78-year-old sentenced to prison on sexual abuse charge

    Donald S. Geach Sr., 78, was sentenced to eight years in prison at the Department of Corrections for two counts of first-degree sexual abuse during a sentencing appearance last Tuesday in Anderson County Circuit Court.
    Prior to the sentencing handed down by Circuit Judge Charles Hickman, Geach’s attorney asked for probation, citing the “undue burden on the prison system” that his client, a veteran, would have if sentenced without probation.

  • Rotary to host pancake breakfast

    The Lawrenceburg Rotary Club will host its 57th annual pancake breakfast March 1 at the Emma B. Ward Elementary cafeteria from 7 a.m. to noon.  
    The cost of the breakfast is $7.  The menu includes pancakes, sausage, sausage biscuits, biscuits and gravy, coffee, milk and juice. Children under the age of 5 eat free with a paying adult.
    There will also be a silent auction which includes two tickets to opening day with the Lexington Legends.  All proceeds go to fund the Rotary’s annual scholarship fund for Anderson County High School students.