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Today's News

  • Wounded heroes visit Lawrenceburg’s Healing Field

    The American Legion Auxiliary Anderson Unit 34 presented a $500 check for “Operation Second Chance” to Billy Dove.
    Dove is with the NPLB, formerly known as No Person Left Behind. NPLB is a permanent part of “Operation Second Chance” in helping heroes move on, according to an Auxiliary press release.
    “NPLB is an independent charity that allows like-minded professional hunters, fishermen and outdoor-minded people to ensure that disabled veterans receive the best outdoor hunting and fishing opportunities,” the press release said.

  • Technology helps soldier witness son’s birth from Africa

    Although Specialist E4 James Francis Osbourne is stationed in Africa, the soldier got to see his son’s birth at Flaget Memorial, thanks to Internet technology used for the first time at the Bardstown hospital, according to information provided by the hospital.

  • Middle school students to participate in VSA art program

    The Anderson County Middle School art program has been conditionally approved to participate in VSA Kentucky’s Art Inclusion Program.
    VSA Kentucky is a state organization that provides opportunities for people with disabilities through community arts programs. Participation in this program includes a $1,200 grant, according to the district’s news release.

  • Anderson County Middle School November Students of the Month
  • Education briefs: 12-26-12

    ACE offers ‘Adventures in Reading’ volunteer training
    The Adult Learning Center will offer a new literacy program for those16 years and older, “Adventures in Reading,” and is looking for volunteers to assist with the program.

  • Board of Education member receives advocacy award

    Anderson County school board member James Sargent received a Kids First Advocacy Award during the Kentucky School Boards Association Winter Symposium held Dec. 1 in Lexington.
    According to a press release, KSBA annually selects a state representative, state senator, a school board member and a superintendent for outstanding work for resources and beneficial laws and regulations for the state’s public schools and students. The legislative awards are presented during the session of the General Assembly.

  • ‘Give me liberty or give me death!’

    Middle school students in eighth grade teacher Lisa Petrey-Kirk’s class recently competed in an oratory contest Dec. 17 featuring the recitation of an excerpt from historical figure Patrick Henry’s famous speech during the American Revolution.  
    According to Petrey-Kirk, the students are “learning about the men (and women) who stood for freedom,” studying the great period orators and the effect that persuasive speech can have on people.

  • Citizens nominated for Roy Robinson Award

    Six Anderson County community members were nominated for the 2012 Chamber of Commerce Roy Robinson Community Award.
    Members could submit nominations for the Roy Robinson Community Award, given to Anderson County citizens who participate in community service, Chamber of Commerce President Pam Rice said.
    A final survey of nominees was was voted on by chamber of commerce members, Rice said.  

  • Retiring circuit clerk to offer refreshments

    The public is invited to join retiring Anderson County Circuit Court Clerk Jan Rogers on Friday, Dec. 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. to enjoy holiday refreshments, her office announced.
    Rogers has served for 30 years in the justice system.
    “I want to thank the people of Anderson County for electing me as your circuit court clerk in 1994,” she said. “It has truly been an honor and privilege to serve you. I am blessed to have had your kindness and support.

  • Community members pray, reflect on Sandy Hook tragedy

    More than 25 people braved the cold and windy snow to remember the victims of the Dec. 14 mass school shooting in Newtown, Conn., during the ‘Hugs for Sandy’ memorial event held last Friday morning.
    The idea for the service came from second grader Brianna May, who was handing out white carnations and programs to bundled-up attendees.
    Brianna also came up with the name of the event, “Hugs for Sandy,” because “people like hugs.”
    “I just wanted to do something nice,” Brianna said.