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Today's News

  • Anderson high school alum hired as LaRue Co. principal

    From Larue County Herald News
    Landmark Media News
    Kyle Goodlett has been hired as principal of LaRue County High School.
    Goodlett, who served as assistant principal last year, takes over for Paul Mullins who has accepted the superintendent’s job at Garrard County.
    His duties began Monday.
    Goodlett was one of 12 applicants and four people interviewed by the LCHS site-based decision-making council. The council used also an online survey which gave everyone in the community a chance to have input.

  • Academy summer care kids play the day away
  • Fifties Fun Night to benefit adult ed

    Helping Hands — Heart of Community will be hosting a Fabulous Fifties Fun Night on Aug. 3 from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Senior Center, 160 Township Square.
    Door opens at 5 p.m. with a meal served from 5:30-6 p.m. Special entertainment by BCB & Co.
    The fundraiser will benefit Anderson County Adult Education Scholarship Program. Admission is $8 for adults and teens and $4 for children 12 and under.
    Seating limited to first 100 people. For reservations contact Donna C. Drury at 502-859-8080 or donnacdrury@bellsouth.net.
     

  • High school to host freshman orientation, ‘Bearcat Bazaar’

    Anderson County High School will host its annual freshman orientation Transitional Insights for Pre-secondary Students (TIPS) on Aug. 8 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. TIPS registration will begin at 6 p.m in the high school gym lobby.    
    Highlights of the program will include administration, faculty and staff introductions, high school facility tour for students, class schedule distribution, parent session, and small group student break-out sessions, according to a news release from the high school.  

  • Cops & Rodders raises cash for pair of good causes

    The threat of rain Saturday might have kept some away from the second annual Cops & Rodders event in Lawrenceburg, but the event still raised thousands for a two good causes.
    “Despite the bad weather all around us, we still raised $3,000,” said Sheriff Troy Young.
    Rain was in the forecast but didn’t fall in Lawrenceburg. Surrounding counties, though, received plenty, likely keeping some competitors and spectators away.

  • Deputy uses ‘old fashioned police work’ to collar burglary suspects

    A Shelbyville couple, including a man who was just released from prison, are charged with a rash of burglaries in the Fox Creek Road area.
    Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Wooldridge arrested Hubert Smith, 31, and Emily Smith, 29, of 701 Southland Dr., Shelbyville on two counts each of second-degree burglary July 22.

  • South Anderson water tower comes tumbling down
  • Judge scolds attorneys during murder suspect’s hearing

    Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman blasted the state’s Department of Public Advocacy last Tuesday afternoon for failing to adequately assign legal defense for the man charged with murdering an Anderson County woman a year and a half ago.
    Hickman scolded department officials after learning that they had yet to assign an attorney to Terrance Cram, who was scheduled to stand trial Monday for the January 2012 murder of his landlord, Clay Burgin Road resident Tena McNeely, 49.

  • Take appropriate precautions this summer when heat is on

    The heat is on! No, I’m not referring to the recent NBA championship of the Miami Heat basketball team, but rather the high heat index across Kentucky this summer.
    The recent heat wave accompanied by high humidity has created a dangerous environment in Central Kentucky and in Anderson County. At least one heat related death has already been reported in the state this year.

  • Bankruptcy, poor health and life without electricity

    Let’s call them Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
    They live in Anderson County.
    Mr. and Mrs. Smith may be your neighbors.
    Mr. Smith will be 65 in August.
    Mrs. Smith is 62.
    Mr. and Mrs. Smith don’t want to be identified by their real names because of you, their neighbors.
    “We don’t want to be looked down on,” Mrs. Smith told me last week.
    Don’t want to appear like they’re looking for a free handout, they said.