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Today's News

  • SWEET 16 ONLINE EXTRA: Softball practice can wait

     

    I took to Twitter and Facebook, asking our readers for cool stories about the girls' Eighth Region tournament or the Sweet 16. I got this classic from Melinda Daugherty, a Lawrenceburg native who now lives in Florida.

  • District court docket: 3-13-13

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on Jan. 28, 2013. Lauren Berryman, show cause, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, no operator/moped license – failed to appear, bench warrant.
    Courtney L. Blincoe, show cause, failure to notify department of transportation of address change – continued to Feb. 25.
    Matthew D. Burkhead, show cause, license to be in possession – failed to appear, bench warrant.

  • Fiscal court approves bid for recycling building

    Magistrates voted last Tuesday to award a bid to Lawrenceburg-based Walters Buildings to construct a new recycling building near the county highway facility.
    The company’s bid of $217,946 was the second lowest of several bids received, but the lowest bidder, Dadisman Builders, dropped out, according to Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway.
    The bid was awarded by a 5-2 vote, with magistrates Kenny Barnett and Buddy Sims voting against the project.

  • ‘Everything from Bob to Bacon’

    Seventh graders in Denise McElroy’s seventh grade science class recently participated in a two-day dissection instruction, according to parent Christiana Arredondo, who submitted photos from the class.
    “This was a wonderful opportunity for the children to get their feet wet in the world of biology and they really enjoyed it. Most groups even named their pigs!
    “We had everything from Bob to Bacon,” Arredondo said in an e-mail.
     

  • Saffell Street Elementary hosts Governor’s Cup

    Emma B. Ward Elementary came in first place as a school in the Governor’s Cup competition on March 2 with Saffell Street following in second place, Mercer County Intermediate in third, and Robert B. Turner in fourth place.
    The Future Problem Solvers and Quick Recall team will both move to the region, along with 12 written assessment winners, according to a press release from Ward.
    Local student results from the Governor’s Cup competition were:

  • Turner choir performs at KSBA conference

    The Robert B. Turner Elementary choir performed at the Kentucky School Boards Association conference at the Galt House in Louisville on Feb. 23.
    Music teacher and director Monica Drury said she had sent in an application to sing back in November, and the choir was accepted in December.
    The songs the choir sang include “It’s Always a Good Time” as performed by Owl City and Carley Raye Jepsen and “It’s all About Music” by Ethan Bortnick.

  • Writing celebration held at Saffell Street

    Second graders in Mrs. Barnes’, Drury’s, Harley’s, and Wilder’s rooms at Saffell Street Elementary recently had a writer’s celebration. All second graders researched and wrote “All About Books,” and they also wrote “How To Booklets.”  Each child illustrated his or her books and booklets as well, and invited the entire school and family members to the celebration.  
     

  • Middle school greenhouse only one step to Eagle Scout

    For one Saturday, 14-year-old Jeremiah Andrade is a general contractor, not just a Boy Scout.
    “We’re going to try to get it all done today, we’ll go until five,” Andrade said early Saturday morning, explaining the day’s work schedule briefly before excusing himself to speak with a volunteer.   
    Andrade, who raised about $1,100 to fund his Eagle Scout project, said he’s never built a greenhouse or a tool shed before.
    But three years ago, he’d never been a Boy Scout, either.

  • Magistrate calls for change at Three Corners intersection

    The intersection at Three Corners is an accident waiting to happen.
    No recent injury collisions have occurred where Hammond Road, Ninevah Road and Highway 326 meet, but they will, Magistrate David Montgomery said.
    Change at the Three Corners will happen when someone gets killed in the intersection, he said.
    “The way I’m looking at that, [the Transportation Cabinet’s] going to have to wait until a really bad accident happens before they’ll do anything, and I don’t agree with that,” the 5th District magistrate said.

  • Barr discusses sequester, spending, guns, Paul’s filibuster

    Freshman Congressman Andy Barr (R-Lexington) pulled no punches in discussing the federal spending cuts known as the sequester and other national topics following his visit here last week to tour the public school system.
    Barr railed against the sequester, a deal struck between Democrats and Republicans two years ago that went into effect March 1 and chopped a reported $85 billion in federal spending.
    He also weighed in on entitlement reform, gun control and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s now famous filibuster of President Obama’s nominee to lead the CIA.