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Today's News

  • Education briefs: 6-5-13

    Juniors chosen to attend
    Governor’s Scholars program
    Four Anderson County High School juniors — Hunter Campbell, Hannah Merideth, Mary Lee and Jacob Brumley —were chosen to attend the 2013 Governor’s Scholars program.

  • Saffell Street Elementary names students to honor roll

    Saffell Street Elementary recently released its fourth nine week honor roll list for the 2012-2013 school year.

    Fourth grade
    Shields

    All A’s
    Taylor Dudley
    A and B honor roll
    Elisabeth Craft
    Elijah Johnson
    Nita Kiem
    Andrew Walker
    Dadisman
    All A’s
    Maggie Abner
    Grayson Shouse

    A and B honor roll
    Lily Hagan
    Bradley Richardson
    Dylan Robinson

    Blackburn

    All A’s

  • Ward crowns students ‘kings’ and ‘queens’ of reading

    Emma B. Ward students were recognized and rewarded for their Accelerated Reading accomplishments May 21, according to a news release.
    “The school wide reading program encourages students to read books and take quizzes on those books in order to meet point goals set by their teachers,” Ward accelerated reading organizers said in the release.
    Ward students earned a total of 20,950 points for the year. The boy and girl from each grade who earned the most points were crowned AR King and Queen.

  • Ward student named district winner for essay

    Emma B. Ward Elementary fifth grade student Emily Slone was recently named the Central Kentucky West district winner in the “AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year” essay contest.
    She is among thousands of Kentucky fifth graders participating in the annual essay competition, sponsored by AARP Kentucky and the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association, according to a press release.
    The local contest was coordinated and promoted by the Anderson County Retired Teacher Association.

  • Robert B. Turner Elementary releases student honor roll lists

    Robert B. Turner Elementary recently released its fourth quarter honor roll. Students named to the honor roll are as follows:

    Fourth grade

    All A’s
    Jacob Alteri
    Lauren Ballard
    Tony Bertram
    Jake Boros
    Katelynn Brandenburg
    Maison Copenhaver
    Brady Driskell
    Zane Drury
    Zach Edwards
    Shelby Ford
    Emily Franck
    Knox Garland
    Tristan Gee
    Luke Griffin
    David Jennings
    Maralyn Lewis
    Gabe Lewitt
    Michelle Lopez

  • Anderson grand jury hands down indictments

    The following people were indicted May 21 by the Anderson County Grand Jury, according to information on file in Anderson Circuit Court.
    Dallas C. Crawford of Jamestown was indicted for fleeing or evading police, third-degree assault, criminal mischief and a numerous traffic violations stemming from an incident on April 8.
    He was charged by Trooper Marvin Kelly of the Kentucky State Police.
    Timothy W. Russell, 1220 Nice Drive, Lexington was indicted for criminal possession of a forged instrument for an incident on Aug. 26, 2012.

  • District court docket: 6-5-13

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on March 28, 2013.
    Louis A. Colpitts, arraignment, tampering with physical evidence, obstructing governmental operations – pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing Apr. 11.

  • Officers show respect for slain Bardstown policeman

    Several local police officers attended the funeral last Friday for the Bardstown police officer who was shot to death May 25 on the Bluegrass Parkway.
    The death of Jason Scott Ellis, 33, of Chaplin, also served as a reminder for local police just how dangerous their jobs can be.
    “It’s one of those things we know we can face at any time,” said Lawrenceburg Police Chief Chris Atkins.
    “Really, it should slap us in the face and remind us that this is what can happen at any time.

  • Superintendent: Outgoing principal’s new job not new position

    Former Anderson County High School principal Ronnie Fields will continue to work in the Anderson County school district as a “director of district-wide programs and operations” starting July 1.
    Fields resigned from his position as principal on May 21, and the principal vacancy was announced May 29.
    Fields had been the principal at Anderson County High School for the last three years.

  • New company offers conceal carry classes and so much more

    As Americans continue to arm themselves in record numbers, two Lawrenceburg men want to make sure that, locally, those buying and carrying guns do so safely and effectively.
    Jeff McCormick and John Giles have formed M&G Tactical, a company dedicated to teaching people to defend themselves that goes beyond being certified to carry a concealed firearm.