Today's News

  • 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.

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  • News briefs: Mount Eden Ruritans to host fish fry

    The annual Mount Eden Ruritan Club Fish Fry will be held Friday, March 29 at 5 p.m. at the Mount Eden Ruritan Grounds
    Tickets are $10 and the meal includes fish, slaw, baked beans, potato wedges, dessert and drink.

    Little Prince/Princess Sale set at Turner
    A semi-annual sale to raise funds for children’s charities is scheduled for March 16 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Turner Elementary School.