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Today's News

  • Nominations open for 2014 Teacher of the Year awards

    Nominations are now open for the 2014 Kentucky Teacher Awards, according to a press release from the Kentucky Department of Education.
    Any full-time public school teacher with at least three years of experience is eligible, the release said.
    “Students, parents, teaching peers, principals, superintendents or anyone from the community who has an interest in honoring an outstanding educator may nominate a teacher for this award,” according to KDE.

  • Anderson school district may raise high school dropout age

    When a high school senior drops out two or three months before graduation, it’s heartbreaking, according to Anderson County High School Principal Ronnie Fields.
    With new state legislation raising the dropout age from 16 to 18, that will change.
    For the better, according to Fields.

  • Callahan completes Marine Corps training

    PFC Robert Shawn Callahan graduated from Marine Corps boot camp at Parris Island, SC., on Dec. 7, and Marine Combat Training at Camp Gieger, NC, on Feb. 12, his family announced.
    Callahan is now stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., for additional training for approximately six weeks, and will then be sent to a duty station, his parents said.
    His parents, Bobby and Donna Callahan, said they “want to express how proud they are for his decision to serve our country.”

  • County clerk’s office to close for Good Friday

    The Anderson County Clerk’s office will be closed Friday, March 29 in recognition of Good Friday.
    Denny said the office will reopen April 1, and suggested those who need to pay vehicle taxes and renew registrations do so by March 28 to avoid having those items expire.
    The clerk’s office is normally open Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Tuesday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • How not to give constructive criticism

    Column as I see ’em …
    Remember the column I wrote a couple of weeks ago about my trip to the dentist? The one that began with my dentist jokingly calling the newspaper “goofy?”
    Well, a coward chastised me with an unsigned letter this week, claiming that my dentist was actually trying to tell me that I’m a “dumb***.”
    Language, madam, please!

  • No magic food to provide all you need

    A question was raised in the diabetes education class about which beans are healthier choices.
    Specifically the class member wanted to know if beans were all about the same in the total amount of carbohydrates.
    Several class members are starting to use carb counting as a method to improve their diet.

  • Take a class at Green Thumb University

    Spring snows are so funny. No one runs out for milk and bread. It just sort of appears in the air, always making us feel colder.
    I checked the Old Farmer’s Almanac and it was off by a week. Looking into April and beyond, I don’t see the word snow mentioned again, but “wet and cool” gets a lot of ink.

  • Send Easter egg hunt photos to the News

    I found the Easter egg nestled among clean clothes in my laundry basket.
    Not on Easter morning.
    Weeks later.
    An eight-hour drive later, after I was already back in my off-campus apartment in Seward, Neb.
    After I finally decided to put my clothes away because that’s what adults do after they’ve finished using their parents’ washer and dryer.
    Never fear; the egg contained individually wrapped candy, not a hardboiled center quick to stink and hasty to rot.

  • Burglary suspects nabbed

    A baby bracelet worn home by a newborn when leaving the hospital 50 years ago.
    Dog tags from the Korean War.
    Those items and many more were returned to their rightful owners following the arrest of two Pumphouse Road residents charged with stealing them.
    Kris Mitchell and Tami Amburgey were arrested on numerous burglary charges following a March 14 traffic stop, according to a news release from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Searching for fairness in all the wrong places

    The adage “all is fair in love and war” is true, and the Anderson County Fiscal Court should remember that business is a subsidiary of the latter.
    Government, regardless the size, cannot dictate fairness any more than it can dictate morality, including the fiscal court’s ongoing and painful attempt to make its business license ordinance “fair.”
    That was the goal when magistrates spent more than an hour last Tuesday trying to rewrite the ordinance that requires most, but not all, businesses to purchase a license.