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Today's News

  • Scales for recycling center put on hold

    An effort to install scales at the county’s recycling center was put on hold last Tuesday when magistrates tabled the issue due to the absence of vacationing Magistrate David Ruggles.
    They also got an inside look at the impact Obamacare will have on county government, its employees and even inmates.
    Ruggles, who chairs the fiscal court’s solid waste committee, has spoken in favor of installing scales at the recycling center and charging several cents per pound for those who dump nearly everything but household trash into a compactor there.

  • Education briefs: 5-29-13

    Students named to Harding University Dean’s List
    Erin Paden, a junior vocal music education major; Ashlyn Paden, a junior psychology major; and Laura Paden, a senior web design and interact media, all of Lawrenceburg, were among more than 1,000 Harding University students included on the dean’s list for grades achieved during the spring 2013 semester.

  • ‘Dig into Reading’ summer program begins at public library

    The Anderson Public Library will kick off its summer reading program ‘Dig into Reading’ June 24 through July 17.
    For more information on programs, contact Sherry Noon at the library at 502-839-6420 or visit the library’s website at andersonpubliclibrary.org.

    Toddlers programs
    When: June 24, July 1, July 8 and July 15
    Time: 10-10:30 a.m.

    Friday morning movies
    When: June 28-July 19
    Time: 10 a.m.

    Family night
    When: June 28, will feature Tom Seiling

  • Pierian Woman’s Club awards student art show prizes, scholarships

    The Lawrenceburg Pierian Woman’s Club awarded cash prizes at its May 16 meeting to high school student winners in the art contest and exhibition held May 11 in the Anderson County High School auditorium lobby.
    First, second and third place prizes were awarded for painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and mixed media.
    Winners were Glenna Curry, Sydney Jessee, Elizabeth Jones, Christina Watson, Katie Davis, Mary Osborn, Sarah Cubert, Kelsey Mullins, Hallie Morgan, Megan Adkins and Forrest Coffey.

  • Meet The Anderson News’ summer photography intern

    Bria Granville, a 20-year-old Western Kentucky University junior, joined The Anderson News staff May 22 as the newspaper’s 2013 Kentucky Press Association photography intern.
    Granville, who lives in Georgetown, will be working with editorial staff for the next 10 weeks covering the people, places and events of Anderson County.
    Majoring in photojournalism with a minor in sociology, Granville said she would like to work with a non-profit organization as a photojournalist after college.

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  • Red Cross blood donors now eligible to enter in giveaways May 23-31

    To support summer holiday donations, all Red Cross blood donors who come to donate blood at a Red Cross blood drive between May 23 and May 31 will be entered into prize giveaways with a chance to win one of five $1,000 American Express gift cards, according to a press release from the Red Cross.
    Donate blood at the Red Cross Chapter House at 318 Washington St. on May 24 or May 31; Dept. of Environmental Protection at 200 Fair Oaks Ln. on May 30 or May 31; Capital Complex East at 1024 Capital Center Dr. on May 31.  

  • Poker run to benefit veteran causes

    A poker run to benefit veteran causes is scheduled for June 8 at S&B Cycles, 865 North Main St., Lawrenceburg.
    The Second Brigade M/C fourth annual Memorial Run in memory of Scott Harper, organizers said, and will leave from S&B Cycles at noon.
    Registration begins at 10 a.m.
    Proceeds will be used to “adopt” veterans at the Thompson-Hood Veterans Hospital in Wilmore, organizers said.
    There will be raffles, door prizes and the first 50 people to sign in will get a free T-shirt.

  • District seeks input for new Early Childhood Center principal

    A survey to help select the next principal at the Sparrow Early Childhood Center is now available on the school district’s website, www.acschools.net, the school district announced.
    The center’s school based decision making council hopes to have a new principal named by June 26, according to a news release from the district.

  • Council work session on basin, ‘glass pile’ to be rescheduled

    The city council work session to discuss a future $2 million wet weather detention basin and a recycling plant “glass mountain” has been tentatively rescheduled for June 6 at 5 p.m., according to City Clerk Robbie Hume.
    The work session date needed to be changed because of a conflict with Anderson County High School graduation on May 30, Hume said.
    According to Hume, the engineering firm GRW and the Dlubak Glass Company are both scheduled to attend the work session.