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Today's News

  • Fiscal court, not health board, to have final say on tax rate

    The Anderson County Board of Health is expected to set a tax rate Thursday night, but apparently won’t have the final say in the matter.
    The Anderson County Fiscal Court will still have to vote to include that rate on property tax bills — a drastic change brought about by the realization that a statute requiring it to do so actually exists.

  • News briefs: 5-15-13

    Truck tuggers’ first
    meet is Saturday
    The Kentucky Truck Tuggers will hold its first tug of the season Saturday, May 18 at Eagle Lake Convention Center, the group announced.
    The tug will benefit Relay for Life.
    Start time is 6 p.m.
    Admission is $8, with children under 5 admitted free.
    The tug will feature several classes, including three sanctioned classes: 4,200 pound 4x4, 5,500 pound 2-wheel drive, and 6,000 pound 4x4. It will also include local stock classes.

  • District begins search for middle school, ECC principals

    The Anderson County school district seeks the community’s input as it begins its search to fill two principal positions for the 2013-2014 school year.
    Members of the Anderson County middle school’s site-based decision-making council voted to offer an online survey for “stakeholders” — those parents, students staff and residents with a vested interest in the middle school — as the council evaluates principal candidates.

  • Marching one last time

    High school senior Katherine Green said she’s only cried of joy twice in her life.
    The first time was when she found out the marching band was going to finals.  
    The second was when she got into the architecture program at the College of Design at the University of Kentucky.
    As most of the Anderson County Marching Bearcats seniors gathered in a hallway outside the band room last month to discuss the last four years (for some the last five years, not every senior chose the same memory from the 2012 season.   

  • Council approves first reading of $3.559M budget

    The city council unanimously approved the first reading of its $3.559 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year, a $43,400 increase.
    The budget’s expenses for health insurance may need to be adjusted, according to Mayor Edwinna Baker during the finance committee meeting Monday afternoon, because of delays in receiving health insurance rates for employees.
    Baker said the expenditures for employees’ health insurance will change and most likely be higher once the city receives health insurance rate information by June 1.

  • Students receive awards at Conservation District banquet

    The Anderson County Conservation District held its annual banquet April 23 to honor students for participating in the Jim Claypool Art and Writing contest.  
    “The Art and Writing contest was made possible through the hard work and dedication of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation, Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts and the Anderson County Conservation District,” according to the Conservation District’s press release.

  • Council to discuss $2M detention basin project, ‘glass mountain’

    The city’s wastewater treatment plant can handle increased water flow during heavy rains.  
    For now, according to Public Works Director Larry Hazlett.
    Processing a little more than 1.8 million gallons of wastewater on a normal day, the city wastewater treatment plant has averaged 10 million gallons per day during wet weather conditions, about 1 million gallons more than the plant’s maximum capacity of 9.9 million.

  • City council squashes historic district plan

    The city council voted 4-1 to reject the historic district commission’s proposal for an historic district in the city of Lawrenceburg.
    Council member George Geoghegan, former historic district commission chairman and sole dissenting vote, was the only council member to speak prior to the council’s vote.

  • Saffell Street April Students of the Month
  • Education briefs: 5-15-13

    Kidd graduates from WKCTC
    Crystal Darlene Kidd of Lawrenceburg was among more than 1,500 candidates for graduation eligible to receive one or more credentials from West Kentucky Community and Technical College this month, according to a news release.
    Kidd earned an associate in applied science degree in paramedic technology.