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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Board of Education approves personnel actions for May

    The Anderson County Board of Education approved the following personnel actions during the May 20 school board meeting:

    Employed
    Reena Connelly as a teacher at Saffell Street Elementary effective the 2013-2014 school year
    Gina Flygstad as yearbook sponsor for the 2012-2013 school year at Saffell Street Elementary
    Heather Gordon as a teacher at Saffell Street Elementary effective the 2013-2014 school year
    Delana Hendrix as a substitute teacher and substitute paraeducator

  • Frankfort Regional hosts grand opening of $8.4 million emergency department

    When Karen Wooldridge first came to work at Frankfort Regional Medical Center, the emergency department only had six beds for patients.
    Now, after completing the $8.4 million Emergency Department renovation, Frankfort Regional has increased its number of beds from 18 to 28 enclosed private rooms, added 2,600 square feet and a new $1 million 64-slice CT scanner.
    Wooldridge, the director of emergency and cardiac services, thanked her staff for their work and patience during an emergency department grand opening held last Saturday.

  • Frankfort Regional receives highest rating for patient safety

    Frankfort Regional Medical Center received an “A” rating for the second consecutive report on patient safety from The Leapfrog Group in its Spring 2013 report card - Hospital Safety Scores, according to a press release.  
    The score reflects Frankfort Regional’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from infections, injuries, and medical and medication errors. Frankfort Regional also received an “A” rating in the previous report in November 2012, according to the press release.

  • The Beatles, robots and helping people

    Robots could lead lost Alzheimer’s patients to their rooms with a little help from the Beatles.
    “We discovered music helped seniors regain some of their memory,” Quetzal Velasco told me at the Extension building Monday afternoon.
    Quetzal is not an engineer.  She’s not an Alzheimer’s disease specialist.
    She is 15, and a member of the local LEGO Legends team that programs robots through workshops (there are several coming up this summer) and competitions to help solve real problems.

  • Coffee maker little help for needy kids

    Column as I see ’em …
    Raise your hand if you think it’s acceptable to use tax dollars to feed a hungry child.
    OK, now raise your hand if you think it’s acceptable to use tax dollars to clothe that child.
    Now raise your hand if you’re OK with using tax dollars to purchase that child’s parents a coffee maker.
    Hmm. Didn’t think so.
    Those who didn’t raise their hand on the coffee pot question won’t like what they’re about to read.