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Today's News

  • ACE offers enrollment for upcoming school year

    The Anderson County Adult Learning Center, located at 219 E. Woodford St., is now enrolling adult education students for the new school year, the organization announced.
    Orientation for new students began July 19. Students will now be enrolled into managed classrooms and placed in classrooms based on their skill levels.
    One-on-one tutoring will be available to students during scheduled lab times. Students will have access to an online study program. Returning students will be placed according to their current levels in math and language.

  • Public library introduces August computer classes

    The Anderson Public Library will offer the following computer classes for the month of August. Class space is limited to five students each, and all classes are free. Students will use the library’s laptop computers. For more information or to sign up, contact the library or Athena Gentry at 839-6420. All classes are subject to cancellation.

    Introduction to computers
    When: Tuesday, Aug. 14; Tuesday, Aug. 21
    Time: 9:30-11 a.m.

  • Finding Bargains at the US 127 yard sale
  • District court docket: 8-8-12

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on June 21, 2012.
    Deanna P. Waldridge, hearing, failure to notify department of transportation of address change – pleaded guilty, $20; failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance – pleaded guilty, $500; operating a motor vehicle under the influence – pleaded guilty, sentenced to 15 days (conditionally discharged one year), 30 day operator license suspension, $728, installment/deferred payment Dec. 20, review July 5.

  • District lays out times, rules for opening of schools

    Anderson County school are scheduled to open for the 2012-13 school year Aug. 15.
    Following are hours of operation and general guidelines provided by the school district.

    Hours of operation for each school
    ECC
    8:05-2:40—Instructional Day for Kindergarten
    Doors open for car riders—7:30 a.m.
    AM Pre-school dismisses at 11:05 a.m.
    PM Pre-school begins at 11:35 a.m.
    Buses begin dismissing at 2:40 p.m.
    Kindergarten car riders dismiss at 2:50 p.m.
    Pre-school car riders dismiss at 3 p.m.

  • Hanging with ‘The Turtle Man’
  • DMV office to close Aug. 14

    The local Department of Motor Vehicles office will be closed Tuesday, Aug. 14 for the installation of new equipment, Circuit Court Clerk Jan Rogers announced.
    No licenses, permits or state identification cards will be issued that day.
    The equipment is part of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s effort to introduce tamper-resistant licenses, that will include a digital watermark, bank note-level fine line printing, dual-side lamination and a hologram “ghost” image, according to a news release from the state’s transportation cabinet.

  • Anderson County Grand Jury indicts nine on drug charges

    Five people arrested in May on methamphetamine charges were indicted last Tuesday by the Anderson County Grand Jury.
    Indicted were: Robert Medley, 25, of 1141 Versailles Road; Brian Bell, 25, of 1821 Glensboro Road; Katie Jo Stratton, 26, of 548 Hickory Road; Paula Bell, 49, of 1821 Glensboro Road; and Evan Cochran, 20, of 1524 Fieldstone Drive, apartment 103.
    Their arrests were the result of a traffic stop, during which police discovered Medley didn’t have a valid driver’s license.

  • Shooting hoops
  • Tornado siren damaged near Hilltop Plaza

    Damage to a tornado siren near Hilltop Plaza last Friday has left nearby residents looking for alternative warnings in the event of a tornado.
    The siren was damaged when a nearby utility pole fell, ripping away electrical wires and other critical hardware.
    The utility pole crashed to the ground, igniting several transformers. The pole, which is owned by AT&T but used by Kentucky Utilities, was scheduled to be replaced, according to Emergency Management Director Bart Powell.
    He said it isn’t clear what caused the pole to fall.