Today's News

  • Board of Education member receives advocacy award

    Anderson County school board member James Sargent received a Kids First Advocacy Award during the Kentucky School Boards Association Winter Symposium held Dec. 1 in Lexington.
    According to a press release, KSBA annually selects a state representative, state senator, a school board member and a superintendent for outstanding work for resources and beneficial laws and regulations for the state’s public schools and students. The legislative awards are presented during the session of the General Assembly.

  • ‘Give me liberty or give me death!’

    Middle school students in eighth grade teacher Lisa Petrey-Kirk’s class recently competed in an oratory contest Dec. 17 featuring the recitation of an excerpt from historical figure Patrick Henry’s famous speech during the American Revolution.  
    According to Petrey-Kirk, the students are “learning about the men (and women) who stood for freedom,” studying the great period orators and the effect that persuasive speech can have on people.

  • Citizens nominated for Roy Robinson Award

    Six Anderson County community members were nominated for the 2012 Chamber of Commerce Roy Robinson Community Award.
    Members could submit nominations for the Roy Robinson Community Award, given to Anderson County citizens who participate in community service, Chamber of Commerce President Pam Rice said.
    A final survey of nominees was was voted on by chamber of commerce members, Rice said.  

  • Retiring circuit clerk to offer refreshments

    The public is invited to join retiring Anderson County Circuit Court Clerk Jan Rogers on Friday, Dec. 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. to enjoy holiday refreshments, her office announced.
    Rogers has served for 30 years in the justice system.
    “I want to thank the people of Anderson County for electing me as your circuit court clerk in 1994,” she said. “It has truly been an honor and privilege to serve you. I am blessed to have had your kindness and support.

  • Community members pray, reflect on Sandy Hook tragedy

    More than 25 people braved the cold and windy snow to remember the victims of the Dec. 14 mass school shooting in Newtown, Conn., during the ‘Hugs for Sandy’ memorial event held last Friday morning.
    The idea for the service came from second grader Brianna May, who was handing out white carnations and programs to bundled-up attendees.
    Brianna also came up with the name of the event, “Hugs for Sandy,” because “people like hugs.”
    “I just wanted to do something nice,” Brianna said.

  • Ex-city councilman charged with being drunk at meeting

    A man who once served on Lawrenceburg City Council and ran unsuccessfully for mayor was arrested Tuesday night for alcohol intoxication during a meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.
    Allen Kays, 68, of 1048 David Drive, was escorted from the fiscal court chambers moments after magistrates concluded a work session.

  • Health board says Wright is right man for the job

    Tim Wright shed the interim label he has had for the past 10 months after the Anderson County Board of Health unanimously selected him as health department director last Thursday night.
    The health board interviewed Wright and two other candidates in closed session before publically voting Wright into the position.
    Wright beamed when the board voted as his wife, Tammy Lou, and several health department staff members applauded the decision.
    Afterward he said having the interim label removed doesn’t mean his goals have changed.

  • A promise to God

    Hunter Mueller drove past his frozen children every day on the way to work.
    He’d pray to God to keep those six embryos safe, he said, because part of himself, as well as the future Mueller family, waited in that building at the UC Center for Reproductive Health in Cincinnati.
    “Literally, I pass right by that building,” Hunter, who lives in Lawrenceburg and still commutes to Cincinnati, said as he sat on his living room couch next to his wife, Carla.

  • Gun scare leads to man’s arrest

    With the nation on edge following the recent mass shooting in Connecticut, it’s understandable that West Park Plaza McDonald’s customers became concerned when they saw a young man holding what appeared to be a .45 caliber handgun outside of the restaurant last Wednesday afternoon.
    They became even more concerned when the man, Mark A. Vest, 18, of 1128 Gregory Lane allegedly stuffed the gun into the back of his pants and started walking into the restaurant with two other men.

  • New year brings new list of chores

    Well, next up is New Year’s. As in the ancient holiday, we should celebrate the old year’s successes, and plan our new hopes for the new year. Write them down and place the list someplace you’ll see every day. Work toward those goals.
    The list doesn’t have to be big or logical. It’s your list. Just motivate yourself to get it done. Now, with that in mind, doing something with the Christmas tree may be on your list. If you decorated with a real tree, you get to choose what to do with it. later.