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Today's News

  • Community calendar: 12-21-11

    Community
    Dec. 24: Christmas Eve
    Dec. 25: Christmas Day

    Education
    Dec. 21-22, Dec. 27: GED instruction and college preparation, community education building, 8 a.m. to noon, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Bluegrass Community and Technical College, noon to 4 p.m., times subject to change depending on day
    Dec. 21: English as a second language, community education building, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Dec. 22: English as a second language, 9-10:30 a.m.

  • Transy student inducted into honor society

    Anderson County High School graduate and Transylvania University junior Katelyn Shouse has been inducted into the Lampas Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa.
    Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society, was founded in 1914 at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., by 15 students and faculty members.
    Students apply for ODK membership in their junior or senior year.

  • Academy students visit Santa
  • Bustin out, Todd in as new health board chairman

    The Anderson County Board of Health continued its effort to draft a new list of responsibilities for its embattled director Monday night.
    It also has a new chairman.
    Harold Todd, a certified public accountant, was approved as the board’s new chairman last Wednesday night, and will replace outgoing chairman Dr. Andrew Bustin after the first of the year.
    Todd takes over as chairman as the health board battles to help right its financial ship, which is leaking what board members say is $13,000 each month in losses.

  • Drury wins ‘Outstanding Youth’ award
  • Troopers help local children have merrier Christmas

    About 41 children experienced Christmas early during the Dec. 8 “Shop with a Trooper” event, held at the Frankfort Walmart.
    The Kentucky State Troopers held four “Shop with a Trooper” events for about 100 underprivileged children in seven participating counties in its Post 12 area.
    The last “Shop with a Trooper” will be held for Shelby County on Dec. 15.
    Each child is able to spend about $125 on themselves for Christmas, maintaining a balance between what they want and what they need.

  • Farm Bureau receives ‘Gold Star Award’

    Anderson County Farm Bureau received Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 2011 Gold Star Award of Excellence during the agency’s annual meeting in Louisville earlier this month.
    The award honors county women’s committees for active participation in leadership development programs, agricultural promotion, educational initiatives and numerous other aspects of support to the local Farm Bureau, according to a news release.

  • Landlords make Shop With Cop donation
  • Carlson named Airman of Quarter
  • Man found dead in Main Street apartment

    A Lawrenceburg man was found dead in his Main Street apartment Sunday morning, and authorities are investigating the cause of his death.
    Brad Larison, 35, was pronounced dead at 9:50 a.m. in his apartment, located at 105 S. Main St., according to Anderson County Coroner Mark Tussey.
    His body was found in his bed, Tussey said.
    An autopsy was scheduled for Monday morning at the medical examiner’s office, the results of which were not available at press time.
    Tussey said the results of toxicology tests would not be available for several weeks.