Today's News

  • Academy releases honor roll

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg recently named students to its first quarter honor roll for the 2012-2013 school year.

    Administrator’s Commendation
    (4.0 GPA or better)
    Grades six to 12

    12th grade
    Forrest Bowman
    Shaylyn Burton

    10th grade
    Nathan Ward

    Ninth grade
    Brooke Carpenter
    Brette Elliott
    Payton McKinney

    Eighth grade
    Robert Bird
    Sophie Etherington

    Seventh grade
    Chanda Burton

  • ‘Mimi’ a true inspiration, comforter and teacher for fifth grader

    I am nominating my mimi, Kathy Waggner, for the AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the year essay contest. I think she deserves this title for many reason. As you read you may see what I mean.
    My mimi is very special to me because my dad passed away when I was one and she is the only person I have left on his side of the family. She is always there to talk to me and comfort me when I am missing him and feeling down because I don’t get a chance to know or meet him. That is one reason my mimi is special to me.

  • Granny deserves award for work ethic

    My granny, Jane Boggs, should be the AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year. I’m nominating her for various reasons.

  • Great grandparent taught writer how to read, count numbers

    I think my great granny, Shirley Norris, should win AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the year because she has a nice and generous personality and she is pleasant to be around.

  • Help the hungry by filling soup bowls at Ward Elementary

    Emma B. Ward Elementary will be hosting the fifth annual Empty Bowls fundraiser and Holiday Station Express on Dec. 13 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    The Empty Bowls fundraiser, held in the Ward gym, provides soup, bread and handmade ceramic bowls to benefit hunger charities such as Backpack Buddies, Open Hands food pantry and Heifer International.
    Students from Ward, Anderson County Middle School and Robert B. Turner Elementary created the ceramic bowls, which will be available for sale at the dinner.

  • Ward writers compete to see who has the best grandparents

    Students in instructor Lisa Hudson’s fifth grade reading and writing class at Emma B. Ward Elementary completed essays for a writing contest. Students had to write an essay for the AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year essay contest and explain why their grandparent should be the AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year. The overall winner of the contest was Emily Slone. Her essay will move on to the next level of the contest, according to Hudson. The other essays were chosen as runners up.

  • Win or lose, grandma is the best

    I am nominating my grandma, Shirley Cherry, for Kentucky AARP grandparent of the year essay contest. She deserves this award for many reasons. Here are only a few of them.

  • Local constable threatens legal action against fiscal court

    A local constable threatened legal action Monday against the Anderson County Fiscal Court following its decision days earlier to force him to increase his liability bond from $10,000 to $1 million.

  • Board to increase share of school resource officer salary

    The Anderson County Board of Education will now be paying a little more out of pocket to keep the sheriff’s office school resource officer Paul Blackhurst at Anderson County High School.
    The school board unanimously voted in a special-called meeting Dec. 6 to double the resource officer’s current salary reimbursement from 25 to 50 percent for about $25,000 total.
    The decision does not give Blackhurst a pay increase.

  • County clerk sells birdhouses to help Kentucky veterans

    Buy a license plate birdhouse, help a veteran.
    Anderson County Clerk Jason Denny is asking Anderson County residents to help reach a $5,000 goal for next year by purchasing a birdhouse to assist veterans.
    The Kentucky County Clerks Association, working with the Hope for Veterans foundation, donates all the proceeds of handmade license plate birdhouses to support three state veterans’ homes, Denny said.
    The Fletcher County clerk’s father-in-law constructs the birdhouses free of charge in his woodshop every day, Denny said.