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Today's News

  • ARC names poster winners
  • Students get reality check about texting, driving

    “One text or call could wreck it all.”

    That was the message Anderson County Coroner Dr. Mark Tussey sent to Anderson County High School freshman and sophomores during a program aimed to prevent distracted driving.

    “We are targeting the younger students so we can curb them from starting (to text or call while driving),” he explained. “With the older students, sometimes it’s already ingrained.”

  • Mentors helping ‘at risk’ children at Saffell Elementary

    Upon entering the Family Resource room at Saffell Street Elementary School, it is hard to believe the students that lay sprawled on beanbag chairs and couches are “at risk.”

    They are deemed “at risk” for a variety of factors, including parents who are incarcerated or absent. The Anderson News agreed not to use the last names of the students in this story.

  • Education briefs

    Students offer

    free concert Thursday

    The Anderson County all district honors choir will perform its eighth concert this Thursday at the high school’s Bearcat Theater under the direction of Mrs. Sue Lou Smith.

    Students will perform a varied repertoire of music and difficulty.

    The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will include the 80-member honors choir along with the high school’s advanced Chorus members.

    The concert is free and open to the public.

    Eighth graders

    to present Shakespeare

  • A deal that would make Trump smile

    Column as I see ’em …

    I sure am glad to report that the industrial park on U.S. 127 appears to be finally getting some action.

    When the Economic Development Authority bought that lot, I wrote at the time that I’d be shocked if it didn’t already have a potential business in mind that would be moved in within months.

    I sure was wrong about that because it has taken closer to a year and half.

  • Don’t forget to celebrate Earth Day this year

    You all know I’m a weeny when it comes to cold weather, so this wonderful warmth has me playing outside with all living things. Earth Day is this Friday and I sure hope you’ll all do something special to commemorate the day.

    Old hippie that I am, I remember the first one. I was a freshman in high school and already wearing a headband and bell bottoms. War and anti-war demonstrators filled the nightly news. Peace and love were the chanted slogans of those unhappy with the direction of government.

  • Warm, rainy days bring on termite season

    Springtime brings warmer temperatures and more abundant rainfall, and it’s typically when many winged termites emerge inside homes and other structures. Termites swarm from their colony to disburse, fall to the ground, find mates and start new colonies in the soil.

    Through May, you might see swarms of winged termites, called swarmers, inside your home, signaling an infestation that can cause extensive and costly damage. Since swarmers are attracted to light, you often see them or their shed wings around windows, doors and light fixtures.

  • Brother’s success in Boston Marathon not measured in miles

     

    All my life, my brother has always cheered me on from the sidelines in cross country and track, swimming and skiing, basketball and softball.

    On Monday, I got to return the favor — as he tore through the streets from Hopkinton to Boston in the 120th running of the Boston Marathon.

  • Breeding, Harley to portray Carlisle brothers April 26

    From staff reports

    The Lawrenceburg Pierian Woman’s Club will sponsor The Carlisle Brothers Country Music Duo, a Kentucky Humanities Council Chautauqua presentation, on Tuesday, April 26, at the Anderson County Senior Center, 160 Township Square, Lawrenceburg, at 7 p.m. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

    Lawrenceburg musicians Greg Breeding and Martin Harley will portray the Carlisle Brothers.

  • Beasley’s first HR comes at good time

    It would be stretching things a bit to say Jenni Beasley knew her line drive was going out of the park last Thursday.

    “It felt good coming off the bat, but I had never hit a home run before,” the Anderson County High School freshman said with a huge smile.

    It wasn’t just Beasley’s first varsity home run, but first one, period. Any level.