Today's News

  • Birth: McKenzie

    Todd and Amy McKenzie announce the birth of their daughter, Emily Marie “Emmy” McKenzie, born Oct. 17, 2011, at the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital in Ft. Campbell.
    She weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 3/4 inches long.
    She was welcomed home by brother TJ and sister Annie.
    Maternal grandparents are Michael and Betty Wooldridge of Lawrenceburg.
    Paternal grandparents are Jerry and the late Darlene McKenzie of Paintsville.

  • Birth: Meeks

    Samantha D. Meeks and J.R. Liles announce the birth of their son, Floyd Wilson Robert Dean Meeks, born Sept. 7, 2011.
    He was 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.
    Floyd was named after his father, grandfather, two great-grandfathers and two great-great-grandfathers.


  • Middle school students raise money to assist their pen pals in Kenya

    In Kenya, the typical school classroom consists of just dirt floors and desks.
    No computers, no tile hallways.
    For the students in Elizabeth Mills’ sixth grade class at Anderson Middle School, this came as a shock as they corresponded via letter with Kenyan students practicing their English.
    Mills started the 8,000-mile letter correspondence between Kentucky and Kenyan students after connecting with her friend, Alex Elliot, who taught in Kenya for four and a half months following graduation.

  • Way We Were: Trusty is world champion preacher boy

    50 YEARS AGO
    Sept. 28, 1961
    Bruce Springate, member of the 100th division, was to leave for Fort Chaffee, Ark.
    He graduated from Eastern State College the year before and received his commission of Second Lieutenant and spent six months at Fort Knox.
    Springate had planned to enter Eastern again in the fall to work on his Master’s Degree, teach part time at Model High in Richmond and to assist coach Paul McBrayer in coaching.  
    He played basketball at Eastern four years. He is a son of Mrs. Rebecca Springate of Fairview.

  • District court docket: 11-23-11

    Judge Matthew K. Eckert heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on Oct. 20, 2011.
    Johnny Glass, arraignment, two counts of theft by deception (less than $300) – pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference Dec. 1.
    Todd E. Chisholm, preliminary hearing, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license, possession of marijuana – continued to Dec. 1; operating a motor vehicle under the influence – amended to third offense, continued to Dec. 1.

  • Saffell Street Elementary names students to Honor Roll

    The following students were named to the honor roll for the first nine-week marking period at Saffell Street Elementary School.
    The names were provided by the school.

    Fourth grade
    A/B Honor Roll
    Bia Kinney
    Tyler Rice
    Anna Foley
    Fiona Gabhart
    Dylan Stephens
    Cadee Noel
    Dalton Burkhead
    Tanner Gillis
    All A’s
    Linda McNulty

    Fifth grade
    A/B Honor Roll
    Celeste Akins
    Hannah Burgin
    Thomas Holmes
    Brendan Klink

  • Meet the classroom: 11-23-11
  • Middle School September Students of the Month
  • Robert B. Turner serves up a Thanksgiving feast
  • Education briefs: 11-23-11

    Saffell Street collects gifts
    Saffell Street Elementary students and staff will be collecting new, unwrapped Christmas gifts through Dec. 13 for children in Anderson County.    
    To monitor progress, a tree will be placed in the school lobby and each child that donates an item will get to add his or her name to the school’s giving tree. Drop donations off in either the Family Resource Room or in Mrs. Sawyer’s office or in the box in the front lobby.