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Today's News

  • Emma B. Ward Elementary students named to honor roll

    The following students were named to the honor roll at Emma B. Ward Elementary School, the school announced.

    All A’s

    Jordan Ball

    Jenna Beasley

    Josh Brooks

    Brianna Burkhead

    Brooklyn Burgard

    Donna Campbell

    Gillian Case

    Elisabeth Chilton

    Adam Cook

    Hannah Cox

    Landon Drury

    Rayleen Flygstad

    Mia Flynn

    Sophie Grigsby

    Hailee Harvey

    Emily Hudson

    Audra Hunter

    Chaz King

  • Former Miss America to speak at Open Hands

    Former Miss America Heather French Henry is scheduled to speak with veterans Tuesday, Jan. 19 at Open Hands Food Pantry in Lawrenceburg.

    French Henry, a longtime advocate for veterans and their issues, will speak as part of a Celebrating Our Veterans event at the facility, located at 1111 Industry Road.

    The event offers a variety of services to veterans, and is open to anyone who has served or is currently serving in any branch of the military. It is scheduled to be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

  • School Board saluted during board recognition month

    Throughout January, administrators, faculty, staff, students and residents are publicly thanking the Anderson County School District’s elected board of education members during Kentucky’s observation of School Board Recognition Month, according to a news release from the district.

    Chairman Lee Hahn, vice chair Donna Drury, Roger McDowell, Scott Brown and James Sargent are among the 854 school board members being saluted in the state’s 173 local school districts.

  • ACHS students attend choral clinic at Morehead

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Oct. 7, 1965

    Bowen nominated

    County Attorney Ollie J. Bowen was nominated as president-elect of the Kentucky State Bar Association

    Summoned for duty

    Summoned for jury duty in Federal Court Wednesday were Melwood Stevens of Lawrenceburg, and Earl Burgin of Gee.

    Eye surgery

    Clinton Sparrow returned to his home from the St. Joseph Hospital in Louisville where he underwent two eye operations. He was recovering satisfactorily.

  • HOSPITAL, SCHOOL, THRIVING BUSINESSES IN TYRONE

    The following is from Wyatt Shely’s ‘Our Heritage’ column that appeared in Jan. 6, 1966 issue of The Anderson News.

    Even before the Village of Tyrone was incorporated (1879) the people of that community manifested a keen interest in education.

    Though the inhabitants of the valley, now Tyrone, were very few prior to 1850, one of our first schools was on the road leading to Subletts (Shryock’s) ferry.

  • County highway workers to spray chemicals, or else

    No county highway employees volunteered to spray chemicals for weed control, so the Anderson County Fiscal Court voted last Tuesday to make them do it anyway.

    Saying that refusal to do so would constitute “insubordination,” Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton recommended and the fiscal court agreed that all highway employees be formally trained to apply the chemicals and equipped to use them.

  • Fiscal court OKs another deputy for coroner

    A tag-team approach lead by the county attorney finally convinced the Anderson County Fiscal Court to fulfill Coroner Dr. Mark Tussey’s request to hire an additional deputy coroner.

    Magistrates approved the hiring during their meeting last Tuesday morning that included an impassioned plea from an unlikely source, County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis.

    During the work session before meeting, Lewis told magistrates of a recent incident during which her office was asked to be involved in a death notification.

  • TV star no match for ‘Lawrenceburger’

    KET television star Tim Farmer became the latest victim of the Lawrenceburger Challenge on Sunday afternoon, as he and two other men tried in vain to consume the giant burger, slaw and fries offered at Lane’s Diner in Lawrenceburg.

    Farmer was in town to film an episode for his popular series, Tim Farmer’s Country Kitchen, and took the challenge in front of a boisterous crowd.

  • County Fire District hosts annual awards banquet
  • Does God bless Christians who sin? Of course he does

    By Nancy Kennedy, Faith Columnist

    One of the Internet blogs I follow, “The Stretch Marks Blog,” is written by a woman in Texas, Melissa Lee.

    She’s beyond hilarious, loves big hair, “The Bachelor,” her crazy family, chocolate and Jesus.

    She writes mostly about superficial stuff, but not really. There’s a depth to her faith that shines through even her weekly “The Bachelor” recaps.