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  • Cosby: trial by social media

    By Shelley Spillman

    News Editor

    The legal system standard is for alleged criminals to face a trial by judge or jury, but in this digital world it’s often a trial of public opinion via social media long before the criminal trial ever occurs.

  • Measuring the political weight of unused scales and other bad ideas

    By Ben Carlson


    Column as I see ’em …

    Those easily angered should probably skip this column and read the one on the faith page.

    From the president’s unilateral action on immigration to state fuel taxes and something so pedestrian as a set of scales, one can’t help but wonder how the people we elect get away certain things while we sit back and simply keep paying the bills.

    First the scales, for which the fiscal court used $62,000 of your money to purchase but as of Friday aren’t being used.

  • Cookies with Santa to help low income families

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    Though Blue Grass Community Action is funded through a a federal anti-poverty grant, Melissa Wells-Hanks, Anderson County community developer, said it’s local funds that also help provide a variety of services to Anderson County residents.

    Wells-Hanks said the local fund, which helps pay heating bills, purchase school supplies and other needs for low income families, is getting dangerously low and is primarily generated through fundraisers.

  • Robert B. Turner Elementary names spelling winners

    From staff reports

    Robert B. Turner Elementary held its annual spelling bee Nov. 19, according to a news release.

    The top three winners will go on to compete in the District Spelling Bee Dec.4 and Dec. 5 at the Anderson County Board of Education building, located on US 127 Bypass, according to a news release.

    The annual event will begin each day at 8:15 a.m., according to a news release.

  • Middle school students bring Shakespeare to stage

    From staff reports

    Eighth grade students in Ginger Warren’s Anderson County Middle School Arts and Humanities class brought popular Shakespearean works to the stage during the Shakespeare Festival last Thursday.

    The student run performances were part of a semester-long class where students study theater elements, dance cultures and dance traditions.

  • Salvisa family awarded ‘Family of the Year’
  • Anderson County Extension classes

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County Extension Office will offer the following free classes. For more information, contact the extension office at 839-7271.

    Dec. 4

    Healthy Holiday Breakfast at 3:30 p.m. Learn how to make healthier choices, sample new recipes and set a beautiful holiday table.

    Dec. 6

    Extension Homemaker Crafts and Vendor Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Anderson County Senior Center. There will also be a bean soup lunch.

    Dec. 9

  • 11-26 Library schedule

    From staff reports

    The Anderson Public Library will offer the following free classes in December. For more information, contact the library at 839-6420.

    Pilates Plus

    When: Mondays and Wednesdays

    Time: Noon-1 p.m.

    Doctor Who Christmas Party

    When: Friday, Dec. 5

    Time: 6-7 p.m.


    DIY Wreath

    When: Monday, Dec. 8

    Time: 6-7 p.m.


    Computer Club

    When:  Tuesday and Thursday, Dec. 9, Dec.11

    Time:  10-11 a.m.

  • 11-26 community briefs

    Holiday remembrance and lighting set on Green

    The City of Lawrenceburg will present its Holiday Remembrance Roll Call ceremony and lighting of the Green at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 on the Lawrenceburg Green. There will be music by the Anderson County High School Advanced Choir. To have your loved one’s name added to the roll call contact city hall at 839-5372.

    ‘A Winter Wonderland’ Christmas Parade

  • ‘A Christmas Carol’ to be featured at Grand Theatre

    Just in time to lift your spirits and prepare for the holiday season, the quintessential Christmas story is being brought to life by the Bluegrass Theatre Guild in partnership with the Grand Theatre. The Bluegrass Theatre Guild will present the story Dec. 4 through 7.

    The version of “A Christmas Carol” that Bluegrass Theatre Guild has chosen to present was adapted by Karen Louise Hebden, according to a news release.