Today's News

  • Parents share feelings through letters

    When Steve Swank comes up with lessons for his students at Apex Academy he often has to think outside the box. That’s exactly what he did when he came up with his latest idea.

    “Over the summer, I was watching a documentary on ESPN about a high school football team in Hollywood, California. These kids came from tough backgrounds and didn’t have a lot of support at home,” he said.

  • A bright future

    Alexis Weathers spent four days over summer vacation doing something none of her other classmates did — attending the Congress of Future Medical Leaders at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.

    Alexis was nominated by a Harvard University professor based on her grades and leadership abilities.

    She said didn’t even know about the nomination.

    “We got a packet in the mail saying I’d been nominated,” she explained.

  • Blood donor

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Sept. 29, 1966

    A/3c Coley Moffett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Moffett, took parachute training at Fort Benning, Georgia. Upon completion he was to report to Keesler Field, Mississippi

    Charles Woods accepted a position with the City Waterworks as manager at the City Disposal Plant. He was associated with Edwards Sausage Company for the past 11 years as a truck driver.

    Beulah Sparrow was chosen as 4-H girl of the week.

    Mike Hostetter was chosen as 4-H boy of the week.

  • ‘News’ to host state rep debate

    From staff reports

    Still deciding who to vote for the in the upcoming race for state representative?

    “The Anderson News” will host a debate between incumbent James Tipton (R-Taylorsville) and challenger James Sargent (D-Lawrenceburg) on Thursday, Oct. 13 in the Anderson County Middle School auditorium.

    The debate will begin at 7 p.m. and is expected to last about one hour. Admission is free.

  • Armed robber hits gas station

    Police are searching for clues following an armed robbery Saturday night at the Marathon gas station at the corner of Versailles Road and Bluebird Court.

    The suspect pulled a handgun on the station’s clerk, demanded cash and left and left on foot with an estimated $600 in cash, according to Det. Jeremy Cornish of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Cornish said the suspect appeared to be wearing a wig and “odd” clothing when he entered the store.

  • Enrollment decline puts district’s facilities plan on ice

    Citing continuing declines in student enrollment, the school district’s Local Planning Committee declined to update its $23 million facilities plan during a meeting last Wednesday night.

    Since the committee’s last meeting in September of 2012, enrollment has dropped by 96 students. The committee meets every four years to review the district’s facilities needs and wants.

  • Chrysler dealership recognized by Secretary of State

    From staff reports

    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes recognized Chrysler of Lawrenceburg and its owner Ron McCauley as a large business honoree in her office’s Corporations for the Commonwealth program.

    The program, which was launched last year, recognizes Kentucky businesses that demonstrate a commitment to giving, a drive to improve communities, and a culture of giving within their organizations, according to a news release.

  • Dunbar speed sinks battered Bearcats

    LEXINGTON -- Everything happened so quickly for Dunbar last Friday.

    The Bulldogs enjoyed a happy Homecoming when they scored 19 unanswered points to defeat Anderson County, 40-21, in high school football action at Jon Akers Stadium. Both teams now stand at 2-4 on the year.

  • Hamrick to lead Campbellsville tennis

    Anderson County resident Kristen Hamrick has been named to lead the women’s tennis program at Campbellsville University. The school announced Hamrick’s hiring in a news release last Thursday.

    Hamrick, who played tennis at Campbellsville, leaves her post as the girls’ tennis coach at Anderson County High School, a position she has held for the last two seasons.

    At Campbellsville, Hamrick will be the first full-time women’s tennis coach in the school’s history, according to the release.