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Today's News

  • School board to bid for roof repairs, asphalt, boiler

    The Anderson County Board of Education on Monday voted unanimously to seek bids for several asphalt projects and to repair a portion of Saffell Street Elementary School’s leaky roof along with its water boiler.

    The board received an estimate ranging between $175,000 and $200,000 for the Saffell roof repairs, which has been a maintenance sore spot for the past couple of years.

    The water boiler estimate was for a shade over $10,000, meaning it can be replaced outside of the bidding process because it’s below the $20,000 threshold.

  • Suspect leads deputies on chase through woods

    A Frankfort man who three times lead police on a chase through the woods near Northwood Loop was finally tracked down and arrested earlier this month.

    Christopher T. Beagle Jr., 26, of 112 Hollow Creek Drive, is charged with first-degree fleeing from police, first- and second-offense alcohol intoxication in a public place, resisting arrest and first-degree disorderly conduct in the incident that started around 11:20 p.m. in the small community just off U.S. 127.

  • Turner Elementary students compete in annual spelling bee
  • DNC isn’t helping local Democrats

    Column as I see ’em …

    As the Democratic National Committee busies itself with infighting over what went wrong last Tuesday night, it’s hard to believe there isn’t some serious soul searching going on here in Anderson County.

    Democrats here once again fell miserably short in winning an election that included all city and county voters, with hometown school board member James Sargent getting shellacked in his bid to unseat incumbent state Rep. James Tipton of Taylorsville.

  • ‘Deplorable’ comment fueled perceptions and resentment

    Caution: You might find the next few hundred words deplorable.

    Not that I am trying to get one last needle at Hillary Clinton after the election. We got in enough of those to go around from the end of the Democratic National Convention up through Tuesday when Donald Trump did what few believed possible.

  • Weekend cold snap an early reminder to unhook garden hoses

    Wowzer! It got cold this weekend.

    I had the first fire of the season in the woodstove this weekend and it was lovely. I had to break out the Carhart bibs to work outside. I finally cut up some major limbs that had fallen over the summer. After a few hours of chain saw work and stacking wood, my back said enough.

    I’ve come to the conclusion that I do my best woodworking in shifts, as long as they’re a few days apart. While I was picking up limbs, I gathered another bucket of walnuts. Pretty soon I’ll have enough for my holiday baking and snacks.

  • SLEEPING INTRUDER IS NO GOLDILOCKS

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Nov. 17, 1966

    Mayor John Giles received a check for $700 from 20th Century-Fox studio, payable to the city for 22 days of filming of “The Flim Flam Man” movie here.

    In a letter to the council, Lew Tate, location department head for the studio, said the check represented 22 days of filming at $25 a day plus six construction days for interfering with parking on the streets, loss of revenue and inconvenience to the city.

  • Answering the call of duty

    Six firefighters from the Anderson County Fire District were deployed Thursday morning to help battle an ongoing wildfire in eastern Kentucky.

    Capt. Rob Gresham, firefighter John Robinson, firefighter Matt Moses, Battalion Chief Chris Harrod, firefighter Dillon Harrod and firefighter Earl Gresham all answered a call for help and left around 9 a.m.

    Chief Pat Krogman said they traveled to Hazard and were to be be assigned positions from there.

    “They will be assigned wherever they are needed down there,” Krogman said.

  • Film crew to capture success at Turner

    The honors just keep growing for Robert B. Turner Elementary School.

    On Friday, a film crew with the International Center for Leadership in Education is expected to visit the school to document not just how well it is succeeding, but to show educators from across the country how success is accomplished.

    Four of the school’s teachers made headlines last year when they made a presentation to educators from across the country during the annual Model Schools Conference in Orlando.

  • Parent cited for assaulting coach

    A Lawrenceburg man who allegedly asked the high school girls’ volleyball team coach if he was “going to be a punk-as* little bi*ch again tonight?” before allegedly grabbing him by the throat was cited Friday afternoon on an assault charge, according to a criminal complaint on file in Anderson District Court.

    Kenny Holland, 43, of 108 Djeddah Drive was cited by Anderson County Sheriff’s Office but was not taken into custody.