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Today's News

  • Turner Elementary students compete in annual spelling bee
  • News Briefs

    Road to be named for Chrisman

    The road taking worshippers to the church of fallen Trooper Eric Chrisman will soon bear his name.

    The Kentucky State Police, Transportation Cabinet and Chrisman family will conduct a ceremony Nov. 28 to dedicate state Highway 326 (Ninevah Road) in the memory of Chrisman, the young trooper killed in the line of duty.

    The ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. at Ninevah Christian Church, where Chrisman’s family worships.

    The church is located at 1195 Ninevah Road, Lawrenceburg.

  • 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.

  • Firetruck washing mud from road collapses bridge on Hungry Run Road

    A fire truck inadvertently knocked a hole in a small bridge on Hungry Run Road, closing it for the time being while county highway workers get it repaired.

    County highway foreman Glenn Hawkins said last week that the bridge is a concrete slab that leads to only one home on the short stretch of road, and that the residents can use the other end to leave.

    “There are two ways in,” he said. “It runs off Ballard Road and goes down to Puncheon Creek Road. It’s only about a mile long.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ‘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.

  • 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.

  • Schoolhouse lives to fight another day

    The old Glensboro school rotting in the high school’s front yard was given a stay of execution when the Anderson County Board of Education opted to continue looking for a buyer rather than having it torn down.

    Superintendent Sheila Mitchell told board members at their meeting Monday night that despite extending the bidding process for 60 days to find a possible buyer, no one had submitted a bid.

    “The deadline was Friday at noon,” said Mitchell, who has been working for the past year to find a buyer for the aging but historic structure.

  • 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.