Today's News

  • Parent forum on children with special needs set for March 6

    The Anderson County school district, in partnership with Anderson Community Education, will be hosting a parent forum for students with special needs on March 6 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Anderson County health department.
    According to event organizers, the forum will be set up as a “fair,” with parents free to move from table to table to receive more information on a variety of agencies and their resources.

  • Medtech students gather at capitol

    Elizabeth Casey of Lawrenceburg, a senior medical lab technology student at Medtech College, recently met with state Rep. Kim King during Career Day held Feb. 11, according to a news release.
     Four senior students from Medtech participated in the event, which is sponsored by the Kentucky Association of Career Colleges and Schools and was held at the capitol in Frankfort.

  • Eighth graders’ math scores soar while sophomores straggle

    By Meaghan Downs
    News staff
    Science scores continue to be an issue for Anderson County’s eighth graders and sophomores, despite gains in math and reading on standardized tests that help gauge students’ college- and career-readiness.  
    According to test results recently released by the Kentucky Department of Education, Anderson County eighth graders who took the EXPLORE exam in September jumped 8.1 percent in meeting benchmarks for math scores for the 2013-2014 school year.

  • 'Days' of their lives

    A member of the Cooper sisters’ television family was about to disappear from the screen forever.
    Instead of her typical “Days of Our Lives” daily phone call to recap the show with her two sisters, Lawrenceburg resident Maxine Cooper Stinnett was able to break the news in person to the youngest sister, Patricia Cooper, last Wednesday afternoon.

  • Academy student receives ‘Spirit of Community’ award

    Ethan Gray, a student at the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg, has been honored for his exemplary volunteer service with a Certificate of Excellence from The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, and with a President’s Volunteer Service Award granted by the program on behalf of President Barack Obama, according to a release.
    Presented annually by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honors young people across America for outstanding service.  

  • Got cabin fever waiting for spring? Try container gardening

    Well, my hibernation time is almost at an end. I’ve rested up, stayed in shape and kept my mind busy with puzzles, books and CDs. I’ve successfully ignored those things I didn’t want to do, like wash the walls and dust the Hoosier cabinet down. I have a list of garden chores just ready and waiting for the right time. Now what?

  • Arming teachers no solution to violence

    We all want to help protect our children, to keep their names and class photos from being splashed onto the evening news as a newscaster smoothes his voice into a sympathic purr, the one he uses for tragedies.
    Constable Joe Kalil — parent, airline pilot and firearm instructor from Boone County — is trying to prevent school shooting tragedies like Newtown from happening ever again with a volunteer program to allow Kentucky teachers to carry firearms.

  • A more involved father results in a healthier child

    Fathers play an important role in their children’s lives. Fathers are not disposable. I was very fortunate to grow up in a home where I was always around my parents. We had a child-friendly family business. I was always with my parents until they sold the business when I was 10 years old.
    Think about the many things you learned from your father. I learned how to drive, use a few tools, solve math problems, read and make friends. There were many other things that I learned from my father but this is enough to list here.

  • Business, government officials discuss minimum wage hike

    By Kevin Wheatley
    The State Journal
    For Tommie Jenkins, feeding himself is enough of a struggle. Add a fiancée and four children — two his own — to the equation, and it becomes clear why he’s hunting for more lucrative work.
    Jenkins has sought positions in warehouses and through temporary employment services, but nothing has surfaced. The 34-year-old Chicago native has worked for minimum wage — $7.25 an hour — at Wendy’s on Lawrenceburg Road since arriving in Frankfort about a year ago.

  • Evidence of 1963 ‘home invasion’ still has profound effect today

    The home is a modest, nondescript house located at 2332 Margaret Walker Alexander Drive in Jackson, Miss. The house’s pale aqua exterior identifies its 1950s roots.
    It is the only house on the street that has no front door, an odd design chosen by its owners who felt they would be safer if the only front entryway was located off the carport.
    The same safety concerns prompted the parents of the home to put their children to bed on mattresses laid directly on the floor so they would be lower than the windows in their bedrooms when they went to sleep at night.