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Today's News

  • Fireman's funeral
  • Health director seeks 33% tax rate increase

    The county’s health director is proposing a 33 percent property tax rate increase to make up for funds his department did not receive from a Medicaid insurance provider and end furlough days for employees.
    Director Tim Wright is asking the county’s board of health to increase the tax rate from 30 cents per $1,000 of assessed value to 40 cents, an increase of 33 percent. That increase is expected to generate $150,000 in additional revenue, from about $460,000 to $610,000, a 32.6 percent increase.

  • Ward teachers to be evaluated by their students

    Student growth and student-answered surveys will be two new components of evaluating the effectiveness of Anderson County teachers.
    A new teacher evaluation system, known as the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES), places teachers on a “continuum of performance,” from the low level category of “ineffective” to highest level of “exemplary.“

  • Mailed pot lands two behind bars

    A 57-year-old Lawrenceburg woman is behind bars for allegedly allowing 8 pounds of pot to be mailed to her home in exchange for crack cocaine.
    Diana L. Hart of 303 Vail Drive was charged with trafficking marijuana when a postal inspector tracked a large box to her home that was mailed from an address in California.
    The post office alerted the Lawrenceburg Police Department, which arrested Hart and Lexington resident Tenisha Y. Higgins on Friday afternoon, according to police. Both are charged with trafficking marijuana, over 5 pounds, a Class C felony.

  • Student, granddad jailed after car wreck

    All she had to do was call the police.
    That’s what officers are saying after a vehicle driven by an 18-year-old Anderson County High School student hit a patch of ice, veered off Hammond Road and destroyed an estimated $500,000 worth of telephone equipment last Wednesday morning.
    Instead, Johnna M. Lohman of 1070 Buckley Lane apparently sped off, triggering a police search for the car that resulted in numerous criminal charges against her and her grandfather, Louis A. Colpitts, 73, of the same address.

  • Dance team celebrates season

    The Anderson County High School dance team held its year end banquet on March 26 at Eagle Lake Convention Center.

  • ACIT participants

    Three local youth basketball teams participated in the Anderson County Invitational Tournament last weekend.

  • GIRLS' TENNIS: Serving high hopes

    Young, but owning potential.

    That is how Anderson County girls' tennis coach Jeremy Cook describes his team as the high school season gets into full swing.

    Weather played havoc with the early season schedule, but Anderson got in three matches last week and will return to the court with a full schedule when the school resumes after spring break next week.

  • SOFTBALL: Cats take Russell tourney

    Anderson County was hitting on all cylinders as the Lady Bearcats rolled to four wins in the Russell County Lady Laker Classic over the weekend in Russell Springs. Anna-Marie Hyatt, Molly Burkhead and Marissa Walker all had big tournaments at the plate while pitcher Mia Aldridge earned victories in three games.

    Anderson has opened the season at 5-0 before heading to the Gulf Shores, Ala. area for spring break.

     

    Anderson County 20, McCreary Central 7

  • Batcats honored

    Members of the Central Kentucky Batcats were honored at the Anderson County-Dublin Coffman softball game last Wednesday.