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Today's News

  • Community calendar: 2-13-13

    Community
    Compassionate Friends announce upcoming meetings
    The Compassionate Friends will host meetings for bereavement parents who have lost children of any age.
    Meetings are held on the first Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and the third Monday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the hospice building, 643 Teton Trail in Frankfort.
    For more information, contact Kathy Wainscott at 502-517-6289.
    Anderson Public Library offers computer, yoga classes
    Library offers February computer classes

  • Celebrating 100 days of school at Saffell Street
  • Way We Were: Shady car dealer messed with wrong couple

    50 YEARS AGO
    Feb.14, 1963
    Among those who attended the Ice Follies in Louisville Sunday were Linda Burke, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Robinson and Ricky; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Perry, Laketa Cammack, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Morris, Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Stinnett, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Wagoner, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Crook, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Ransdell, and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Vaughn Jr.

  • Academic team ends season at regionals

    The Anderson County Middle School Academic Team faced its final challenge of the quick recall season at Royal Spring Middle School in Georgetown on Feb. 6, where eight teams competed to continue in the Kentucky Governor’s Cup Regional tournament.  
    The double elimination tournament included Anderson and fellow district representative Shelby East, as well as Woodford, Bondurant, Elkhorn, North and South Oldham, and Royal Spring.

  • Education briefs: 2-13-13

    UK releases Dean’s List

  • Child-tying suspects due back in court, prepare for trial

    One of the more anticipated criminal trials in several years is scheduled to begin later this month for the three people charged with tying up a 3-year-old for up to 16 hours each day.
    The trial is scheduled for Feb. 25-27, but a pretrial conference is scheduled for Tuesday at 9 a.m. in Anderson Circuit Court.
    Charged in the case are the girl’s parents, Rebecca and Herbert Medley, along with her grandmother, Carolyn Case.

  • Auditor: City government nets $148,000 profit in 2012

    The city of Lawrenceburg received a positive “clean opinion” for its 2012 independent audit, according to Auditor Thomas Smith of Lawrenceburg accounting firm Farmer and Humble.
    Smith presented the council with his findings during the council’s meeting on Monday night, stating that there were no incidences of non-compliance for the city during the last fiscal year.
    The city even made a “net profit,” Smith said, of $148,049 in governmental funds revenue for 2012.

  • Taxing districts, retirement system among short session items

    The 2013 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly is in full swing; the House of Representatives is considering several high profile topics during this short, 30-day session.

  • Closing the achievement gap, one sticky note at a time

    By Meaghan Downs
    News staff
    Waking up at 5:45 a.m. one morning last week, Instructional Supervisor Sharon Jackman wanted to check one thing on her phone.
    Anderson County test scores.
    Students just finished being tested using the Measures of Academic Progress exam or MAP, Jackman said, a test given three times a year that allows staff to track academic growth and predict performance, as best they can, on how students K-8 will score on state assessments like the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) in the spring.

  • For big plants in May, get tomato seeds now

    OK, let’s get the big news out of the way first. Don’t worry, I’m still going to be here writing this column, I’m still going to open the vegetable stand from Memorial Day to Labor Day and I’m still going to be here on my wonderful farm. It’s just that I’m leaving my job at the library.