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Today's News

  • Lexington officials continue seeing trends with heroin use

    By Justin Madden
    Lexington Herald-Leader
    Emergency crews from the Lexington Division of Fire responded to four calls last month about individuals who overdosed on heroin. Firefighters were able to save three of the four by giving them a shot of Naloxone, also known as Narcan, an antidote that can reverse the effects of opiate drug overdoses. The fourth person died, said Public Safety Commissioner Clay Mason.
    More often firefighters are responding to calls about overdoses, and Narcan shots are being administered — and saving lives.

  • Kentucky rising junior may win scholarship, photo shoot in contest

    A rising junior at one of Kentucky’s public or private high schools will win a $500 scholarship and a photo shoot at his or her school through the “Promote Your School” scholarship contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).
    To enter, the student must submit an essay about one of these subjects:
    · What my aspiration for my generation is.
    · How I am preparing for my future.
    · How my education plans will affect my community.

  • Ward Elementary releases fourth, fifth grade honor roll lists

    Emma B. Ward recently released its fifth grade honor roll and honor roll students for Thompson, Sims and Spivey fourth grade classes. Students named to the honor roll from Crystal Darnell’s fourth grade classroom were not available as of press time.

    Fifth grade

    All A’s
    Haley Abell
    Tyler Case
    Alaina Drake
    Olivia Drury
    Nathan Eccles
    Abby Fife
    Nicholas Hardin
    Farrah Haynes
    Weston Holloman
    Justin Hunter
    Madison Hurst
    Lindsey Isaac

  • Education briefs: 3-5-14

    Lawrenceburg student
    participates in
    Posters-at-the-Capitol event
    Andrew Monarch of Lawrenceburg was scheduled to participate in Posters-at-the-Capitol, a showcase of Kentucky undergraduate research, on Feb. 27 at the capitol building rotunda, according to a news release.
    Monarch, a political science major at the University of Louisville, presented his research poster titled “Liquor Licensing in the Commonwealth.”  

  • Stinnett selected to serve as interim Saffell Street principal

    Gary Stinnett, current district Energy Manager, has been selected to serve as Saffell Street Elementary school’s interim principal for the remainder of the school year, according to a news release.
    Stinnett will take on the role of interim principal March 31 as current principal Robin Arnzen transitions into retirement in April.
    Stinnett has more than 40 of experience in education and currently serves as the district’s energy manager, according to Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.

  • Search under way for new high school principal

    The district has begun its search for a permanent principal at the high school and has tentatively set a start date for the new principal for July 1, according to Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.
    The Anderson County High School’s site-based decision making council met last Thursday afternoon during a special-called meeting to discuss the principal selection process, and decided to move forward to find someone to fill a permanent principal position.

  • Pills taking back seat to heroin as drug of choice

    Last Tuesday’s heroin bust is a start, Det. Jeremy Cornish of the Lawrenceburg police department said, but one arrest can only do so much toward ending heroin trafficking and abuse in Anderson County.
    Demand in the U.S. is high and the drug is cheap, and the use of the opiate is definitely on the rise in Anderson County and across the state, according to Cornish and Det. Bryan Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Anderson County Jail Log: 3-5-14

    The following people were arrested and transported to jail during the past week, according to information released Monday by Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark. There were 91 people arrested in February, according to Clark.

    Feb. 24
    Ronnie Maples, Rockcastle County warrant, by the Kentucky state police.

    Feb. 25
    Glen Abner, failure to appear, by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    Elizabeth Dennis, two counts probation violation, by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • National Guard Memorial fundraiser to be held March 8

    A National Guard Memorial fundraiser and cook out is scheduled to be held March 8 at the Lawrenceburg Walmart beginning at 10 a.m., according to a news release.
    “At the present time our nation does not have a memorial for the U.S. National Guard men and women that have given their lives to keep us free,” organizers said. “Local Walmarts are helping raise funds to see that this happens.”
    The memorial is planned to be located in Frankfort at the Boone National Guard Armory.

  • Anderson finalist to compete in May pageant

    Abigail Alexander, daughter of Lucy Alexander, has been chosen as a state finalist for the National American Miss Kentucky pageant to be held May 9-11 in Louisville.
    The pageant is held for girls ages 7 to 9, according to a news release.
    Alexander, 9, is sponsored by Margaret Armstrong, Valerie Alexander, Bobby Alexander and Noal Cotton Jr.
    Her activities include soccer, gymnastics, cheerleading, reading and writing and she participates in the Girl Scouts.