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Today's News

  • Education News and Notes

    Pruitt to attend arts program
    Devan Pruitt of Anderson County High School (musical theater) will participate in the Kentucky Center Governor’s School for Arts Program, the agency announced.
    This summer, The Kentucky Center will host over 200 young artists from every region of the commonwealth, as the Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) takes place at Lexington’s Transylvania University from June 19 to July 9.

  • Weird Wood
  • Auxiliary donates Crusade for Children
  • School board to receive conservation award

    The company hired two years ago to help the Anderson County Board of Education save energy will present its “Energy Pacesetter Award” to the board June 20, according to a news release.
    The school district has saved just over a half-million dollars since hiring Energy Education, the news release said.

  • For the children
  • Briscoe retires after 26 years in Navy

    It was Feb. 26, 1985 when Bradley A. Briscoe enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve. He was a teenager at the time.
    Twenty-six years later, Commander Bradley A. Briscoe, member of the Nurse Corps of the United States Army, has retired from the service. He was honored with a dinner at Beaufort, S.C., on May 11, according to the retirement program brought to the News office by his grandfather, Curt Briscoe. Bradley Briscoe was raised by his grandparents Curt and Lorena Briscoe and lived with them when he joined the Navy, according to his grandmother.

  • A Night on the Green
  • Fiscal Court Notebook

    New roof OK’d for
     fiscal court annex
    Just three years after spending $35,000 to fix a leaking roof, the fiscal court last Tuesday agreed to spend $62,000 to fix it again, this time in hopes that it won’t continue to leak.
    The roof covers the fiscal court annex on Main Street, including the property value administrator’s office.
    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway said it has gotten so bad that when PVA employees leave for the weekend, they are forced to cover all of their equipment with plastic in case it rains.

  • City, county tag-team fire

    It’s rare for the city fire district to call in Anderson County fire district backup, but in the case of the June 9 kitchen fire in a residence on North Main Street, it was necessary.
    “When we’re shorthanded, especially with this extreme heat, we knew they would be pretty exhausted when they came out,” Robert Hume, city fire chief, said.

  • Summons issued for Hammond Road property owner

    A criminal summons has been issued to the owner of a dilapidated house at 1140 Hammond Road, County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis announced during last week’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.
    The house’s owner, Steve Gay, has apparently ignored an order issued in April by Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes to tear down the house, which was filled with trash and debris and posed a fire hazard.