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Today's News

  • Lawrenceburg man killed in wreck

    A Lawrenceburg man was killed when the vehicle he was driving hit another head on Friday night in Franklin County.
    Mikey S. Ward, 32, was driving south on US 127 when his vehicle veered into the northbound lane and struck another vehicle, according to a report in the Frankfort State-Journal.
    Ward was pronounced dead while being transported to a hospital, the paper reported.
    Two victims in the other car were injured. One was in critical condition. The other was in stable condition.

  • Historical Society hosts fundraiser

    The Anderson County historical society hosted a bourbon and wine tasting fundraiser on the front lawn of Dowling Hall Sept. 24.
    Attendees had the opportunity to tour the T. B. Ripy House, the only official historic landmark designated by the historic district in Lawrenceburg.
    All proceeds of the event were to go to the historical society, according to organizers.

  • Salvisa native receives national boating safety leadership award

    Salvisa native John M. Johnson received the William B. Garner National Boating Safety Leadership Award earlier this month in Milwaukee, according to a news release from the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA).
    He received the award “in recognition of his ongoing efforts to steer the national nonprofit organization,” the news release said.

  • Former AC student publishes poem

    2011 ACHS graduate and current Transylvania University student Rebecca Radcliffe has garnered one more award from her high school career: national publication.
    Rebecca’s poem entitled “Juntos” (“Together”), written last year for a poetry slam in AP Spanish class, was chosen for inclusion in the spring edition of Albricias, the quarterly magazine of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica, formerly the National Spanish Honor Society.

  • Education briefs: 9-28-11

    Emma B. Ward 4-H Club
    From staff reports
    At the first Emma B. Ward 4-H club meeting, fourth graders from Mrs. Thomson’s first period “elected” officers: president Caleb Cherry, vice president Camden Nicholson, secretary Emma Jorette, reporter Emily Stone and two other officers, Hannah Whitaker and Brice White.

    Robert B. Turner 4-H Club
    From staff reports

  • Anderson Community Education offers classes

    Anderson Community Education is offering a variety of classes over the next several weeks.
    Register by calling 839-3754 or in person at the office, located at 219 East Woodford St., Lawrenceburg.
    Registration is also available by e-mailing Jacque Zeller jacque.zeller@anderson.kyschools.us

    Extended Hours for GED
    and college prep instruction
    The Adult Learning Center is now open from 8 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Monday through Thursday.

  • Saffell Elementary student performs in Lexington theater production

    Addie Miller, a second grader at Saffell Street Elementary School, is performing in the production of the classic story “Charlotte’s Web”  at Lexington Children’s Theatre.
    The cast consists of more than 20 young actors from Lexington and the central Kentucky area, high school age and younger.

  • Friends of Library plan Burgoo Festival book sale, other events

    Friends of the Anderson Public Library have scheduled a book sale Saturday, Oct. 1 during the annual Burgoo Festival, the group announced.
    The sale is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the old Glensboro school building, located on the high school campus at the corner of Broadway and US 127 Bypass.
    Novels, biographies, self-help, history, war, cookbooks, travel, westerns, science fiction and other selections will be available, along with audio, VHS books and movies, CDs and a large selection of children’s books, members said.

  • City council OKs 6.6 percent tax rate increase

    After a decade of accepting the compensating tax rate, city council approved a 4 percent tax revenue increase for the upcoming tax year at its special-called meeting Sept. 21.
    A 6.6 percent rate increase from last year, the tax rate will add $11 to tax bills of homeowners with property valued at $100,000.
    The 4 percent revenue increase is the maximum allowed by state law without the decision being subject to public referendum.

  • Developer can teach local government a lesson

    Larry Cann and his attorney certainly don’t need nor have they solicited my advice, but I’m going to give it to them anyway.
    Were I them, I wouldn’t waste my time, money or effort squabbling with Harry Wise Road residents who are fighting Cann’s efforts to build a subdivision. Instead, I’d go to court have a judge declare invalid the planning and zoning commission’s recommendations to deny that subdivision, and here’s why.