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Today's News

  • Band finishes season with one final win

    The Anderson County Marching Bearcats brought home one final trophy to add to their growing awards collection for the 2012 season — grand champion of the Mid-States 3A Championships.
    The band placed third in semifinals and went on to beat 13 other groups from Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan at last Saturday’s marching contest in Ohio.

  • A nice ‘T.O.U.C.H.’
  • Brandt wins speech contests

    Cynthia Brandt of Lawrenceburg recently claimed top honors in two Toastmasters contests, according to a news release.
    Brandt won first place both at the area (composed of four clubs) and division (three areas, 13 clubs) levels against competitors from the central Kentucky region.
    Brandt, a member of Capital City Toastmasters in Frankfort, represented Bluegrass Division E Toastmasters in the District 40 Humorous Speech Contest in Cincinnati on Nov. 3 where she competed against seven other division winners from Ohio and West Virginia.

  • Paramedic claims disability led to him being fired

    A former paramedic is claiming he was fired from his position for being “a qualified individual with a disability” and is suing Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway and the Anderson County Fiscal Court for letting him go.
    In a lawsuit Nov. 2 in Anderson Circuit Court, Scott Tibbetts claims he “suffered from clinical anxiety and depression” from October of 2011 through the time he was fired in March, and that Conway violated the law by firing him.

  • Annual chili lunch to benefit CASA

    A chili lunch to raise funds for the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Franklin and Anderson counties is scheduled for Nov. 9 at the VFW Hall on Second Street in Frankfort, the organization announced.
    This annual fundraiser, now in its fourth year, is provided by the Optimist and Kiwanis Clubs of Frankfort.
    Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. by dine-in, carry-out or drive- thru.  The cost is $5 for a bowl of chili (vegetarian available), cake and drink.
    As with any fundraiser, donations are appreciated, organizers said.

  • Auxiliary Veterans Day celebration to be held Nov. 11

    A Veterans Day celebration sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary will held at the American Legion Post 34 on Nov. 11 at 3 p.m.
    The service will be held in the Patriot Hall building, and there will be a guest speaker.
    Three churches will be serving a free meal to Anderson County veterans and a spouse or guest of the veteran following the service.
    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg will also be holding a Veterans Day celebration on Nov. 14 at 1:30 p.m.

  • Officers will wait tables Nov. 12 for Shop With a Cop

    Police officers are willing to wait on you hand and foot to support their effort in bringing a merrier Christmas to children in need.
    Deputies with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, Lawrenceburg Police Department officers and emergency management personnel will wait tables Monday, Nov. 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Edwardo’s Pizza to raise money for the Shop With a Cop program.

  • State test scores report mixed results for Anderson

    By Meaghan Downs
    News staff
    Anderson County’s report card for accountability shows high marks for test scores, but poor grades for closing the gap for underperforming students, according to new state assessment data released last Friday.
    The district rated as “needs improvement” with its overall score of 57.7 out of 100 in the state’s new Unbridled Learning assessment model, falling just below the top 30 percent of school districts across the state.

  • Try healthy alternatives to holiday favorites

    Cool weather has arrived, the stores are full of holiday decorations and turkeys are in the freezer. The holiday season is almost here.

  • Test scores: widening gap or bridge to future success?

    The word “gap” elicits two images when tied with measuring educational success.
    1. An impassable gulf.
    2. A sliver of space easily closed.
    Let’s talk about what “gap” really means.
    The Kentucky Department of Education recently released the test scores of its new assessment model, and Anderson County’s data indicated some seemingly contradictory results.