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Today's News

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  • Middle school students learn muralism from artist

    Through a $1,200 grant from the VSA Kentucky’s Art in Inclusion program, students in Angela Champion’s sixth and seventh grade art classes recently worked on murals under the instruction of artist Alfredo Escobar.
    According to a press release from the middle school, Champion led students in the study of famous mural artist Diego Rivera by creating timelines and analyzing Rivera’s iconic murals and helped each class brainstorm and draft themed murals of its choice.

  • Agricultural courses planned for March at Anderson Extension Office

    The Anderson County Extension Office will offer three educational programs starting March 21.
    With increased fertilizer prices, hay is becoming much more expensive to purchase or to bale on your own, according to a news release.
    In recent years the Anderson County Extension office has looked at a number of crops and alternative forages to extend the grazing season and reduce your dependence upon stored feeds.
    The office will be hosting a workshop March 21, titled Strategies for Maximizing the Grazing Season.

  • Two-vehicle crash sends three to hospital

    Three women, two drivers and a single passenger, sustained non life-threatening injuries in a two-vehicle accident at North Main and Walker Lane on Tuesday morning.
    According to Officer Clay Crouch, the female driver of a Dodge Neon was turning left from Walker Lane onto North Main when another vehicle headed south on North Main T-boned the Neon, sending the vehicle into the front yard of a North Main residence.
    The Neon eventually hit a tree and large rock in the front yard before coming to a stop, according to Crouch, who was working the scene of the accident.

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  • Man charged with DUI while reporting theft

    A Frankfort man was charged with DUI after allegedly driving to the Kentucky State Police Post 12 to report items stolen from his home, according to a news release from the state police.
    Victor Smith, 67, was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and was lodged in the Franklin County Detention Center, police said.
    Troopers are investigating Smith’s theft allegations, they said.
     

  • Beekeeping school at Kentucky State scheduled for March 9

    Kentucky State University will host the 2013 Bluegrass Beekeeping School on March 9 in Frankfort, according to a news release.
    The school will include talks on many aspects of hive management, conducting beekeeping businesses, and classes about how to produce additional products from the hive such as candle making, making lotions and hand bars, and pollen collection and processing.
    Registration will begin at 8 a.m. in the lobby of Bradford Hall at Kentucky State University. Pre-registration is suggested and is available at www.ksbabeekeeping.org.

  • Survey data to gauge substance abuse in Anderson County

    To address substance abuse in Anderson County, one board says it needs data and the community’s help.  
    A substance abuse prevention board is asking for volunteers to fill out a substance abuse survey — either online or in hard-copy form — in order to address substance abuse in the county.
    The Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy or ASAP operates out of the Office for Drug Control Policy and is funded through the state legislature, according to a release from Bluegrass Prevention Center.

  • Deputy injured in head-on wreck

    An Anderson County sheriff’s deputy was injured Sunday morning when his vehicle was struck head on as he was responding to a call on Highway 44, about five miles from Lawrenceburg.
    Deputy Tony Likens suffered a broken wrist in the wreck, which was likely caused by icy road conditions at that time.
    Sheriff Troy Young said Likens was on Highway 44 when a vehicle driven by a woman went out of control and slammed into Likens’ vehicle.