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Today's News

  • Way We Were: Kinder gets coded message by way of terrapin

    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, July 18, 1963
    Mr. and Mrs. Herman Peach received word that their son, Jimmie W. Peach, had been promoted to rank of SP/4. He was stationed in Germany and expected to return home in the next three months.

    Rita Lynn was crowned Miss Anderson County Fair. She had won the sweepstakes crown at the baby show just 15 years before when she was a toddler. Sandra Troxel was runner-up.

    Thursday, Aug. 1, 1963

  • Coming home to teach

    Anderson County High School teacher Jessica Harley got one B in high school: in Bridget Wells’ English class.
    “I struggled in her class,” Harley, who described herself as an A student in high school, said with a laugh.
    “Oh, it was traumatic. She [Wells] knows it was traumatic.”
    Wells — who was teaching English in the early 2000s when Harley was a high school student at ACHS — pushed her students to be better, Harley said.
    Now Harley is back, not as Wells’ student, but as her colleague.

  • District court docket: 9-25-13

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on July 8, 2013.
    Adrian Abner, arraignment, no operator/moped license – pleaded guilty, $243, fines and costs converted to six days to serve (concurrent with state time).
    Jose L. Vazquez-Tapia, arraignment, no operator/moped license, operating a motor vehicle under the influence – pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference July 11.

  • Two living in tent indicted on burglary, trespassing charges

    Curtis Coleman, 37, and Shannon Coleman, 38, of 113 Ballard St., Lawrenceburg were indicted Sept. 10 by an Anderson County Grand Jury on charges that include second degree burglary, possession of burglary tools and third-degree criminal trespass.  Shannon Coleman was also indicted for alcohol intoxication in a public place.
    Their indictment stems from an incident July 31 when they allegedly entered “a dwelling located at 117 Ballard St. with intent to commit a crime,” according to court documents.

  • Helium blimps, rockets and robots

    First, there were the air rockets.
    Now high school students are moving onto blimps, constructing small-scale models of aircraft made of craft wire, clothes hangers, pipe cleaners and tissue paper to fill with helium and test to see if they are flight-worthy.  
    STEM instructor James Stuerzenberger is in his first year of overseeing the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program on the Anderson County High School campus, but it’s not his first year of teaching students the art of constructing simple machines.

  • The word doctors will see you now
  • Library announces upcoming October classes

    The Anderson County Library will offer the following free classes in October. All classes are subject to cancellation, and class space is limited to five students. Students will use the library’s laptops. Call the library at 839-6420 to make reservations or contact Tami Elam at the library.

    Intro to Computers  
    When: Oct. 1
    Time: 10 a.m.

    Intro to Computers  
    When: Oct. 3
    Time: 3 p.m.

    Movie Night:
    The Woman in Black  
    When: Oct. 3
    Time: 5:30 p.m.

  • High school freshmen give back

    The freshman class at the Anderson County High School completed several community service projects around Anderson County last Thursday morning while sophomores and seniors were completing standardized tests.

  • American Legion Auxiliary raises more than $6,000 in Poker Run

    The American Legion Auxiliary’s sixth Healing Field Poker Run was held Sept. 14 and raised more than $6,000 with 82 motorcyclists registered, according to a press release.
    Past Department President Jane McKnight had chosen the Healing Field as her special project for her year as president. McKnight presented a check to Department Secretary Jennifer Mullins at the Healing Field just before the ride began with the riders around for the presentation. Pictures were taken at the Healing Field and then the Department Secretary signaled the start of the ride.

  • ‘Duck Dynasty’ stars to appear in Lexington

    For the Frankfort Christian Academy, it’s being called a “miracle.”
    For folks smitten with Uncle Si, Phil, Willie and the rest of the Robertson clan from the smash hit TV show “Duck Dynasty,” getting a chance to see several of the show’s stars Saturday in Lexington may not be a miracle, but it’s pretty darn close.