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Today's News

  • Teachers voice opinions about working conditions in state survey

    Anderson County teachers love where they work, according to a statewide survey that asks staff to comment anonymously on their district’s teaching conditions.
    The Kentucky Department of Education released survey results of the New Teacher Center’s Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) Kentucky survey last Wednesday.
    About 90.57 percent of Anderson County teachers — 240 out of 265 educators —completed the spring 2013 survey compared to the state’s 86.86 percent, according to the TELL survey website.

  • Christian Academy celebrates high school, kindergarten graduations
  • School board opts to keep health department nurses

    The Anderson County Board of Health gambled that the school district would continue funding its school nurses when it hesitatingly approved its budget last month.
    The decision paid off last Thursday night when the Anderson County Board of Education voted unanimously to continue funding the school nurse program, despite a slight drop in the number of nurses the health department will provide.
    The school board approved $121,360 for what amounts to 4.5 school nurses in the coming school year, the same amount it paid last year for five nurse positions.

  • Double bloomer
  • Master gardeners get an education in grape growing at Rising Sons

    Last Tuesday a group of local gardeners took a trip to the Rising Sons Winery in Lawrenceburg where they were to learn about the maintaining of a vineyard and growing of grapes.
    “Their wine was really good and we wanted to learn more about it,” Paula Mullins, a member of the Master Gardner’s and coordinator of the event, said.
    “The last time I came I tried nine different wines and there was only one I didn’t like.”

  • District court docket: 6-12-13

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on April 1, 2013.
    James D. Ellis, pretrial conference, operating a motor vehicle under the influence – pleaded guilty, sentenced to 30 days (conditionally discharged), eight days home incarceration program, 30 day operator license suspension, $728, review May 13.
    Layne A. Hahn, arraignment, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – dismissed.

  • Anderson County Grand Jury indicts three on charges

    The following were indicted June 4 by the Anderson County Grand Jury, according to information released Monday by the Anderson Circuit Clerk’s office.
    Deanna R. Morgan, 26, of 102 Whiteway, Lawrenceburg was indicated for two counts of unlawful distribution of a methamphetamine precursor.
    The charge stems from an incident on April 12.
    James T. Purvis, 45, of 812 Augusta St., Frankfort was indicted on wanton or reckless exploitation of an adult, over $300.
    The indictment stems from an incident in August, 2012.

  • Teen, grandfather sentenced for Hammond Rd. wreck

    The teenager and her grandfather charged in March after the car she was driving veered off Hammond Road and destroyed a large amount of telephone equipment have each been sentenced to six months in jail, according to their attorney, Bill Patrick.
    Their sentences were discharged for two years provided they pay fines and stay out of trouble.
    Johnna M. Lohman, 18, of 1070 Buckley Lane apparently struck a patch of ice in March, sending her car off the road and into the telephone equipment. She then fled the scene.

  • Anderson grad empowering homeless through art

    Editor’s note: This story was published in the June issue of Nashville Arts Magazine. It appears here with permission.

    By Joe Nolan
    Nashville Arts Magazine
    Nicole Brandt is a junior at Nashville’s Belmont University and the founder of Poverty & the Arts. She came up with the idea for her program one day two years ago when she was working at her campus job.
    As a campus coordinator at Belmont’s Center of Service Learning, Brandt was responsible for planning three service projects each semester.

  • Girls, 5, donates hair to Locks of Love

    Sarah Thompson, a 5-year-old daughter of Dana and Chris Thompson, let her hair grow for more than a year so she could donate it to Locks of Love, according to a press release.
    Sarah was inspired after seeing a photo of a young girl in The Anderson News who donated her hair, and decided to donate hers so it could be made into a wig for a children who had lost their hair due to medical treatments.
    When asked how she felt about donating her hair Sarah replied, “No more tangles!”