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Today's News

  • Relay for Life calendar, April 13, 2011

    The following events are scheduled in support of Anderson County Relay for Life.
    Teams can have their events listed here by contacting Charlene Hanks at 839-7490, Susan Johnson at 839-9921, or Teresa McWilliams at 839-7730.

    Saturday, May 7
    Derby Day 5K – sponsored by Fitness Firm.
    All ages. Registration 8 a.m. with the 5K starting at 9 a.m.
    Cost $20 per person and $15 for each additional family member (must have proof of same address).

  • Derby Day 5K will benefit Relay for Life

    The inaugural Derby Day 5K Run/Walk to benefit Anderson County’s Relay for Life will be held Saturday, May 7.
    Registration begins at 8 a.m. that morning at Fitness Firm, which is sponsoring the event, with the race starting at 9 a.m.
    The run/walk is open to all ages.  
    Derek Ruble, chairman of Anderson County’s Relay for Life, stated he hoped this would become an annual Derby Day race and he looks forward to a large turnout.

  • The Way We Were, April 13, 2011

    By Janie Bowen
    Staff Writer
    This will be the last entry from the papers brought to me by Raymond Peak.
    One of the papers is from 1977 and is a special edition we did when Anderson County turned 150 and The Anderson News was 100 years old. The rest are from the 80s.

    Centennial edition

  • Middle school students perform
  • Middle school students perform

    Anderson County Middle School students involved in band and chorus participated recently in the District Festival.
    Seventh- and eighth-grade students performed at the Oldham County Center for the Arts and presented two selections for adjudication.
    The chorus, accompanied by eighth-grade humanities teacher Ginger Warren, sang “Cantate Hodie” and “The River Sleeps Beneath the Sky,” both by Mary Lynn Lightfoot. Students received proficient-plus ratings from all three judges, which means they were very close to receiving a distinguished rating.

  • Two high school students inducted into honor society

    Two Anderson County students are among 53 inducted recently into National Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for first year students at University of the Cumberlands.
    They are Taylor Gillis and Tanner Yankey.
    Membership in Alpha Lambda Delta is open to full-time freshmen students who earn a scholastic average of 3.5 or better at a four-year college or university.

  • 4-H reports

    Today our president, Jamie Bingham, selected Kyle and Hailey to lead us in our pledges. Cameron Harrod called roll by asking what your favorite ice cream flavor is.
    Our president asked if we had any old business to talk about and we did. Ethan asked about the clubs we talked about at our last meeting.
    Next we watched a video on 4-H camp and talked about it.
    Zoe and Clay adjourned our meeting.
    —by Madison Wallace
    Action KIDS 4-H club at Ward Elementary

  • Saffell Street Elementary announces honor roll students

    Students on the third nine week honor roll in the at Saffell Elementary are:

    Shields — fourth grade
    All A’s
    Thomas Holmes
    A’s and B’s
    Nich Kiem
    Dadisman – fourth grade
    A’s and B’s
    Jordan Batista
    Hunter Hays
    Keagan Hill
    Chloe Phelps
    Audrey Rice
    Cassidy Smith
    Trenton Watson

    Woods — fourth grade
    A’s and B’s
    Mason Gullett
    Jaden  Harvey
    Leawna Isham

  • Aerobics, Tae Bo classes scheduled

    Classes in aerobics and Tae Bo will begin April 18 at Saffell Street Elementary School, Anderson Community Education announced.
    The classes will be held for six weeks on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6 to 7.
    Cost is $29.
    The class includes warm-up, strength endurance with hand weights, leg exercises, jabs, punches, kick boxing, and cool down.
    Participants should bring a mat or towel, 1 to 5 pounds of hand weights and bottled water.
    Registration will take place the night of the first class, according to a news release.

  • Extension announces classes

    The Anderson County Extension Service will offer a variety of classes through the end of April, the agency announced.
    Those interested are asked to call 839-7271 to sign up.

    Spring Wool Banner
    Tuesday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Fee: $25, pre-registered
    Using new and recycled wool, we will be creating hand stitched spring bouquet banners with hanging tabs.   Everyone will be working with the same floral pattern, but can personalize their banners with words and additional stitches however they desire.