Today's News

  • Education briefs: 5-9-12

    Downing named
    outstanding grad
    Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) student Jennifer Downing of Lawrenceburg was selected as the 2012 Outstanding Program Graduate of the human services program, according to a news release from the school.
    Faculty members select one student from each of the BCTC programs as an outstanding program graduate.
    The distinction recognizes students who have exhibited strong leadership, exceeded criteria and expectations in their degree program, and demonstrated academic excellence.

  • Batty for bat houses
  • Junior wins opportunity to test flight plan

    Anderson County High School junior Blake Roach recently won first place in the student technology leadership program state competition in the area of aviation, according to a news release.
    Roach has been invited to visit the Eastern Kentucky University’s Aviation Department and will have a chance to fly his winning flight plan on one of the university’s flight simulators.
    The competition, sponsored by EKU, consists of different aviation challenges each year.
    This year’s challenge was to construct a flight plan given specific criteria.

  • Girls donate pop tabs
  • United Way honors Century Bank

    The United Way of the Bluegrass honored several community organizations and leaders for their hard work at their annual Live United Awards, the agency announced.
    The awards acknowledge and thank businesses and members of the central Kentucky community that have strived to make an impact in the areas of education, income and health.
    Century Bank was one of several organizations recognized throughout the evening from across United Way’s nine central Kentucky counties.

  • National Legion Commander visits Lawrenceburg Healing Field

    The American Legion National Commander Fang Wong and his aide Doug Malin came to Lawrenceburg to visit the Kentucky Auxiliary Healing Field.
    Accompanying him were Department of Kentucky Commander Doug Farley Sr., Senior Vice Commander Joe Flynn, Service Officer and Alternate National Executive Committee Member Randy Fisher, Public Relations Steve Stewart, Historian John Mullins and Finance Officer Silas Noel.
    They were escorted from Elizabethtown by Post 113 motorcyclists.

  • Health officials want smoke-free Mother’s Day

    Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate moms for who they are and all of the wonderful things they do, Anderson County Health Department officials said in a news release.
    It is also a great time for moms to remember the important role they play in influencing the choices their kids make regarding tobacco use.

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  • Big winner
  • TENNIS:Wamplers finish as regional runner-up

    The Anderson County doubles team of Amanda Wampler and Hannah Wampler finally went down in the Region 8 tennis tournament but it was not without a fight.
    The seventh-seeded tandem pushed the region's top seed, North Oldham's Taylor McGuire and Nicole Walton, to the limit in the first set before falling, 7-5. In the second set, the Mustang duo took over, winning 6-0.
    Both teams move on to the state tournament, starting Thursday, May 17, at the Boone tennis Center on the campus of the University of Kentucky.