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Today's News

  • Girls learn how to operate robots under water during camp

    The aqua robotics day camp held at the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg was held June 17-21 in an effort to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for young girls.
    The LEGO Legends partnered with Anderson Community Education to sponsor the camp. Instructed by Lisa Schmoetzer and Barbara Adams, the girls did hands on activities to learn programming and create a functioning robot that can maneuver in water.  

  • Red Cross plans blood drive July 3

    From staff reports
    The Franklin County Chapter of the American Red Cross will sponsor one of its first blood drives in Lawrenceburg in recent years July 3 at Kroger, located off US 127 Bypass in the Anderson Crossing Shopping Center, the agency announced.
    Those who donate will be entered to win one of five American Express gift cards valued at $3,000 each and will receive a Red Cross cap and a free one-month trial subscription to The Anderson News, while supplies last.

  • Transportation Cabinet awards Academy grad full scholarship at UK

    From staff reports
    Forrest Lee Bowman, a 2013 graduate of the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg, has been selected to receive a full scholarship from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to pursue a degree in civil engineering, according to a news release.
    Bowman will attend both Kentucky State University and the University of Kentucky and will earn degrees from both schools.

  • News staffers win Society of Professional Journalism awards

    From staff reports
    Anderson News staff members were recognized at the Louisville Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists awards banquet Thursday night.
    News editor Meaghan Downs took first place in Feature Writing with her story, “A Promise to God.”
    Sports editor John Herndon took first place in Sports Writing, Non-Metro and Community papers, with his entry that included several articles and columns. It is the sixth consecutive year Herndon has been recognized for his sports writing by the Society.

  • Yard sale items needed to help man injured in wreck

    The family of a Beaver Lake Road resident injured June 19 when his van smashed into some trees near his home is asking for items to be donated for a yard sale to help raise funds for him and his pregnant wife.
    Shannon Hall, 44, sustained serious injuries in the wreck and had to be airlifted to University of Kentucky Medical Center, according to his sister, Tonia Chilton.
    Both of Hall’s lungs were punctured in the wreck. He also sustained a broken arm, 11 broken ribs, a fractured spine and lacerations to his face, his sister said.

  • Organic isn’t always certified organic

    I love a good rainstorm, especially at night.
    We sure got some rain last week. The night of the big blow I ended up with over 2 1/2 inches. It thundered and rumbled and lit up the sky and I slept like a baby. In Arizona, I sometimes used a CD of rainstorms to help me fall asleep. Arizona rarely has what we call thunderstorms. It is a desert.

  • Support, understand teenagers in distress

    Teens in distress need support and understanding from family members and other trusted adults.
    Whether you are a parent, grandparent or other trusted adult, you may be someone who cares about a teen who harms himself/herself.
    This behavior is very distressing for the adult who cares for the teen. The purpose of this column is to help the trusted adult know how to best help the teen who self-harms.
    This is also the topic of the Family Caregiver Health Bulletin for July 2013. I encourage you to read it on the Anderson County Extension Office website.

  • Taxpayers deserve squeaky clean audit

    Last Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting served as the perfect example of why Anderson County continues to receive remarkably poor state audits (see A1).
    During a routine vote to approve budget transfers, Magistrate David Ruggles questioned why some figures being proposed by Treasurer Dudley Shryock didn’t appear to add up.
    Shryock tried several times to explain what was being proposed, but Ruggles simply didn’t understand what he was talking about.

  • Mitchell names Glass interim high school principal

    Chris Glass was named interim principal of Anderson County High School by Superintendent Sheila Mitchell after the school’s site-based decision making council decided to use an interim principal for the coming school year, the district announced.
    Glass, a 1993 graduate of the school, served three years as an associate principal and just completed his 12th year as a teacher and administrator, according to the news release.
    Glass replaces outgoing principal Ronnie Fields, who earlier this year accepted a position with the district’s central office.

  • Painting with pollen

    The semi-trailer stuffed with flowers would never be able to climb the hill.   
    David Kirchhoff and Mort Morss had hired five tractor-trailers — stacked five levels high with thousands of their prize-winning daylily hybrids — to follow them one by one, week by week from Florida to their new business location in Lawrenceburg.  
    The steep gravel drive off Gilberts Creek Road proved to be as insurmountable an ascent as climbing a mountain.