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Today's News

  • Auxiliary Veterans Day celebration to be held Nov. 11

    A Veterans Day celebration sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary will held at the American Legion Post 34 on Nov. 11 at 3 p.m.
    The service will be held in the Patriot Hall building, and there will be a guest speaker.
    Three churches will be serving a free meal to Anderson County veterans and a spouse or guest of the veteran following the service.
    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg will also be holding a Veterans Day celebration on Nov. 14 at 1:30 p.m.

  • Officers will wait tables Nov. 12 for Shop With a Cop

    Police officers are willing to wait on you hand and foot to support their effort in bringing a merrier Christmas to children in need.
    Deputies with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, Lawrenceburg Police Department officers and emergency management personnel will wait tables Monday, Nov. 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Edwardo’s Pizza to raise money for the Shop With a Cop program.

  • State test scores report mixed results for Anderson

    By Meaghan Downs
    News staff
    Anderson County’s report card for accountability shows high marks for test scores, but poor grades for closing the gap for underperforming students, according to new state assessment data released last Friday.
    The district rated as “needs improvement” with its overall score of 57.7 out of 100 in the state’s new Unbridled Learning assessment model, falling just below the top 30 percent of school districts across the state.

  • Try healthy alternatives to holiday favorites

    Cool weather has arrived, the stores are full of holiday decorations and turkeys are in the freezer. The holiday season is almost here.

  • Test scores: widening gap or bridge to future success?

    The word “gap” elicits two images when tied with measuring educational success.
    1. An impassable gulf.
    2. A sliver of space easily closed.
    Let’s talk about what “gap” really means.
    The Kentucky Department of Education recently released the test scores of its new assessment model, and Anderson County’s data indicated some seemingly contradictory results.

  • Tell magistrates to protect Earth and your wallet

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court will have a chance to fix a $320,000 mistake when it meets Nov. 20, and could use a little encouragement between then and now to ensure it does.
    It appears there’s a chance that magistrates who approved spending that amount on a recycling building have since thought better of the idea, and are starting to see government-run recycling for what it really is: a black hole where taxpayer dollars go to die.

  • 6th District magistrate blasted again

    The hits just keep coming to 6th District Magistrate Kenny Barnett.
    Just two weeks after being called a “liar” by Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway, Barnett received a tongue-lashing by fellow Magistrate David Ruggles and told to “start doing his job” during Monday’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.
    And if that weren’t enough, Conway later called Barnett “clueless,” and said a first-grader would know more about how county government operates.

  • Children seek help for arson victims

    The children of Red and Joyce Shingleton have no idea why someone burned their parents’ business to the ground late last month, but they do know they need some help while trying to recover.
    Red’s Welding and Scrap Removal was intentionally set fire twice in October — the first attempt to burn it down failed, the second did not.
    Investigators with the Kentucky State Police say both attempts were arson and they are still looking for whoever is responsible.

  • King wins in landslide

    Republican candidates state Rep. Kim King and congressional challenger Andy Barr handily defeated their Democrat rivals Tuesday night in two heated races.
    County Clerk Jason Denny said turnout was about 64 percent countywide, and that a total of 10,435 votes were cast. Of that total there were 2,307 straight ticket Republican voters and 1,720 straight ticket Democrat voters.
    Denny said Election Day went smoothly in Anderson County.

  • Plea likely from child porn suspect

    The Lawrenceburg man charged last year with 70 felony counts of possessing and distributing child pornography is expected to enter a plea when he appears today (Wednesday) in Anderson Circuit Court.
    Mark Hawks, 55, was indicted in July of 2011 after investigators with the Kentucky State Police determined he was viewing, downloading and sharing child pornography from his Secretariat Drive home.