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Today's News

  • Students ignite journalism fire

    To be a journalist is like being on fire.  
    Extinguish one flame — deadlines, disgruntled readers or writer’s block — and more start to smolder in its place.
    I’ve toured a prison and endured its pat-down policy, been essentially banned from a senior center, and had my student newspaper pulled from the racks for publishing a story about an Ecstasy drug bust on campus.
    So it’s nice to remind myself sometimes why I voluntarily chose this profession.
    All it took was another newspaper.

  • Time for Gov. Beshear to reign in health cabal

    Column as I see ’em …
    Now that he has been comfortably re-elected, perhaps Gov. Beshear will take a moment and throw a rope around those in his health cabinet who can’t seem to keep their meddling noses out of Anderson County’s business.
    Our 12-person health board, which consists of the county’s CEO and members with more degrees than a thermometer is perfectly capable (these days, at least) of making decisions without interference from state health officials.

  • District court docket: 12-7-11

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on Nov. 3, 2011.
    Elizabeth Dennis, arraignment, flagrant non support – pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing Nov. 10.
    Elizabeth Dennis, arraignment, unauthorized use of motor vehicle, complicity unauthorized use of motor vehicle – pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference Nov. 10.
    Lori L. Baker, show cause, theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting) – pretrial conference Nov. 16, motion/disposition/trial date Dec. 1.

  • News briefs: 12-7-11

    Annual Toy Run set for Dec. 11
    Wash’s Cycle will host its 12th annual Toy Run on Sunday, Dec. 11, owner Gary Wash announced.
    The run will begin at noon at Walmart in Lawrenceburg and end at 2 p.m.
    Participants are encouraged to donate a new toy for an underprivileged child.
    For more information, call 839-3142.

    Donate blood, receive gift card
    A blood drive is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 13 from 12:30 to 7 p.m. in the Fireside Room at First Baptist Church, the Kentucky Blood Center announced in a news release.

  • Up and over
  • Extra, Extra! Read all about it!

    Print journalism is alive and hot off the presses at Robert B. Turner Elementary.
    The staff of the Turner Times, composed of fourth and fifth grade students from teacher Lauren Cooper’s Gifted and Talented class, churns out their new school newspaper every month.
    Cooper, in her second year as adviser for the class, said creating a newspaper was a tangible means of getting students excited about writing.

  • News to hold $500 ticket stub drawing

    One stub from last Saturday’s championship football game could be the golden ticket for $500.
    David and Lisa Ruggles, parents of Anderson County Bearcat football player Spencer Ruggles, are sponsoring the Walt and Spencer Ruggles Bearcat Fan Giveaway to be held on Friday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. at the Anderson News.
    To enter, ticket stub holders need to write their names and phone number on the stub and bring it to the newspaper office by Dec. 9.

  • Agony of defeat
  • Postal worker pleads guilty to stealing veterans’ drugs

    A Lawrenceburg woman admitted last week in federal court that she stole prescription drugs intended to local veterans while she was a mail carrier in the Lawrenceburg post office.
    Pamela J. Hawkins, 40, pleaded guilty and admitted that she stole 10 to 11 drug parcels over the past year and a half that were intended for veterans. The parcels contained hydrocordone pills, according to a news release from the US Attorney’s Office.
    There was no evidence that Hawkins was distributing the pills she admitted stealing.

  • Want unified government? Forget about it

    The effort to unify city and county government remains stuck in neutral and is likely doomed to stall.
    The Anderson County Fiscal Court on Tuesday tabled for the second time a proposed ordinance that would have authorized the creation of a committee to study unification, and the issue isn’t likely to come up again.
    “It won’t be back on the agenda anytime soon,” said Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway, who voted for the motion to table.
    Only Magistrate Buddy Sims voted against the motion.