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Today's News

  • COLUMN: From middle school Mustangs to Bearcats, these girls are back

    If you sat at a middle school basketball game, you probably heard a man bellow, “Ssmmooookkiinn!”
    Lee Brewer attended 98 percent of the games to support his niece, point guard Destiny Stewart, and he quickly became the team’s No.1 fan as he yelped every time the Lady Mustangs took it to the hoop.

  • COLUMN: Liberal Olbermann will be missed on MSNBC

    A few weeks ago my husband and I sat watching one of our favorite TV shows, Keith Olbermann’s Countdown, on MSNBC.
    Mr. Olbermann matter-of-factly stated that this would be his last broadcast of Countdown, gave a brief summary of his six years there, thanked a few people, and went on to read a bit of James Thurber.

  • COLUMN: Warning: Oral piercing is not as safe as you think

    Piercing, like tattooing, is just one of today’s popular forms of body art and self-expression.
    Piercing may seem daring, cool and totally safe because some celebrities use piercing to flaunt their particular style or attitude. But piercing the tongue, lips, cheeks or uvula (the tiny tissue that hangs at the back of the throat) is not as safe as some would have you believe. That’s because the mouth’s moist environment — home to huge amounts of breeding bacteria — is an ideal place for infection.

  • Anderson Community Education offers variety of classes

    Anderson Community Education offers the following classes over the next several weeks.

    Country Line Dancing
    When: March 3 to April 7 on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
    Where: Emma B. Ward cafeteria with Bob Devers, dance instructor
    Cost: $39

  • BCTC announces dean’s list for fall 2010 semester

    Bluegrass Community and Technical College recently announced its students from Anderson County who achieved dean’s list honors for the 2010 fall semester.
    The college recognizes academic excellence by naming to the dean’s list full-time students who have earned an overall semester grade point average of 3.5 or better in courses numbered 100 or above.
    BCTC’s honorees for fall 2010 are:
    Kenneth Ansert
    Ashton Bain
    Stephen Benningfield
    Laura Blankenship
    Micheal Boggs
    Rheann Burrus
    Amanda Burton

  • Students gear up for District Governor’s Cup

    This weekend, students from all of the county’s elementary schools will participate in the 2011 District Governor’s Cup.
    The event, which is sponsored by the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition, is planned for Saturday, Feb. 26 at Robert B. Turner Elementary.
    Governor’s Cup features eight events, including the Quick Recall event.  District winners will advance to the Regional Governor’s Cup competition on March 19.

  • Ten students perform with all-state choirs

    Ten students from Anderson County Middle School participated in the Kentucky Music Educators Association’s in-service conference all-state choirs this year in Louisville.

  • Brandt named to Belmont dean’s list

    Nicole Brandt of Lawrenceburg qualified for the fall 2010 dean’s list at Belmont University, according to a news release from the school.
    Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.
    Brandt, a daughter of Duane and Cynthia Brandt, is majoring in religion and the arts with a double minor in French and creative writing.
    She recently started a homeless ministry on her campus in hopes of dissolving class lines in and around Nashville, according to the news release.

  • Currens earns master’s degree

    LauraLee Currens graduated from Georgetown College on Dec. 22, 2010, after completing the graduate course work to earn her Master’s of Arts degree in Teacher Leadership with a reading specialists endorsement for grades P-12, according to a news release.
    She will participate in commencement at Georgetown College on Aug. 14.
    She graduated with a 3.98 grade point average. She also received an Associate of Applied Science degree in 1997 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education in 2003 from the University of Kentucky.

  • UK announces dean’s list

    The University of Kentucky recently released the names of its students on the dean’s list for the fall 2010 semester. Those students, with their program and area of study are listed below:
    Dillon Todd Burkhead, Bachelor of Science, pre-biosystems engineering
    Whitney Gordon Catlett, Bachelor of Arts, secondary education/English education
    Laurel Bennett Christenson, Bachelor of Arts, architecture
    Emma Ruth Collins, Bachelor of Arts, international studies
    Courtney Lynn DeLong, Bachelor of Science, family science