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Today's News

  • Former AC student publishes poem

    2011 ACHS graduate and current Transylvania University student Rebecca Radcliffe has garnered one more award from her high school career: national publication.
    Rebecca’s poem entitled “Juntos” (“Together”), written last year for a poetry slam in AP Spanish class, was chosen for inclusion in the spring edition of Albricias, the quarterly magazine of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica, formerly the National Spanish Honor Society.

  • Education briefs: 9-28-11

    Emma B. Ward 4-H Club
    From staff reports
    At the first Emma B. Ward 4-H club meeting, fourth graders from Mrs. Thomson’s first period “elected” officers: president Caleb Cherry, vice president Camden Nicholson, secretary Emma Jorette, reporter Emily Stone and two other officers, Hannah Whitaker and Brice White.

    Robert B. Turner 4-H Club
    From staff reports

  • Anderson Community Education offers classes

    Anderson Community Education is offering a variety of classes over the next several weeks.
    Register by calling 839-3754 or in person at the office, located at 219 East Woodford St., Lawrenceburg.
    Registration is also available by e-mailing Jacque Zeller jacque.zeller@anderson.kyschools.us

    Extended Hours for GED
    and college prep instruction
    The Adult Learning Center is now open from 8 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Monday through Thursday.

  • Saffell Elementary student performs in Lexington theater production

    Addie Miller, a second grader at Saffell Street Elementary School, is performing in the production of the classic story “Charlotte’s Web”  at Lexington Children’s Theatre.
    The cast consists of more than 20 young actors from Lexington and the central Kentucky area, high school age and younger.

  • Friends of Library plan Burgoo Festival book sale, other events

    Friends of the Anderson Public Library have scheduled a book sale Saturday, Oct. 1 during the annual Burgoo Festival, the group announced.
    The sale is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the old Glensboro school building, located on the high school campus at the corner of Broadway and US 127 Bypass.
    Novels, biographies, self-help, history, war, cookbooks, travel, westerns, science fiction and other selections will be available, along with audio, VHS books and movies, CDs and a large selection of children’s books, members said.

  • City council OKs 6.6 percent tax rate increase

    After a decade of accepting the compensating tax rate, city council approved a 4 percent tax revenue increase for the upcoming tax year at its special-called meeting Sept. 21.
    A 6.6 percent rate increase from last year, the tax rate will add $11 to tax bills of homeowners with property valued at $100,000.
    The 4 percent revenue increase is the maximum allowed by state law without the decision being subject to public referendum.

  • Developer can teach local government a lesson

    Larry Cann and his attorney certainly don’t need nor have they solicited my advice, but I’m going to give it to them anyway.
    Were I them, I wouldn’t waste my time, money or effort squabbling with Harry Wise Road residents who are fighting Cann’s efforts to build a subdivision. Instead, I’d go to court have a judge declare invalid the planning and zoning commission’s recommendations to deny that subdivision, and here’s why.

  • Fall’s arrival brings with it plenty to do

    It’s official. Fall has arrived and the colors won’t be far behind, we just have to wait for cooler temperatures for the more colorful pallets.
    The dogs are patiently waiting for the leaves to fall so they can play in the piles. I think it’s going to be a spectacular fall and we have the weather to thank for it.
    Weather is the main factor in the brilliance and longevity of fall leaves. As the length of sunlight falls, the chlorophyll levels fall as well. The chlorophyll then gets blocked by a cell layer.

  • Strange beats normal any day

    Kentucky, you’re strange.
    Since I’ve crossed the state line, Kentucky’s fed me a steady diet of weirdness.
    Please, take that as the highest of compliments.
    I distrust normalcy, though I’ve spent the better part of two decades striving for it.  
    Perfectly hand-drawn circles.
    A flawless driver’s license photo.
    Walking and talking at the same time.
    I’ve concluded that these impossible feats must be symptomatic of the insane.  

  • It’s time to pick a Constitutional fight

    It’s time to take a stand, dear readers, against the usurpers in state government who hand down toothless, unconstitutional dictates on how we, as a county, govern ourselves.
    For months our city council and fiscal court have bounced around the idea of merged government, with the main impetus being to reign in what are clearly unconstitutional taxing districts that have no direct accountability to the people of Anderson County.