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Today's News

  • Non-profit hopes to touch lives of senior citizens

    Lexington resident Greg Dearinger began a non-profit after reading a statistic — the leading cause of death after the age of 62 is from falls.
    Dearinger, born and raised in Anderson County, had been working on a research paper for his social work course at Bluegrass Community and Technical College.
    The statistic shocked him, he said, because he knew those deaths were most likely preventable.

  • Middle school makes a Mountain of Love
  • Ward ranks sixth in state for arts and humanities

    Emma B. Ward Elementary ranks in the top 10 in Kentucky for its arts and humanities programs, according to data released by the Kentucky Department of Education this fall.
    The elementary school achieved an overall score of 2.56 out of 5.0 for its program review of arts and humanities, ranking sixth in Kentucky for its overall performance.
    Robert B. Turner received a score of 2.05; Saffell Street received a score of 1.89; and Ezra B. Sparrow Early Childhood Center received a score of 1.39.

  • District court docket: 10-17-12

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on Sept. 6, 2012.
    Lori L. Baker, disposition, theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting) – dismissed.
    Michael W. Burch, disposition, two counts of fourth-degree assault (minor injury) – pretrial conference Sept. 19, motion/disposition/trial date Oct. 4.
    Dustin Bradley Carrender, arraignment, harassing communications – pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference Sept. 19, motion/disposition/trial date Oct. 4.

  • Free medical clinic begins accepting patients Oct. 17

    The Anderson County Community Medical Clinic, Inc., a non-profit free medical clinic located at 1111 Industry Road in Lawrenceburg, is scheduling appointments starting Oct.  17 in preparation for its official opening Nov. 13.
    Patients will be screened and referred to the clinic through the Anderson County Health Department, located at 1180 Glensboro Road. Qualifications for receiving clinic services will be:
    l Having a diagnosed chronic illness
    l No insurance
    l Being over the age of 18

  • Health Department director issues dog rabies warning
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  • Lawrenceburg couple volunteers in Danville during VP debate

    Drew Shannon, 12, wanted to see his social studies class in action.  
    He’d already watched the presidential debate (said Republican candidate Mitt Romney did an “outstanding job.”)
    Last Thursday’s vice presidential debate seemed like the perfect place to spend the day with his grandparents Rick and Linda Shannon, volunteers with Centre College in pre-debate preparations, and watch the politics he’d learned about in school unfold in real life.

  • Frankfort Regional Medical Center teams up with Kosair Children’s Hospital

    Frankfort Regional Medical Center recently announced a partnership with Kosair Children’s Hospital and the University of Louisville for specialty pediatric care.
    By partnering with one of the country’s top-ranked children’s hospitals, Frankfort Regional will receive additional support for pediatric care, according to a news release.
    Subspecialists from Kosair Children’s Hospital and the University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics have begun seeing patients in Frankfort on a rotating basis.

  • Shelby defeats Anderson for district volleyball championship

    This time, the third set was the charm for Shelby County volleyball.
    The Lady Rockets grabbed a quick lead then held off every charge a determined Anderson County team could muster in the match-changing set, then closed things out in the fourth to earn their first district championship since 2009.
    After splitting the first two games, Shelby took a quick lead, expanded it to as many as five points, but held off several furious Anderson charges. The Lady Bearcats, however, could never get closer than two points as Shelby earned a 25-19 victory in the third game.

  • BOYS' SOCCER: Titans show Bearcats why they’re ranked No. 5

    SHELBYVILLE – Collins showed why it has climbed into the state’s top five boys’ soccer teams last Thursday.
    The Titans downed Anderson County, 3-0, in the 30th District Tournament championship match, held at Collins.
    The Titans dominated in every way to move to 16-1-2 on the year. Anderson fell to l0-10-0. Both teams were to play in the Eighth Region tournament Monday night at various sites.