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Today's News

  • Academy students receive awards from Conservation District

    The Anderson County Soil Conservation District recently announced its annual award winners at the Extension Office.  
    Robert Bird was selected as the second place overall winner in the county as a participant in the essay contest. Julia Fuqua was the first place overall county winner in the poster contest.
    Forest Bowman and Rachel Baker were school winners of the contest. Also winning at the school level for the Christian Academy were Cloey Henson, Taylor Nevins and Isabella Hellard.    

  • Turner’s gone reading ‘mad’

    During the month of March, Turner Elementary held a “reading madness” contest for students and staff, according to a news release.
    Everyone read books and completed summary forms to be entered for a drawing for prizes. All participants received two free tickets to a Lexington Legends Game compliments of their “Hit the Books” program.  
    Grand prize winners received a Kindle for kindergarten and first grade, and three Kindle Fires for second, third and fourth/fifth grades.

  • Bus driver honored as KEA Education Support Professional of the Year

    Richard Davenport, a school bus driver for the Anderson County school district, was recently awarded the Education Support Professional of the Year award through the Kentucky Education Association, according to a press release.
    “Each year, one Education Support Professional receives the KEA ESP of the Year Award in recognition of their outstanding contribution to their schools, communities and profession,” the release said.  
    To date there have been 20 recipients of the national award, with the first ESP of the Year award being presented in 1992.

  • Relay for Life calendar: 5-1-13

    Anderson County Relay for Life announces the following events for May. To publicize your team Relay events, contact Griffin Gillis at griffingillis.relayforlife@gmail.com or call 502-517-1986.

    Online Registration
    and Relay for Life
    Shirt Order Due Today

  • Early Childhood students raise $200 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

    At the Ezra Sparrow Family Fun Night April 25, several kindergarteners helped create a lemonade stand to raise money for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, according to special education teacher Saralyn Kingsolver. “They took up donations for lemonade and cookies and made over $200 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation,” Kingsolver said via e-mail.

  • Auxiliary members attend spring conference

    The American Legion and Auxiliary spring conference was held in Florence, Ky., on April 19-20. Senior members attending from Lawrenceburg were Betty Butler, Pam Rice, Chrisie Halvorson, Robin Browning and Shirley Thornberry. Junior members attending were Summer Browning, Brianna Melton, Janna Halvorson, Maddie Yaden, Lauren and Annie McDannold, Emily Rodriquez and Hannah Drury.
    After their conference meeting the Juniors took a trip to the Newport Aquarium and went bowling. Junior Chairman Chrisie Halvorson and co-chair Robin Browning accompanied the Juniors for their trip.

  • ACE, Apple Corps honor volunteers at appreciation lunch

    Anderson Community Education and the Apple Corps Volunteer Program hosted a volunteer appreciation luncheon April 23 for volunteers in the community and Anderson County Schools, according to a news release.
    Amanda Maude, volunteer coordinator for ACE, welcomed the volunteers and special guests to a great day of celebration, event organizers said.
    “The lunch was held at the Anderson County Senior Citizen Center and the center was decorated beautifully in a colorful, spring theme,” according to the news release.

  • Students participate in Junior Cotillion

    The Lawrenceburg Junior Cotillion held its spring events during April, ending with a final dance on April 28 at the Anderson County Middle School, according to a news release.
    Sixth through eighth grade participants from Anderson and Woodford Counties learned numerous social etiquette topics through the instruction of the Lexington Arthur Murray Ballroom Dance Studio.

  • Stunt man, Confederate, restauranteur

    Always a Confederate, never a Yankee.
    Not quite never. There was the one time, about 20 years ago, when Allen “Mojo” Sallee portrayed a Yankee soldier during a re-enactment of Morgan’s Raid in Georgetown.
    An 85-year-old woman spit on him.
    “She was old enough that she didn’t appreciate Yankees at all,” Sallee said, leaning up against one of his restaurant booths in “Your Place,” a new Lawrenceburg restaurant Sallee hopes will be ready to open at the end of May.

  • Where in the world is The Anderson News?