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Today's News

  • Community calendar: 6-26-13

    Community
    Compassionate Friends announce upcoming meetings
    The Compassionate Friends will host meetings for bereavement parents who have lost children of any age.
    Meetings are held on the first Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and the third Monday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the hospice building, 643 Teton Trail in Frankfort.
    For more information, contact Kathy Wainscott at 502-517-6289.

    The Anderson County Library will offer the following free classes in June and July.

  • Way We Were: MARY ALICE BIRDWHISTELL WINS TALK MEET AGAIN

    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, June 27, 1963
    Mrs. Billy Gritton and her father, George Corley, were injured in a tractor-wagon accident Sunday on Ashby Road, just off Highway 62.
    Mrs. Gritton and her family and the Corley family were riding in a wagon, pulled by a tractor driven by Mrs. Gritton’s husband. They were back on the farm where they had gone to visit Mrs. Corley’s old home place. The tractor dropped into a sunken place, causing the seat of the wagon to slip.

  • Decades of tradition continue at Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home

    Brian Ritchie, owner of Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home, never forgot the offer the business’ former owner made when he was just 13 years old.
    Brian’s father had just died, and Mrs. Billy Huddleston, who along with her husband, owned Huddleston Funeral Home, saw something in young Brian and told him to contact her when he was older about a job.
    “That was always on my mind,” says Brian. “While going to college in 1986, I began working on the weekends for the Huddlestons and have been in this business every since.”

  • Superintendent recognizes retirements

    Superintendent recognizes retirements

  • Board tables request for football field drainage work

    The school board unanimously tabled a $10,000 request to install a drainage ditch around the Anderson County football field in order to pursue more affordable options.
    Athletic Director Rick Sallee said he has spoken with maintenance director Bryan Drury about solutions for drainage issues on the football field, which Sallee described as a “swamp.”
    The drainage ditch would include installing construction grade perforated pipe to drain both surface water and groundwater that collects on the field, Sallee said.

  • Special-called meeting to approve dropout age policy

    The school board approved a first reading of numerous policy and procedure updates, including an increase in dropout age policy.
    The board approved a first reading of a policy update that would increase the required age of enrollment from 16 to 18 by the 2015-2016 school year. The policy would become mandatory anyway if 55 percent of Kentucky school districts approved the increase in the dropout age, Superintendent Sheila Mitchell said.

  • Regional Training Center relocated to Saffell Street

    The Regional Training Center, formerly located in the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg facility, has relocated to Saffell Street Elementary, Superintendent Sheila Mitchell informed the board during her Superintendent’s Report Monday night.
    The Regional Training Center had operated out of the Early Childhood Center building (which later was sold to the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg in 2012), for the last 17 years.

  • Board says no to French option, electives for Phoenix Academy

    The board denied Superintendent Sheila Mitchell’s increase request for a total $15,975 for the Novel Stars contract renewal and upgrade.
    The increase included updates in elective curriculum for the Phoenix Academy and online French and other foreign language options for the high school, including Advanced Placement classes, Mitchell said.
    “I just don’t think we have room in the budget to make addition after addition after addition,” McDowell said.
    “We can’t be spending more when revenues aren’t going up.”

  • Anderson County alum graduates from Murray State

    Matthew Drury graduated Summa Cum Laude from Murray State University on May 11 with a bachelor of arts degree.
    The day before, he was awarded the outstanding senior in criminal justice plaque, according to a press release, and the award is presented to the criminal justice senior who exemplifies academic excellence. The student’s name will be inscribed on a permanent plaque displayed in the department.
    Matthew is a 2003 graduate of Anderson County High School and is the son of Connie and Nancy Drury and husband Hongyue Wang.

  • Board increases share of pay for resource officer

    The school district will spend a little more to keep a school resource officer in Anderson County High School for the upcoming school year.
    School board president James Sargent cast the tie-breaking vote Monday night to pay about $36,000 in a salary reimbursement increase agreement with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.