Today's News

  • Saffell Street holds mock presidential election

    Saffell Street Elementary conducted a mock presidential election, complete with a demo voting machine, on Nov. 1.

    Students, with help of County Clerk Jason Denny, filled out ballots and learned how to use the same voting machine Anderson County residents used to vote on Tuesday.

    President Barack Obama won the elementary school’s mock election with 245 total votes, and presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney received 232 total votes.

  • Education briefs: 11-7-12

    FFA students enter YouTube national soybean contest
    FFA students Kali Whiteside, Kelby Tucker, Eric Gribbins and Lyndi Walker have entered YouTube videos for a chance to win almost $4,000 in the Soybean YouTube contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Soybean Association.
    According to adviser Randy Adams, the contest’s purpose is to allow students to educate the public about how soybeans are used in the agriculture industry and how soybean production influences consumers.

  • Emma B. Ward September Students of the Month
  • Goin’ Fishin’ in the classroom

    Adam Gray’s fifth grade classroom at Robert B. Turner Elementary hosted about 181 rainbow trout eggs that hatched over fall break.
    The fish, no longer than a centimeter or 2, serve as writing and learning opportunities in Gray’s classroom.
    Gray, who said he is a member of the Bluegrass Trout Unlimited organization, received 200 rainbow trout eggs through Bluegrass Trout for use in his classroom.
    Robert B. Turner is one of 29 schools in Kentucky who are participating in the Trout in the Classroom program, Gray said.

  • Anderson County schools focus on anti-bullying week

    Anderson County school district focused on anti-bullying pledges, activities and events during Safe Schools week held Oct. 21-27.
    Activities for Safe Schools week, with the theme “Bullying: Be Part of the Cure” included high school students creating their own public service announcements about being aware of bullying, while other students signed anti-bullying pledges.

  • Send Santa your Christmas list through the News

    If you think you’ve been good this year, tell Santa all about it by submitting your holiday letters to The Anderson News.

    For the 35th consecutive year, the News will help Santa by publishing the letters and pictures of Anderson County’s children.

    Santa only asks one thing. In order to make sure he can get through them all, please keep letters to 100 words.

  • Band finishes season with one final win

    The Anderson County Marching Bearcats brought home one final trophy to add to their growing awards collection for the 2012 season — grand champion of the Mid-States 3A Championships.
    The band placed third in semifinals and went on to beat 13 other groups from Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan at last Saturday’s marching contest in Ohio.

  • A nice ‘T.O.U.C.H.’
  • Brandt wins speech contests

    Cynthia Brandt of Lawrenceburg recently claimed top honors in two Toastmasters contests, according to a news release.
    Brandt won first place both at the area (composed of four clubs) and division (three areas, 13 clubs) levels against competitors from the central Kentucky region.
    Brandt, a member of Capital City Toastmasters in Frankfort, represented Bluegrass Division E Toastmasters in the District 40 Humorous Speech Contest in Cincinnati on Nov. 3 where she competed against seven other division winners from Ohio and West Virginia.

  • Paramedic claims disability led to him being fired

    A former paramedic is claiming he was fired from his position for being “a qualified individual with a disability” and is suing Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway and the Anderson County Fiscal Court for letting him go.
    In a lawsuit Nov. 2 in Anderson Circuit Court, Scott Tibbetts claims he “suffered from clinical anxiety and depression” from October of 2011 through the time he was fired in March, and that Conway violated the law by firing him.