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Today's News

  • Burglary suspect clipped by cop car

    A burglary suspect was accidentally struck by an Anderson County sheriff’s deputy’s vehicle last Thursday.
    Adrian Abner, 18, of Lawrenceburg was charged with third-degree burglary and first-degree fleeing from police following a brief chase that included Lawrenceburg Police officers and a deputy with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • New ECC on the way

    Pending a successful bond sale today, the Anderson County Board of Education will move forward with building a new Early Childhood Center.
    As it stands, board members have approved going forward with a 14-classroom facility and using up to 90 percent of its Capital Outlay funds, if necessary.
    However, Superintendent Sheila Mitchell said most likely that won’t be necessary based on discussions during a work session, which preceded Monday night’s meeting.

  • Health director warns of scam

    Officials with the Anderson County Health Department are warning local food establishments of a nationwide telephone scam targeting restaurants, according to a news release.
    According to Public Health Director Brandon Hurley, restaurants across the state are being contacted by entities claiming to be from the health department. The fraudulent inspectors will call and ask to set up a time for an inspection, and also threaten monetary fines for non-compliance.

  • COLUMN: Unlikely partners team up for worthy cause

    Column as I see ’em …
    You probably didn’t see this coming.
    The Anderson News and the fiscal court have teamed up (hard to believe, I know) in an effort to promote the county’s ever-improving recycling effort.
    On Dec. 20, our Monday paper (The Anderson News Extra) will include a flyer spelling out all of the times, dates, etc., to have your recyclables alongside the road.

  • COLUMN: To give and to receive

    One of my best friends recently became a mother, and I, along with our other friends, am completely smitten with her beautiful daughter, Cecelia.
    I wanted to get baby CeCe a gift for Christmas, and ended up settling on an ornament her parents can love now and she can appreciate in the future. It is personalized to serve as a memento of her first Christmas.

  • COLUMN: All of the signs point to a cold winter

    Brrrrrrrr, and double brrrrrr. Baby, it’s cold outside. Even Spanky’s wearing a coat. Spanky is my only shorthaired dog and she loves to wear her faux leather, fur-lined coat. Go figure. I love to wear my long underwear.
    Dressing in layers is about the only way to stay warm as winter settles in for a few months. Keeping your head and chest warm is key. You lose up to 90 percent of your body heat through the top of your head. If these temperatures continue, I’ll have more layers than an onion by the time spring rolls round.

  • COLUMN: Anderson County — working for students

    By Sheila Mitchell

  • Saffell students to present holiday concert, drama

    On Thursday, Dec. 16, Saffell Street Elementary School fourth-graders, the Saffell Players and the Saffell Singers will perform both music and drama presentations.
    Performances are planned for 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.
    The fourth grade, along with the Saffell Players, the school’s after-school drama club, will present “Santa’s Holiday Playlist.”

  • Local student honored for research at state science meeting

    Torey Gilkison of Lawrenceburg was honored for her research at the 2010 Kentucky Academy of Science Annual Meeting.
    Gilkison was awarded second place in the ecology and environmental science category of the 2010 Undergraduate Paper Presentation Competition.
    Gilkison, a high school senior, attends the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky.
    She was selected during her sophomore year at Anderson County High School to spend the last two years of her high school career at the Gatton Academy.

  • Versailles students send care packages to Afghanistan

    Several classes from Southside Elementary in Versailles gathered supplies and wrote letters to send to the Marines in Afghanistan, according to Monica Elmore, who helped organize the project.