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  • HENDRY WINS BOB-O-LINK GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Jan. 13, 1966

    Wanda Drury, student at Anderson High School and winner of the Fair Beauty Contest the previous summer, was to compete in the Kentucky Fair Association Beauty Contest to be held in Louisville.

    Sixty girls from throughout the state were expected to take part. Drury was to be accompanied by her mother, Mrs. Susie B. Drury.

    Thursday, Sept. 15, 1966

  • Board extends Glensboro schoolhouse bids 60 more days

    The drama over the old Glensboro schoolhouse continued at the monthly school board meeting Monday.

    Since no bids had been submitted regarding the schoolhouse, which sits on the corner of US 127 and Broadway, the board extended the bidding another 60 days.

    In August, the board was approached by Eric Whisman, of the Kentucky Trust for Historical Preservation, a non-profit organization that works to get new owners to old buildings. He asked the board for and was granted a 30-day extension for bids on the property.

  • Kids Connect is a hit at Robert B. Turner Elementary

    Seeing a need for a positive afterschool program, Tim Wells, children and families minister at Fox Creek Christian Church, concocted Kids Connect — a free afterschool Bible club at Robert B. Turner Elementary School.

    In it’s second year, Kids Connect brings the Bible to students who otherwise may have never been exposed to it.

    “Last year, we had 152 registered students,” Wells explained. “They weren’t ever there at the same time, but at some point throughout the year we had 152 different students here.”

  • Lemonade War winners
  • On target
  • STAR Patrol team keeping Saffell Street students safe

    Kid-size superheroes do exist — they are the students clad in bright orange and yellow vests monitoring the halls of Saffell Street Elementary School.

    They are the STAR Patrol.

  • education briefs

    ACHS Class of 2006

    Reunion set Sept. 24

    The Anderson County High School Class of 2006 will be having its 10-year class reunion at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at The Ballroom at The Eagle Lake Expo Center.

    The event includes dinner, dancing and more.

    The cost is $30 per person.

    Please email questions to achs2006reunion@gmail.com or check out the Class of 2006 Reunion group page on Facebook.

    Anderson County Retired Teachers to meet Sept. 20

  • Adult Learning Center announces fall schedule

    From staff reports

    Anderson Community Education has announced is slate of fall classes.

    Register at the Adult Learning Center, located at 219 East Woodford St.; by calling 839-3754; or by email at jacque.zeller@anderson.kyschools.us.

    Other services offered include a youth services program titled Students with a Goal that offers assistance in continuing education for those ages 17-24; jobs academy and workplace assessment; computer literacy; college preparation; and volunteer opportunities through Apple Corps and Trailblazers.

  • Paid firefighters likely won’t happen

    Column as I see ’em …

    It was the nightmare everyone talks about that finally came true.

    A man is trapped inside his burning vehicle Friday on Versailles Road and, of course, a train blocks the crossing, delaying a full-throated response from first responders desperate to come to his rescue.

    As we reported the tragedy on our website and social media platforms, outrage grew as people took to their Facebook pages to complain about the trains and demand that something be done.

    But what?

  • Don’t forget the sacrifices of 9/11

    I don’t normally offer things to the news, but with this being the 15th anniversary of the attack I felt that there needs to be something in the paper to help our citizens remember this horrendous attack against America on our homeland.