http://www.theandersonnews.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Deadly highway claims another life http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/deadly-highway-claims-another-life <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/08-14-14_car_wreck_1.jpg" alt="The aftermath of an accident involving a Dodge Dart and a Jeep Thursday, Aug. 13, on U.S. 62." title="The aftermath of an accident involving a Dodge Dart and a Jeep Thursday, Aug. 13, on U.S. 62." align="left" hspace="6" width="136" height="85" /><p> By Shelley Spillman</p> <p> News Editor</p> <p> Another fatal crash on U.S. 62 claimed the life of Courtney Meyers of Holland, Ohio, on Thursday, Aug. 14.</p> <p> Myers, who Kentucky State Police confirmed was a passenger the gnarled blue Dodge Dart, was involved in the collision at the intersection of Hunter Ridge Drive and U.S. 62. She died from her injuries at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. She was only 20 years old.</p> <p> Myers is one of four who died in crashes on the same stretch of U.S. 62 since 2011.</p> Accidental career bears a lifetime of memories http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/accidental-career-bears-lifetime-memories <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/08-20-14_news_sayre.jpg" alt="Jim Sayre pictured in his Abraham Lincoln costume. Sayre has been impersonating the nation’s 16th president for 31 years." title="Jim Sayre pictured in his Abraham Lincoln costume. Sayre has been impersonating the nation’s 16th president for 31 years." align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><p> It started out with Jim Sayre growing out his beard after completing active duty in the Army in 1959 and grew to be a rewarding career impersonating America&rsquo;s 16th president, Abraham Lincoln.</p> <p> He chronicles memories, travels and people he encountered during his 31-year career in his book &ldquo;Memories of the Great Pretender.&rdquo;</p> <p> &ldquo;A lot of people always said he looks like Lincoln,&rdquo; said his wife, Mary Sayre.</p> City ponders costly stormwater compliance http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/city-ponders-costly-stormwater-compliance <p> The Lawrenceburg City Council sought out information to discuss the next steps necessary to be in compliance with state-mandated stormwater runoff regulations Monday of last week.</p> <p> CDP Engineers Inc., an engineering firm based out of Lexington, has been guiding the city through the process. It presented information on the steps the city has already taken and the steps it will be expected take in the near future.</p> LPD: ‘Drive sober or get pulled over’ http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/lpd-%E2%80%98drive-sober-or-get-pulled-over%E2%80%99 <p> If you drink and drive in Anderson County beware, the Lawrenceburg Police Department has joined forces with law enforcement throuhgout the nation for the &ldquo;Drive sober or get pulled over&rdquo; campaign Aug. 13-Sept. 1.</p> <p> The strong nationwide impaired driving crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb alcohol impaired driving in August through the Labor Day holiday.</p> Adult Learning Center offers sign language class http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/adult-learning-center-offers-sign-language-class <p> The Anderson County Adult Learning Center will be hosting the American Sign Language I class.</p> <p> The course is designed for adults over 16 who have little or no knowledge of sign language, according to a news release.</p> <p> Arlene J. Hoffman, certified ASL instructor, is the teacher for this class. Students will learn the manual alphabet, ASL vocabulary, numbers, colors, games and more.</p> <p> After taking this class, students should be successful at communicating with the deaf and hard of hearing. Students should bring lined paper or notepad and a pencil or pen.</p> State employees return local resident to Personnel Board http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/state-employees-return-local-resident-personnel-board <p> The Kentucky Personnel Board recently conducted an election to fill two seats for state merit employees.</p> <p> The other five members are appointed by the governor. Ballots were sent to approximately 26,000 state employees, and included 23 candidates with the top two elected to the Personnel Board.</p> <p> Larry Gillis, of Lawrenceburg, finished first in the balloting and will return to the Personnel Board for the next four years.</p> Wheeler Quarter Horse Association Queen of 1984 http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/wheeler-quarter-horse-association-queen-1984 <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/two_men_in_tobacco_patch.jpg" alt="County agent Laymond Miller, right, and Bob Etherington were discussing Etherington’s burley tobacco crop. This crop looked ready to top (break the blooms out). Miller was Anderson County’s agricultural agent in the early 1950s. Photo submitted by Ed Ruggles, who took over as county agent after Miller." title="County agent Laymond Miller, right, and Bob Etherington were discussing Etherington’s burley tobacco crop. This crop looked ready to top (break the blooms out). Miller was Anderson County’s agricultural agent in the early 1950s. Photo submitted by Ed Ruggles, who took over as county agent after Miller." align="left" hspace="6" width="44" height="85" /><p> <strong>Compiled by Janie Bowen</strong></p> <p> <strong>jbowen@theandersonnews.com</strong></p> <p> There were some questions about names in the photo that ran June 18 of the Civil War veterans. The photo was taken about 100 years ago in front of the old Anderson County Courthouse.</p> <p> One of the names questioned was Tolle or Toll.</p> First day of school http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/first-day-school <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/08-20-14_first_day_1.jpg" alt="Lydia Valdivieso, a kindergarten student at the Ezra Sparrow Early Childhood Center, practices cutting out shapes on the first day of school. " title="Lydia Valdivieso, a kindergarten student at the Ezra Sparrow Early Childhood Center, practices cutting out shapes on the first day of school. " align="left" hspace="6" width="93" height="85" />