http://www.theandersonnews.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Chili dinner to support child battling leukemia http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/chili-dinner-support-child-battling-leukemia <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ethan-3_2.jpg" alt="Ethan Presley is a presented turnout gear and a proclamation by Anderson County Fire District Chief Pat Krogman during a ceremony making him an honorary volunteer firefighter. A chili dinner is scheduled for Friday to raise money to help the 11-year-old continue his battle with leukemia." title="Ethan Presley is a presented turnout gear and a proclamation by Anderson County Fire District Chief Pat Krogman during a ceremony making him an honorary volunteer firefighter. A chili dinner is scheduled for Friday to raise money to help the 11-year-old continue his battle with leukemia." align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;The Anderson County Fire District will host a chili dinner Friday, Dec. 15 to raise funds for an 11-year-old Lawrenceburg boy battling leukemia.</p> Bus garage or mechanics’ playground? http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/bus-garage-or-mechanics%E2%80%99-playground <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/12-13_school_bus2.jpg" alt="A pulling tractor with ‘Twisted’ painted on the hood sits inside of the bus garage with its hood up. Sources say it wasn’t unusual for mechanics at the bus garage to work on their own vehicles and equipment during normal work hours while buses in need of repairs sat outside." title="A pulling tractor with ‘Twisted’ painted on the hood sits inside of the bus garage with its hood up. Sources say it wasn’t unusual for mechanics at the bus garage to work on their own vehicles and equipment during normal work hours while buses in need of repairs sat outside." align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;Staff at the school district&rsquo;s bus garage have used the facility to work on personal vehicles, including pulling tractors, a group of photos provided to The Anderson News show.</p> ‘I’m so blessed right now’ http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/%E2%80%98i%E2%80%99m-so-blessed-right-now%E2%80%99 <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/12-13_100_surprise3.jpg" alt="Courtney Thompson begins crying Saturday afternoon as Sheriff Joe Milam presents her with a $100 bill. ‘You have no idea how much this is going to help me,’ she told Milam. ‘I am so blessed right now.’" title="Courtney Thompson begins crying Saturday afternoon as Sheriff Joe Milam presents her with a $100 bill. ‘You have no idea how much this is going to help me,’ she told Milam. ‘I am so blessed right now.’" align="left" hspace="6" width="111" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;Sheriff Joe Milam and his deputies were prowling the streets Saturday afternoon, but it wasn&rsquo;t criminals they were looking for.</p> Drug bust largest in county’s history http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/drug-bust-largest-county%E2%80%99s-history <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/milam_joe_rgb_use_this_only.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="56" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;In what was believed to be the single largest drug bust in Anderson County history, police seized 1 kilogram of the powerful drug fentanyl and arrested two Lawrenceburg men they say are tied to an international drug organization.</p> Turner principal passes following lengthy illness http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/turner-principal-passes-following-lengthy-illness <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/reese_wayne_tn.jpg" alt="Robert B. Turner Elementary School Principal Wayne Reese passed away Thursday night following a lengthy illness." title="Robert B. Turner Elementary School Principal Wayne Reese passed away Thursday night following a lengthy illness." align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> The principal at Robert B. Turner Elementary School passed away last night following a lengthy illness, according to information posted on the Anderson County school district&rsquo;s website.</p> <p> &ldquo;It is with deep sadness that we inform you about the death of Robert B. Turner Principal Wayne Reese. Mr. Reese had been diagnosed with cancer in the summer of 2016,&rdquo; Superintendent Sheila Mitchell is quoted as saying on the website.</p> School transportation director on sick leave for remainder of contract http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/school-transportation-director-sick-leave-remainder-contract <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/young_jeff_tn.jpg" alt="Jeff Young, the school district&#039;s transportation director, will be on sick leave for the remainder of his contract." title="Jeff Young, the school district&#039;s transportation director, will be on sick leave for the remainder of his contract." align="left" hspace="6" width="61" height="85" /><p> Jeff Young is out as the Anderson County School District&rsquo;s transportation director, a move that was announced during a driver meeting held yesterday morning.</p> <p> Replacing him will be Sonny Fentress, the district&rsquo;s former superintendent.</p> <p> Current Superintendent Sheila Mitchell said today that Young will be on sick leave for the remainder of his contract, and that Fentress has been named interim director, effective today.</p> Two charged after sheriff’s office, DEA seize kilo of fentanyl http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/two-charged-after-sheriff%E2%80%99s-office-dea-seize-kilo-fentanyl <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/hensley_brian_crime_tn_cropped.jpg" alt="Brian Hensley" title="Brian Hensley" align="left" hspace="6" width="62" height="85" /><p> Two Lawrenceburg men investigators say are tied to an international drug organization were arrested Tuesday night for possession of 1 kilogram of the powerful drug fentanyl, according to Sheriff Joe Milam of the Anderson County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office.</p> <p> Gadiel Ortiz-Flores and Brian Hensley, both of 412 East Court St., were arrested on a federal charge of conspiracy to distribute fentanyl after the sheriff&rsquo;s office and the Lexington DEA Task Force combined to make the bust following a lengthy investigation.</p> Confidential student, parent information goes missing http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/confidential-student-parent-information-goes-missing <p> &nbsp;A book containing confidential student and parent information for students who ride bus 27 went missing last Wednesday morning when the driver of the bus apparently lost it.</p>