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  • No raise for Anderson teachers in draft budget

    Teachers won’t see a raise in salary in the first draft version of the school district budget for next fiscal year.
    That may not matter if Gov. Steve Beshear’s two-year budget proposal — including a “mandated” 2 percent pay raise — passes the state House and Senate, Superintendent Sheila Mitchell said Friday.  

  • School district applies for $50,000 in pipeline grants

    More money for students is more money for Anderson County education, even if that additional funding comes from the controversial Bluegrass Pipeline project, according to Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.  
    Mitchell said in a phone interview last Friday morning that the district has applied for two separate $25,000 grants last week through the Bluegrass Pipeline Community Grant Program being offered by Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners.

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  • Chicago teenager’s death still resonates nearly 60 years later

    To stand in the front of the dilapidated remains of Bryant’s Grocery Store in Money, Miss., is more than a bit sobering when you know the history associated with the structure.
    It was at this store in 1955 that a young black boy from Chicago stepped into the middle of his own horror story, unwittingly becoming a symbol and a catalyst for the period of American history commonly referred to as the Civil Rights Era.

  • Judge Armstrong’s exit from race draws criticism

    By Todd Martin and Lisa King
    The Sentinel-News
    Longtime District Court Judge Linda Armstrong surprisingly withdrew late Tuesday as a candidate for re-election, and the process she used to declare that has come under scrutiny.
    Armstrong, who since 1998 has sat the bench in District 53 Division 1, cited health and personal reasons for deciding to withdraw her name as a candidate in the 2014 election, a decision she said she made on Sunday evening.

  • ‘Beast Feast’ to be held Feb. 22

    Sand Spring Baptist Church recently announced it will host its 2014 Beast Feast on Saturday, Feb. 22 after canceling the event last year because of a lack of meat.
    Last year’s feast was cancelled because there weren’t enough meat donations, organizers said.
    The Beast Feast program is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. in the new sanctuary. The program will begin by immediately serving food following a speaker presentation and distribution of door prizes.

  • Blaze guts former fireman’s home

    Beaver Lake Road neighbors offered hot coffee and a helping hand as David and Vanesca Harney’s home burned in a devastating structure fire late Sunday night.
    The Harneys, who reside at 1542 Beaver Lake Road in Lawrenceburg, received a phone call from a neighbor at about 10:45 p.m. that their home was on fire.

  • Fourth grader receives death threat

    A 9-year-old fourth grader at Robert B. Turner Elementary says she’s scared to come back to school after learning about a message threatening her life scrawled on the girls’ bathroom wall, according to her grandmother.
    Lawrenceburg resident Belinda Meece, the fourth grader’s grandmother and her guardian, said she was notified about the message, “Kill (the 9-year-old’s first name),” last Wednesday.
    According to Meece, a Turner Elementary janitor took a photo of the message with his phone before it was later erased.

  • Trial set for mother charged with tying up toddler

    The trial date for Rebecca Medley, the mother charged with tying up her 3-year-old daughter for up to 16 hours a day, has been set for Sept. 8-9.
    A pre-trial conference has been scheduled for Aug. 19.
    Medley appeared in Circuit Court Tuesday morning.
    Her husband, Herbert Medley, is scheduled to appear for a pretrial conference March 4. Both were due to stand trial in January 2014 on a charge of first-degree criminal child abuse.

  • No court Wednesday due to inclement weather

    County offices are announcing closings and delays as central Kentucky prepared for a predicted ice storm to hit the area Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday.

    Anderson County Circuit and District Court clerks' offices as well as the driver's license office in the courthouse closed early Tuesday afternoon and will reopen at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 4 due to inclement weather.

    All written and road driving tests have been canceled for Wednesday, Feb. 5 due to the weather.

    There will also be no court in Anderson County on Wednesday.