Local News

  • Alexander hired as new principal at Turner

    Jason Alexander has been selected as the new principal at Robert B. Turner Elementary School.

    Alexander, a special education teacher at the school since 2006, was unanimously selected Saturday by the school’s site-based decision making council, according to Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.

    He succeeds the late Wayne Reese, who passed away last December.

  • Schools to be open Friday amid protests in Frankfort

    Unlike nearly two other school districts across Kentucky planning to close Friday for an organized teacher protest in Frankfort, Anderson County schools will be open, according to information provided by Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.

    Mitchell said the district will send a "delegation of representatives" — teachers who will use their personal time to be away from school and will pay for their own transportation.

  • 11-year-old charged in latest school threat

    An 11-year-old female student at Saffell Street Elementary School was charged today with second-degree terroristic threatening after allegedly writing what is described as an “inappropriate message” on a bathroom wall inside of the school, according to information provided by Anderson County Sheriff Joe Milam.

    “The message consisted of a non-credible threat but deputies kept an increased presence in the building for the duration of the investigation and additional security measures were in place as a precaution,” Milam said.

  • Judge sides with fired health nurse

    Citing a pair of filing errors, a judge has upheld a ruling that a nurse fired from the Anderson County Health Department be allowed to return to work.

  • Eagles, one and all

     Lawrenceburg Boy Scout Troop 37 celebrated three new Eagle Scouts on Saturday, April 6, in an Eagle Scout Court of Honor at First Christian Church.

  • Teachers to conduct random searches

     Anderson County public school students will be subjected to random searches with metal detector wands while entering buildings at the start of the next school year.

  • ‘This place reeks with talent’

     More than 25 Kentucky-based artists, most of whom are local, will be on display this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the third annual “Spring Fling” art festival in Lawrenceburg. 

  • Tipton explains votes, says he kept his word

     State Rep. James Tipton (R-Taylorsville) is defending his votes on pension and tax reform and a new state budget — votes that sparked an angry response from teachers and state employees and drew the threat of a lawsuit from the attorney general’s office.

  • Middle school teacher pleads not guilty

     An Anderson County Middle School teacher pleaded not guilty to shoplifting last Thursday, but not before revealing she has been previously been convicted on other criminal theft charges.

  • Fired cop sues city

     A lawsuit filed last week by a former Lawrenceburg police officer contains a laundry list of allegations of wrongdoing by city officials and fellow officers, along with a claim they refused to help him overcome symptoms of PTSD after he shot a suspect in the face.