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Today's News

  • Middle school academic team takes first at district competition

    The middle school academic team was declared the first place district champions at the district competition held Jan. 25 at Shelby East Middle School.
    The Anderson County middle school academic team, comprised of sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders, placed first.
    Shelby East took home second with East Oldham following at third.
    The Future Problem Solving team — Jalen Creth, Kara Cundiff, Hannah Whitaker and Miranda Carlton — placed first, as did the Quick Recall Team.

  • Anderson Community Education announces spring classes

    Register for classes at Anderson Adult Learning Center, 219 East Woodford St., Lawrenceburg, by calling Jacque Zeller at 839-3754 or email jacque.zeller@anderson.kyschools.us.

    Excel and Beyond
    When: Saturday, Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. with instructor Beth Feddersen
    Where: Adult Learning Center, 219 East Wood St., Lawrenceburg
    Fee: $39  (4 hours of instruction)

  • COLUMN: Their games, their way

    Let's face it. We live in basketball country.

    If you fail to or, probably more accurately, refuse to acknowledge that, well, there just isn't much I can do.

  • Minor fire on Graefenburg Road causes smoke damage

    A couple living at 1668 Graefenburg Rd. were in the process of moving when a small fire broke out in the back bedroom of their home last Tuesday.
    County Fire Chief Mike Barnes said one of the homeowners, Eula Milburn, had been driving a friend back to his home after he helped the Milburns move their belongings.
    According to Barnes, Eula Milburn’s friend recommended she check her gas fireplace before she drove to Frankfort that afternoon to visit her husband, Gary Milburn.

  • Basketball homecoming queen
  • Blue Grass Community Action offers $750 scholarship

    Blue Grass Community Action will be offering a $750 scholarship to an Anderson County resident, according to a press release from Blue Grass Community Action Partnership.
    The applicant must meet the guidelines for the Community Service Block Grant program and meet other competitive requirements. The scholarship may be used to help cover expenses associated with attending college or a technical school of the recipient’s choice.

  • More patients refusing transport by ambulance

    More Anderson County residents are refusing to be transported by ambulance against the advice of first responders, Public Safety Director Bart Powell said, although it’s been difficult to determine why.
    By the end of 2013 an average of 70-80 people per month refused to go to the hospital via ambulance, Powell said, about 15-20 more patients than at the beginning of 2013.
    The number of people requesting not to use an ambulance accounts for roughly 20-25 percent of total ambulance runs a month, according to data provided by Powell.

  • Lawrenceburg man honored for valor at Franklin County courthouse
  • Judge Armstrong’s last day on bench set for March 16

    By Lisa King
    Sentinel-News
    Linda Armstrong, district judge of the 53rd Judicial District since 1998, announced her resignation on Feb. 10, with her last day scheduled for March 16.
    Armstrong withdrew from the judicial race in the 2014 Election just before the filing deadline in January, citing health issues. She said at that time that she didn’t know if she would serve the remainder of her term, and in last Monday’s statement, she reiterated those concerns.

  • Two weeks plenty for absence option

    As red roses and helium balloons rotated in and out of the middle school doors last Friday morning, I found myself in a vicious conversation cycle.
    Again.
    I fought so hard not to talk about the snow, the ice, the salt, the weather: conversation starters so common as to bore everyone to tears by now. (Sorry, board members, teachers and other Anderson County district staff. I’ll try to be a better conversationalist in the future.)