Today's News

  • Kindergarten class gets visit from ‘Lady Liberty’

    Bridget Gay’s kindergarten class had a guest speaker, Ms. Tina Litkuenhus, recently come in and speak to them about ‘Lady Liberty,’ according to a release.   
    According to teacher Bridget Gay, “The students enjoyed learning facts about the Statue of Liberty from Ms. Tina who was dressed like Lady Liberty.

  • Strike up the pep band
  • UK releases fall 2013 Dean’s List
  • 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.  

  • Spencer County GOP to host Lincoln Day dinner

    Spencer County GOP is hosting a Lincoln Day Dinner on Friday, Feb. 7 starting at
    6 p.m., according to a release.
    The event will take place at Spencer Christian Church, 5720 Taylorsville Rd. Speakers include former Sec. of Labor Elaine Chao, AG Comm. James Comer, Congressmen Bret Guthrie and Thomas Massie, State Sen. Jimmy Higdon and other GOP office holders as well as candidates James Tipton and Matt Bevin.
    Cost is $35 Jan 16-Feb 6 and $40 at the door.
    Call Bill Rutherford at 612-845-0573 for more information or tickets.


  • 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.

  • Best wishes, Ben!
  • Locals receive Kentucky Colonel designation
  • Woodlawn and Franklin merge into one CASA

    Effective Jan. 1 CASA at Woodlawn and Franklin County CASA have merged together to form one non-profit entity—CASA of the Bluegrass, according to a news release.
    The integration of the two programs is for the benefit of the volunteers and children served and will allow the programs to serve a greater number of children in Kentucky. The goals of the merger are as follow:
    • To combine staff, resources, and best practices to ensure quality advocacy.
    • To increase CASA’s presence and spread CASA’s mission throughout Central Kentucky.

  • Beggars can’t be choosers with pipeline grants

    An extra $50,000 for school safety is a needed $50,000, even if it comes courtesy of the controversial Bluegrass Pipeline.
    A few weeks ago it seemed no public agency in Anderson County would dare touch pipeline money through the Bluegrass Pipeline Community Grant Program.
    Looks like the school district has, and staff has confirmed that applications were submitted late last week for two $25,000 pipeline grants.
    That’s a good thing for the school district, and here’s why.