Today's News

  • Trooper earns promotion
  • Inmate escapes day before being paroled

    Had an inmate who officials say “walked away” from a work site last Wednesday and ditched his escape vehicle at the boat ramp in Tyrone simply waited one day, he would have been set free anyway.
    “He got paroled and then [the parole board discovered] he had a holder from someplace else, so the parole board said to wait on it, because they were going to review it, so he took off then [yesterday],” Shelby County Jailer Bobby Waits said. “But [Thursday], they said he made parole still, so he did a stupid thing.”

  • Anderson schools rank sixth in energy report

    The Anderson County school district ranks sixth out of 160 Kentucky school districts for its energy performance, according to a recent news release from the Kentucky School Boards Association.
    “As energy manager, I am just very proud of the job that the district has done,” Anderson County School District energy manager Gary Stinnett said, crediting the district staff, students and administration for the school’s high ranking.
    “That is the only reason it can be successful.”

  • Anderson Community Education celebrates 25th anniversary
  • Two earn Toastmasters advancements

    Cynthia Brandt earned the Advanced Communicator Bronze. To achieve that level, she had to complete 20 speech projects, 10 from a basic manual and 10 from advanced manuals.
    Steve Lanham earned the Advanced Communicator Silver, which requires the completion of 30 speech projects plus 2 presentations from Toastmasters “Better Speaker Series” or “Successful Club Series.”
    Brandt works as a case consultant for the state Disability Determination Services department, and Lanham works as an information technology contractor for Pomeroy IT Solutions.

  • Emma B. Ward Elementary selects new principal

    Anderson County resident Bobby Murphy, a science teacher at DuPont Manual High School in Jefferson County, has been selected as the new Emma B. Ward Elementary principal, according to a district news release.
    The Emma B. Ward site-based decision making council made a final decision Dec. 13, Superintendent Sheila Mitchell said in an e-mail, and sent a waiver to the Kentucky Department of Education in order to select their applicant three days early to ensure an easy transition for students, parents and staff.

  • Academy celebrates ‘Spirit Week’

    Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg students and staff celebrated “Spirit Week” with a variety of activities, according to a news release.
    Students and staff dressed up as “twins” or “Twin/Twinkie Day” and “Cammo Day.”
    Sophomore Nick Schreiber was one student who went “all out” during the “Cammo Day” portion of Spirit Week at the Christian Academy.

  • Report shows Anderson among top counties for education, child well-being

    Kentucky Youth Advocates’ Kids Count County Data Book has released a new report that breaks down the state’s 120 counties, considering economic security, education, health and family/community support, according to a press release from the school district.
    Using information from various state and local agencies, the report ranks the counties in the above categories and determines their overall child well-being ranking from the average of those scores.

  • OUTDOORS: Time flies! Enjoy the outdoors at every opportunity

    I want to start out this month’s column by dedicating this writing in memory of Kenny Detherage. Kenny was an avid outdoorsman and the Lilly/Detherage clans have always been like a family. I’ll never forget the many dove hunts the two families shared together over the years, the goat cookings and the many other good times. As outdoorsmen, I feel I can speak for us all; we have lost a great one. Kenny lost his battle with cancer on November 30, 2013. Thoughts and prayers are with this wonderful family.

  • A visit with Santa