Today's News

  • Class of 1950 high school reunion

    50 YEARS AGO
    Nov. 7, 1963

  • Church briefs: 11-6-13

    High school senior born with rare
    disease to speak at Alton Baptist
    Alton Baptist Church will host special speaker Sienna Montgomery, a 17-year-old high school senior born with a rare disease that causes severe facial deformities, on Nov. 10 during the 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services.

  • Only God can transform violent, wicked hearts

    Last month there was a rare string of murders that took place. Unfortunately, murder is not a rarity, but these particular homicides would have never been considered newsworthy outside their local areas had these not been so eerily similar: 19 people were murdered in four separate occurrences over the course of four days.

  • Sunday service to honor, remember veterans

    Vince Gast of Lawrenceburg recently retired as a U.S. Navy captain on Nov. 1, 2013, after 32 years of service.
    Gast joined the Navy ROTC as a college student at the University of Pennsylvania in 1981. He said he joined partially for the educational opportunities, but also because of family history. Gast’s father served in the Navy during the Korean War, Gast said.
    “It’s sort of a tradition in my family in service in the military,” he said. “That was a big part of it, the tradition.”

  • District court docket: 11-6-13

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on September 19, 2013.
    Robert Smith, arraignment, criminal littering – pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference Oct. 23, motion/disposition/trial date Oct. 24; first-degree disorderly conduct – amended to second-degree disorderly conduct, pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference Oct. 23, motion/disposition/trial date Oct. 24.

  • Anderson County Jail Log: 11-6-13

    The following people were arrested during the past several weeks and transported to the Shelby County Detention Center, according to information provided by Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark.
    Arresting agencies include the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, Lawrenceburg Police Department and Kentucky State Police.

    Nov. 3
    Danny Callahan, Montgomery County warrants
    Danny Cox, parole violation
    Richard Mitchell, Nicholas County warrant
    Eugene Octavius, driving under the influence (first offense), speeding

  • Skulls, shipwrecks and light sabers

    Hamlet and Laertes swap swords for light sabers.
    Duke Orsino from “Twelfth Night” waxes romantic to a neon-pink poster board heart with a giant black-and-white smartphone self-portrait of Olivia, portrayed by an Anderson County eighth grader.
    For its student-led, 20-minute productions of Shakespeare’s most famous dramas and tragedies, the Anderson County eighth grade will be staging a different and sometimes much more modern take on the 17th century playwright’s words.

  • Turner students receive bench donations

    YKK recently donated 10 benches for Turner Elementary’s nature trail, and several YKK employees helped Turner second, third and fourth graders assemble them behind the elementary school building last Tuesday afternoon.


  • Education briefs: 11-6-13

    School Superintendent Sheila Mitchell reported the following personnel action to the school board on Oct. 28:

    Hired certified
    Stacey Briscoe, eigth grade girls’ basketball coach     
    Amy Satterly, assistant middle school girls’ basketball coach
    Melissa Lentz, substitute teacher/administrator
    Hired classified
    Rallin Fair, middle school custodian
    Michelle Fleck, substitute paraeducator
    Jonathan Haddix, substitute bus monitor