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Today's News

  • Education briefs: 3-5-14

    Lawrenceburg student
    participates in
    Posters-at-the-Capitol event
    Andrew Monarch of Lawrenceburg was scheduled to participate in Posters-at-the-Capitol, a showcase of Kentucky undergraduate research, on Feb. 27 at the capitol building rotunda, according to a news release.
    Monarch, a political science major at the University of Louisville, presented his research poster titled “Liquor Licensing in the Commonwealth.”  

  • Stinnett selected to serve as interim Saffell Street principal

    Gary Stinnett, current district Energy Manager, has been selected to serve as Saffell Street Elementary school’s interim principal for the remainder of the school year, according to a news release.
    Stinnett will take on the role of interim principal March 31 as current principal Robin Arnzen transitions into retirement in April.
    Stinnett has more than 40 of experience in education and currently serves as the district’s energy manager, according to Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.

  • Search under way for new high school principal

    The district has begun its search for a permanent principal at the high school and has tentatively set a start date for the new principal for July 1, according to Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.
    The Anderson County High School’s site-based decision making council met last Thursday afternoon during a special-called meeting to discuss the principal selection process, and decided to move forward to find someone to fill a permanent principal position.

  • Pills taking back seat to heroin as drug of choice

    Last Tuesday’s heroin bust is a start, Det. Jeremy Cornish of the Lawrenceburg police department said, but one arrest can only do so much toward ending heroin trafficking and abuse in Anderson County.
    Demand in the U.S. is high and the drug is cheap, and the use of the opiate is definitely on the rise in Anderson County and across the state, according to Cornish and Det. Bryan Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Anderson County Jail Log: 3-5-14

    The following people were arrested and transported to jail during the past week, according to information released Monday by Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark. There were 91 people arrested in February, according to Clark.

    Feb. 24
    Ronnie Maples, Rockcastle County warrant, by the Kentucky state police.

    Feb. 25
    Glen Abner, failure to appear, by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    Elizabeth Dennis, two counts probation violation, by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • National Guard Memorial fundraiser to be held March 8

    A National Guard Memorial fundraiser and cook out is scheduled to be held March 8 at the Lawrenceburg Walmart beginning at 10 a.m., according to a news release.
    “At the present time our nation does not have a memorial for the U.S. National Guard men and women that have given their lives to keep us free,” organizers said. “Local Walmarts are helping raise funds to see that this happens.”
    The memorial is planned to be located in Frankfort at the Boone National Guard Armory.

  • Anderson finalist to compete in May pageant

    Abigail Alexander, daughter of Lucy Alexander, has been chosen as a state finalist for the National American Miss Kentucky pageant to be held May 9-11 in Louisville.
    The pageant is held for girls ages 7 to 9, according to a news release.
    Alexander, 9, is sponsored by Margaret Armstrong, Valerie Alexander, Bobby Alexander and Noal Cotton Jr.
    Her activities include soccer, gymnastics, cheerleading, reading and writing and she participates in the Girl Scouts.

  • Frankfort Regional offers new fast track in emergency room

    Frankfort Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department is now offering a five-bed Fast Track area for less serious illnesses and injuries, according to a press release.
    The new Fast Track area is located within the ER and will be available seven days a week from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m., which are some of the peak hours for ER visits.
    The goal of the Fast Track program is to treat and discharge patients with non-life-threatening conditions within 60 minutes of arrival, the release said.

  • Cub Scouts visit the News
  • Weather radio sessions to be held Saturday

    The Anderson Radio Club will be hosting two NOAA weather radio programming sessions on March 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Locations are scheduled to be at the Lawrenceburg Kroger and Walmart, and both sessions will run concurrently.
    Community residents and others needing assistance with setting receivers properly will have trained members of the club to assist in setting the proper channel for use, event organizers said in a release. Specific Message Area Encoding (SAME) can be set on the radio at the same time, organizers said.