Today's News

  • Board of Ed to be recognized at meeting

    Kentucky will again observe January as School Board Recognition Month and Anderson County Schools will join the celebration, according to a news release.
    The Anderson County Board of Education is composed of Chairman Scott Brown (1.5 years), Vice Chairman Roger McDowell (4.5 years), Lee Hahn (8 years), James Sargent (3 years) and Donna Drury (1 year).
    “The voters of our community have created a strong group of education leaders in this board,” Superintendent Sheila Mitchell was quoted as saying in the release.

  • Hitting reset button on tech experiments

    Anderson County High School science teacher Scott Ellis loves video games.
    Over the winter break Ellis said he nearly wore out his controller while attaining his kill death ratio.
    He knows not every one of his chemistry students enjoys them.
    Last trimester taught him that much, when students and parents alike freaked out over the stress of beginning the class with a zero, then pushing to achieve enough points to score an “A.”

  • Police encourage parents to set up safety profile through 911

    Jan. 13 was Amber Alert Awareness Day, marking the 18-year anniversary of the day Amber Hagerman was abducted while riding her bicycle in Arlington, Texas, and later found murdered, according to a news release issued by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.
    In April of 2003, in her honor, President Bush signed into law the Protect Act, which statutorily established the national Amber Alert coordinator role. Since, the program has been credited with more than 675 successful recoveries of missing or abducted children.

  • District court docket: 1-15-14

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on Nov. 21, 2013.
    Amber D. Cox, preliminary hearing, two counts of false statement/misrepresentation to receive benefits over $100 – amended to attempted false statement/misrepresentation to receive benefits over $100, pleaded guilty, sentenced to six months (conditionally discharged two years), $153, installment/deferred payment and review Feb. 27.

  • Anderson County Jail Log: 1-15-14

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

    Jan. 6
    Terrence Harvey, third-degree terroristic threatening, by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.
    Ryan Eckhart, failure to appear, by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Jan. 7
    Ronald Naylor, flagrant non-support, by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.
    Tricia Sammons, driving under the influence, no insurance, by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

  • How I feel about January, and a welcome sign follow-up

    A new year brings a new fixation on loss.
    We tell ourselves: yes, this is the year we’ll lose, and we’ll lose triumphantly for the better.  
    Shed those hated pounds, chop off your hair and slough away the stress for a fresh, scrubbed outlook on life.
    This is extremely difficult to do in January.
    No offense to everyone who celebrates birthdays (sorry, Dad and Martin Luther King Jr.), anniversaries or other memorable occasions during the month, but I hate January.

  • Nothing to fear from the helpful, economical pressure cooker

    At the end of a busy day, most of us would love to quickly prepare a tasty, nutritious, home-cooked meal with minimal effort and low cost. One way to accomplish this is to use a pressure cooker. Some of you may have received a new electric pressure cooker as a gift.

  • Answers to questions about vehicle registration, taxes

    Early each year our office receives questions regarding vehicle license and taxes. I hope that the answers provided below will help.
    Why haven’t we mailed your vehicle tax bills?
    First, the cards are not bills, they are just courtesy notices and second, they are mailed by the Department of Revenue.

  • You are what you eat, so learn to eat well

    We’ve all heard the saying “You can’t have one without the other.” It works with everything, you know. All things work in combination. It’s called the Web of Life. Every living thing on this earth is connected through combinations.

  • Diversions provide excuses for another late state budget

    Any takers on a bet that state lawmakers again this year won’t be able to agree to a budget within their allotted 60 days?
    Didn’t think so, not with the mish-mash of problems that are sure to divide and ultimately conquer legislators more worried about the coming election than actually fixing Kentucky’s budget woes.
    As if taking a cue from their compatriots in Washington, DC, look for legislators on both sides of the aisle to seek victory through vitriol in a game of mutually assured destruction for everyone but themselves.