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  • City in state of emergency after snowplows destroyed

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    Lawrenceburg Mayor Sandy Goodlett declared a state of emergency Monday, just one day after a massive fire destroyed nearly all of the city’s heavy equipment, including its fleet of snowplows.

    “This is an unprecedented loss,” said Goodlett, who took office less than two months ago. “I don’t know how you prepare yourself to deal with this.”

    The fire broke out early Sunday morning, destroying the city’s maintenance garage and nearly all of its contents.

  • City, county rack up bills battling snowstorms

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Kids like to play in it and adults hate to drive in it, yet there’s one hard and cold truth when it comes to snow: getting rid of it is expensive.

    A survey of local government shows that last week’s snowstorms and resulting cold temperatures hit taxpayers fairly hard in the wallet as city and county crews gobbled up overtime pay, spread salt and cinders and tended to those in need.

  • Mounting snow days gobble up students’ summer vacation

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Summer vacation just keeps getting shorter.

    Last week’s blasts of snow, cold and overall rotten weather pushed the last day of the school year from the originally planned May 20 all the way to June 3, Superintendent Sheila Mitchell said Monday morning.

    Monday marked the sixth consecutive day weather and its resulting problems had kept children from attending school.

  • Scenes from the snowstorm of 2015
  • Man jailed for hitting pregnant woman with hammer

    From staff reports

    A Lawrenceburg man charged with hitting a pregnant woman in the head with a hammer and smashing her hand in a door is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday morning in Anderson District Court.

    Brent Wayne Campbell, 40, of 1115 Salt River Road, is charged with second-degree assault, domestic violence, for an alleged incident that occurred Jan. 17 at his residence, according to police reports and court documents.

  • Bus skids, hits fire hyrdrant
  • Donkey rescued after being stuck in mud
  • McDonald named to dean’s list at Morehead State University

    From staff reports

    Lawrenceburg resident Amanda McDonald, a daughter of Amy Ruble and granddaughter of Faye Murphy, was named to the dean’s list at the College of Science and Technology at Morehead State University, the school announced.

    She was name for the school’s fall 2014 term.

  • Maynard Studios earns awards

    From staff reports

    Maynard Studios of Lawrenceburg was been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for both design and customer satisfaction by Houzz, a home remodeling and design agency.

    Maynard Studios specializes in custom architectural iron and applied design and was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals, according to a news release.

  • Storm packs a punch

    By Ben Carlson

    Not even venerable Walmart and Kroger could withstand Monday’s snowstorm that dumped upwards of 10 inches of snow on Anderson County.

    Both of the county’s largest shopping centers closed at 8 p.m. after many employees were unable to make it to work.

    “I’ve had 55 people call in today,” Walmart manager Mark Willard late Monday afternoon. “There are only 10 of us here right now.”