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  • City, state bracing for latest winter storm

    Local residents are urged to use extreme caution as the winter of 2015 refuses to go away quietly.

    The City of Lawrenceburg, which lost all of its snow plows in a fire at the city maintenance building on Feb. 22, is bracing for a storm that the National Weather Service is predicting could dump nearly a foot of snow on Anderson County.

  • County making plans to borrow money to solve deficit

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    After two months of crunching numbers and looking for ways to cut into the county’s deficit, Orbrey Gritton confirmed late last week that the fiscal court will indeed have to borrow money this year to balance its budget.

    “We are going to have a borrowing need,” Gritton said. “The basis of the need is off the deficit recycling has created and we need to shore up our general fund.”

  • ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’ coming to high school

    The Drama Club at Anderson County High School will present the musical, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” this month.

    Performances are scheduled for March 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7 p.m., and March 15 and 22 at the high school.

    Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students. Children 5 and under will be admitted for free.

    The play is described as a classic musical set during the frontier days in Oregon.

    It tells the story of seven lumberjack brothers as they search for wives.

  • 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