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  • 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.

  • Snow removal proceding in city, county; Flood warning issued

    UPDATED, March 5, 11:30 a.m.

    The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Kentucky River, affecting several Kentucky counties, including Anderson County.

    According to the warning, the water at Frankfort lock was measured at 27.6 feet. Flood stage is 31.0 feet. Minor flooding is forecast for Friday morning to Friday evening as the river rises and crests near flood stage Friday morning. The river should fall below flood stage Friday afternoon.

  • Closings for March 5

    UPDATED, March 5, 9:25 a.m.

    The City of Lawrenceburg offices will be closing at noon today, according to Robbie Hume, city clerk administrator.

     

    We have learned of several closings in Anderson County so far.

    Anderson County schools are closed on Thursday, March 5. The system's central office is also closed today.

    Anderson County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis used her Facebook page to announce that her office is closed today and said that District Court is also canceled for Thursday.

  • Anderson County schools closed Thursday

    Anderson County schools will be closed on Thursday, March 5 due to slick roads, according to a message on the school system's Twitter account.

    Check back for more news concerning the latest round of winter to hit Anderson County.

  • Flood-prone residents advised to seek shelter

    Anderson Countians should prepare for flooding and significant snowfall over the next few days, according to Bart Powell, the county's public safety director. In a news release, Powell said the flooding event will occur over the next 12 to 72 hours, adding that snow will begin falling Wednesday afternoon. He said citizens living in flood-prone areas should be prepared to evacuate and warned that they should not wait until it's too late to seek shelter.

  • County residents advised to seek shelter

    Anderson Countians should prepare for flooding and significant snowfall over the next few days, according to Bart Powell, the county's public safety director. In a news release, Powell said the flooding event will occur over the next 12 to 72 hours, adding that snow will begin falling Wednesday afternoon. He said citizens living in flood-prone areas should be prepared to evacuate and warned that they should not wait until it's too late to seek shelter.

  • Inmate released to see doctor tests postive for meth

    Getting another furlough from jail to see a doctor isn’t likely for a Lawrenceburg man who tested positive for methamphetamine the last time he was granted one, according to a report issued by the Shelby County Detention Center.

    Robert H. Phillips, 28, of 1500 Glensboro Road tested positive Feb. 19 after he was granted a furlough to see a doctor.

    He was released to his mother, who was supposed to take him to the doctor appointment and return him directly to jail, according to the report.

  • Mayor talks downsizing, privatization following fire

    By Ben Carlson

    The City of Lawrenceburg is considering ways to downsize and perhaps privatize some of its public services following a fire that destroyed its maintenance garage and heavy equipment late last month.

    “We’re having a lot of conversations about what’s best for us,” Mayor Sandy Goodlett said during a special called meeting of the city council last Wednesday afternoon.

  • Birdwhistell named state’s top auctioneer

    By Ben Carlson

    Lawrenceburg is home to the best auctioneer in Kentucky and Glenn Birdwhistell has the hardware to prove it.

    Birdwhistell, owner of Birdwhistell Realty & Auction Co., was named Auctioneer of the Year during the Kentucky Auctioneers Association’s annual convention last month in Bowling Green.

    “I was totally surprised but appreciated it very much,” said Birdwhistell. “It was the highlight of my long career in the auction business.