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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Father, son charged after argument turns physical

    A Lawrenceburg father and son face fourth-degree assault charges after they got into a fight on Hamlin Way, according to court records.

    Mark Teegarden, 49, of 1117 Lewis St., and Marcus Teegarden, 19, of 1526 Fieldstone Way, Apt. 20 were charged after a verbal argument turned physical, according to a police report.

    Officers with the Lawrenceburg Police Department were dispatched after a report of a fight in progress. Officers reported that each man agreed that they grabbed each other at the same time and started “wrestling around.”

  • Pre-game meals a piece of cake

    School lunches might not give student-athletes enough to eat to get through practices, but games are a different story.

    “Games are a lot easier than getting something to eat before practice,” Anderson County High School athletic director Rick Sallee said. “The school does not provide the meals. It’s usually some parents that do that.”

    Sometimes, the pre-game meal is the responsibility of the player’s family. For others, the teams have organized meals. It depends on the sport and the locale of the competition.

  • Statewide teacher survey kicked off at Saffell Street Elementary

    By Ben Carlson

    The eyes of Kentucky’s public school teachers were on Saffell Street Elementary School on Monday as a veritable who’s who among the state’s top educators paid a visit to kick of a statewide teacher survey.

    Called the TELL (Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning) Kentucky Survey, it’s designed to gather information from counselors, principals and other administrators who deal with teaching and learning conditions every day.