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  • Flooding possible in Anderson County

    Anderson County is under a flash flood watch beginning Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

    Bart Powell, the local director of Public Safety, issued the following weather-related information on Wednesday afternoon:

    The National Weather Service is forecasting very heavy rain starting Thursday morning and continuing for approximately 24 hours. The forecast predicts 3 to 5 inches of rain in the Anderson County area.

    If this is the case, Anderson County residents who live in flood-prone areas should make preparations for flooding.

  • POLL: What are your thoughts if the board of health has to raise taxes?

    Will you be upset if the board of health raises taxes to compensate for unexpected deficits?

    Click here to vote!

  • Sex device, porn lawsuit edging toward trial

    A judge earlier this month narrowly rejected the Anderson County Fiscal Court’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a fired county employee who claims she was sexually harassed.
    Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman said the fiscal court presented a “very strong argument” in its effort for a summary judgment, which would have dismissed the lawsuit just weeks before it is scheduled to go to trial in April.

  • Thank you, Mrs. Ruggles

    At its monthly meeting Feb. 17, the Lawrenceburg Pierian Woman’s Club surprised long-time member Doris Ruggles with a “This is Your Life” celebration.

  • Health department running in the red

    The Anderson County Health Department has lost nearly $90,000 in six months after budgeting to lose just $80,000 for its entire fiscal year.
    That larger-than-expected deficit was revealed during last Wednesday’s Anderson County Board of Health meeting when Brandon Hurley, the department’s director, provided board members with the mid-year numbers.

  • No pay cuts for teachers

    Teachers in the Anderson County school system won’t take a pay cut next year, but they won’t get a raise either.

  • Brock promoted, named editor of Spencer Magnet

    Shannon Brock recently accepted a position as editor of The Spencer Magnet in Taylorsville.

  • Beasmore wants journal, other information suppressed

    The woman who claims she was sexually harassed while working for county government wants a variety of information withheld from a jury should her lawsuit go to trial in April.
    Lea Beasmore, who was fired in March 2009, has filed a motion to have the following five items withheld:
    1. A journal she kept while working for county government in which she documents her complaints against coworkers
    2. Information about previous jobs she held where she may have made complaints about sexual harassment

  • COUNTY GUIDEBOOK: Is your information correct?

    The Anderson News is currently compiling information for this year's Anderson County Guidebook, which will be distributed this spring.

    Take a look at the listings below taken from last year's guidebook and let us know if your organization's information needs to be updated, added or removed.

    Civic groups includes contact names and phone numbers for a variety of groups ranging from the 4-H Council to Cub Scouts to Homemakers circles to the Sportsman Club.

  • Golf carts on streets passes first reading; water rates increased

    Mayor Edwinna Baker cast a yes vote Monday night to break a tie and put the city in motion to legalize golf carts on city streets.
    Council members voted 3-3 on the first reading of the ordinance — Ken Evans, Larry Giles and Sandy Goodlett voted in favor; Bobby Durr, Steve Rucker and Tommy Vaughn were opposed.
    The council will vote next month on the second reading and, if it passes then, it will go into effect.
    City attorney Robert Myles said the ordinance approved by council members was a mirror of the statute authorized by the state in KRS 189.286.