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  • County schools closed Friday

    Anderson County Schools will be closed Friday, Jan. 21, according to an announcement from the district's Twitter account around 5:45 p.m. Thursday.

    Schools closed early Thursday to avoid transporting students in the middle of a snow storm that hit the area during the afternoon.

    Anderson and surrounding counties are under a winter storm warning through 1 a.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service. A total of three to six inches is expected, the warning said.

    Check back here for more information as it becomes available.

  • Local farmer announces run for ag commissioner

    Longtime farmer and Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) employee Stewart Gritton has announced his candidacy for Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner, he announced in a news release.

  • Life or death decision

    The family of a Mt. Eden woman brutally murdered here last September has made it clear: They want the man charged with killing her to be executed.

  • Cuts not enough to fix school district’s budget woes

    Projected cuts to next year’s Anderson County Schools general fund budget don’t seem to be enough to keep the district’s contingency fund from taking a significant hit.

  • Chili supper to benefit Fairgrounds

    Reopening Fairgrounds Drive-In will take more than a couple buckets of elbow grease to scrub away the damage done by a fire New Year’s Eve.

  • Murdered woman’s cats rescued following ‘malicious’ treatment

    The man suspected of murdering a Clay Burgin Road woman earlier this month may have boarded a half dozen of the woman’s cats in an outbuilding with no food or water before fleeing south.

  • Waddy man jailed on charges of sodomy, incest

    By Lisa King | Landmark News Service

    A Waddy man has been indicted for multiple counts of felony sex-related charges involving a child.

    Trinity R. Satterley, 30, of 4151 Waddy Road was indicted in December on charges of first-degree sodomy, incest and first-degree sexual abuse.

    He was arrested in October and has remained in the Shelby County Detention Center on $150,000 cash bond.

  • Comprehensive plan input sought

    The Comprehensive Plan Update Committee is making a second request for comments regarding land use in Anderson County.

    The committee will consider all comments submitted as it develops the Land Use element of the new Plan. 

    The deadline for the return of public survey comments is Friday, Jan. 14. The Update Committee will also host at least one public meeting in February to give all Anderson County residents an opportunity to directly participate in the land use planning process. 

  • New company brings 20 jobs to Anderson County

    Thank Eagle Lake’s website for luring a new company to Anderson County, along with 20 new jobs.

    That’s how Eagle Lake owner Brad Smith says he attracted Unibar DPG, an underground utility locating company that is under contract with AT&T to serve all of Kentucky except for Louisville.

    “The company saw us on the Internet, drove in and I showed them several locations,” said Smith. “That was that, and they moved in.”

  • City council still discussing water rate options

    The Lawrenceburg City Council will meet in a work session on Monday, Jan. 31 to discuss its options to increase revenue in the city’s water and sewer departments.

    During its December meeting, the city received news from auditor Tom Smith that action needed to be taken in order for the city to comply with its bond parity rating.