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  • Santa letters due Dec. 3

    If you’ve been good this year, tell Santa all about it by submitting your letters to The Anderson News.
    For the 33rd consecutive year, the News will help Santa by publishing the letters and pictures of Anderson County’s children.
    Santa only asks one thing. In order to make sure he can get through them all, please keep letters to 100 words.
    Letters should be e-mailed to santa@theandersonnews.com. Photos should be attached to the letters they accompany and should be saved in JPEG format.

  • County burn ban lifted

    Anderson County received just enough rain over the past few days to allow the county fire department to lift its burn ban, Fire Chief Mike Barnes said Thursday morning.
    “We’ve gotten over an inch of rain,” Barnes said.
    However, Barnes emphasized that the ban put in place by the Kentucky Division of Forestry is still in effect through Dec. 15.
    According to that ban, controlled burns must be 150 feet away from wooded areas and are only permitted between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.

  • Auditor warns schools on excess spending

    During the past fiscal year, Anderson County Schools spent $1.1 million more than it had budgeted — a habit that, if not broken, could be devastating to the district, Auditor Denise Keen cautioned at Monday night’s board of education meeting.
    “You need to take a hard look at your budget,” Keen told the board members. “You cannot afford another $1 million (in excess spending).”

  • Fire, smoke ravage firefighter’s home

    Jimmy Robinson has plenty of experience putting fires out at other people’s homes, but Monday he was forced to do so at his own.

  • Beard eating story explodes

    Lawrenceburg is known nationally for its famous bourbon distilleries, but it is also now known as the place where a man was forced to eat his own beard.

  • ‘Tickle game’ abuser gets four years

    The man convicted of sexually abusing a first-grader was sentenced to four years in prison Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • Football playoffs, hoops tip-off on tap

    It would be hard to imagine any small town being busier than Lawrenceburg for a sports fan this weekend. With the Anderson County High School football team making a strong showing in the state playoffs and basketball making its final preparations for tipoff, sports fans can get their fill of the action.

  • Judge: Monitoring device stays

    The man facing numerous felony charges of sexual abuse and sodomy of children under the age of 12 was denied a request to remove an electronic monitor from his ankle Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • Fire destroys river cabin near Lovers Leap

    A fire Saturday night that destroyed a riverfront cabin near Lovers Leap remains under investigation, according to Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes.

  • Murder suspect back in court Dec. 7

    The man accused of slashing his girlfriend’s throat earlier this year did not appear as scheduled Tuesday in Anderson Circuit Court, and is now scheduled to appear Dec. 7.