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  • Drought declared in Anderson County

    Anderson County joined 65 of other Kentucky counties in being declared under Level 1 drought conditions, according to a news release issued by state’s Energy and Environment Cabinet.

    The drought declaration comes just one day after Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway signed a ban on all outdoor burning, citing unusually dry conditions.

    As of Wednesday, the burning ban did not include restrictions on setting off fireworks, but Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes said planning to do so should exercise extreme caution.

  • County under burning ban

    Outdoor fires and burning have been banned due to ongoing drought conditions, Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway’s office announced this afternoon.

    No outdoor burning of any kind is allowed, including trash barrels.

    Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes said the ban does not include fireworks, for now.

    “We don’t want to interfere with people’s Fourth of July, but if because an issue, we may have to restrict them.”

    Barnes said anyone setting off fireworks is asked to use “extreme caution.”

  • Lawrenceburg man shatters state skydiving record

    By Jesse Osbourne
    Landmark News Service
    Somewhere between jumps 20 and 30, someone checked on Lawrenceburg resident Troy Woods’ status.
    “You OK?”
    “Yeah,” Woods said. “Open the door. Get out. Do it again.”
    Woods not only broke the state record for most skydiving attempts in one day on Friday at Arnold’s Airport in Springfield, he doubled it.
    The previous record was 40. Woods holds the new record, with 80 jumps in one day.

  • Anderson County sheriff recounts Opryland explosion

    Anderson County Sheriff Troy Young was among hundreds of other sheriffs forced to evacuate the Gaylord Opryland Resort Convention Center last Wednesday night following a large gas line explosion.
    Young, who was in Nashville for the 2012 National Sheriff’s Association convention, said he and his wife, Benita, were not in the convention center at the time of the blast, but were right near where it occurred just a few hours earlier.

  • Frozen yogurt stand scheduled to open this Thursday

    Family is a big part of Luci Lou’s Frozen Yogurt.
    Jessica and Steven Seeberger, who named their Lawrenceburg and Frankfort yogurt shops after their daughters Luci and Abbi Lou, want their new business to offer customers a healthy treat, as well as a family-friendly environment.
    “We love frozen yogurt, as everyone does,” said Jessica, who said she and her husband started serious planning to open Luci Lou’s about six months ago.
     “It’s been an idea for a lot longer than that,” she said.

  • Fireworks, parade mark July 4 fun

    This year’s Fourth of July celebration in Anderson County features fireworks, a parade and a salute to veterans, as well as other activities being held to remember America’s birthday.
    Bart Powell, director of public safety, said the annual fireworks display at the county park is set to begin at dusk on July 4. The first rain date will be Thursday, July 5 with a second rain date planned for Friday, July 6.

  • Officials say ‘sky’ lanterns pose fire hazard

    By Meaghan Downs
    News staff
    Chinese or “sky” lanterns may light up the night sky with a gentle glow, but these popular floating globes can also spark unintentional and potentially dangerous fires.
    County fire chief Mike Barnes only saw four or six lanterns in the sky last year, but says six lanterns are enough to cause six separate house fires.  

  • Lane wins 2012 Miss Lawrenceburg crown

    Chelsea Lane loves to hunt, but winning the 2012 Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show title on Monday night outstrips even her most prized trophy buck.  
    “You can mount a deer, but I think it’s more fun to look at a crown than a deer,” she laughed.
    Both hunting and pageants are big parts of Chelsea’s life, her father Tony Lane said.

  • Man indicted for being high with kids in vehicle

    A Lawrenceburg man who police say had three children in his vehicle while high on prescription drugs was among four people indicted June 19 by the Anderson County Grand Jury.
    Lee B. Rarden, 25, of 2044 Fox Creed Road, Lawrenceburg was indicted for second-offense DUI, possession of a controlled substance and first-degree wanton endangerment stemming from an incident in March.
    The grand jury indicted him on nine counts, including that he was operating a vehicle under the influence, endangering the lives of two minors.

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