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  • Property owners on historic district: ‘Don’t do it’

    Property owners raised their hands high during last Tuesday’s public hearing to say one thing to the city council about a proposed historic district in Lawrenceburg.
    Don’t do it.  
    “People that live there don’t want it,” city councilman Thomas Vaughn, who attended the hearing along with four of his fellow councilmen, said in a follow-up interview. “They live there, they don’t want it.”

  • Heroin suspect leads police on foot chase

    A Lexington man is behind bars after leading police on an early-morning foot chase Saturday that began on Broadway and ended Suzanne Street.
    Deputy Brian Wooldridge of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office noticed that Jarrod T. Baker, 20, of 1658 Maywick View Lane was unsteady on his feet while pumping fuel at Five Star on Broadway, according to a report filed by officer Josh Satterly of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

  • Library lawsuit moving forward, donations sought

    The lawsuit threatened two weeks ago against the Anderson Public Library has yet to be filed, but those suing say they still plan to do so.
    “We’re in the developing stages and getting our briefs together,” said Harold Todd, one of those involved. “We still have some legwork to do, but we are still moving forward.”

  • Library lawsuit moving forward, donations sought

    The lawsuit threatened two weeks ago against the Anderson Public Library has yet to be filed, but those suing say they still plan to do so.
    “We’re in the developing stages and getting our briefs together,” said Harold Todd, one of those involved. “We still have some legwork to do, but we are still moving forward.”

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  • Hazardous gases produced in fire include acids, chlorine

    The substance that caught fire last Friday is essentially the material that coats automotive glass and prevents it from shattering.
    Called polyvinyl butyral, the material is essentially stripped away from automotive glass recycled at the plant and stored in a large pile at Dlubak Glass, located at 1052 Industry Drive.
    The material is “not known to contain toxic chemicals,” according to a material safety data sheet released by one of the product’s manufacturers, Dupont, in 2010.
    It does, however, release a number of chemicals when burned.

  • Firefighters lend support, equipment

    Lawrenceburg Fire and Rescue Chief Bobby Hume said 75 firefighters from across the region responded to Friday’s fire at Dbulak Glass.
    Here are the totals, and where they are from:
    Lawrenceburg Fire and Rescue: 20 firefighters
    Anderson County Fire Department: 26 firefighters
    Anderson County EMS: 10
    Franklin County: 5
    Versailles: 8
    Lexington: 18
    Jessamine County: 2

  • Anderson County Grand Jury returns five indictments

    The following people were indicted April 16 by the Anderson County Grand Jury.

    Tina Sallee, 37, 107 Dogwood #2, Lawrenceburg, was indicted for tampering with physical evidence, a Class D felony; two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor, a Class A misdemeanor; second-degree possession of a controlled substance-hydrocodone, a Class A misdemeanor; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of mariguana, a Class B misdemeanor.
    The indictment stems from a June 28, 2012, incident.

  • Residents search social media for answers as fire burns

    Social media was flooded with posts, comments and photos as Anderson County residents witnessed the story of the Lawrenceburg industrial park fire unfold last Friday.
    When a five-story pile of material began to burn Friday near the Dlubak Glass Company in the Lawrenceburg industrial park, Anderson County residents were burning with questions and comments of their own.
    As The Anderson News Facebook page uploaded photos taken at the scene of the fire, readers offered prayers for the firefighters.