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  • Police arrest suspect in armed robbery

    The man police say confessed to robbing a Hilltop gas station last Thursday night had a very short time to enjoy the estimated $1,200 he made off with.

  • Anderson County Schools closed Friday

    Anderson County students are starting their winter break a little earlier than expected this year.

    Students will not be in school Friday, according to a One Call Now announcement from the district around noon Thursday.

    Students missed four out of five days this week because of two blasts of wintry weather.

    Several inches of snow blanketed the area on Sunday, canceling school on Monday and Tuesday.

    Students were in class on a one-hour delay Wednesday, but back out Thursday when another band of snow, this time mixed with ice, hit the area.

  • Kentucky boy, Kentucky proud

    Marvin Truman Smith Jr. was the only Kentucky boy in his battalion when he entered Army boot camp in 1981 at Fort Dix, N.J.

  • ANALYSIS: Spending more, taxing less

    This year’s Anderson Public Library budget calls for spending $260,000 more than the previous year, a 26 percent increase from $982,000 to $1.243 million.
    The budget also forecasts decreased revenue, with local property tax receipts declining $153,000 from $1.35 million to $1.2 million.

  • Burglary suspect clipped by cop car

    A burglary suspect was accidentally struck by an Anderson County sheriff’s deputy’s vehicle last Thursday.
    Adrian Abner, 18, of Lawrenceburg was charged with third-degree burglary and first-degree fleeing from police following a brief chase that included Lawrenceburg Police officers and a deputy with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • New ECC on the way

    Pending a successful bond sale today, the Anderson County Board of Education will move forward with building a new Early Childhood Center.
    As it stands, board members have approved going forward with a 14-classroom facility and using up to 90 percent of its Capital Outlay funds, if necessary.
    However, Superintendent Sheila Mitchell said most likely that won’t be necessary based on discussions during a work session, which preceded Monday night’s meeting.

  • Health director warns of scam

    Officials with the Anderson County Health Department are warning local food establishments of a nationwide telephone scam targeting restaurants, according to a news release.
    According to Public Health Director Brandon Hurley, restaurants across the state are being contacted by entities claiming to be from the health department. The fraudulent inspectors will call and ask to set up a time for an inspection, and also threaten monetary fines for non-compliance.

  • Anderson County Schools on one-hour delay Wednesday

    UPDATED TUESDAY, DEC. 14 at 3 P.M. - Anderson County students will be back in the classroom Wednesday, but the day will start an hour later than usual.

    The district will operate on a one-hour delay Wednesday, according to announcements through its One Call Now system and Twitter account.

    Students missed the first two days of the week because of several inches of snow, which fell in the area on Sunday and Monday.

    Check back here for more information as it becomes available.

  • Child shaker pleads guilty

    A Lawrenceburg man has pleaded guilty to injuring his infant daughter by shaking her violently on two occasions.

  • Higher costs, time threaten new ECC

    A new Early Childhood Center may not be as close as school district officials originally thought.
    Anderson County Board of Education members voted Nov. 30 to move forward in building a new ECC even though bids for the project came in close to $1 million over what was expected.
    Even so, enough circumstances have changed regarding the project in the last week that board members will likely vote on the new building again at their December meeting on Monday night, that is, if they don’t call a special meeting to do so beforehand.