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  • Anderson County Schools closed today

    Anderson County Schools will be closed today, Thursday, Feb. 25, according to a One Call Now announcement from the school system.

    Check back here for updated information as it becomes available.

  • State worker who smoked pot returns to work

    A Lawrenceburg resident who was fired last year for smoking marijuana while off duty has been allowed to return to work with the state’s Fish and Wildlife Service, according to an article in Sunday’s edition of The State Journal.

    Ed Davis, who delivered fish by truck across the state, had his termination overturned by the state’s Personnel Board. He will instead serve a 30-day suspension, the paper reported.

    Davis admitted he smoke marijuana while fishing at Green River Lake in Adair County in March 2009, the paper reported.

  • Coaches vs. Cancer fundraiser called huge success

    Anderson County High School’s first Coaches vs. Cancer basketball game was a huge success, according to organizer Jennifer Drury.

    The event was held in conjunction with the Bearcats’ game with Paul L. Dunbar on Friday night. While the Bearcats defeated Dunbar, 54-37, the American Cancer Society was the big winner, as the event raised about $3,000 for the cause.

    “As always the community support was overwhelming,” Drury said.

  • Former Alton minister dies

    J. Tyre Denney, a long-time pastor of Alton Baptist Church, died Sunday, Feb. 14 at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

    He was 79.

    Denney, a Lawrenceburg resident, served at Alton Baptist for over 29 years and as a columnist for The Anderson News.

  • 'Fearless Foley' joins benefit lineup

    Students will recognize one of the participants in Saturday night’s wrestling benefit at Robert B. Turner Elementary School.

    They’ve seen his face walking up and down the school halls — and not because he’s been scouting the venue.

    Greg Foley — or “Fearless Foley,” as he will be called Saturday — is a teaching assistant at the school who decided to participate to help a good cause.

  • Uh-oh! Bond shortfall could leave taxpayers responsible for private streets in Briar Creek

    Taxpayers could be on the hook to fix private streets in Briar Creek if city officials can’t convince the bank that repossessed the subdivision to do it for them.

    Briar Creek was repossessed last fall by the Bank of Corbin, which refused the city’s request to renew and increase a bond that was in place to bring the streets up to city specifications and ultimately into the city’s possession.

    Instead, the bank formed the BOC Asset Corporation, cashed out the bond and turned over roughly $81,000 to the city.

  • Candidate says election papers were altered

    A constable who apparently filed for re-election in the wrong district claims “someone” in the county clerk’s office changed his filing documents.

    County Clerk Jason Denny refutes that claim and insists the constable, Chuck Imel, is to blame for changing the documents, and did so in his presence.

    Imel called Denny’s response a “blatant lie.”

  • Friday, school is in session

    After missing four consecutive days, Anderson County Schools will be back in session on Friday, Feb. 19.

    Through a One Call Now announcement, Superintendent Kim Shaw also issued a reminder that students will be in the classroom on Monday, Feb. 22, which was originally scheduled as a day off, to make up a snow day.

    Check back here for updated information as it becomes available.

     

  • Anderson County Schools closed Thursday

    Anderson County Schools will be closed for the fourth consecutive day Thursday, Feb. 18, according to Transportation Director Chuck Fletcher.

    Check back here for updated information as it becomes available.

  • Anderson County schools closed Wednesday

    Anderson County schools will be closed for the third consecutive day on Wednesday, Feb. 17.

    Check back for more weather related information as it becomes available.