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  • Anderson County Schools closed today

    Anderson County Schools will be closed today, Feb. 15, according to a One Call Now announcement from school officials.

    Anderson and surrounding counties are under a winter storm warning until 7 this evening, and according to the National Weather Service, several inches of snow are expected.

    Check back here for more information as it becomes available.

  • Anderson County schools closed Thursday

    Anderson County Schools will be closed again on Thursday, Feb. 11, making the third straight day of an unscheduled vacation. Check back for more weather-related information as it becomes available.

  • Anderson County Grand Jury indicts six on abuse, drug charges

    The following people were indicted recently by the Anderson County Grand Jury, according to documents available at the Anderson Circuit Clerk’s office.

    Derek N. Hartley, 26, of 1016 Anderson City Road, was indicted on two counts of first-degree criminal abuse on January 19 by the Anderson County Grand Jury.

    The following people were indicted February 2 by the Anderson County Grand Jury.

  • Anderson County Schools closed Wednesday

    Anderson County Schools will be closed Wednesday, Feb. 10, school officials announced Tuesday evening.

    Schools were also closed Tuesday after a winter storm swept through and blanketed the area with several inches of snow.

    Very cold temperatures, burst of snow showers and wind gusts up to 35 mph are expected overnight, according to the National Weather Service.

    Check back here for more information as it becomes available.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Nov. 2.

    Daniel J. Catlett, arraignment, three counts of third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor -- pleaded guilty, sentencing Nov. 5.

    Michael S. Cummins, arraignment, third-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), possession of marijuana, failure to surrender a revoked operator’s license -- pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference Nov. 5.

  • 'I'm a preacher'

    For more than 25 years, Gene Koons told people they need to be ready.

    Since Nov. 20, Koons has been living and breathing ready at a level he never envisioned when he uttered those words while preaching to his congregation at Corinth Christian Church.

    “Oh, yeah. Big time,” he said, using one of his favorite phrases.

    Already legally blind, Koons suffered a major heart attack at his home on that fateful Friday. The next day he suffered a stroke that has, for the time being at least, cost him the use of his left arm and leg.

  • Officers admit not reading judge's order in murdered toddler case

    The Lawrenceburg police officers who took a 21-month-old child away from its mother and gave it to its father last year have admitted under oath that they didn’t read in its entirety a document they thought gave them to authority to do so.

    The child, Cole Frazier, was later shot to death by his father in a murder-suicide, touching off a firestorm of criticism against Lawrenceburg police and a resulting federal lawsuit.

  • No homeless, but 18 families 'precariously housed'

    No truly homeless families were uncovered during a count last Thursday conducted by Bluegrass Community Action, but organizers say that doesn’t mean problems don’t exist.

    Becky Stratton, a community developer who works for the agency in Lawrenceburg, said the count revealed that Anderson County has 18 “homeless” families that are “precariously housed.”

    Asked what that term means, Stratton said it includes multiple families living on single-family homes.

  • Candidates set for May primaries, November elections

    The filing period for this year’s election cycle ended last Tuesday, and there will be no shortage of candidates from which voters will be able to choose.

    Judge-Executive

    Incumbent Democrat Steve Cornish will square off in May with challenger John Wayne Conway, magistrate for the county’s 6th District. The winner will be challenged in November by Republican Chip Chambers, the county’s highway supervisor, and Donna Drury, an independent candidate.

    Magistrate

  • Wrestling event to benefit ailing Turner student

    Is there a better way to benefit an ailing 8-year-old wrestling fan than to host a benefit wrestling event in his honor?

    Russell Schweighardt doesn’t think so.

    Schweighardt, on behalf of Salt River Landing and in conjunction with the Southern Wrestling Alliance, is planning an event to benefit Caleb Pack, a student at Robert B. Turner Elementary School, who is currently in a coma at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville.