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  • Boil water advisory lifted for Saffell, Smith courts

    The boil water advisory issued last week for Saffell Court and Smith Court has been lifted.

  • Man dies after falling from roof

    A 77-year-old Lawrenceburg man died Friday afternoon after falling from his roof on Joy Street.

    When Anderson County EMS arrived at the scene, Norman D. Jones was in critical condition, said Maj. Amy Womack.

    Jones was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center, where he later died.

    The home had one story, and Womack estimated Jones fell about 8 to 10 feet.

    "The report we got from the family was that he was cleaning ice and snow from the gutters," Womack said.

  • Governor approves statewide contract for debris removal

    Gov. Steve Beshear has approved the negotiation of a statewide contract for debris removal for Anderson and the other Kentucky counties affected by last week’s ice storm, announced Judge-Executive Steve Cornish and Mayor Edwinna Baker in a joint news release Friday.

    Cornish and Baker learned of the contract during a conference call hosted by the Kentucky Office of Emergency Management. Brigadier General John Heltzel made the announcement during the call.

  • ICE STORM 2009: More reader photos

    Here are some more ice storm photos from readers in and around Anderson County.

    As we collect photos, they will be turned into slideshows, which appear about halfway down our homepage.

  • Obama signs major disaster declaration for Kentucky

    UPDATED 4:30 P.M. THURSDAY - President Barack Obama signed a major disaster declaration today for Anderson and over 90 other counties in Kentucky, according to a news release from the White House.

    Obama ordered federal aid to supplement commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the area struck by last week's winter storm, the release said.

  • County schools on one-hour delay Friday

    Anderson County Schools will operate on a one-hour delay Friday, Feb. 6, Superintendent Kim Shaw announced Thursday afternoon.

  • City council applies for grant to fund skate park

    Hoping this time the outcome will be different, the Lawrenceburg City Council is applying for a grant to fund a skate park.

    The city has applied for the Land and Water Conservation Fund twice before, but officials have high hopes Lawrenceburg will receive the grant this year.

    At a special called meeting last Thursday, the council voted unanimously to apply for the grant.

    If awarded the grant, the city would receive $45,000 to use to build a skate park. The city would be responsible for matching the grant either monetarily or in-kind.

  • Let there be light, please!

    Thousands are still without power and thousands more are just beginning a daunting clean-up effort following what is being called the worst ice storm in Kentucky history.

    As of Tuesday, around 1,600 Bluegrass Energy and 1,500 Kentucky Utility customers still did not have electricity, forcing residents to deal with freezing nights and continue their search for alternative sources of heat and light.

  • ICE STORM 2009: Thousands here still without power

     UPDATED 10:30 A.M. FRIDAY — Thousands of Anderson Countians are still without electricity as homeowners continue seeking ways to keep their homes from freezing.