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  • High wind warning in effect until 10 p.m.

    UPDATED 6:30 P.M. WEDNESDAY — A high wind warning remains in effect for Anderson and surrounding counties until 10 p.m., according to the National Weather Service in Louisville.

    Winds of 20 to 40 mph with gusts from 65 to 70 mph are expected throughout the evening, the warning says.

    "Winds of this strength could result in widespread damage across the region and could cause already loosened branches and trees from the recent ice storm to fall," the warning says.

  • Ice storm gives way to brighter days

    Two weeks ago, the streets of Anderson County were paved in ice and snow after the worst winter storm in modern Kentucky history blew across the state.

    But you’d never know it just by stepping outside today.

    Temperatures have been in the 60s flirting with 70 since late last week, and all signs indicate that life is on its way back to normal — especially since power has been restored to all Anderson County residents.

  • City joins county in approving reverse 911

    The Lawrenceburg City Council voted Monday night to enter into an agreement with the county government to fund a system that can alert residents of pending emergencies.

    The reverse 911 system will be funded by tax money the county receives from residents who have landline phones.

    The county and city opted for a four-year contract with One Call Now, the same company currently used by Anderson County Schools to notify parents of school closings and other events.

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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.