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  • ICE STORM 2009: Reader photos

    Photos submitted by readers of The Anderson News.

  • County employees’ insurance rate jumps 25 percent

    Renewing the county’s current health insurance policy would cost taxpayers an additional $80,000, Judge-Executive Steve Cornish announced at last Tuesday night’s Anderson County Fiscal Court meeting.

    “It will go from $425 a month per employee to $531,” Cornish said. “That’s just about a 25 percent increase.”

    The proposed increase comes about year after the county dropped its policy through the Kentucky Association of Counties and accepted a lower bid supplied by the Lawrenceburg-based Goodlett Group for Humana.

  • MainSource acquires local AFB branch

    UPDATED 9:25 A.M. THURSDAY — MainSource Bank has acquired the Lawrenceburg and Franklin County branches of American Founders Bank, MainSource announced this morning in a news release.

    The acquisition marks the second Lawrenceburg bank MainSource has purchased in the past several months. In November, the Indiana-based bank purchased the former 1st Independence Bank branch, located on U.S. 127 Bypass.

    American Founders has one branch in Lawrenceburg, located in front of Wal-Mart on the Bypass. The deal also includes two branches in Franklin County.

  • ICE STORM 2009: Have photos? Share them with us

    Have any photos of the sights produced by the wintry weather? Send them to The Anderson News at news@theandersonnews.com and we'll post them online.

  • Summer slipping away?

    The school year keeps getting longer in Anderson County.

    The storm that dropped several inches of snow and ice on the area early this week forced schools to close through at least Wednesday, meaning students have missed nine days already this year.

    One of those days will be made up on President’s Day, Feb. 16, but there isn’t any more wiggle room in the district’s calendar, Superintendent Kim Shaw told the Board of Education at its meeting Monday night.

  • County schools closed Wednesday

    Anderson County Schools will be closed Wednesday, school officials announced Tuesday afternoon.

    Schools were also closed Monday and Tuesday because of the weather.

  • ICE STORM 2009: Shelter relocates to Lawrenceburg Methodist Church

    An emergency shelter for those seeking refuge from power outages and freezing temperatures has been relocated to Lawrenceburg Methodist Church on Carlton Drive.

    The shelter opened this morning in the Anthony Stratton Building at the community park as an estimated 25 to 30 percent of households in the county were without power in the midst of a winter storm that dumped several inches of ice and snow in the area.

    But this afternoon, Lawrenceburg Methodist offered to open its doors, said Charlie O'Neal, emergency management director.

  • Crash kills high school junior

    UPDATED 8:15 P.M. MONDAY -- An Anderson County High School junior was killed this afternoon in a one-car accident on Bardstown Road.

    Zachery Morey, 16, of 1183 Ashby Road, died when the car he was driving left the road and struck a tree.

    The crash happened around 3:30 p.m. just before Beaver Lake Road.

    Morey was pronounced dead at the scene.

    He was the only son of Steven and Audrey Morey.

    The Anderson County Sheriff's Department is investigating. Also responding were the Anderson County Fire Department and EMS.

  • Teen killed in Bardstown Road wreck

    An Anderson County High School junior was killed Monday afternoon when the vehicle he was driving went out of control and slammed into a tree on Bardstown Road.

    Zachery Morey, 16, of 1183 Ashby Road, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred around 3:30 p.m. near Beaver Lake Road.

    He was the only son of Steven and Audrey Morey, Anderson County Deputy Coroner Brian Walden said.

  • Man leaps to death from bridge

    The death of a Lawrenceburg man who jumped Wednesday afternoon from the Tyrone Bridge was confirmed as a suicide, the Anderson County Coroner’s office confirmed Monday afternoon.

    Jeffrey L. Wainscott, 43, of 207 Suzanne St., was pronounced dead shortly after rescuers with the Anderson County Fire Department and EMS recovered his body from the Kentucky River.

    An autopsy performed the followed day revealed that Wainscott died from blunt force trauma that resulted from his nearly 300-foot fall from the bridge.