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  • 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.

  • Court OKs funds for reverse 911

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court approved funding a system that can alert residents of pending emergencies.

    Magistrates approved the measure at their meeting Tuesday morning, and will use tax money it receives from residents who have landline phones.

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

  • Family loses home; candles could be cause

    A local family lost its home in a fire last Thursday.

    The home of Richard and Jackie Davenport, located at 1840 Bonds Mill Road, was a total loss, said Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes.

    An official cause has not been named, but Barnes said he has an idea of how the fire started.

    “I can’t say with 100 percent certainty, but we’re leaning toward candles,” he said.

    “With so many people with their power off, we’re really lucky we didn’t see more of that.”

  • South Anderson boil water advisory lifted

    South Anderson Water District has lifted the boil water advisory that was issued last week. No part of the water district is now under a boil water advisory. The water is safe to use.

  • ICE STORM 2009: Reader photos (part 4)

    More photos from readers in and around Anderson County.