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Today's News

  • City, state bracing for latest winter storm

    Local residents are urged to use extreme caution as the winter of 2015 refuses to go away quietly.

    The City of Lawrenceburg, which lost all of its snow plows in a fire at the city maintenance building on Feb. 22, is bracing for a storm that the National Weather Service is predicting could dump nearly a foot of snow on Anderson County.

  • Anderson County schools closed Thursday

    Anderson County schools will be closed on Thursday, March 5 due to slick roads, according to a message on the school system's Twitter account.

    Check back for more news concerning the latest round of winter to hit Anderson County.

  • Flood-prone residents advised to seek shelter

    Anderson Countians should prepare for flooding and significant snowfall over the next few days, according to Bart Powell, the county's public safety director. In a news release, Powell said the flooding event will occur over the next 12 to 72 hours, adding that snow will begin falling Wednesday afternoon. He said citizens living in flood-prone areas should be prepared to evacuate and warned that they should not wait until it's too late to seek shelter.

  • Inmate released to see doctor tests postive for meth

    Getting another furlough from jail to see a doctor isn’t likely for a Lawrenceburg man who tested positive for methamphetamine the last time he was granted one, according to a report issued by the Shelby County Detention Center.

    Robert H. Phillips, 28, of 1500 Glensboro Road tested positive Feb. 19 after he was granted a furlough to see a doctor.

    He was released to his mother, who was supposed to take him to the doctor appointment and return him directly to jail, according to the report.

  • High school athletes dealing with their own Hunger Games

    “It is very common to hear people complaining about the food and that they are hungry in the locker room,” says Nathan McGregor, a junior at Anderson County High School.

    McGregor participates in football and track and field, sports that usually conduct practice immediately after school is out. He spoke to “The Anderson News” via e-mail with the permission of his parents.

    “If someone walks in with a bag of chips or a snack, they are swarmed by players asking for a bite,” McGregor continued.

  • Pre-game meals a piece of cake

    School lunches might not give student-athletes enough to eat to get through practices, but games are a different story.

    “Games are a lot easier than getting something to eat before practice,” Anderson County High School athletic director Rick Sallee said. “The school does not provide the meals. It’s usually some parents that do that.”

    Sometimes, the pre-game meal is the responsibility of the player’s family. For others, the teams have organized meals. It depends on the sport and the locale of the competition.

  • Mayor talks downsizing, privatization following fire

    By Ben Carlson

    The City of Lawrenceburg is considering ways to downsize and perhaps privatize some of its public services following a fire that destroyed its maintenance garage and heavy equipment late last month.

    “We’re having a lot of conversations about what’s best for us,” Mayor Sandy Goodlett said during a special called meeting of the city council last Wednesday afternoon.

  • County making plans to borrow money to solve deficit

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    After two months of crunching numbers and looking for ways to cut into the county’s deficit, Orbrey Gritton confirmed late last week that the fiscal court will indeed have to borrow money this year to balance its budget.

    “We are going to have a borrowing need,” Gritton said. “The basis of the need is off the deficit recycling has created and we need to shore up our general fund.”

  • Birdwhistell named state’s top auctioneer

    By Ben Carlson

    Lawrenceburg is home to the best auctioneer in Kentucky and Glenn Birdwhistell has the hardware to prove it.

    Birdwhistell, owner of Birdwhistell Realty & Auction Co., was named Auctioneer of the Year during the Kentucky Auctioneers Association’s annual convention last month in Bowling Green.

    “I was totally surprised but appreciated it very much,” said Birdwhistell. “It was the highlight of my long career in the auction business.

  • Imagining our city with nine more bars

    By Ben Carlson

    Column as I see ’em …

    Here’s something I’ll bet you didn’t know.

    Were there enough interest, Lawrenceburg could have nine more bars.

    Yes, you read that correctly. Little old Lawrenceburg, which less than 10 years ago didn’t even allow liquor by the drink, has that many retail drink liquor licenses available should anyone choose to open that many places to drink it.