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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Statewide teacher survey kicked off at Saffell Street Elementary

    By Ben Carlson

    The eyes of Kentucky’s public school teachers were on Saffell Street Elementary School on Monday as a veritable who’s who among the state’s top educators paid a visit to kick of a statewide teacher survey.

    Called the TELL (Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning) Kentucky Survey, it’s designed to gather information from counselors, principals and other administrators who deal with teaching and learning conditions every day.

  • Saffell Elementary second in Governor’s Cup

    From staff reports

    Saffell Street Elementary School placed second overall during the Governor’s Cup District competition held last weekend at Robert B. Turner Elementary School, the school announced in a news release.

    The school’s Quick Recall team placed first.

  • ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’ coming to high school

    The Drama Club at Anderson County High School will present the musical, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” this month.

    Performances are scheduled for March 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7 p.m., and March 15 and 22 at the high school.

    Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students. Children 5 and under will be admitted for free.

    The play is described as a classic musical set during the frontier days in Oregon.

    It tells the story of seven lumberjack brothers as they search for wives.