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Today's News

  • Snow removal proceding in city, county; Flood warning issued

    UPDATED, March 5, 11:30 a.m.

    The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Kentucky River, affecting several Kentucky counties, including Anderson County.

    According to the warning, the water at Frankfort lock was measured at 27.6 feet. Flood stage is 31.0 feet. Minor flooding is forecast for Friday morning to Friday evening as the river rises and crests near flood stage Friday morning. The river should fall below flood stage Friday afternoon.

  • 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.

  • Closings for March 5

    UPDATED, March 5, 9:25 a.m.

    The City of Lawrenceburg offices will be closing at noon today, according to Robbie Hume, city clerk administrator.

     

    We have learned of several closings in Anderson County so far.

    Anderson County schools are closed on Thursday, March 5. The system's central office is also closed today.

    Anderson County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis used her Facebook page to announce that her office is closed today and said that District Court is also canceled for Thursday.

  • 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.”