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Today's News

  • ICE STORM 2009: City to accept storm debris Saturday

    The city of Lawrenceburg announced Thursday that it will have a truck at the city maintenance garage from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday to accept debris from this week's storm.

    The collection site is available to any private citizen who lives within the city limits said Mayor Edwinna Baker.

    Contractors generally have their own sites for the debris, but private citizens are welcome to bring downed trees and tree limbs to the garage, which is located on Highway 44 behind Capital Family Physicians.

  • ICE STORM 2009: Powell: FEMA, debris rumors are false

    A couple of rumors regarding FEMA reimbursements and debris pick-up are circulating around Anderson County, but those rumors are not true, said EMS Director Bart Powell.

    There is a belief among some residents that if they buy a generator or other any other equipment, FEMA will reimburse them, Powell said. But this is not the case.

    "FEMA will not reimburse a private citizen for anything," Powell said.

  • Bearcats rally to beat North Oldham

    Anderson County overcame a 10-point deficit in the final three minutes to defeat visiting North Oldham 69-67 Tuesday night.

    The teams were ranked at the top of the Eighth Region entering the contest.

    North Oldham led 61-51 with three minutes remaining and was still in front 66-60 when Mustang star Tyler St. Julien went over Jacob Russell’s back for his fifth foul.

    Russell sank both ends of the double-bonus, then on the ensuing possession, came up with a steal and fed C.J. Penny for a layup.

  • ICE STORM 2009: Reader photos (part 2)

    More photos from readers in and around Anderson County.

  • ICE STORM 2009: County schools out Thursday, Friday

    Anderson County Schools will be closed Thursday and Friday, Transportation Director Chuck Fletcher announced.

    Schools have been closed all week because of the winter weather.

  • ICE STORM 2009: Papers now available at all news stands

    UPDATED 3:30 P.M. THURSDAY — All normal distribution points for The Anderson News are now stocked with papers.

    Delivery of this week's paper was delayed due to the paper's printing plant in Shelbyville losing power early Wednesday morning.

    Some single copies were delivered to news stands later that day, but subscription copies could not be mailed until Thursday morning.

  • Lewis sees big opportunities for local Little League

    If Bart Lewis could only make things look as easy as Davey Concepcion.

    During the days of Cincinnati’s Big Red Machine pulverizing Major League Baseball, Concepcion was so effortless at shortstop that some think that his contributions might have been overlooked.

    “I wore number 13 and my son, Dalton, wears number 13. He has heard all about Dave Concepcion,” Lewis says with a big smile.

    But leading change in the Anderson County Little League will not be as easy as going in the hole and throwing a one-hopper to first base.

  • Lady Bearcats game canceled

    UPDATED, Monday, Jan. 26, 2 p.m.

    The Anderson County High School girls' basketball game with Fern Creek, scheduled for Monday, Jan. 26, has been canceled.

    Lady Bearcat coach Tony Kays says the schools are working on a make-up date. The Lady Bearcats are set to play at South Oldham, Friday, Jan. 30 at 7:45 p.m., then play Eminence Saturday, Jan.31.

    The Lady Bearcats are also to play at Bardstown on Tuesday, Feb. 3 in a game scheduled after the season began.

  • Get with the program or get out of the way

    We drink potentially contaminated water during boil water advisories.

    We’re at the mercy of a handful of tornado sirens to warn us when a twister is on its way.

    Rail cars loaded with God-knows-what rumble each day through the heart of our city mere yards from schools and homes, not to mention police and fire departments.

    The common thread with each of these risks is that when or if they occur, our city and county governments have no effective means with which to warn us.

    Isn’t that special?

  • Post-season preview?

    It was not clear what kind of words Anderson County and North Oldham exchanged in the customary post-game congratulatory line, but “See you in March” would have been appropriate.

    Thirty-two minutes of bumping, banging, bruising and, in one instance, breaking each other came down to the oldest truism of basketball as Anderson hit its free throws down the stretch, North Oldham did not.

    Final score: Anderson 69, North Oldham 67.