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Today's News

  • Bears, bears and more bears
  • Stay safe this Halloween

    It’s time again for the creepy decorations, falling leaves, endless costumes, and lit Jack-o-lanterns. As families across the country begin to prepare for what has become an increasingly popular holiday, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is reminding everyone to take a few simple safety precautions in order to ensure a fun, safe, and not too scary Halloween.
    NFPA offers the following safety tips to help keep horror from striking your home this season:

  • Relay for Life golf scramble
  • Local writer Lewis publishes story for ‘Chicken Soup’ series

    Janeen Lewis of Lawrenceburg has published a new story “Consider the Daisies” in her eighth Chicken Soup for the Soul anthology — “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Tough Times, according to a news release.
    Lewis is a freelance writer. Since 2009, Lewis’ stories have been published in eight Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies.
    In March 2012, her story “Hearth Smart” will be published in “Chicken Soup for the Soul Stay-at-Home Moms.”

  • Student attends conference

    Ashley Whattenbarger of Lawrenceburg, a junior at Eastern Kentucky University, was one of two EKU risk management and insurance students who attended the annual Gamma Iota Sigma Presidents’ Conference in Hartford, Conn., earlier this year.
    Each year the conference serves as a kick-off to a new academic year. It is a forum for leadership development and an opportunity for attendees to network, discuss event and fundraising ideas, and receive updates from Grand Chapter.

  • Fire Prevention Week Demonstrations
  • News briefs: 10-19-11

    News seeks Halloween community photos
    The Anderson News will be accepting community photos of readers’ Halloween activities, costumes and festivities for its Nov. 2 edition of the newspaper.
    Readers can upload high-resolution photos to the News’ community forum page, “Anderson NewsHound” on Facebook.
    Please include the names of the individuals in the pictures, who they are supposed to be dressed up as, and any other relevant information.

  • South Anderson Water District seeks hefty rate increases

    South Anderson Water District customers will see significant increases in their water bills if proposed new rates are approved.
    The minimum bill for customers using less than 2,000 gallons per month will increase 11.8 percent, going from $16.92 to $18.93 each month.
    Those who use what is considered the average amount of water each month — 4,500 gallons — will see their water bills jump 12 percent, an increase from $42.15 to $53.75.

  • Historic district commission moves first public hearing to Dec. 6

    Due to a Gideon's event occuring at the Senior Citizens' Center, the historic district commission will move its first public hearing regarding the establishment of the proposed Lawrenceburg historic district to Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. at the Anderson County Senior Citizens’ Center.
    Historic district landowners and adjacent landowners will be given 15 days notice of the hearing, and all are invited.
    The proposed historic district area will include:

  • Signs removed from new civil offense ordinance

    If at first you don’t follow procedure, vote again.
    After failing to follow proper voting procedure in its Oct. 10 meeting, the city council voted to approve a new civil offense ordinance for the second time in a special-called meeting Monday afternoon, this time with a few changes.
    The council unanimously approved a different version of the civil offense ordinance than what passed Oct. 10, voting to exclude sign violations from being classified as civil offenses, and lowering the maximum fine penalties for contested violations to $20-200 from $25-250.