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Today's News

  • Student arrested for alleged threats against high school

    An Anderson County high school student has been arrested for allegedly making threats against the Anderson County High School, according to news releases from Superintendent Sheila Mitchell and the sheriff’s office.
    According to the sheriff’s office, a juvenile has been taken into custody on charges of second-degree terroristic threatening and intimidating a participant in the legal process.
    Mitchell’s news release states that high school administration has been working with police to investigate alleged threats made by multiple students.

  • Magistrates approve spending $15K on pool study

    A public swimming facility in Anderson County inched closer to reality Tuesday when the fiscal court approved spending $15,000 on a feasibility study designed to determine what it can, and can’t afford.
    Magistrates voted 6-1 to pay for the study out of money collected during the past decade through fundraisers that has been earmarked for a swimming pool. Magistrate Juretta Wells cast the lone no vote.

  • Companion gardening keeps critters at bay

    Happy May, let the gardening begin.
    There is a chance that we could get another frost or cold snap, but it’s a slim chance. The tender leaves of new plants are the most vulnerable.
    It will take seeds a few days to emerge and that’s when you need to have covers available. Just like us, they sometimes need a jacket.

  • Community profiles help elected officials make good decisions

    The economy has been on my mind lately.
    Information about Anderson County is necessary to help elected officials, grant writers and the rest of us citizens make good choices.
    Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK) has recently produced two page profiles for each county on the economy, healthcare, ag and food and the retail sector.
    You can find these profiles at http://www2.ca.uky.edu/cedick/CountyDataProfiles Information from the economic profile is below.

  • All the news that’s fit to share on Facebook

    Today I’m going to use print to talk about social media.
    Counterproductive?
    Perhaps, especially since you cannot hover your computer cursor on the phrase “click here,” taking you straight to online coverage of last Friday’s industrial park fire in Lawrenceburg.  
    Don’t worry. The technology is coming. I can feel it.
    You probably snapped a photo — taken from your porch, from your driver’s seat or from your backyard — of the smoke plume over Lawrenceburg as it twisted lazily into the air.

  • Wants trump needs with proposed swimming facility

    Your home needs a new roof, but you want a new fishing boat.
    Your car needs new tires, but you want the latest pair of designer shoes.
    Your child needs braces to straighten her crooked front teeth, but you want to continue buying that six-pack of Bud every night — the cumulative effect of which would cover monthly payments on the braces.
    And so it goes, mankind’s eternal struggle between eating ice cream or broccoli.

  • Video shows not guilty plea entered by drunk hunting suspect

    The man indicted with hunting under the influence and three felony counts of wanton endangerment pleaded not guilty April 16 in Anderson Circuit Court, contrary to what was reported in last week’s edition of The Anderson News.
    In its report last week, the newspaper relied on an order for arraignment, an official document on file in the Anderson County Circuit Clerk’s office that says Gaines pleaded guilty and was scheduled for a diversion hearing May 21 at 9 a.m.

  • TOWERING INFERNO: Smoke seen for miles when vinyl fire erupts

    Life in Lawrenceburg screeched to a halt last Friday afternoon as residents looked skyward with a mixture of disbelief, awe and fear.
    Above them was an enormous cloud of black smoke, towering over their streets and homes, intermittently blocking out the sun and prompting people from as far away as Georgetown and Nicholasville to say, nearly in unison, “What in the heck is burning?”
    The short answer was a gigantic pile of a vinyl material used to bind automotive glass and prevent it from shattering.

  • State orders ‘immediate steps’ to monitor water runoff

    The state’s Department for Environmental Protection issued assurances Tuesday morning that air, soil and water in and around Lawrenceburg is safe following Friday’s fire, according to spokesperson Dick Brown.
    However, the agency is taking what Brown called “immediate steps” to put a corrective action plan in place with Dlubak Glass, owner of the large pile of vinyl that burned for nearly three hours.

  • Sports briefs for May 8, 2013

    Jay Smith was named the Most Valuable Player as the Anderson County High School boys' basketball team celebrated a 22-5 season at the annual team banquet on April 28.

    Smith, who will play basketball collegiately at Transylvania University, also received the awards for Most Defensive Rebounds, Most Steals, Most Assists, Free Throw Percentage, and the Leadership Award.

    Smith shared the Academic Award with manager Katie Rogers and shared the Keith Foster Most Committed Award with Kyle Sutherland.