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Today's News

  • Blood, letters and tears

    My sister cried into my coat early Monday morning.
    The frost on her windshield hadn’t melted, so we puffed goodbyes outside into the cold air as her car purred low while it warmed.  
    I only knew she cried by the quivering sound of her words muffled into the thick, green fabric of my shoulder as she hugged me goodbye.
    You see I prefer no eye contact when I say goodbye to people, because as everyone knows, tears are highly contagious.

  • Fiscal court saves taxpayers millions

    With a pair of unanimous votes last Tuesday morning, the Anderson County Fiscal Court saved taxpayers here and across Kentucky $1 million.
    OK, that’s probably not accurate. It’s more likely that those two votes save taxpayers several million dollars in the coming years by simply doing the right thing.
    The first vote was about the county’s 120-plus miles of so-called orphan roads, the second about making developers honor their commitments.

  • Recognizing our armed forces
  • ‘Phenomenal Woman’

    Try making Marian McKee say “I can’t.”
    Impossible.
    She’ll always change it to “I am.”
    McKee, 52, wants women to believe they’re phenomenal by saying they’re phenomenal.
    Everyday, even if they have to schedule a daily “I love you” regimen for themselves.
    There’s power in those words, McKee says, but only if they put action behind it.  

  • Wild Turkey warehouse temporarily evacuated

    Several Wild Turkey employees evacuated a warehouse early Monday morning after a worker cleaning a bathroom accidentally mixed bleach with cleaning chemicals.
    According to Director of Public Safety Bart Powell, a Wild Turkey employee became short of breath after she mixed cleaning chemicals in the toilet of one of the distillery’s warehouses’ bathroom.
    Only two or three employees were in the building during the incident, Powell said, and were evacuated so the bathroom could be ventilated.

  • Single-vehicle accident on Highway 44 sends man to hospital Saturday

    A Lawrenceburg man struck a utility pole while driving east on Highway 44 Saturday morning.
    Keith Osborne, 44, of Lawrenceburg was driving a green 1995 Chevrolet pickup a little after 11 a.m. when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a utility pole about two miles west of Lawrenceburg on Highway 44.
    Traffic was rerouted on Highway 44 for several hours as Kentucky State Police reconstructed the accident scene.

  • Pipeline meeting on again, but not when magistrates wanted it

    There will be a public meeting about the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline after all, but not later this month.
    Just weeks after rejecting an offer with the pipeline’s developer and saying such a meeting would do no good because the developer “wouldn’t answer questions anyway,” Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway did an about face last Tuesday and asked magistrates to approve a meeting for Nov. 19.

  • Auditor says tax hike ‘only option’ for revenue

    Her message has been the same for all eight school districts Denise Keene audited for the ’12-13 fiscal year — raise local school taxes in 2014 or be in danger of low levels of funding next year.
    Keene, in her report of the Anderson County school district’s audit of last year’s finances, said she’s very serious about recommending districts take a 4 percent revenue increase every year to maintain budgets because of projected state and federal funding cuts.

  • Time running out for Santa letters

    From staff reports
    If you think you’ve been good this year, tell Santa all about it by submitting your holiday letters to The Anderson News.
    For the 36th consecutive year, the Anderson News will be assisting Santa by publishing the letters and pictures of Anderson County’s children.
    Santa only asks one thing. In order to make sure he can get through them all, please keep letters to 100 words.

  • Motorcyclist seriously injured in accident on Versailles Road

    A 22-year-old Lawrenceburg motorcyclist was seriously injured in an accident Monday after crashing into a vehicle entering the Hunter Ridge subdivision located on Versailles Road.
    Det. Jeremy Cornish of the Lawrenceburg police department said witnesses saw Justin Greene, 22, 571 South Main Street, accelerate to pass vehicles traveling east on Versailles Road in a no-passing zone when his motorcycle collided with a vehicle pulling into Hunter Ridge Drive.