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Today's News

  • Hazardous gases produced in fire include acids, chlorine

    The substance that caught fire last Friday is essentially the material that coats automotive glass and prevents it from shattering.
    Called polyvinyl butyral, the material is essentially stripped away from automotive glass recycled at the plant and stored in a large pile at Dlubak Glass, located at 1052 Industry Drive.
    The material is “not known to contain toxic chemicals,” according to a material safety data sheet released by one of the product’s manufacturers, Dupont, in 2010.
    It does, however, release a number of chemicals when burned.

  • Firefighters lend support, equipment

    Lawrenceburg Fire and Rescue Chief Bobby Hume said 75 firefighters from across the region responded to Friday’s fire at Dbulak Glass.
    Here are the totals, and where they are from:
    Lawrenceburg Fire and Rescue: 20 firefighters
    Anderson County Fire Department: 26 firefighters
    Anderson County EMS: 10
    Franklin County: 5
    Versailles: 8
    Lexington: 18
    Jessamine County: 2

  • Anderson County Grand Jury returns five indictments

    The following people were indicted April 16 by the Anderson County Grand Jury.

    Tina Sallee, 37, 107 Dogwood #2, Lawrenceburg, was indicted for tampering with physical evidence, a Class D felony; two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor, a Class A misdemeanor; second-degree possession of a controlled substance-hydrocodone, a Class A misdemeanor; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of mariguana, a Class B misdemeanor.
    The indictment stems from a June 28, 2012, incident.

  • Residents search social media for answers as fire burns

    Social media was flooded with posts, comments and photos as Anderson County residents witnessed the story of the Lawrenceburg industrial park fire unfold last Friday.
    When a five-story pile of material began to burn Friday near the Dlubak Glass Company in the Lawrenceburg industrial park, Anderson County residents were burning with questions and comments of their own.
    As The Anderson News Facebook page uploaded photos taken at the scene of the fire, readers offered prayers for the firefighters.

  • 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.