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  • 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.

  • 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.