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  • Thoroughbred Estates loses electricty on coldest day of year

    UPDATED 8:30 P.M. FRIDAY — A heavy demand for electricity in Thoroughbred Estates is being blamed for the subdivision’s loss of power Friday morning, leaving homeowners in a deep freeze as utility workers scrambled to restore power.

    Crews with Kentucky Utilities and Atmos Energy, the area’s natural gas supplier, began working early Friday morning when the unusually heavy demand for electricity shut down the subdivision’s power grid.

  • UPDATED: County schools closed Friday

    Anderson County Schools will be closed Friday, according to Transportation Director Chuck Fletcher.

    Originally, the district was put on a one-hour delay because of extremely cold temperatures predicted for Friday morning, but with temperatures looking to remain in the single digits until tomorrow afternoon, the decision was made to cancel school altogether.

  • Union effort squashed

    UPDATED 9:20 P.M. FRIDAY — General Cable workers soundly rejected union representation by voting against it by nearly a 4-to-1 margin.


    The final vote was 203 no, 57 yes and 14 challenged votes, according to an answering machine at the plant, located off U.S. 127 Bypass in Lawrenceburg.

    The vote was held Thursday and Friday at the plant, and voting ended Friday at 8 p.m.

    For more on this story, see the Jan. 21 edition of The Anderson News.

  • Cable ready?

    Workers at the county’s largest private employer will decide this week if they want to form a union at General Cable.

    The vote for all non-management employees is scheduled for Thursday and Friday at General Cable, located on U.S. 127 Bypass. A simple majority is all that is required for it to pass.

    “It’s going to be extremely close,” said Earl Riley Jr., a 30-year employee who helped organize the effort to join the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). “I can’t tell one or the other which way it will go.”

  • Wind chill advisory issued for Anderson County

    A wind chill advisory has been issued for Anderson County from 4 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Louisville.

    Arctic air is headed toward the area and will bring plunging temperatures after midnight, according to the weather service. The cold air will also bring wind, which may gust as high as 30 mph at times.

    Temperatures are expected to fall into the lower teens across the Bluegrass area, and the resulting wind chills could fall toward -10 F.

  • Sims takes Denny’s seat on court

    During the next two years as the magistrate for the 4th District, Buddy Sims hopes to provide Anderson County residents with quality service — despite a tighter budget.

    “I want to take my years of experience and find different ways to do more,” Sims said. “I want to give them (county residents) the same or better service, even though I know we’ll be working with less money.”

  • Concerns linger following water advisory

    A weekend-long boil water advisory issued by the city ended Sunday morning, but questions remain regarding how effectively residents are being notified.

    Two of the city’s main water lines had to be shut down to make repairs late Friday afternoon, forcing city officials to declare the advisory.

    City Clerk Robbie Hume said his office contacted each of the city’s restaurants and other locations that serve tap water or use it in beverages they sell.

  • Junior Miss to vie for state crown this weekend

    Singrid Tipton only needed to hear five words to make up her mind about competing in last spring’s Anderson County Junior Miss: “It’s about girls helping girls.”

    Sherrie Hall, the chairperson for the scholarship program, said those words during an informational meeting prior to last year’s event and Tipton was sold.

    Tipton’s decision must have been the right one. She was named Anderson County’s winner last April and will be competing for the state crown this weekend in Lexington.

  • Adams to vie for state crown

    This Saturday, Courtlyn Adams will put a smile on her face and high heels on her feet as she competes for the crown at the Miss Kentucky County Fair pageant.

    But this isn’t her first time competing at the state level — Adams, 18, competed in the Miss Teen Kentucky County Fair pageant about three years ago.

    Compared to local pageants, state pageants are in a “totally different world,” Adams said. But having competed in a state pageant before, she feels more prepared this time.