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  • Let there be light, please!

    Thousands are still without power and thousands more are just beginning a daunting clean-up effort following what is being called the worst ice storm in Kentucky history.

    As of Tuesday, around 1,600 Bluegrass Energy and 1,500 Kentucky Utility customers still did not have electricity, forcing residents to deal with freezing nights and continue their search for alternative sources of heat and light.

  • ICE STORM 2009: Thousands here still without power

     UPDATED 10:30 A.M. FRIDAY — Thousands of Anderson Countians are still without electricity as homeowners continue seeking ways to keep their homes from freezing.

  • Court OKs funds for reverse 911

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court approved funding a system that can alert residents of pending emergencies.

    Magistrates approved the measure at their meeting Tuesday morning, and will use tax money it receives from residents who have landline phones.

    The county opted for a four-year contact with One Call Now, the same company currently used by Anderson County Schools to notify parents of school closings and other events.

  • Family loses home; candles could be cause

    A local family lost its home in a fire last Thursday.

    The home of Richard and Jackie Davenport, located at 1840 Bonds Mill Road, was a total loss, said Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes.

    An official cause has not been named, but Barnes said he has an idea of how the fire started.

    “I can’t say with 100 percent certainty, but we’re leaning toward candles,” he said.

    “With so many people with their power off, we’re really lucky we didn’t see more of that.”

  • South Anderson boil water advisory lifted

    South Anderson Water District has lifted the boil water advisory that was issued last week. No part of the water district is now under a boil water advisory. The water is safe to use.

  • ICE STORM 2009: Reader photos (part 4)

    More photos from readers in and around Anderson County.

  • County schools on one-hour delay Monday

     Anderson County Schools will be on a one-hour delay Monday, announced Superintendent Kim Shaw.

  • ICE STORM 2009: Reader photos (part 3)

    More photos from readers in and around Anderson County.

  • ICE STORM 2009: City to accept storm debris Saturday

    The city of Lawrenceburg announced Thursday that it will have a truck at the city maintenance garage from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday to accept debris from this week's storm.

    The collection site is available to any private citizen who lives within the city limits said Mayor Edwinna Baker.

    Contractors generally have their own sites for the debris, but private citizens are welcome to bring downed trees and tree limbs to the garage, which is located on Highway 44 behind Capital Family Physicians.

  • ICE STORM 2009: Powell: FEMA, debris rumors are false

    A couple of rumors regarding FEMA reimbursements and debris pick-up are circulating around Anderson County, but those rumors are not true, said EMS Director Bart Powell.

    There is a belief among some residents that if they buy a generator or other any other equipment, FEMA will reimburse them, Powell said. But this is not the case.

    "FEMA will not reimburse a private citizen for anything," Powell said.