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  • Internet service cut, to be restored, near Four Roses

    The company that provides internet service to residents near the Four Roses distillery on Bonds Mill Road asked for and was given permission this morning to cross a picket line formed by striking union workers.

    All Points Broadband will install a solar panel on a grain bin owned by the distillery to power a wireless repeater device after electicity to that device was apparently cut just one day after union members went on strike over a contract dispute.

  • Four Roses union workers go on strike

    Union workers at the Four Roses Distillery in Lawrenceburg went on strike this afternoon after union members voted unanimously to turn down the company’s final contract offer.

    Several dozen members of the local and nearby unions started picketing near the distillery around 3:30 this afternoon on Bond Lillard Road, holding signs and waving as most passing vehicles beeped their horns in approval.

  • Bevin here Friday for community forum

    Gov. Matt Bevin is scheduled to hold a community forum Friday afternoon in Lawrenceburg, his office announced this afternoon.

    The forum is to discuss economic development and other key initiatives in the state, according to a news release, which did not indicate if Bevin would field questions from those in attenance.

    The forum will begin at 2 p.m. at American Legion Post 34, 725 West Broadway St.

    The forum is open to the public.

  • Breaking news: Health director orders proof of hepatitis A vaccine

    Any child who cannot provide proof that he or she has been vaccinated for hepatitis A or has a qualifying exemption from receiving the vaccine will be sent home from school by order of the Anderson County Health Department, according to an announcement this afternoon from Tim Wright, the county’s director of public health.

    Following last week’s outbreak of the highly contagious liver infection at the high school, the district said it would require students to have the vaccine by Monday, Sept. 10.

  • Trash hauler issues refunds

     Some businesses are starting to receive refunds for overage charges they paid to Republic Services.

  • Sharing his story

     Of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II, the Department of Veterans Affairs estimates only 558,000 are still alive in 2018.

  • Capturing God’s beauty

     Father Jeff Estacio answered the question without hesitation.

  • No shot, no school

     Students who failed to comply with the state’s new vaccination requirement for hepatitis A by the start of the school year were allowed to attend school anyway.

  • Hepatitis A outbreak confirmed at high school

    A student at Anderson County High School has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, a highly contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus, The Anderson News has confirmed.

    A letter has been sent to the homes of students who were exposed to the infected student in a classroom, lunchroom or on a school bus, according to Superintendent Sheila Mitchell, who added the high school is doing a thorough “deep clean,” as instructed by the Anderson County Health Department and Kentucky State Epidemiologist.

  • Lawrenceburg police seize $20,000 worth of crystal meth

     What started out as a routine traffic stop early last Friday morning by officer Bryan Brashears of the Lawrenceburg Police Department resulted in a significant drug bust that kept $20,000 worth of crystal meth off the streets and landed three people behind bars.