https://www.theandersonnews.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Fire flattens barn, destroys hay https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/fire-flattens-barn-destroys-hay <img src="https://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/9-26_webster_fire.jpg" alt="Hundreds of bales of hay smolder in the rain Monday morning after a barn burned the ground. It remains unclear what caused the blaze, but the owner ruled out questionable hay." title="Hundreds of bales of hay smolder in the rain Monday morning after a barn burned the ground. It remains unclear what caused the blaze, but the owner ruled out questionable hay." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> When his hay barn on Rice Road burned to the ground in 2008, Michael Webster bought hay to feed his cattle.</p> <p> He won&rsquo;t do the same this time.</p> <p> Webster lost between 500 and 600 round bales when his barn caught fire sometime early Monday morning. By the time one of his workers arrived to the barn later that morning, it had been reduced a twisted pile of sheet metal roofing and hundreds of smoldering bales of hay.</p> Four Roses strike is over! https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/four-roses-strike-over <img src="https://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/9-26_four_roses_strike1.jpg" alt="Union members gather for a cheer after it was announced their strike against Four Roses Distillery has ended." title="Union members gather for a cheer after it was announced their strike against Four Roses Distillery has ended." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The three-week old strike at Four Roses Distillery ended this afternoon, much to the delight of union workers.</p> <p> &ldquo;The strike is over!&rdquo; said UFCW President Jeff Royalty told a crowd of about 30 union workers, who hooted and cheered while applauding the news.</p> <p> &ldquo;We stood up, stood our ground and got what we needed,&rdquo; Royalty said. &ldquo;Life is good and the union&rsquo;s strong.&rdquo;</p> County highway worker injured after falling from bridge https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/county-highway-worker-injured-after-falling-bridge <img src="https://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/9-26_bridge_fall_stretcher.jpg" alt="First responders prepare to load an injured highway department worker into an ambulance after he fell from a bridge Friday morning on Wildcat Road." title="First responders prepare to load an injured highway department worker into an ambulance after he fell from a bridge Friday morning on Wildcat Road." align="left" hspace="6" width="98" height="85" /><p> An Anderson County highway department employee sustained what were described as serious but not life-threatening injuries this morning when he fell from a bridge on Wildcat Road.</p> <p> The worker sustained what first responders said were serious leg injuries and head contusion when he fell about 14 feet and landed in the creek bed beneath the bridge.</p> <p> He was carried out on a backboard by first responders and fellow highway crew workers before being loaded into an ambulance. From there, he was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.</p> Pederson crowned Homecoming Queen https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/pederson-crowned-homecoming-queen <img src="https://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/9-19_queen_a1.jpg" alt="Anderson County High School senior Bailey Pedersen and her escort, Dustin Webb, acknowledge the crowd during Thursday’s Homecoming Parade. She was named Homecoming Queen Friday night. For more Homecoming images, see A6. For results of Friday’s Homecoming game, see B1." title="Anderson County High School senior Bailey Pedersen and her escort, Dustin Webb, acknowledge the crowd during Thursday’s Homecoming Parade. She was named Homecoming Queen Friday night. For more Homecoming images, see A6. For results of Friday’s Homecoming game, see B1." align="left" hspace="6" width="82" height="85" /> Dozens still not in school over hepatitis A https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/dozens-still-not-school-over-hepatitis <p> &nbsp;Several dozen students remained unable to attend schools here Monday for failing to comply with the state&rsquo;s hepatitis A vaccination requirements.</p> Mom jailed for abusing 7-year-old https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/mom-jailed-abusing-7-year-old <img src="https://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/hampe_kelly_crime_tn_a1.jpg" alt="Hampe " title="Hampe " align="left" hspace="6" width="61" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;A Lawrenceburg woman was arrested early Sunday morning for allegedly abusing a 7-year-old child who soiled his pants, according to police reports in file in Anderson District Court.</p> Unions, Four Roses to meet on Friday https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/unions-four-roses-meet-friday <p> &nbsp;Striking union workers and company officials from Four Roses are scheduled to speak Friday in an attempt to settle the distillery&rsquo;s labor differences.</p> Case against vandalism suspects moved to Frankfort https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/case-against-vandalism-suspects-moved-frankfort <p> &nbsp;The case against the three men charged with vandalizing athletic facilities earlier this year at Anderson County High School have been transferred to Franklin County District Court.</p>