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  • Library may face suit over tax rate

    Anderson Public Library may soon face a lawsuit from a group of Anderson County taxpayers for allegedly failing to follow state law in setting its annual tax rate.
    Attorney Brandon Voelker, who brought similar lawsuits against libraries in Campbell, Boone and Kenton Counties, will be filing a lawsuit against the Anderson Public Library on the grounds that it has been illegally setting its local tax rate, according to a group of Anderson County taxpayers.

  • Man injured in ATV crash

    Roy Waldridge, 23 of Springfield, Ky., was airlifted by helicopter from Burgin Road Sunday evening for injuries following a four-wheeler collision, police said.  
    Walridge, who police said may have had head trauma, was transported to the University of Kentucky medical center via helicopter at about 5:30 p.m. on Sunday night.
    Emergency personnel said they could not describe the seriousness or extent of Waldridge’s injuries because EMS spent minimal amount of time with the patient before he was flown to UK.

  • Car bursts into flame in Edwardo’s parking lot

    A car burst into flames in the back parking lot behind Edwardo’s Pizza last Tuesday night just as an employee was coming back from a pizza delivery.  
    City fire received a call at about 7:18 p.m. on April 16 of a car on fire behind Edwardo’s Pizza, located at 1090 Glensboro Road, City Fire Chief Bobby Hume said.
    “[The fire] was fully involved when they called us out,” Hume said as firefighters sprayed more water on the vehicle, “caused a little damage to the car on the opposite side of it.”

  • Alton Station Road standoff ends in arrest

    A man was subdued by police last Thursday after assaulting his 68-year-old mother and barricading himself inside his Alton Station Road residence.
    Timothy “Timmy” Ray Sutherland, 40, of 1070 Alton Station Road, Lawrenceburg, was arrested and has been charged with fourth degree assault-no visible injury, third degree criminal mischief and resisting arrest, according to Kentucky state police.
    Sutherland was arraigned Monday morning in Anderson County District Court.

  • Morgue approved for coroner

    Anderson County will establish its first official morgue and office location following a vote last Tuesday night by the Anderson County Fiscal Court to rent office space for the coroner’s office.
    Magistrates unanimously approved increasing the line item for rent in Coroner Dr. Mark Tussey’s office by $6,000, and approved him to rent a location near Eagle Lake for $650 per month.
    Tussey said he was able to obtain a federal grant to purchase two cooler systems in which to store bodies, and needed a location to put them.

  • Man subdued by police at Alton Station Road residence
  • BREAKING: Man threatening family, has barricaded himself inside Alton Station Road residence

    A man has allegedly barricaded himself inside an Alton Station residence as of 3:30 p.m. Thursday and is threatening physical violence against his family, a source told The Anderson News.

    Police received a call about a domestic dispute Thursday afternoon and officers have been stationed outside an Alton Station Road residence for about an hour as of 3:30 p.m., the source said.

    As of 4 p.m., Alton Station Road was reopened to traffic. Earlier, police had closed the road for a period.

    Kentucky State Police is investigating the incident.

  • In case of emergency, locate the tattoo

    If Martin Elder is hurt in a car accident, search for his tattoo immediately.
    Flip over his left forearm. Find the black snakes intertwined around a winged staff, the all-caps word “diabetic” inscribed underneath.
    Slightly pink, Elder’s new medical tattoo is still healing.
    After undergoing a triple bypass surgery in November 2011, the Lawrenceburg man understands healing, scars and pain.

  • Conservation District to sponsor students in leadership program

    The Anderson County Conservation District is sponsoring two Anderson County students entering their junior or senior year of high school to attend the Kentucky Forest Leadership Program June 10-14 at the Lake Cumberland Center in Jabez (located near Somerset), according to a press release.
    Contact a guidance counselor or principal for an application or call the Conservation District office at 839-5667.
    The $375 fee for the program will be paid in full by the Conservation District, according to a press release.

  • Historic district public hearing to be held April 30

    A public hearing regarding the creation of a Lawrenceburg historic district is scheduled for Tuesday, April 30 at 6 p.m. at the Anderson County Senior Citizens Center, 160 Township Square, Lawrenceburg.
    The city council voted 4-1 in its April meeting to table its final recommendation in order to hold a public hearing on the potential historic district.
    The specific area under consideration for designation as an historic district includes: