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  • Nothing common about 1 million baseball cards

    Jerry Milburn, a passionate Lawrenceburg baseball card collector, wanted to turn his hobby into something more.
    His mission: collect 1 million baseball cards and donate them to less fortunate children across Kentucky.
    It’d take at least a decade, Jerry said.
    Or so he thought.
    In only seven months since starting the Commons 4 Kids charity organization, however, Jerry will have donated more than a quarter million baseball cards to needy children and charities, with about 200,000 cards waiting to be given away.  

  • Lower speeds for Main and Woodford?

    City Council member Larry Giles requested last week that a letter be drafted to the Department of Transportation in an effort to reduce Main Street and Glensboro Road’s speed limits from 45 to 35 mph.  
    “What we’re doing in effect is cutting speeds to 35,” Giles said.
    The request is to reduce the speed limit from Mack Drive to Carlton Drive in both directions and from the Walmart intersection of Highway 44/Glensboro Road to about Saffell Street.

  • Brothers arrested, charged with car break-ins

    Justin Thornberry, 23, and his brother Jason Thornberry, 20, of 139 Ballard St., have been charged with eight counts each for more than 100 car break-ins in Anderson County over the last three months.
    Both Thornberry brothers were arrested March 14 and each charged with three counts of alleged theft by unlawful taking, distribution of firearms; one count of theft of uncontrolled substance; and four counts of fraudulent use of credit card after reported lost/stolen for under $500.

  • Egg hunt set at Legion for Saturday

    The American Legion Auxiliary and city of Lawrenceburg will host a community Easter egg hunt March 31 at 1 p.m. at the Legion.
    According to event organizers, the egg hunt will feature more than 8,000 eggs, free drinks, free pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, prize baskets and money eggs.
    The event is for children ages 1-12. The rain date for the event will be April 7.
    The American Legion is located at 725 West Broadway.

  • Health board OKs massive payroll cuts

    Employees will soon be paying for the controversial new health department building out of their own paychecks.
    The Anderson County Board of Health unanimously approved a massive payroll decrease last Tuesday night as the final step of solving the fiscal crisis caused in part by the new $2 million building.
    The decision will chop roughly $155,000 from the department’s payroll through a series of furlough days and dropping positions from full- to part-time.
    The decision takes affect July 1, the first day of the health department’s new fiscal year.

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  • Alleged fake pot peddler enters not guilty plea

    Craig Vaughn, the owner of Herbal Awakenings who spoke out openly against Anderson County’s fake pot ban, pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanors at his arraignment in Anderson County District Court on March 22.
    Police arrested the 30-year-old Vaughn on Feb. 17 for one count of drug paraphernalia — deliver/manufacture and one count for “any misdemeanor not covered by the codes.”
    Vaughn will be back in District Court on April 11 for a pre-trial conference.

  • A century, and then some

    If Frances Gay could live life — all 102 years — over again, she’d be back in Ohio.
    Not that she didn’t enjoy being neighbors with former Kentucky governor Martha Layne Collins in Frankfort.
    Or marrying her husband at age 14 after knowing him for only two weeks.     
    Or cutting two gospel music records at a radio station.

  • Two admit to 100-plus car break-ins

    Two Lawrenceburg men confessed to breaking in and stealing property from more than 100 vehicles over the last three months, city police reported.  
    Lt. Chris Atkins, representing Chief Tommy Burris at the March 12 city council meeting, reported that city police had found the two male individuals responsible for more than 100 car break-ins across the county.  
    “They’re still recovering property every day,” Atkins said.