Today's News

  • The 2 million card man

    When the Commons 4 Kids charity delivers its second million baseball cards this year, Jerry Milburn knows exactly which baseball card he’ll choose to mark the occasion.
    A 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey, Jr., rookie card.
    The baseball card that sparked decades of collecting.
    The good-luck charm Milburn’s mother brought to Bingo nights.
    The card that inspired the beginnings of Milburn’s trading card charity, Commons 4 Kids.

  • Anderson County owes Todd big debt of gratitude

    Very quietly and without a hint of self-aggrandizement, Harold Todd has become one of the best taxpayer advocates Anderson County has ever seen.
    If that name sounds familiar, it should. A reserved, fairly quiet man who has spent his life crunching numbers as a CPA for the state and establishing a network of rental homes, Todd rose to prominence a couple of years ago when he was tapped by former Judge-Executive Steve Conway to serve on the local board of health in what appeared to be a last-ditch effort to keep it solvent.

  • A broccoli twist on traditional Kentucky country ham recipe

    Everyone at the Anderson County Senior Center enjoyed Kentucky country ham and broccoli grits when I served it there last week. They scraped the pan clean.
    Country ham is a Kentucky tradition. Only six states produce country hams – Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia and Missouri.

  • Skip tilling when planting watermelons

    My potatoes and lettuce are growing! I haven’t really put anything else out. I should have put my broccoli and cauliflower out, but then it rained before I could.  Spring rains will complicate our gardening life, but we can’t do it without them.  We just have to be flexible with our schedule.

  • Pick-up truck catches fire Thursday

    Diana and James Keith Weber of Versailles had an appointment to get James Weber’s blood pressure checked when their pick-up truck caught fire last Thursday evening in front of Anderson Primary Care.
    “We came out the back and somebody said a truck is on fire, and the only truck out here is ours,” Diana Weber said, surveying the damage.
    Her husband, she said, was inside Anderson Primary Care, trying to get his blood pressure down.

  • Burned barn struck by lightning

    A barn burned down after it was struck by lightning during a severe thunderstorm that hit Anderson County last Tuesday night.
    Nicholas Crouch’s 30-foot by 40-foot structure, located on Bardstown Road on US 62 in Lawrenceburg, caught on fire around 11:30 p.m. on April 16, according to County Fire Chief Mike Barnes.
    Filled with mostly hay and some farm equipment, the barn burned to the ground and the fire damaged a corn crib behind it, Barnes said. He said he’s pretty sure the cause of the fire was due to lightning.

  • 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.