Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • BASEBALL: Bearcats can't catch ball or Shelby in district showdown

    SHELBYVILLE – It is one of the very first skills a baseball player learns when playing in the  pee wee or coach-pitch leagues.

    At least learning the basic art of catching the ball should be high on the to-do list of all future stars before they get to high school. Unfortunately for Anderson County last Tuesday, those lessons were long gone.

  • SOFTBALL: So close to signature victory

    When it is one run, everything is magnified.

    One run. That was all that separated Anderson County softball, already in a rapid ascent from not even getting votes to a No. 24 ranking a week later in the statewide poll, from knocking off mighty Scott County, the second-ranked team, last Thursday.

    Scott withstood a furious Anderson rally to post a 6-5 win as shortstop Michal Luckett hauled in Alissa Vest's blooper to end things in the bottom of the seventh. The Lady Bearcats had two runners in scoring position as Luckett back-pedaled to make the catch.