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Today's News

  • Anderson Public Library to host Civil War ‘Living History’

    “Living History at Anderson Public Library,” a Civil War re-enactment and encampment event, will be held at the Anderson Public Library on Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Upriver Music will perform at the library at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., and will give a little background and history of the music from that era before each performance, according to a news release.  

  • Magistrates hand business license job to sheriff

    Without a hint of conversation or controversy, the Anderson County Fiscal Court handed over business license collection and enforcement to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office during its meeting last Tuesday night.
    The licenses have been a sore spot for magistrates for years, particularly on how to fairly enforce the requirement that businesses pay an annual fee.
    They were formerly collected by the county clerk’s office, which had no enforcement powers. That power was assigned to the county’s code enforcement office.

  • 4-H reports: 4-24-13

    Stars and Stripes
    On April 18 Mrs. Blackburn’s Stars and Stripes of 4-H used Snap Circuits. Alex Davis led the pledge of allegiance and Toby Wells lead the 4-H pledge. We got in pairs to make the circuits. Snap circuits are batteries that connect to pieces to a light bulb to a switch.
    — written by Maddie Luttrell

    Stars at Work
    Today is the third meeting. It is April 18. The pledge of allegiance was led by Zac Case. The 4-H club pledge was led by Gracie Dedman. We learned about electricity.
    – written by Taylor Dudley

  • Fiscal court approves paving projects

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court approved nearly $700,000 in paving projects during its meeting last Tuesday night.
    Nearly $600,000 of that amount is being provided by the state’s Rural Secondary Road program and will be used on a 5.3-mile stretch of Kays and Fairview roads between Highway 52 and US 62, which was last resurfaced in 2000.
    Another $100,000 will be used on a 1.3-mile stretch of Bonds Mill Road, which was also resurfaced in 2000 and leads to the distillery at Four Roses.

  • 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.