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  • Former trial commissioner arrested

    A retired local attorney and trial commissioner was arrested Oct. 4 on a charge of alcohol intoxication after police were called to his residence for a domestic dispute, according to documents on file in the Anderson County Courthouse.

    David Webb, 67, of 3005 Firestone Way, was charged after officer Kyle Lucas with the Lawrenceburg Police Department arrived at his residence and detected the smell of alcohol on Webb, who was standing in his yard, according to Lucas’ police report.

  • Former youth minister gets probation for sex charges

    The former youth minister accused of raping, sodomizing and sexually abusing at least two children pleaded guilty to reduced charges Tuesday morning and received a sentence of five years on probation.

  • 'Disturbing, to say the least'

    The Lawrenceburg woman who used a cell phone to send nude photos of herself to a 12-year-old boy pleaded guilty Tuesday morning and was sentenced to seven years in prison.

  • From their lips to your ears

    Tired of rumors, rhetoric and innuendo regarding the upcoming election?

    Want to hear the candidates spell out their platforms with their own mouths?

    Well, you’re in luck because candidates for sheriff and judge-executive will do just that when they meet for a forum sponsored by The Anderson News.

    Incumbent Sheriff Troy Young and his challenger, Jeff McCormick, will kick off the forum at 6 p.m., followed by judge-executive candidates Robert “Chip” Chambers, John Wayne Conway and Donna Drury at 7.

  • State GOP takes blame for King ad

    The political director for the state’s Republican Party is taking the blame for false information that appeared in an advertisement for state representative hopeful Kim King.

    The ad, which ran in last week’s edition of The Anderson News and other newspapers in the 55th House District, claimed that King received an endorsement from the National Rifle Association.

    That endorsement, however, went to incumbent state Rep. Kent Stevens, (D-Lawrenceburg).

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during District Court proceedings Sept. 2.

    Bobby L. Sutton, preliminary hearing, first-degree fleeing or evading police, second-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot), operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license – waived to grand jury.

    Bobby L. Sutton, preliminary hearing, first-degree fleeing or evading police, second-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot), resisting arrest – waived to grand jury.

  • Murder suspect pleads not guilty

    With a dozen family members of the woman he is accused of killing glaring at him, a shackled and visibly nervous Gary Bancroft made his first live appearance in an Anderson County courtroom Tuesday morning.

    Bancroft, the Bardstown Road man accused of slashing to death his girlfriend, Frances Renee Mobley, pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and tampering with physical evidence.

  • Fire ravages Fox Creek Road home

    A Fox Creek Road home was almost completely destroyed in a blaze Monday evening.

    Firefighters were dispatched to the scene at 1446 Fox Creek Road next to the Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course around 5:40 p.m. Monday, said Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes.

    Firefighters spent a total of five hours putting out the fire, which started when a resident in the house was repairing plumbing.

    “He took all the steps necessary to prevent a fire,” Barnes said.

  • Puppy killer suspect remains at large

    A fight with his girlfriend is why a Lawrenceburg man allegedly stomped on her 8-month-old puppy, broke its neck and set it on fire.

    The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Paul “Doobie” Dearinger, 40, whose last known address is 1330 Dry Dock Road.

    That location is where Dearinger allegedly killed the dog — a mixed breed named Buster — on Sept. 26.

    Dearinger is facing a cruelty to animals charge, a Class A misdemeanor, according to police.

  • Drury unveils YMCA, outdoor pool plan for Anderson County

    An estimated $12 million and a population shortfall are what stand between Anderson County and a YMCA facility, but a judge-executive hopeful says she isn’t letting those obstacles get in her way.

    Donna Drury, a non-affiliated candidate, spelled out her admittedly rudimentary plans to bring a YMCA, along with an outdoor swimming pool, to Anderson County if she’s elected judge-executive.

    The outdoor pool and YMCA are separate issues, but Drury discussed both during a news conference last Thursday morning in front of the Anderson County Courthouse.