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  • Cops pop suspected pill pushers

    Five people, including a 74-year-old man, were arrested Sunday for allegedly trafficking Oxycodone-type prescription medication, according to a news release from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    Another man was arrested for unlawful possession of a methamphetamine precursor, meaning he purchased too much Sudafed-type medication, the news release states.
    Those charged with trafficking were:
    Jimmy Wash, 36, of Woodford Street for second-degree trafficking a controlled substance, a Class D felony. He was jailed on a $10,000 bond.

  • Ex-youth minister paid victim

    A former youth minister agreed to pay a woman he admitted victimizing as a youngster as part of deal that helped him be placed on probation.
    Gordon Lunceford, 46, agreed to pay the victim $7,500 as part of a sentencing agreement, his attorney, Guthrie True of Frankfort, said Monday afternoon.
    Lunceford, a former youth minister at First Baptist Church in Lawrenceburg, pleaded guilty to unlawful transaction with a minor and sexual misconduct and was given five years probation last Tuesday morning in Circuit Court.

  • Ready to get your trick-or-treat on?

    Ghosts, goblins, princesses and pirates will fill the city streets Saturday as the official time for trick-or-treating is set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Trick-or-treaters are encouraged to stop by the courthouse lawn beginning at 5 p.m. for Project Safe Street.
    The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office will hand out items for successful trick-or-treating, including safety glow sticks, reflective bags and candy.
    A citywide trunk-or-treat is planned for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lawrenceburg Green, located behind Town and Country Bank.

  • Voters head to polls on Tuesday

    Will it be Chambers, Conway or Drury for judge-executive?
    Can incumbent Troy Young fend off a second challenge in a year, this one from sheriff hopeful Jeff McCormick?
    Will the six current members of city council survive, or will a newcomer pick off one, two or more?
    Then there’s the mudslinging foursome of Jack Conway vs. Rand Paul and Ben Chandler vs. Andy Barr. Who will win those races?
    The answer to all of those questions will perhaps be decided next Tuesday when Anderson Countians go to the polls to vote in the Nov. 2 general election.

  • Alleged puppy killer in court Thursday

    The Lawrenceburg man accused of stomping on his girlfriend’s puppy and setting it on fire is scheduled to make his first appearance in District Court on Thursday, Oct. 28.
    Paul “Doobie” Dearinger is due in court at 9 a.m. for a pretrial conference, according to court records.
    Dearinger made headlines across the Bluegrass earlier this month for allegedly killing an 8-month-old puppy following an argument with his girlfriend.
    A search for Dearinger ensued, including police offering a cash reward for information leading to his arrest.

  • Street leading into school to be named for Helen Turner

    The street leading to Robert B. Turner Elementary School will soon be named in honor of another member of the Turner family.
    Helen B. Turner Drive will be christened during a public ceremony Monday, Nov. 1.
    Mrs. Turner and her late husband were very influential figures in the history of education in Anderson County.
    Mr. Turner was the second principal of Western School and worked at the school for several decades.
    Mrs. Turner also taught at the school for many years, including a few after her husband retired.

  • State rep candidates raise, spend thousands

    Candidates for state representative have each raised tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions, one in an effort to retain his seat, the other in an effort to take it away.
    Information listed on the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance website shows that Kim King, the Republican vying for Democrat Kent Stevens’ 55th District seat in the state House of Representatives, has raised nearly $33,000. Stevens has raised nearly $24,000.

  • Paul campaign supports, does not endorse Chambers for judge-executive

    Judge-executive candidate Robert “Chip” Chambers has the support of Senate hopeful Rand Paul, but not his endorsement, Paul’s campaign said Monday afternoon.
    In a campaign ad that ran in the Oct. 6 edition of The Anderson News, Chambers paid for an ad that included a photo of him shaking hands with Rand Paul, and another shaking hands with former judge-executive Tommy Cotton. Above the photos was a line that said, “ A leader endorsed by leaders.”

  • 'This time we caught him red-handed'

    The term funny money is now anything but for a Lawrenceburg man arrested last week for allegedly having nearly $2,000 in fake cash.

  • Archery team on top of the world

    By John Herndon

    Sports Editor

    The Anderson County Middle School archery team is on top of the world. Again.

    The team took the championship of the National Archery in the Schools World Tournament, held last week at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Lake Buena Vista, Fla.