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  • 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.

  • Planning to burn? Don't even think about it

    Not even campfire.

    That’s the word from Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes, who on Monday afternoon enacted a countywide burning ban.

    “That means it’s illegal to run anything outside,” Barnes said. “It’s completely banned, and it includes everything.”

    Barnes requested the ban following a serious brush fire that ignited Sunday afternoon on Clay Burgin Road and toasted between 4 and 5 acres of property.

  • Gone, but not forgotten

    Three Anderson County soldiers were honored for service to their country on Saturday — even though that service occurred more than 200 years ago.

  • Puppy killer suspect nabbed; community outraged

    Outrage.

    That single word best describes the mood in Lawrenceburg after news broke last week that a Lawrenceburg man allegedly killed his girlfriend’s 8-month-old puppy by stomping it, breaking its neck and setting it on fire.

    Following what became nearly a weeklong search, Frankfort police apprehended Lawrenceburg resident Paul “Doobie” Dearinger and charged him with second-degree animal cruelty and giving false information to police. He was also served a warrant out of Mercer County for flagrant non-support of a child.

  • 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.