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Local News

  • 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.

  • 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.