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  • 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.

  • Puppy killer suspect arrested

    The Anderson County man accused of stomping on an 8-month-old puppy and setting it on fire was arrested in Frankfort on Saturday, the Anderson County Sheriff's Office confirmed Sunday afternoon.

    Paul "Doobie" Dearinger, 40, allegedly killed the dog, a mixed breed named Buster, on Sept. 26.

    The sheriff's office announced Friday that it, along with Crime Stoppers, was offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Dearinger.

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

  • Truck, tractor pull stirs interest in Burgoo

    When people think of truck and tractor pulls in Kentucky, it’s a good bet that Lawrenceburg is fast becoming the first location that comes to mind.

    Although shortened to just one day due to last Friday’s rainy weather, the Battle of the Bluegrass event in the county park proved successful and marks the second time in as many years that Lawrenceburg has played host to the largest outdoor pull in Kentucky, according to organizer Eddie Carey.

  • Fire destroys murder suspect's home

    The home of a man suspected in the brutal slaying of a Mount Eden woman burned to the ground early last Wednesday morning in what investigators are calling a suspicious fire.

    The singlewide trailer located at 4197 Bardstown Road and owned by murder suspect Gary Bancroft was fully involved when Anderson County firefighters arrived at the scene around 2 a.m.

    Once the fire was extinguished, Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes contacted the Kentucky State Police and asked that a K-9 unit with the Scott County Fire Department be brought in to investigate.

  • Maralyn's battle

    Imagine your worst headache. A headache that leaves you nauseated, with extreme sensitivity to light and pains that shoot down your back. A headache that Tylenol, ibuprofen and aspirin won’t knock.

    These headaches are “good” headaches for 8-year-old Maralyn Lewis.

    These headaches are tolerable, and though they usually occur three to four times a month, they can usually be kept under control by lying in a dark room for a few hours.

  • Broadband vetted by water board

    The South Anderson Water District is requesting more information before it decides whether to allow a broadband internet supplier to attach antennas to its water towers in an effort to bring the service to rural Anderson County.

    The water district board met last Tuesday night and discussed the possibility with Shelby Broadband owner Chuck Hogg, judge-executive candidate Chip Chambers and several interested citizens and business owners.