Local News

  • Who stole baby Jesus?

    There’s Santa Claus, and reindeer pulling his sleigh.
    But now, no baby Jesus in the manger, asleep on the hay.
    Jinnie Mae Bixler of 505 East Woodford Street loves Christmas.
    She doesn’t love the fact that her baby Jesus, a doll she spent weeks looking for this summer, was apparently stolen from her front lawn’s nativity scene.
    Before moving into her Woodford Street home about four years ago, Bixler didn’t have an opportunity to decorate her lawn for Christmas where people on the street could see it.

  • City breathes new life into unification

    Council member Larry Giles said he wanted to make sure he did right by the people when it came to unified government.  
    For the first time since August’s joint county and city meeting, discussion about city and county unification was back on the table at the city council’s Dec. 12 meeting.

  • Trial set for alleged puppy killer

    The Lawrenceburg man who is charged with stomping a puppy to death before setting it on fire will let a jury of his peers decide if he is guilty or innocent.
    Paul “Doobie” Dearinger was expected to enter a plea last week in Anderson District Court, but opted instead to stand trial on a second-degree misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty.
    The trial is now set for 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 in District Court.

  • News briefs: 12-7-11

    Annual Toy Run set for Dec. 11
    Wash’s Cycle will host its 12th annual Toy Run on Sunday, Dec. 11, owner Gary Wash announced.
    The run will begin at noon at Walmart in Lawrenceburg and end at 2 p.m.
    Participants are encouraged to donate a new toy for an underprivileged child.
    For more information, call 839-3142.

    Donate blood, receive gift card
    A blood drive is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 13 from 12:30 to 7 p.m. in the Fireside Room at First Baptist Church, the Kentucky Blood Center announced in a news release.

  • Up and over
  • Extra, Extra! Read all about it!

    Print journalism is alive and hot off the presses at Robert B. Turner Elementary.
    The staff of the Turner Times, composed of fourth and fifth grade students from teacher Lauren Cooper’s Gifted and Talented class, churns out their new school newspaper every month.
    Cooper, in her second year as adviser for the class, said creating a newspaper was a tangible means of getting students excited about writing.

  • News to hold $500 ticket stub drawing

    One stub from last Saturday’s championship football game could be the golden ticket for $500.
    David and Lisa Ruggles, parents of Anderson County Bearcat football player Spencer Ruggles, are sponsoring the Walt and Spencer Ruggles Bearcat Fan Giveaway to be held on Friday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. at the Anderson News.
    To enter, ticket stub holders need to write their names and phone number on the stub and bring it to the newspaper office by Dec. 9.

  • Agony of defeat
  • Postal worker pleads guilty to stealing veterans’ drugs

    A Lawrenceburg woman admitted last week in federal court that she stole prescription drugs intended to local veterans while she was a mail carrier in the Lawrenceburg post office.
    Pamela J. Hawkins, 40, pleaded guilty and admitted that she stole 10 to 11 drug parcels over the past year and a half that were intended for veterans. The parcels contained hydrocordone pills, according to a news release from the US Attorney’s Office.
    There was no evidence that Hawkins was distributing the pills she admitted stealing.

  • Want unified government? Forget about it

    The effort to unify city and county government remains stuck in neutral and is likely doomed to stall.
    The Anderson County Fiscal Court on Tuesday tabled for the second time a proposed ordinance that would have authorized the creation of a committee to study unification, and the issue isn’t likely to come up again.
    “It won’t be back on the agenda anytime soon,” said Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway, who voted for the motion to table.
    Only Magistrate Buddy Sims voted against the motion.