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Today's News

  • Church briefs — March 2-8

    Church of Christ hosts clothing giveaway
    Lawrenceburg Church of Christ will host a clothing giveaway Saturday, March 5 and Saturday, March 12 from 9 a.m. to noon.
    The clothes are free for those in need.
    The church has a clothing closet where members bring clothes that no longer fit, but are in good condition, according to a news release. Throughout the year, these clothes are used to help families after a fire or during financial difficulties.

  • Graefenburg UMC welcomes new pastor

    Graefenburg United Methodist Church, located on U.S. 60 at Crab Orchard Road, one mile west of Hwy. 151, recently announced its new pastor is Matthew Kimmons.
    “His passion for discipleship and developing leaders within the church is very evident in Pastor Matthew’s sermons and his daily communication with his congregation,” a news release from the church said.

  • District Court Docket

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during District Court proceedings Feb. 7.
    Amanda D. Gaines, arraignment, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – dismissed.
    Brandon R. Grachek, arraignment, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – dismissed.

  • The Way We Were — March 2, 2011

    40 YEARS AGO
    February 18, 1971
    J.C. Penney, 95, died Feb. 12, 1971 of a heart attack in New York.
    Starting with one store in the era of the bustle, Penney kept peace with the changing fashions of the century and in the age of the miniskirt his chain numbered 1,700 stores.
    He had voiced the hope that he would live to be 100. Until recently he spent five days a week at his desk in the 45-story Penney building on Manhattan’s Sixth Avenue when he was not out in the field visiting his stores.

  • Alleged puppy killer gets off scot-free

    The commonwealth’s attorney’s office is pondering its next move after a grand jury refused to indict the man accused of stomping his girlfriend’s puppy and setting it on fire.
    Paul “Doobie” Dearinger of Lawrenceburg walked away scot-free late last year after being charged with felony torture.
    He was originally charged with misdemeanor cruelty to animals, but that charge was upgraded to a felony by the Anderson County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis’ office last November.

  • Lady Bearcats roll into regional semis

    WARSAW – Anderson County put together what might have been the most convincing performance in the first round of the girls' Eighth Region Tournament when the Lady Bearcats routed Oldham County 75-50 at Gallatin County High School.


    The final score does not do justice to how badly the Lady Bearcats dominated. Anderson never trailed and led 9-0 before Oldham scored. But after the Lady Bearcats opened a 33-20 halftime lead, it was a 20-4 outburst in the third quarter that sent them to the regional semifinals for the fifth time in six years.

  • Swollen Salt River swallows man’s truck whole

    Perhaps he should have just hit the deer.
    Instead, a Lawrenceburg man is without his 2008 GMC pickup truck after it was swept over the dam near Four Roses and sank in the swollen Salt River on Monday afternoon. (Scroll to bottom of page for video.)

  • BLOG: Anderson girls favored Tuesday, but ...

    Anderson County will open girls' Eighth Region Tournament play on Tuesday night when the Lady Bearcats take on Oldham County at approximately 7:30. 


    Owen County and Simon Kenton will play in the first game, one that on paper looks like a dandy.
    Paper also says Anderson should advance to the regional semifinals for the sixth time in the last eight years. The Lady Bearcats beat Oldham County by 20 points in the second week of the season, but every game is different, especially those three months apart.

  • BLOG: A look at the girls' Eighth Region Tournament

    At first glance, it would appear that the top two teams in the Eighth Region, Anderson County and South Oldham, are favored to be headed for a showdown in the regional championship game set for Saturday night at Gallatin County.


    But there are six games to be played before then and with Anderson in the role of the defending champion and South Oldham being the top-ranked club since Jan. 1, the targets on both teams' backs are huge.

  • Anderson girls draw Oldham in regional tourney

    Fresh off their 30th District championship, the Anderson County girls' basketball team drew 29th District runner-up Oldham County in the first round of the Eighth Region Tournament at the regional draw Saturday morning. The game will be the final first round game of the tournament and is set to tip off on Tuesday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m at Gallatin County High School.

    Anderson defeated Oldham 79-59 on Dec. 7. The Lady Bearcats also began their march to the Sweet 16 with a win over Oldham in the regional opener last year.