Today's News

  • School board to consider $600,000 in pay increases

    Salary increases, textbook funding and $200,000 in school bus purchases are three new budget items included in the first draft of the district’s proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
    A budget committee, composed of administrators, staff, superintendent Sheila Mitchell, finance officer Nick Clark and one board member, offered input for the draft budget presented to the board and drafted by Clark.
    “The goal is for everyone to have a voice in the process,” Mitchell said.

  • Rep. King bounced from House seat; Stevens files

    State Rep. Kim King (R-Harrodsburg) was stripped Friday of her seat when Gov. Steve Beshear signed into law a redistricting plan offered by the state’s House of Representatives.
    That plan changed the boundaries of the 55th District from all of Anderson and Mercer counties and a portion of Spencer County to include all of Spencer and Anderson and a portion of Mercer.
    King’s residence is not inside of those boundaries, meaning she will be unable to run for re-election and that the seat is now open.

  • Man charged with beating his mother

    A Lawrenceburg woman remains hospitalized after sustaining serious head injuries after allegedly being assaulted by her son.
    Charles K. Hendren, 44, of 510 Forrest Drive, was charged with second-degree assault last Friday by Lawrenceburg police offers who responded to a domestic dispute call at his residence.
    The victim, Gloria K. Ewing, 63, also of 510 Forrest Drive, was transported to the University of Kentucky Medical Center with head injuries, and remained hospitalized Tuesday morning in serious condition.

  • Puppy killer found guilty

    Paul “Doobie” Dearinger won’t serve any additional jail time after being convicted last Wednesday of misdemeanor animal cruelty.
    Dearinger was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $500, but served 34 days after his initial arrest in October of 2010, The Anderson News has confirmed.
    His sentence was recommended by the five man, one woman jury who convicted him of killing an 8-month-old puppy, and agreed to by District Court Judge Donna Dutton.

  • News judged state’s best

    The Anderson News was judged the best newspaper of its size in the state during the Kentucky Press Association’s annual awards ceremony last Friday night in Lexington.
    The newspaper racked up a total of 18 awards in news writing, opinion writing, photography, features and sports.
    It marks the second statewide first-place finish in 2011 for the paper, which claimed the press association’s top prize in advertising last fall.

  • Fiscal court outlaws synthetic pot, bath salts

    A public hearing that featured one person being tossed out by the sheriff’s office and another advocating in favor beastiality wasn’t enough to sway the Anderson County Fiscal Court from banning the sale and possession of synthetic marijuana and bath salts.
    In front of a packed courtroom, magistrates voted unanimously last Tuesday night to outlaw the the drugs, which until now have been sold over the counter in convenience stores and other retail outlets.

  • Ecstasy-laced sex device lands 3 in jail

    Three people were arrested Sunday morning after police found a sex device laced with the drug Ecstasy inside their vehicle.
    Charged were Ashley Maggard, 20, of 1510 Timbercreek Road; Samual Oates, 21, of 311 Carlton Drive; and Natalie Likens, 31, of 1011 Bondville Road.
    All three were charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. Oates was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Cable guy charged with DUI while fixing sheriff’s Wi-Fi

    Drinking and driving is always a bad idea.
    Drinking and then driving to sheriff’s office on a repair call is even worse.
    That’s apparently what a technician with Time Warner Cable did last Wednesday when he responded to a service call at the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and was promptly charged with DUI.
    Randall Ramey of 208 Village Drive, Lawrenceburg was charged by Sgt. Robbie Armstrong after failing several sobriety tests and a blood test.

  • BASKETBALL: Bearcats overcome early deficit, slip past Western Hills

    It is all about preparing for the tournaments. And with about a month to go before the 30th District meet tips off, Anderson County got a lesson from an old rival Friday night.

    “When you get into the post-season, you are going to play someone that has a bad record and has some talent,” Anderson coach Glen Drury said. “They are going to play with nothing to lose.

    Anderson found itself down 13-2 almost as soon as the Bearcats got off the bus at Western Hills, but somehow found a way to come back and grind out a 61-56 win.

  • WRESTLING: Bearcats win at Capital City

    Anderson County wrestlers brought home first place in the Capital City Classic, held at Franklin County High School, for the second consecutive year on Saturday.

    The Bearcats won the 16-team event with 232 points, far ahead of second-place Louisville Western. Franklin County placed third while Ft. Campbell took fourth.

    Three Anderson wrestlers won their respective weight classes: T.W. Stockton (138 pounds), Eric Spencer (145) and Jake Vincent (160).

    Three others, Zack Perry (152), Alex Swartz (182) and Travis Kaelin (195), placed second.