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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Automatic

    We have almost come to think of them as automatic, these extra point things in football.

    Line it up and kick. You can count on that one point as surely as you can count on a politician lying.

    Unless, of course, something goes haywire. You can hit 100 straight extra points and no one thinks a thing about it. Miss one, and everyone remembers. It's just the nature of the beast.

    Just ask Bullitt Central. And ask Anderson County, for that matter.

  • 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.

  • Faster than a speeding Bullitt

    There is probably no truth to the rumor that Blake Curtsinger lined the Anderson County football field last week.

    But there is little doubt that Curtsinger practically owned that piece of real estate Friday night to lead Anderson to a 28-27 overtime win over Bullitt Central.

    The junior ran for 113 yards and a touchdown, caught a scoring pass, and helped block a crucial extra point in overtime that turned out to be the break Anderson needed. For good measure, Curtsinger was the holder when Bill Rose drilled the extra point that was the difference in the final margin.

  • 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.

  • Lady Bearcats have unfinished business

    It would not be inappropriate if the Anderson County girls' soccer team showed up to play a tournament game wearing purple.

    And not because it would be a mix of the red and blue that make up the school colors.

    “We were on the Purple Panthers,” Anderson senior Hannah Pritchert says with a smile. “My dad was the coach and just about all of our class was on that team.”

  • Bearcats survive Bullitt in overtime thriller

    Blake Curtsinger turned in the finest game of his varsity career and Bill Rose's extra point was the difference as Anderson County defeated visiting Bullitt Central, 28-27 in high school football action Friday night at Hollie Warford Stadium.

    Curtsinger,a junior,  lined up at running back for the first time since his freshman year and ran for 113yards and a touchdown, caught a touchdown pass and got a piece of Bullitt Central's failed extra point attempt in overtime that put Anderson in position to win in the first possession.

  • Brown-Monroe engagement

    Shirley Cox of Lawrenceburg and James A. Monroe of Mt. Eden announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their son, David A. Monroe, to Robin Marie Brown, daughter of L.T. and Mary Sharp of Shelbyville.

    A wedding is planned for Oct. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Mt. Eden Ruritan Club in Mt. Eden.

    All friends and relatives are invited.

  • Community calendar - 10.6

    Wednesday, Oct. 6

    Education

    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.

    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    6:30 to 8:30 p.m., English as a Second Language, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    City/county government