Today's News

  • Water rates, city’s payroll both go up

    Taking a shower and paying city employees got more expensive for taxpayers Monday night after the Lawrenceburg City Council approved water, sewer and pay increases.
    The council voted to raise water and sewer rates 7.4 percent, and to give employees a 1.5 percent pay increase starting in July.
    The pay increase was unanimous, and only Councilman Paul Thomas Vaughn voted against the water and sewer increase.

  • This time, alleged puppy killer indicted

    The man accused of brutally killing an 8-month-puppy didn’t walk away scot-free after all.
    The Anderson County Grand Jury indicted Paul “Doobie” Dearinger last Tuesday morning on a second-degree misdemeanor charge of cruelty to animals for his alleged roll in stomping on the puppy then setting it on fire last September following an argument with his girlfriend.
    A different grand jury declined to indict Dearinger late last year on a felony charge for the same crime.

  • My bracket do's and dont's

    Now that you have had the chance to settle down, throw a brick or two at your TV over Kentucky’s four-seed, and Louisville’s four-seed for that matter, it’s time to get your bracket out, fill it out and then utter, “My bracket is already shot” before Thursday’s games are over.

    Over the years I have won a few of these babies and I have thrown mine out after the first weekend, too. There are some trends I have noticed, so here is The Herndon Official List of Do’s and Don’ts in filling your bracket.

  • Beasmore seeks $1.5M in sex device, porn suit

    Fired county employee Lea Beasmore is seeking $1.5 million in her sexual harassment lawsuit against the fiscal court, according to documents recently filed in Anderson Circuit Court.
    Those documents also reveal the names of likely witnesses for the trial scheduled to begin next month— including one notable surprise — and a demand from the county’s attorney for Beasmore to admit she e-mailed a photo of a topless female to a coworker.

  • SOFTBALL PREVIEW: Lady Bearcats very young, possibly very good

    It does not take long to know what to expect out of Anderson County softball in 2011. Lady Bearcat coach Brian Glass pulls out a roster, then marks a “C” by four names.

    “These are our team captains,” he says. “They are all sophomores.”

    Very young. Very good.

  • BASEBALL PREVIEW: Cats still prowling near top

    With Anderson County set to host Mercer County in Monday’s baseball season opener, it is time to get a quick rundown of the Bearcats from head coach L.W. Barnes.

    “I’ve got no power. I’ve got no speed. And I’ve got no depth in the pitching staff. I do have good defense,” Barnes says.

    No one really believes Barnes, now in his 13th season leading the Bearcat baseball program. Having four regional championships and four runner-up finishes since 2000 will do that, you know.

  • Baseball alumni game set for Sunday

    Over 40 former Anderson County baseball players are expected to take part in the inaugural Alumni Game, set for Sunday, March 20 at Barnes Field.

    Anderson coach L.W. Barnes said the game will provide a fun atmosphere and give Bearcat fans a chance to see some of the players from the past. Also on the program will be raffles, door prizes, silent auctions, and much more. All proceeds will benefit the Anderson County High School baseball program.

  • Sports briefs for March 16

    Recreation Tee Ball and Softball registrations
    From staff reports
    The Anderson County Department of Parks and Recreation will be holding registrations for tee ball and girls' softball on Saturday, March 19 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Stratton Building in Community Park.
    Tee ball is available for boys and girls, ages 4-6. Softball is available for girls, ages 5 through high school seniors.
    The fee for playing is $60 for the first child in a family and $50 for each additional child.
    For more information call 839-6498.

    Public meeting to discuss management of Beaver Lake

  • This week in Anderson County Sports, March 16

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Sunday, March 20: Alumni Game, 2 p.m.
    Monday, March 21: Mercer Co. at Anderson Co., 5:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, March 22: Anderson Co. at Boyle Co., 5:45 p.m.

    Junior varsity baseball
    Monday, March 21: Mercer Co. at Anderson Co., 7:45 p.m.
    Tuesday, March 22: Anderson Co. at Boyle Co., 8 p.m.

    Monday, March 21: Louisville Mercy at Anderson Co., 5:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, March 23: Louisville Butler at Anderson Co., 6 p.m.
    (Junior varsity games immediately following)

    Freshman softball

  • McKee leads Kentucky Christian to win in national tourney

    Eric McKee scored 29 points in 22 minutes to lead Kentucky Christian University to an 85-77 win over Lancaster Bible College in the first game of the National Christian College Athletic Association tournament being held in Springfield, Mo.

    McKee and Kat Haney led Kentucky Christian to a 49-35 halftime lead with 14 points each in the first 20 minutes. The Knights scorched the nets at a 67 percent clip and hit 54 percent from beyond the 3-point line, according to the school website.