Today's News

  • Alleged crime syndicate busted

    It isn’t what legendary mobster Al Capone might have done to earn his reputation in organized crime, but four people have been charged with operating a criminal syndicate in Lawrenceburg.
    A mom, her daughter and two others were charged last month in a scheme to swipe Xbox game controllers at the Game Stop store in US 127 Bypass. Monica Smith, her daughter Oquala Smith, Johntez Smith and Roberto Middlebrook were each arrested Dec. 2.
    Middlebrook, Oquala Smith and Monica Smith are from Versailles. Johntez Smith is from Lexington.

  • Cops looking for ‘Doobie’

    The trial of the Lawrenceburg man charged with stomping an 8-month-old puppy to death and setting it on fire is scheduled to begin next Wednesday.
    The question now is whether the defendant, Paul “Doobie” Dearinger, or the prosecution’s star witness will show up.

  • COLUMN: Why they’ll make it; why they won’t

    I would like to talk with the person that came up with the phrase, “It’s a long season.”


  • Mayor’s vote kills unified government

    Mayor Edwinna Baker cited a lack of city and county unity and funding concerns as the reasons for her tie-breaking vote to kill the first reading of the city’s unification ordinance.
    The city council split 3-3 at its Jan. 9 meeting on approving its ordinance, which would authorize the mayor to form a 20-member body to study the issue of unification.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats roll past Mercer


    Eriel McKee scored 22 points, pulled down 14 rebounds and blocked five shots to lead Anderson County to a much-easier-than-expected 58-32 win over visiting Mercer County in girls' basketball action Tuesday night.

  • Bearcats still unbeaten after Smith's buzzer-beater

    SHELBYVILLE – Jay Smith banked in a 3-pointer as time expired to give Anderson County a 50-47 win over 30th District rival Collins Friday night.

    With the Bearcats having the ball in the backcourt and 1.3 seconds to play, Smith curled around a screen by Spencer Ruggles, took an out-of-bounds pass from Seth Carmichael, then rattled the rim with the game-winner to keep Anderson's improbable season-opening winning streak alive.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bearcats among state stats leaders


    The Anderson County High School boys' basketball team is well represented in the intial statistics report on the 2011-12 season released by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

    As a team, Anderson is second in scoring margin, behind Bishop Brossart. Anderson is beating teams by 19.8 points a game.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Why I picked the stories I did and some other big 2011 stories

    In this week's Anderson News, I ranked my top five sports stories that affected or impacted Anderson County this year. Like any time someone undertakes such a project there will be disagreements on what should and should not be on the list or how the ones I ranked should be ranked.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats rout Henry Clay

    Anderson County jumped on Henry Clay early and never looked back in posting a 61-35 victory Tuesday night at Anderson.

    The Lady Bearcats led 21-10 after a quarter, then kept extending the lead for their sixth win in their last seven games. Eriel McKee led Anderson with 23 points, 10 steals, 8 rebounds and 4 assists.

    Corrin Robinson added 10 points, eight coming in the first quarter.

  • Church briefs: 1-4-12

    Open Bible Church hosts evangelist
    The Rev. Tom Stamman will be guest speaker at Open Bible Church in Lawrenceburg on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 6 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 8 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
    There will be no 8:30 a.m. worship service, the church announced.
    “If you’ve never had an authentic experience with the prophetic, or a close encounter with the one who is the source of all things, this is your opportunity,” the church said in a news release to describe Stamman.