Today's News

  • 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.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: North Oldham rallies past Bearcats

    Junior guard David Levitch scored 23 points to lead North Oldham to a 53-42 come-from-behind win over Anderson County last Tuesday night at Goshen.

    Anderson had led 24-19 at the half, but North Oldham went on an 18-6 run to start the second half and then outscored Anderson 16-7 in the fourth quarter to seal the win.

    “We played well in the first half,” Anderson coach Glen Drury said, “but for some reason we left our emotions in the locker room at halftime. This was the first time this year we didn't play with passion.”

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats cruise past Tates Creek

    A win over Tates Creek might have been like apple pie after a meal of spinach on Saturday.

    “It was good to get back on track and get the bad taste out of our mouths,” Anderson County girls' basketball coach Tony Kays said after his team posted a 56-45 win in the East Jessamine Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.

    The final horn sounded about 16 hours after dropping a heart-breaker to South Oldham.

    Sydney Brown turned in one of her best offensive games of the year with 14 points, while Makenzie Cann added 13 for Anderson.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Region's top-ranked team has taken similar path to Bearcats

    For several years, the story was the same in the Eighth Region: Anderson County and South Oldham would be nipping at the heels of Shelby County, Oldham County and, until 2005, Scott County at the top of the region's pecking order.

    While Anderson finally broke through with a Sweet 16 trip three years ago, South Oldham has never been able to break through that barrier.

    When the 2011-12 season began, the Bearcats and Dragons were lumped together again, but this time as two perennially strong teams that were pegged to struggle.