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Today's News

  • Kentucky reaction mixed to same-sex marriage ruling

    By Katie Brandenburg and Laurel Wilson
    Bowling Green Daily News
    Not surprisingly, reaction was mixed to last Thursday’s federal ruling that Kentucky must recognize other states’ same-sex marriages.
    “I’m pretty proud of the state right now,” said Christin Mulwitz, who has been married more than three years to her wife Marcie.
    Conservative Christians have a different view.

  • Living with Alzheimer's: Her turn to care for Mom

    Doris is searching for her children.
    A baby doll is usually the only thing that will console her when she’s in the hospital, daughter Debbie Lottes said.
    Doris Halwes of Evansville, Ind. — former Girl Scout leader, Sunday school teacher and creative, thrifty stay-at-home mom — expects to see her two kids or grandchildren always running underfoot.
    Doris asks for them. She forgets. She asks again.
    She searches, always.

  • Man flees police after heroin bust

    A 27-year-old Oldham County man led Lawrenceburg city police officers on a high-speed chase across three counties Tuesday afternoon after police observed the man allegedly trafficking heroin in Anderson County.
    According to Det. Jeremy Cornish and Det. Mike Schell, city police were conducting an investigation involving Ahmad M. Ghazawi, 3500 West Highway 22, Crestwood, a little after 4 p.m. when Ghazawi fled in his vehicle, weaving in and out of traffic at speeds over 100 miles per hour.

  • Couple plead not guilty to abuse

    A Lawrenceburg couple charged with allegedly abusing their 10-month-old child to the point that he was in danger of losing a kidney both pleaded not guilty to criminal abuse charges Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court.
    Billi J. Combs, 20, and Aaron J. Hilbert, 21, of 1270 Jenny Lillard Road were arraigned March 4 in Anderson Circuit Court.
    A disposition or trial date for Combs and Hilbert has been scheduled for April 22 in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • Home invasion suspect released day before trial

    A Lawrenceburg man facing five felonies including robbery and stealing firearms was released the day before his jury trial after the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office filed a motion last Wednesday to dismiss all charges against him.   
    Charles D. Peach is one of four Lawrenceburg men arrested and charged for a February 2013 home invasion on Citation Lane, according to court documents.

  • Judge says school board entitled to ‘immunity’ in lawsuit

    Anderson County Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman ordered Tuesday that the school board be removed from a lawsuit filed by former girls’ softball coach Brian Glass.
    During a hearing held Tuesday afternoon in Circuit Court, Judge Hickman said a motion filed by Board of Education attorney Robert Chenoweth clarifies that the board was indeed entitled to governmental immunity regarding damages.
    Chenoweth filed a motion Feb. 12 asking Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman to reconsider removing the school board as a defendant in the lawsuit.   

  • Sunset Drive home heavily damaged in Friday fire

    A Sunset Drive home caught fire around 5 p.m. last Friday afternoon as a result of children allegedly playing with either a cigarette lighter or matches in a back bedroom, according to the homeowner and City Fire Chief Bobby Hume.
    Homeowner Robert Harley said he tried to put out the fire with a wet towel, but was unable to contain the flames.
    Harley was able to exit the home safely along with his daughter Nicole Harley, her children Clay Harley, 8, McKenna Harley, 6, Nicole’s fiancé Kevin McDaniel and Kevin’s son Ryan, 4.

  • COLUMN: Bearcat season reminds that things don't always seem fair

    One of the best life-lessons that sports teach is that sometimes things just are not quite fair.

    That might be taking what happened to the Anderson County boys' basketball team this year just a bit far. After all, the Bearcats put themselves in the unenviable position of having to play the 30th District's top-seeded team, Collins, in the first round of the tournament when they failed to win any of their district seeding games.

  • COLLEGE HOOPS: Penny named KIAC Player of the Year

    The Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference basketball coaches selected Asbury University forward C.J. Penny as the conference player of the year, according to a news release.

  • Mustangs on target at regional archery tournament

    The Anderson County Middle School archery team recently won its regional tournament and will be participating in the state tournament on March 17-18.

    The Mustangs recorded a team score of 3,372, defeating second-place Elkhorn by 162 points.