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Today's News

  • Alleged puppy killer in court Thursday

    The Lawrenceburg man accused of stomping on his girlfriend’s puppy and setting it on fire is scheduled to make his first appearance in District Court on Thursday, Oct. 28.
    Paul “Doobie” Dearinger is due in court at 9 a.m. for a pretrial conference, according to court records.
    Dearinger made headlines across the Bluegrass earlier this month for allegedly killing an 8-month-old puppy following an argument with his girlfriend.
    A search for Dearinger ensued, including police offering a cash reward for information leading to his arrest.

  • COLUMN: A shout out to kindly old Uncle Chuck

    And I thought the suspected puppy killer drew a harsh public reaction.
    That is until I started catching the fallout of last week’s front page that featured a woman getting seven years in prison for sending disgusting photos to a 12-year-old boy, and a former youth minister getting probation after being charged with rape, sodomy and other horrifying acts.
    Most of the outrage centered on the fact that the woman never laid a finger on her victim, but the youth minister laid a finger, and more, on his. Yet she goes to prison and he goes home.
    Fair enough.

  • COLUMN: I'm a rare breed, indeed

    On days like this past Tuesday, I certainly feel like a rare breed of sorts.
    Early — too early — Tuesday morning, I woke up to start the process that is deadline day at a weekly newspaper.
    As I was getting ready to come to work, I tested out a few tunes from the new Taylor Swift album, “Speak Now,” while waiting for 6 a.m. to roll around.
    You see, Mike and Mike in the Morning on ESPN Radio doesn’t start until 6.

  • COLUMN: Cold weather means more food on the table

    Ah! Crisp mornings have arrived. Each fall, I start the great closet wash. Warm clothes that have been hanging in the closet for months, are systematically washed to be ready for the winter season. I only have one load left, the long underwear.
    I believe there are two camps of people in this world, those who would rather be cold than hot and those, like me, who would prefer hot over cold. Consequently, I have enough layers to dress up as the Mr. Michelin Man all winter.

  • Street leading into school to be named for Helen Turner

    The street leading to Robert B. Turner Elementary School will soon be named in honor of another member of the Turner family.
    Helen B. Turner Drive will be christened during a public ceremony Monday, Nov. 1.
    Mrs. Turner and her late husband were very influential figures in the history of education in Anderson County.
    Mr. Turner was the second principal of Western School and worked at the school for several decades.
    Mrs. Turner also taught at the school for many years, including a few after her husband retired.

  • State rep candidates raise, spend thousands

    Candidates for state representative have each raised tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions, one in an effort to retain his seat, the other in an effort to take it away.
    Information listed on the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance website shows that Kim King, the Republican vying for Democrat Kent Stevens’ 55th District seat in the state House of Representatives, has raised nearly $33,000. Stevens has raised nearly $24,000.

  • Paul campaign supports, does not endorse Chambers for judge-executive

    Judge-executive candidate Robert “Chip” Chambers has the support of Senate hopeful Rand Paul, but not his endorsement, Paul’s campaign said Monday afternoon.
    In a campaign ad that ran in the Oct. 6 edition of The Anderson News, Chambers paid for an ad that included a photo of him shaking hands with Rand Paul, and another shaking hands with former judge-executive Tommy Cotton. Above the photos was a line that said, “ A leader endorsed by leaders.”

  • News briefs - 10/27

    Auxiliary to sponsor Veterans Day celebration
    A Veterans Day celebration sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary is planned for Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. at the American Legion Post 34.
    The service will be in the Patriot Hall building, and there will be a guest speaker.
    Three area churches — Family Worship Center, Open Bible Church and New Life Christian Fellowship — are serving a meal to Anderson County veterans and their spouse/guest following the service.

  • The Way We Were - 10/27

    50 YEARS AGO
    Oct. 20, 1960
    Miss Jeanette Disponett fell at the Census Bureau in Jeffersonville, Ind. where she was employed and broke both kneecaps. She was a patient at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington.

    Rual Hays was re-elected State Director of the Anderson Dairy Association from the Central Kentucky District.

    Marjorie Charlene Hanks, 7, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allen B. Hanks, was to model for a Lexington store in a program to appear on WLEX-TV.

  • Carlee Ann Smith birth

    Ashley Ann and Jackie Lee Smith Jr. of Lawrenceburg announce the birth of their daughter, Carlee Ann Smith, on Sept. 20 at Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort.