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Today's News

  • Drury unveils YMCA, outdoor pool plan for Anderson County

    An estimated $12 million and a population shortfall are what stand between Anderson County and a YMCA facility, but a judge-executive hopeful says she isn’t letting those obstacles get in her way.

    Donna Drury, a non-affiliated candidate, spelled out her admittedly rudimentary plans to bring a YMCA, along with an outdoor swimming pool, to Anderson County if she’s elected judge-executive.

    The outdoor pool and YMCA are separate issues, but Drury discussed both during a news conference last Thursday morning in front of the Anderson County Courthouse.

  • Puppy killer suspect arrested

    The Anderson County man accused of stomping on an 8-month-old puppy and setting it on fire was arrested in Frankfort on Saturday, the Anderson County Sheriff's Office confirmed Sunday afternoon.

    Paul "Doobie" Dearinger, 40, allegedly killed the dog, a mixed breed named Buster, on Sept. 26.

    The sheriff's office announced Friday that it, along with Crime Stoppers, was offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Dearinger.

    He is facing a cruelty to animals charge, a Class A misdemeanor, according to police.

  • Lady Bearcats have unfinished business

    It would not be inappropriate if the Anderson County girls' soccer team showed up to play a tournament game wearing purple.

    And not because it would be a mix of the red and blue that make up the school colors.

    “We were on the Purple Panthers,” Anderson senior Hannah Pritchert says with a smile. “My dad was the coach and just about all of our class was on that team.”

  • Bearcats survive Bullitt in overtime thriller

    Blake Curtsinger turned in the finest game of his varsity career and Bill Rose's extra point was the difference as Anderson County defeated visiting Bullitt Central, 28-27 in high school football action Friday night at Hollie Warford Stadium.

    Curtsinger,a junior,  lined up at running back for the first time since his freshman year and ran for 113yards and a touchdown, caught a touchdown pass and got a piece of Bullitt Central's failed extra point attempt in overtime that put Anderson in position to win in the first possession.

  • Brown-Monroe engagement

    Shirley Cox of Lawrenceburg and James A. Monroe of Mt. Eden announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their son, David A. Monroe, to Robin Marie Brown, daughter of L.T. and Mary Sharp of Shelbyville.

    A wedding is planned for Oct. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Mt. Eden Ruritan Club in Mt. Eden.

    All friends and relatives are invited.

  • Community calendar - 10.6

    Wednesday, Oct. 6

    Education

    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.

    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    6:30 to 8:30 p.m., English as a Second Language, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    City/county government

  • COLUMN: Perfection can be deadly, so don't try it

    We get so much information nowadays about staying healthy, some great, life-saving as a matter of fact. But do you ever feel so completely bombarded with so many day-to-day health tips from TV, the internet, magazines and even well-meaning friends, that it seems a bit much?

  • Darnell 50th anniversary

    Alma Gene and Danny Darnell recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a luncheon hosted by their family.

    They were married Sept. 1, 1960.

    Mrs. Darnell, the former Alma Moore, is a daughter of the late Clyde and Christine Moore of Lawrenceburg.

    Mr. Darnell is a son of the late J.C. and Velma Darnell of Lawrenceburg.

    The Darnells are farmers.

    They have two children, Christy Burke and her husband, Wayne, and Danette Warford and her husband, Kevin, both of Lawrenceburg.

  • COLUMN: Hoping for 8-year-old strength

    Last Wednesday, I had the pleasure of meeting Maralyn Lewis and her mother, Ammiegail Simpson.

    Maralyn is 8 years old with curly red hair, pale skin and a beautiful smile.

    While we talked, I discovered that Maralyn loves watching shows on Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel. She also loves to sing and wants to be a singer when grows up so she can buy a house with chandeliers and get her mother a maid.

  • COLUMN: Almanac's October snow forecast a call to action

    Will someone please quit winding the clock? Time is moving way too fast. It’s almost October, though you couldn’t much tell it by the weather we’re having now.

    I brought out the Old Farmer’s Almanac to see what was forecast for October. On the plus side, it calls for 2.5 inches of rain. Rain showers, mixed with warm and sunny days, make up most of the month. One exciting note for the 21st through the 29th is snow showers. Kind of hard to imagine that right now.