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Today's News

  • Gone, but not forgotten

    Three Anderson County soldiers were honored for service to their country on Saturday — even though that service occurred more than 200 years ago.

  • Puppy killer suspect nabbed; community outraged

    Outrage.

    That single word best describes the mood in Lawrenceburg after news broke last week that a Lawrenceburg man allegedly killed his girlfriend’s 8-month-old puppy by stomping it, breaking its neck and setting it on fire.

    Following what became nearly a weeklong search, Frankfort police apprehended Lawrenceburg resident Paul “Doobie” Dearinger and charged him with second-degree animal cruelty and giving false information to police. He was also served a warrant out of Mercer County for flagrant non-support of a child.

  • Former trial commissioner arrested

    A retired local attorney and trial commissioner was arrested Oct. 4 on a charge of alcohol intoxication after police were called to his residence for a domestic dispute, according to documents on file in the Anderson County Courthouse.

    David Webb, 67, of 3005 Firestone Way, was charged after officer Kyle Lucas with the Lawrenceburg Police Department arrived at his residence and detected the smell of alcohol on Webb, who was standing in his yard, according to Lucas’ police report.

  • Collins eliminates Anderson volleyball

    NEW CASTLE -- There were few tears after Collins ended Anderson County's volleyball season last Tuesday night. The Titans might have been the best team the Lady Bearcats had faced all year so their 25-11, 25-16  win in the 30th District Tournament at Henry County High School was not unexpected.

    If anything, the contest underscored what most observers had known for some time: The Lady Bearcats that lost 11 of their last 13 matches were not the same group that had been picked in the top five of the Eighth Region before the season started.

  • COLUMN: You probably won't believe what I saw on Friday night

    You would not believe what I saw at South Oldham High School last Friday night.

    I was standing near the football field when, all of a sudden, a UFO came swooping down out of the sky. It started balancing on the goalposts and flashing red and green and blue and silver lights before the bottom opened and SpongeBob Squarepants came sliding down a chute. He went to one side of the field, where he abducted Elvis.

    Before he left, ole Spongebob said he was looking for directions to Rupp Arena, because he was going to crash a party there too.

    Really. 

  • Former youth minister gets probation for sex charges

    The former youth minister accused of raping, sodomizing and sexually abusing at least two children pleaded guilty to reduced charges Tuesday morning and received a sentence of five years on probation.

  • 'Disturbing, to say the least'

    The Lawrenceburg woman who used a cell phone to send nude photos of herself to a 12-year-old boy pleaded guilty Tuesday morning and was sentenced to seven years in prison.

  • Woodford County works overtime to take district title

    OWENTON – Never let anyone tell you that a district championship match is meaningless. Especially when Anderson County and Woodford County get together to decide girls' soccer supremacy in the 25th District.

    It is true that both had already qualified for the 13th Region tournament earlier in the week. And it is also true that most observers have felt all season long that the teams at the top of the region, including the old border rivals, are very even, underscored by when the teams battled to a 0-0 tie back in early September.

    But meaningless?

  • From their lips to your ears

    Tired of rumors, rhetoric and innuendo regarding the upcoming election?

    Want to hear the candidates spell out their platforms with their own mouths?

    Well, you’re in luck because candidates for sheriff and judge-executive will do just that when they meet for a forum sponsored by The Anderson News.

    Incumbent Sheriff Troy Young and his challenger, Jeff McCormick, will kick off the forum at 6 p.m., followed by judge-executive candidates Robert “Chip” Chambers, John Wayne Conway and Donna Drury at 7.

  • State GOP takes blame for King ad

    The political director for the state’s Republican Party is taking the blame for false information that appeared in an advertisement for state representative hopeful Kim King.

    The ad, which ran in last week’s edition of The Anderson News and other newspapers in the 55th House District, claimed that King received an endorsement from the National Rifle Association.

    That endorsement, however, went to incumbent state Rep. Kent Stevens, (D-Lawrenceburg).