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Today's News

  • Truck forced off road on Bluegrass Parkway

    A car is being blamed for running a tractor-trailer off the road early Monday morning on the Bluegrass Parkway near the Washington County line.

    A white passenger car is suspected of cutting off the truck, causing it to flip on to its side, according to a news release issued by Deputy Brian Wooldridge of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department.

    The westbound truck wiped out several hundred feet of guardrail before flipping over and spilling its contents of wood chips.

  • Law would tighten leash on pit bulls

    Owning a pit bull in Anderson County won’t be illegal, but it will be much more difficult and expensive if the fiscal court approves a rough draft of a pit bull ordinance.

    Magistrates received their first look at the ordinance during Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

    The ordinance, drafted by County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis, addresses a myriad of dog-related issues, including what will happen when dogs are declared potentially vicious or vicious.

  • Lady Bearcats slip by Lafayette

    Anderson County, ranked 11th statewide, slipped past No. 13 Lafayette, 4-2, Monday night in Lexington.

    The Lady Bearcats plated three runs – two unearned – in the second inning then held on for the win. Karrah Bottoms delivered the big hit, a two-run single that scored Kritty Morrow and courtesy runner K.K. Fitzpatrick. Brooke Collins, who had singled, came on to score on an error.

    Anderson added another run in the sixth when Morrow got caught in a rundown between first and second, but prolonged things long enough for Fitzpatrick to score again.

  • Coming up roses

    When Mine That Bird won Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, David Holt grabbed his wife Dana, picked her up and twirled her around their living room.

    No, the Holts didn’t have a big wager on the 50-to-1 longshot Kentucky Derby winner, they have something even better: his brother.

    The Holts, owners of Gunsmoke Farm on Nevins Station Road, are the proud owners of Dadisman, a yearling sired by Birdstone, the father of Mine That Bird.

  • Schools ‘correct mistake,’ move 20 students out of Ward

    About 20 Emma B. Ward Elementary School students will be assigned to another school for the 2009-10 school year because of an error made when school assignments — based on newly created attendance areas — were handed out last year.

    Superintendent Kim Shaw told the Board of Education during a work session Thursday that the “snag” was found when assignments for incoming first-graders were being made for next year.

  • Lady Bearcats win Boyle Tournament; Bearcats smoking at Woodford

    Anderson County was never threatened in winning four games in the Boyle County Invitational softball tournament Saturday at Danville. The tournament, which was delayed by Friday's rains, was played at Danville's Millennium Park.

    The Lady Bearcats, who had not played since April 30 because of the recent rains, won for the 16th time in 17 games and are now 19-5 on the year. Boyle is 14-14.

  • Rain alters Bearcat sports schedule again

    Friday's rains and threats of serious storms have altered the Anderson County athletic schedules again as all varsity sporting events have been canceled for Friday night.

    The Central Kentucky Conference track meet, to be held at Boyle County, has been rescheduled for Monday, May 11 at 5 p.m. at Boyle.

  • No. 10 Scott County ends Lady Bearcat win string at 12

    Errors, both mental and physical, cost the 11th-ranked Anderson County softball team as No. 10 Scott County posted a 2-1 win over the Lady Bearcats last Thursday in Georgetown.

    Anderson pitcher Courtney Turpin gave up just four hits and struck out seven.

    “We made three errors in the first inning and Scott scored a run,” Anderson coach Brian Glass said. Scott scored again in the third on a dropped fly ball.

    The Anderson bats had a difficult time too, getting only two hits, a pair of doubles from Chelsea Bright.

  • Lady Cats still ranked 11th

    Anderson County is holding at No. 11 in the latest Kentucky Softball Coaches' Association poll, released Thursday. Anderson will play in the Boyle County Invitational Tournament, opening with Danville on Friday night at 5:30 p.m. They follow with a contest against Nelson County, a team the Lady Cats struggled to defeat on March 31, at 7 p.m.

    Christian County remains atop the poll.

    The current softball poll is:

  • Anderson sinks Danville

    Jacob Russell belted a 2-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning that gave Anderson County some breathing room in a 4-1 win over visiting Danville Thursday night. Russell drove in three runs and picked up the save. Kyle Delong pitched six strong innings to pick up the win for the 24th-ranked Bearcats. Full details and comments will be available in the May 13 edition of The Anderson News.