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Today's News

  • Shake-up wakes up Bearcats; Dowell stymies South

    All Anderson County needed was a little shake-up. The one they had in Saturday’s win over Walton-Verona packed a powerful punch.

    Wesley Jorette’s third-inning home run scored two runs, but, most importantly, ignited an Anderson attack to a 12-4 romp over its Eighth Region rival.

    Trailing 2-1 after a first inning that really was wild – all three runs scored on wild pitches – Jorette’s fourth blast in the last two weeks also scored Worth Sparrow and gave the Bearcats the lead they would never relinquish.

  • Garmon’s grandfather gets home run ball

    When Anderson County sophomore John Paul Garmon belted a sixth-inning home run for the winning run against Shelby County last Tuesday, there was little doubt where the ball would eventually wind up.

    His grandfather, Jerry Crawford, walked out of the ball park with the ball his grandson hit for his first varsity home run, according to Garmon’s father, David Garmon.

  • Anderson team wins NASP 3D tournament title

    The Anderson County High School Arechery team took first place in the National Archery in the Schools International Bowhunter Organization 3D Challenge held Saturday in Louisville. The IBO format involves shooting at three-dimensional animal targets at 10 and 15 meters.

    Two weeks after winning the state IBO 3D tournament, Anderson won the national tournament, defeating 102 other teams, scoring 1,430 points out of a possible 1500.

    Anderson County’s Chance Wayne took the individual championship, winning a three-way shootoff.

  • Gritton filling in large recycling hole

    By Ben Carlson

    Column as I see ’em …

    When you’ve dug yourself a hole, stop digging.

    That old axiom is undoubtedly one that Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton heard during his years in private business, and one he certainly has put into action in regard to the county’s unsustainable recycling program.

    Gritton vowed several months ago to reign in what he estimates are losses totaling $175,000 a year in the ill-conceived recycling program that has cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.

  • Spring brings on sensory overload

    I am loving life. Outside at 6:30 a.m. to water and still outside watching the sun go down at 8:30 p.m. It’s almost an overload of the senses. On the porch chilling at 9 p.m., only to look up and see the clear night and stars bright, while the honey locust tree blossoms perfume the air and birds singing “night, night” songs. My definition of heaven on earth.

  • Knowing teen relationships

    It’s graduation time. Most parents begin talking about success in school at an early age. How many parents actively talk about success in relationships?

    We hope our children are learning from us about how they can have healthy relationships. Maybe we need to share more about love, romance and relationship strengths.

  • Learn to manage vegetable soil insects

    There are several serious soil insect pests that we manage periodically in vegetable production, including wireworms, white grubs and seedcorn maggot.  Unfortunately, when symptoms of damage by these pests become apparent, there are no rescue treatments. Our management strategies are preventative, not reactionary. Two important factors that, in part, impact the risk of soil insect problems are rotation and field history.  The most challenging rotation for soil pests is one following established sod where wireworms and white grubs can be common.

  • Dare Graduation 2015
  • Locals named in ‘organized crime ring’

    Courtesy of The State Journal

    Five Lawrenceburg residents were among 12 people indicted last Tuesday by the Franklin County Grand Jury for what prosecutors say is their involvement in organized crime involving property theft and trafficking methamphetamine.

    Each was indicted for a Class B felony.

  • 10 days to go

    Anderson County baseball and softball fans can only hope the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats hit the home stretch running as fast and smooth as American Pharoah did Saturday at Churchill Downs.

    If that happens, early June could be a fun time around Anderson County.

    It does not seem possible, but when this column is published, there will only be 10 days left in the 2015 regular seasons for baseball and softball. Through the weekend, they both seemed poised to make tha move for an extended post-season run.