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Today's News

  • Service to honor fallen heroes

    The American Legion Post 34, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 and the Department of Kentucky will host a memorial service in remembrance of fallen heroes. Troops at home and abroad that are still protecting and insuring our freedom will also be honored.

    The ceremony will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 30 at 725 W. Broadway.

  • Skate park opening planned for Friday

    It is no coincidence the Lawrenceburg Skate Park will officially open on the first day of Anderson County students’ summer vacation.

    City Clerk Robbie Hume said the timing of the park’s ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony is definitely intentional.

    Friday morning at 10, the ribbon will be cut, and Hume said he hopes plenty of skaters are in attendance.

    “We hope to get good participation,” Hume said, adding that he has talked to some of the skaters who have already been using the park and invited them to Friday’s festivities.

  • Teen killed crossing I-64

    Anderson County Middle School lost one of its own Friday night, when 13-year-old Alexis Neace was struck by a car and killed while trying to cross Interstate 64 in Frankfort.

    Neace and a group of friends were attempting to cross the eastbound lanes on foot during a heavy rain storm.

    According to a report from Kentucky State Police, the seventh-grade student was pronounced dead at the scene by the Franklin County coroner.

    The collision is still under investigation by the KSP Frankfort Post.

  • Eighth Region baseball and softball tournament pairings announced

    Pairings for the Eighth Region baseball and softball tournaments have been announced. Both tournaments begin Monday, May 31 at Carroll County High School.

    For the baseball tournament, Anderson County, the 30th District runner-up, will play 32nd District winner Simon Kenton at 4 p.m. on Monday in a lower bracket quarterfinal.

    Complete pairings are:

    Shelby County (23-10) vs. Walton-Verona (23-12), 10 a.m.

    Carroll County (19-10) vs. North Oldham (22-9) 1 p.m.

    Simon Kenton (15-17) vs. Anderson County (18-12), 4 p.m.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Lady Bearcat quest for redemption continues Monday

    It has been a year now, but the sting is still there for the Anderson County Lady Bearcats.

    The story has been played over and over, both in the press and in their minds, how the Lady Bearcats appeared ready to make a shambles of the 2009 Eighth Region tournament and head to Owensboro for a second straight state tournament berth.

    Instead, the Lady Bearcats started slipping in the last week of the season, then saw the collapse become official with a loss to Simon Kenton in the first round of the Eighth Region Tournament.

  • Hyatt sends Lady Bearcats to district title

    Freshman Anna Marie Hyatt smacked a one-out, two-run single to give Anderson County a 6-5 win and the 30th District championship in eight innings Tuesday night.

    Hyatt ripped a Jeneca Thomas offering into right field to score Courtney Turpin and courtesy runner Haley Burgin and cap a dramatic three-run rally and give the Lady Bearcats their second district crown in three seasons.

    Anderson, which had beaten Shelby twice in the regular season, looked to be in deep trouble after the Lady Rockets had scored twice in the top of the eighth.

  • Walk-off home run in extra innings gives Shelby district crown

    Had the TV cameras been rolling, it would have been an instant classic.

    Instead, the 30th District championship game will just live on in the memory of one of Kentucky's best high school sports rivalries.

    John Hunter sent a Steven Watts breaking pitch well over the left field fence in the bottom of the eighth inning giving Shelby County a 5-3 win over host Anderson County to claim the 30th district baseball title.

  • LITTLE LEAGUE: Legend has 'that swagger'

    Dusty Puckett grabs his silver batting helmet and picks up a bat to get his arms loose. He’s about to head to the plate to try and give the Cubs a few more runs as they look to get a win. As he walks to the plate, head up, looking straight forward, confidence beaming out of him, everyone around him stops what they’re doing to watch.

    Puckett, a 5-foot-10, 13-year-old, is the definition of cool, calm and collected. He spits in the dirt and rubs it in with his foot and takes three steps toward the plate to get in his stance.

  • The Russell Express lifts Bearcats in district opener

    There really was reason to worry Monday night, but not if Jacob Russell was on.

    Suffice it to say that Russell was “on” with a pitching performance as dominant as any in recent Anderson County baseball history.

    That is about the only way one can describe the right-hander's performance as  the Bearcats defeated Spencer County 10-1 in the semifinals of the 30th District Tournament at Anderson County High School.

    Russell struck out 16. He gave up only four hits. Spencer's only run was unearned.

  • National archery shoot coming to Lawrenceburg

    Ever wonder what it would be like to level a sight pin on a rhinoceros? How about a velociraptor?

    Archers can take aim at these and dozens of other exotic creatures May 29-30 when Rinehart Archery makes Lawrenceburg the latest stop on its nationwide archery tournament.

    The event will be hosted by the Anderson County Sportsman’s Club, located just off Old Joe Road near the Bluegrass Parkway.

    The shoot is open to all, and will include $3,000 worth of door prizes each day, organizers said.