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Today's News

  • Lady Bearcats show they plan to defend crown

    SHELBYVILLE – With a month to go in the regular season, there is little doubt about which softball team is at the top of the Eighth Region.

    At least Anderson County is at the top of what is generally considered the region’s toughest district.

    The Lady Cats, already ranked 14th in the state and the defending regional champion, established that it is planning on making a return trip to Owensboro with a 6-0 win on a chilly night at Shelby County last Wednesday.

  • Lady Bearcats host Butler, fans should be aware of new entrance

    The Anderson County Lady Bearcats, ranked 14th in the latest statewide softball poll, host Louisville Butler on Tuesday afternoon at 6 p.m. Butler is ranked 16th in the same poll.

    Because of construction of a new field house near the field, fans must make an alternate entrance to the softball facility.

  • COLUMN: A golf fan a year in the making

    Dear golf lovers, I used to be one of your worst enemies, but time has turned me into one of your allies.

    No, I’m not leaving The Anderson News to pursue a career in the LPGA, but I have grown to be not only tolerant, but appreciative of the sport.

    About a year ago, I wouldn’t have been caught dead watching golf on television. I could understand that some people (not me) would be able to enjoy playing the game, but to sit for hours and just watch it seemed like a boring waste of time.

  • COLUMN: Raise a glass to Wild Turkey and Sunday package sales

    Column as I see ’em ...

    The sale of Wild Turkey is among the best economic news Anderson County has seen in some time.

    No knock against the soon-to-be former owners, but Campari appears to be a terrific company and well positioned to make one of the world’s best-known bourbons stake an even greater claim in the spirits market.

  • A load of bull

    Anderson County’s cattle producers really are a bunch of know-it-alls.

    From how much rib-eye steak a bull will produce to how much calves they sire will weigh, farmers Dennis Cantrill, Buddy Smith, Dave Burge and Dorris Bruce can tick off a nearly endless list of stats and figures about their bulls.

    Their ability to do so allows them to maximize the value of their prized stock and survive the rugged business of raising and selling beef cattle.

  • COLUMN: Tips to keep critters off your plants and trees

    Temperatures in the 60s one day and snow the next. Welcome to spring in Kentucky, where all four seasons seem to fight for dominance in April.

    We average about 11 inches of rain this month, so be thankful for the winds. They dry out the soil so we can plant. The temperatures will keep ranging, but eventually we will have more warm than cold.

  • Lady Cat tennis posts three wins in last four

    The Anderson County girls’ tennis team has quietly been putting up good rounds of tennis in the first half of the season.

    The Lady Bearcats had a good week last week, recording two wins against a loss against one of the region’s better teams.

    Tuesday, Bullitt East defeated the Lady Cats 3-2 on the Anderson courts with Anderson’s wins coming from singles’ players Anne-Marie Detherage and Jessica Damron.

  • COLUMN: Nothing little about it

    About the only thing Little about the Anderson County League is the field where baseball is being played this summer.

    The infield is about 2/3 the size of a major league field and the outfield proportionately less in keeping with the idea that the next Jay Bruce or Ryan Howard is just beginning to learn how to use formulas to figure his batting average.

    The fence is about 200 feet from home plate and the heat rarely comes to the plate in excess of 50 miles per hour.

    But it’s still baseball.

  • Wild Turkey sale met with optimism

    Eyebrows then hopes were raised last week when the owners of Wild Turkey confirmed that the distillery had been sold to Italian company Campari for $575 million in cash.

    Eyebrows because the sale was considered to be at least as much if not more than former owner Pernod Ricard of France was asking for the landmark distillery.

    Hopes as speculation spread that the new owners might eventually return bottling of the product to Lawrenceburg, providing good-paying jobs that were lost years ago.

  • Ward students carve time capsule

    This week, students at Emma B. Ward Elementary School are carving out their own little pieces of history.

    Students in all grades are helping to carve a free-standing, 3-foot-tall limestone monument that will serve as a time capsule, said art teacher Tamara Williams.

    “Each student will get to keep a chunk of stone that they carve from the monument, turning it into a keepsake necklace,” Williams said.