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Today's News

  • Encore!

    SHELBYVILLE – Kenny Chesney might have brought the house down singing about sexy tractors Saturday night but his encore could not have been any better than Anderson County baseball.

    The Bearcats repeated as Eighth Region champions, roaring to a 7-1 lead then holding on to beat host Shelby County, 8-5, in the regional final last Wednesday night. The Bearcats became the first Anderson County team to ever repeat as regional champion in a single-class sport.

    It was also the second time Anderson had beaten its arch-rival in seven days.

  • COLUMN: Kudos to caring officials

    Last year around this time, I wrote a column praising the efforts of the “behind-the-scenes stars” of the county’s DARE graduation.

    I still stand behind every word of that column, but this year deserves a follow-up.

    For some reason or another, I only attended the picnic at the park portion of last year’s festivities.

    This year, I got to see the other side of the event — the actual graduation ceremony full of accolades and guest speakers.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Feb. 26.

    Jeffery W. Goodlett, review, operating a motor vehicle under the influence -- continued to March 9.

    David M. Matheny, sentencing, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence, no visible injury) -- sentenced to 60 days, to serve five days (balance conditionally discharged for two years), $153, installment/deferred payment March 26.

  • Directions to Eastern High School

    Directions to Eastern High School

    From Lawrenceburg, get on I-64 West to the Gene Snyder Freeway North (Exit 19B). Go just over a mile to the Middletown exit (US 60-Shelbyville Road) and take a left off the exit ramp. Counting the light at the bottom of the exit ramp, go through five stoplights. Just past the fifth light, turn left onto Old Shelbyville Road (Old Main Street) and turn left.  (If you reach the McDonald's, you have gone too far.) The school is just up Old Shelbyville Road (Old Main) on the left.

  • Bearcats' semi-state opponent is highest-ranked team left

    This time, at least, Anderson County won't be playing on the other team's home field.

    The Bearcats tangle with Louisville Trinity in the best-of-three series that is the first round of the state high school baseball tournament beginning Monday, June 1. The series will be played at Louisville's Eastern High School.

  • Bearcats will play Trinity in semi-state series

    While some members of the Anderson County baseball team were going through graduation ceremonies on Thursday night, the Bearcats' first round opponent in the state baseball tournament was set when eighth-ranked Louisville Trinity slipped past Ballard 1-0 in the Seventh Region championship game.

    The Shamrocks scored an unearned run in the second inning, then pitcher Jon Rueff made that hold up, according to The Courier-Journal. Rueff pitched a four-hit shutout.

  • Community calendar 5/27-6/2

    Wednesday, May 27

    Education

    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Story Time for Toddlers, Anderson Public Library. (No school, no program.)

    11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Story Time for Preschoolers, Anderson Public Library. (No school, no program.)

    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.

  • Three hundred graduate from sheriff’s DARE program

    About 300 Anderson County fifth-graders showed they were determined to be drug-free when they graduated from the DARE program Friday morning.

    To see photos from the event, see this week's Anderson News available on newsstands across the county.

    Subscribe online or call 502-839-6906.

  • Bearcats advance in regional tournament

    SHELBYVILLE – Anderson County made sure that the Eighth Region tournament would be worth the wait.

    And the Bearcats nearly became pros at waiting Monday before beating North Oldham 5-2 in the first round of the tournament at the Shelby County Athletic Complex. Anderson was to have played Gallatin County in the regional semifinals last night after press time.

    Before going up against North Oldham’s Jason Sterrett, considered by many to be the top pitcher in the region, the Bearcats had gathered at the high school batting cage to hit at 11, then took a break.

  • No excuses for season-ending loss

    SHELBYVILLE – There were no excuses.

    There could not be after Simon Kenton had ended Anderson County’s quest to repeat as Eighth Region champions Monday.

    The Pioneers took advantage of four Anderson errors to score a 6-2 win in the first round of the regional tournament at the Shelby County Athletic Complex. Simon Kenton, the winningest team in the region, stunned the seventh-ranked Lady Bearcats with six unearned runs to advance to Tuesday’s semifinal game against Oldham County.