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Today's News

  • GEORGE, THANK YOU

    Connie Gilbert can only blame herself.

    Those nights of long trips, early mornings seeing her husband sending e-mails long before dawn and donning every hat from janitor to schedule-maker to newspaper columnist can all be traced back to that night in the mid-1990s when she was waving her arm and spoke up about his availability.

    It happened at an open forum to explore the feasibility of opening a Christian school in Lawrenceburg.

  • Four qualify for state track meet at regionals, two others make it as wild cards

    Six members of the Anderson County boys' track team have qualified for the state Class AAA meet to be held in Louisville May 30 and 31.

    High jumper Jordan Sloan took first place at the regional meet Tuesday at Henry Clay High School in Lexington. Sloan cleared 6-feet and is expected to be one of the better jumpers at the state.

    Devin Davenport just held off Henry Clay's Blake Green in the 400-meter dash. Both finished at 50.59, but Davenport was awarded second place.

  • Lady Bearcats win district in 9-inning thriller

    The match-up between 11th-ranked Anderson County and no. 19 Shelby County proved to be everything it was supposed to be.

    And more.

    Two innings more, to be exact.

    Anderson's Caitlyn Royalty raced home on Miranda Drury's ground out in the top of the ninth inning for the game's only run and the championship of the 30th District Tournament Tuesday night at Spencer County High School.

    It was Anderson's first district crown since winning back-to-back titles in 2002 and 2003.

  • Baseball Bearcats advance to district final

    Jeremy Turpin homered in the bottom of the first inning, then Luke Hawkins went yard in the fourth powering Anderson County to a 7-1 win over Spencer County in the opening game of the 30th District baseball tournament Tuesday night.

    While the game was played on Spencer's home field, Anderson was the home team due to its higher seeding.

    "I knew it was gone as soon as it left my bat," a smiling Hawkins said of his first varsity home run.

    Anderson, now 17-15, moves on to play Shelby County in the district championship game, Wednesday, May 21 at Spencer. Game time is 5:45 p.m.

  • Lady Bearcats crush Spencer in district opener

    It took a while, but when Anderson County zeroed in, the Lady Bearcats put on a demonstration of their firepower in Monday's 30th District opener at Taylorsville.

    Anderson routed host Spencer County 15-0 in four innings to advance to Tuesday's championship game against Shelby County, which demolished Eminence in the first game.

    Anderson, ranked 11th in the state, and Shelby, ranked 19th, have played four times already this year, with each team winning twice. Game time is 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 20.

  • Shopping, from your car

    In his native Ohio, Doug Garland was accustomed to stopping at drive-through convenience stores on those occasions when he needed to pick up beer, liquor or other snacks. However, when he moved to the Bluegrass about two years ago, he found he needed to change his ways, as such stores didn't seem to exist.

    "It's very common where I'm from," Garland said. "When I came down here, I kept looking for one, but people didn't even know what they are.

    "Unless somebody has been through one, they have no idea what it is."

  • REACHING FOR REGION

    Few would have thought it would be possible to mention the words "Anderson County" and "regional track power" in the same volume, much less the same sentence, 3 years ago.

    Don't look now, but with the Central Kentucky Conference meet being held Friday, May 16 and the regional meet scheduled for Tuesday, May 20, Anderson County has at least an outside chance at a pair of unlikely crowns.

    Both meets will be held at Henry Clay High School in Lexington. That school is considered to be the favorite in both, but Anderson believes it can come away with its fair share of hardware.

  • Carlton to enter Georgetown Hall of Fame twice

    Despite an appearance in the NCAA tournament and having some teammates that would eventually play in the NBA, Will Carlton knew what he wanted most.

    "Playing time. I was the second forward off the bench," Carlton says of his days backing up Keith Van Horn at the University of Utah. "I just wanted more playing time."

    So, in the fall of 1996, the Anderson County native got his release from head coach Rick Majerus and headed home. Almost home, that is.

  • Beast of the Bluegrass

    The old saying that someone is "as strong as an ox" might be an understatement Saturday when the inaugural Beast of the Bluegrass strongman competition is held in the pavilion at Eagle Lake Convention Center.

    To win one of the four divisional designations of Beast of the Bluegrass, competitors will be required to compete in five different events.

    In addition to a first place trophy, winners will also receive an invitation to the North American Ameteur Strongman National competition to be held in Utah this fall, according to event organizer Davey McCann.

  • Readers offer theories for 'Sleepless Behind the Car Wash'

    I can't report that we have solved the mysterious noise behind the car wash, but we are getting closer.

    To recap, I used last week's column to ask readers to help figure out what's keeping awake at night a woman who lives in the subdivision behind The Soap Factory, located off the southbound lane of U.S. 127 Bypass.

    She called a couple weeks ago asking for my help to determine what is making the loud steel-on-steel slamming sound which begins around 3:30 a.m. several times each week.