Today's News

  • Ratliff leaves no doubt

    LEXINGTON – Ryan Ratliff was not going to leave anything to chance on Saturday.

    The Anderson County senior turned in what might have been his best performance ever when he easily cleared 6-06 to outlast Paul Dunbar’s Lamont Johnson and win the Class 3A, Region 6 high jump at Bryan Station High School.

    Nervous in his last chance at an elusive state championship?

    “Not really,” Ratliff said. “At least not until 6-06.”

  • Drury likes what he sees in All-Stars

    Anderson County basketball coach Glen Drury said his first weekend of working with the Kentucky All-Stars was a good one.

    “They played hard and they played together,” he said of the three-day mini-camp, held in Louisville over the weekend. “Our intra-squad scrimmage on Sunday was excellent.”

    Drury is leading one of the strongest Kentucky teams in recent years against a loaded Indiana group in the summer series that is sometimes called “The World Series of High School Basketball.”

  • Kentucky All-Stars to be here June 6

    The Kentucky Boys’ High School All-Stars will be conducting a public scrimmage at Anderson County High School on Monday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m.

    The Kentucky team, led by Mr. Basketball and LSU signee Anthony Hickey of Christian County, will be scrimmaging the Kentucky Junior All-Stars in preparation for the annual summer series against Indiana.

  • COLUMN: Another year, come and gone

    It just does not seem possible that another year has come and gone.
    No, the calendar has not changed, but when you head up the sports coverage of a newspaper in a town whose sports are a dominant theme, your year runs from Aug. 15 to about May 30. Your calendar is the school calendar.
    Actually, some members of the Anderson County track team will be competing in the state meet Saturday in Louisville and the Anderson County baseball and softball teams were alive at press time, but both were expected to have tough matchups Tuesday night.

  • Anderson tandem flirts with state berth

    Luke Warford and Lowell Gordon were so close to advancing to this week’s state tennis tournament.

    But the cruel reality of an elimination tournament is just that – elimination.

    The Anderson County juniors advanced to the fourth round of last week’s Region 8 tennis tournament at Franklin County High School before falling to Matthew Stewart and Thomas Schaller of Oldham County 6-1, 6-3. Stewart and Schaller advanced to this week’s state tournament. The top four entries advance to the state.

  • Mason commits to Centre

    Anderson County High School senior Elizabeth Mason has committed to play soccer at Centre College. She publicly announced the decision during a ceremony at the school last Wednesday.

    With Centre competing at the NCAA Division III level, Mason will not receive any athletic scholarship money. Any financial aid will be academic or need-based. She did, however, sign a letter of commitment with the school.

  • BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Cats end season on sour note

    Anderson 6, Franklin 2
    Anderson County took advantage of numerous Franklin County errors and Logan Woodside collected three runs batted in as the Bearcats defeated the Flyers, 6-2, last Thursday night in Frankfort. It was the second time in little more than a week that Anderson had been successful against Franklin.
    Woodside drove in Granville Hayes with a fourth-inning single then belted a two-run home run, his sixth of the season, in the sixth inning to put the icing on Anderson’s cake. Woosided finished at 3-for-4 and scored three runs.

  • Heavy rains put damper on spring hunting

    I am pretty sure most of you out there are like me and are tired of all the rain.
    I know the folks with river properties are, whether it be here along the Kentucky, along our northern border with Ohio or in far west Kentucky’s Mississippi River shores. Let’s keep all these folks in our prayers as they continue to battle the forces of nature whether it is from water, tornadoes or anything else uprooting their lives.

  • This week in Anderson County Sports, May 25, 2011

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Wednesday, May 25:  30th District Tournament championship game at Spencer County High School, 6 p.m.

    Monday, May 30: Eighth Region Tournament begins at Simon Kenton High School, TBA
        (Pairings will be posted at www.theandersonnews.com as soon as possible after they are announced.)


  • District tourneys put on hold

    UPDATED, May 24, 3:55 p.m.

    The 30th District baseball semifinal between Anderson County and Spencer County has been postponed a second time. The game is now scheduled to resume on Wednesday, May 25 at 5 p.m. at Spencer County High School.

    The Anderson County-Collins softball game set for Tuesday night is still on for a 7:30 start.


    The 30th District baseball and softball tournaments were put on hold Monday night when strong thunderstorms moved through the area.