Today's News

  • Big bull redear sunfish spawn is here

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

    It is the time of year when the big “bull” redear sunfish move shallow to spawn, sending a shiver of excitement through the ranks of many Kentucky anglers.

    When the big redear sunfish move up to spawn, it produces some of the best fishing of the year. The ability of hefty redear sunfish to use their saucer-shaped bodies to pull against a rod is legendary. If this species grew to 10 pounds, it might be nearly impossible to land one.

  • Cummins, Mitchell, Russell receive prestigious awards at hoops banquet

    From staff reports

    Anderson County celebrated the 2014-15 boys’ high school basketball season with the annual team awards banquet last Wednesday night at the school. The Bearcats finished with a 16-10 record, losing 73-72 in the district opener to Shelby County. All varsity, junior varsity and freshman players were recognized.

    Anderson returns the nucleus of that team and is expected to contend for the Eighth Region title in 2016.

  • Russell, Rose honored

    From staff reports

    Two Anderson County residents have been named to NAIA football All-American teams by usafootball.org.

    Jacob Russell, who plays quarterback for Campbellsville University, was named to the organization’s first team All-American team.

    Kicker Joe Rose, playing at the University of the Cumberlands, was named to the Freshman All-American team by the organization.

  • Ponderosa to host national event

    Ponderosa Speedway, located in Junction City, will host the nationally-known World of Outlaws Late Model Series for the first time ever on Friday, May 8. The 50-lap feature race will pay $10,000 to win.

    Modifieds, Pro Late Models and Super Stocks are also on the racing card, according to a news release.

    Lawrenceburg residents Tommy Carlton and Jerry Ellis are currently in the Track Top 10 in the Pro Late Models division.

  • Crucial errors thwart Anderson upset

    One pitch. Just one pitch was all Blake Frost needed.

    The North Oldham cleanup hitter drove John Paul Garmon’s offering into the gap in left center for a two-out, two-run double to propel North past host Anderson County, 2-1,Thursday night.

    Frost, who transferred to North from Louisville Ballard, drove in Andrew Byers, who had singled and moved to second on an error, and Cameron Masterson, who had been intentionally walked.

  • Hot bats, gritty Brown topple Titans

    By Mickey Patterson, Landmark News Service

    SHELBYVILLE – On a day when they weren’t at their best the Collins High School baseball team could not answer Anderson County a final time as the Titans fell 6-3 to the Bearcats in a district seeding game last Tuesday.

    “This was a tough loss,” Collins coach Roy Bailey said. “We didn’t pitch well, we didn’t hit well, just not a good day. Give Anderson County credit in this one, they outplayed us today.”

  • Tennis team readies for regional
  • Lacrosse team ready for tournament
  • Police called when church hoops game turns violent

    By Ben Carlson and John Herndon

    News staff

    Police were called after a men’s church league basketball game ended in what a 911 caller described as a “riot” last Tuesday night at First Baptist Church on Main Street.

    Witnesses offered varying accounts of what happened when a team from Tyrone Baptist Church played a team from First Baptist, including differing views of which side started an altercation between a player who was ejected from the game for dunking and the game’s time keeper.

  • ‘Oh, my God, Daddy!’

    Ben Carlson, News staff

    Ethan Sizemore was already busting at the seams.

    While he and his second-grade classmates at Emma B. Ward Elementary School were busy making American flags out of construction paper last Wednesday afternoon, Ethan made it clear why he was making his.

    “My dad’s in the military and he’s coming home this weekend,” he said, nearly bubbling over with enthusiasm. “I can’t wait to see him.”

    He didn’t have to wait nearly that long.