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Today's News

  • 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
  • Grateful for those who sacrifice so much

    By Ben Carlson, Publisher

    America and all that she stands for was on full display last Wednesday afternoon at Emma B. Ward Elementary School.

    For a moment, we watched through tear-blurred eyes the abject joy of a young boy reunited with his father, a soldier who sacrificed a year away from his wife and children so that we, you and I, can live in relative peace and security.

  • Quilt block spruces up barn

    The North Star quilt block on the barn at the Anderson County Park is a beautiful addition to the park. Two community partners assisted with block finishing and hanging.

  • Gardening a perfect way to teach patience

    Hooray it’s May. Let the beautiful planting season begin. I’m willing to bet my truck that everyone with a garden patch was out working it last weekend. I can almost hear a collective “ahh” as people dabble in the dirt planting food and flowers. Whether it’s the instant gratification we get when planting beautiful flowers or the more patience inducing seed plantings, there is just something uplifting about gardening.

  • What’s ‘bugging’ your vegetable garden?

    Hopefully, the wet weather we have been experiencing will abate soon and allow vegetable growers to work their soil and move transplants to fields.

    Early-season insect problems on vegetables are very different than those later in the summer. Early season pests often impact the health and vigor of the plant rather than feeding on the portion of the plant we intend to market.

  • Soilder surprises son upon return from Middle East

    Watch this incredibly emotional video from this afternoon (Wednesday) when a second grader from Emma B. Ward Elementary School is surprised by the return of his father, who just completed nearly a yearlong tour of duty in Iraq and Kuwait. The student’s name is Ethan Sizemore. His father is Sgt. Brad Sizemore, a Blackhawk helicopter crew chief stationed at the Boone Center in Frankfort. Thanks for your service, Sgt. Sizemore, and welcome home.

  • A magic wand for a better sports world

    There are so many times when I just wish I had a magic wand and could make everything right in our world.

    It makes no difference what the issue is, I could change it.

    Since this IS the sports page, I guess I will stick to that category today. And since my two biggest wishes are for the Kentucky Wildcats to go 40-0 and my beloved Cincinnati Reds win the World Series.

    Every year. But I digress.

    There are four things I would do with high school sports that are doable and would improve the games.