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Today's News

  • Track team focuses on individual successes

    To say Anderson County was short-handed last week is kind of like commenting that it has rained a little bit lately.

    Competing in the Central Kentucky Conference championships, a meet surpassed in importance only by this week’s regional, the Bearcats were without most of their junior and senior performers, many of whom were gone on school sponsored trips.

    “This last week was rough on the stat sheet with the senior and junior trips taking place the same weekend,” said Anderson coach Robert Meacham.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Bearcats defeat Woodford County

    The Anderson County softball team earned a big win over Woodford County on Wednesday, defeating the Yellow Jackets 4-3 in Versailles.


    Molly Burkhead led the Anderson attack with three hits in four at-bats. Burkhead, a freshman, stole two bases and scored two runs.


    Jessie Crouch smacked a pair of doubles and drove in two runs for the Lady Bearcats. Anderson scored twice in the third and twice in the fifth.
    Corrin Robinson had an RBI single in the third.


    Kelsey New smacked a run-scoring double in the fifth.

  • BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Bearcats slip past Franklin

    Anderson County scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth to earn one of its best wins of the season, 3-1 over Franklin County last Wednesday night.

    “It was just a better overall attitude and approach,” said Anderson coach L.W. Barnes. “As upset and let down as I have been over the previous four games, I was just as proud after that game.”

  • Barnes’ fight against cancer remembered

    Anderson County got a bit of a surprise Wednesday when long-time rival Franklin County arrived wearing special shirts for the game with the Bearcats at Barnes Memorial Field.

  • Lady Mustangs honor eighth-graders

    The Anderson County Middle School girls’ soccer team celebrated its Eighth Grade Night last Thursday.


    They beat Owen County 4-1 to finish their season.


    Madeline Wilson scored twice while Billie Clark and Autumn Miller added goals for the Lady Mustangs. Kennedy Smith and Hannah Drury shared keeper duties for Anderson.


    “This group of eighth-graders will be a hard group of girls to replace,” said coach Daniel Rogers.

  • Carmichael's grand slam highlights rout

    Zachary Carmichael’s third-inning grand slam capped a 12-run explosion for the Mustangs as they easily defeated visiting Washington County, 14-1 last week.


    Leading only 2–1 entering the inning, Dusty Puckett singled, Jacob Crouch doubled, driving in one, and Brice Stockton belted a two-run home run.

  • Bullfrog season opens Friday

    The season opens as spring days begin to warm, but the nightly chorus of the bullfrog is considered by many to be the song of summer.


    Spend a night sloshing through ponds and creeks gigging bullfrogs and then fry up their meaty legs for breakfast with eggs and hash browns. You’ll then understand the allure of the season.
    Kentucky’s bullfrog season extends through five months of warm weather, opening on the third Friday in May, May 20 of this year, and running through Oct. 31.

  • Sports briefs for May 18, 2011

    Truck Tuggers host benefit
    The Kentucky Truck Tuggers will host a Truck Tug-of-War on Saturday, May 21 at Anderson County Community Park. The event is scheduled to get underway at 6 p.m.
    Classes include the 4,200-pound 4x4, 5,500-pound 2WD, 6,000-pound 4x4, street stock gas and street stock diesel.
    Admission is $7 with children under 5 admitted free. Proceeds from the event will benefit the University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital.
    For more information, contact Melanie Wiley at 502-680-0252.

  • This week in Anderson County Sports, May 18, 2011

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Baseball
    Thursday, May 19: Anderson Co. at Franklin Co, 5:30 p.m.
    Friday, May 20: Anderson Co. at Tates Creek, 5:45 p.m.
    Saturday, May 21: Woodford Co. at Anderson Co, noon
        Junior varsity game following.

    Softball
    Thursday, May 19: Anderson Co. at Shelby Co., 6 p.m.
    Junior varsity game following

    Junior varsity softball
    Friday, May 20: Anderson Co. in Ballard JV tournament, TBA

  • Searchers find body of man who leaped from bridge

    The body of a Versailles man who leaped to his death from the Tryone Bridge last Friday was found earlier today.

    The body of Brian “Scotty” Stewart, 39, was found on the downriver side of Damn Lock 5, according to Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes.

    His discovery ended a week of searching by Anderson County Fire, EMS and a host of other nearby agencies that lent equipment and expertise.

    For more on his discovery, see Wednesday’s edition of The Anderson News.