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Today's News

  • Local grandmothers invent way to keep kids safely in car seats

    A grandmother’s concern created the necessity for a new product in seat belt safety —the Johnny Guard.
    Ama Lovins and her husband David Lovins of Lawrenceburg were traveling from Jackson with 20-month-old grandson Johnny safely secured his booster seat.
    But Johnny managed to unlock himself from his seat belt and climbed into the back of the vehicle as they were leaving the Knott County Walmart parking lot.

  • Turkey bottling comes home

    Master Distiller Jimmy Russell waited while politicians ranging from the mayor to the governor said their piece before summing it up perfectly: “Bottling is coming back home, where it belongs,” he said.
    That was the overriding sentiment last Thursday when the owners of the Wild Turkey distillery hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate its announced $44 million bottling facility.

  • Chainsaw accident nearly severs woman’s leg

    A Lawrenceburg woman whose left foot was nearly cut off in a chainsaw accident last week is recovering following a pair of surgeries at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
    Terri Champion, 53, of 1190 Beaver Lake Road, was operating what family members said was a bush-whacker when a chainsaw chain flew off and struck her just above the ankle.
    “It was severed except for one tendon,” said Champion’s sister-in-law, Regina Edington.

  • Cat fans party like it’s 1998

    Well, now, wasn’t that fun?

    Wasn’t it fun to finally breathe when Michael Kidd-Gilchrist blocked Tyshawn Tayler’s layup with a minute to go Monday night?

    Wasn’t it fun to let out that scream, pent up since 1998, when Marquis Teague sank a couple of free throws nine seconds later that all but put the national championship trophy on Kentucky’s plane back to Lexington?

    And for about 90 percent of the college basketball fans in Anderson County, it became a great day to be a Wildcat.

  • BASEBALL: Bearcats roll past Model, take first two games in Florida

    Anderson County pitching dominated Richmond Model as the Bearcats took a 7-1 win at Barnes Memorial Field last Monday.

    “We had a predetermined rotation set up in order to insure our guys got work and to also help set ourselves up for a week of baseball during spring break,” Anderson coach L. W. Barnes said. “(Steven) Watts got the start and finished the first two innings—five K’s, two walks and one hit. When he was around the zone, he was dominant, but in the second inning he was a little erratic.  

  • College Sports Roundup

    College sports roundup

     

    Softball

    Turpin named MSC Pitcher of the Week

    Anderson County resident Courtney Turpin had a big week for Campbellsville University's softball team last week, earning the Mid-South Conference Pitcher of the Week honor.

    Turpin got both wins for the Tigers, taking a 4-2 complete game decision, then coming on in relief to get the victory in game two.

    Turpin totaled three wins in four decisions and picked up a save last week.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Brown invited to try out for All-Stars

    Anderson County High School senior Sydney Brown has been invited to tryouts for the Kentucky All-Stars girls' basketball team that will play the Indiana stars in the two-game summer series.

    A 6-foot-1 center, Brown averaged 7.9 points and 4.2 rebounds per game last season. She hit on 56.5 percent of her field goal attempts.

    No Anderson County girl has ever made the Kentucky All-Star team.

  • SPRING FOOTBALL: Bearcats confident despite large graduation losses

    The return trip to Bowling Green has already been in the planning stages, but begins in earnest next week.

    The Anderson County football team will start working in earnest toward a return to the state championship game when they open spring practice on Monday, April 9. The Bearcats will be allowed 10 practices in 15 school days as they work on plugging holes and finding new players in different roles for the 2012 season.

  • Former Bearcat is NFL’s top trainer

    Rod Martin was never a star football player at Anderson County High School but, somehow he's become one of the best at what he does in the National Football League.

    “I was on the football and baseball teams and Dutch Ishmael was our coach. I didn't play much, but the experience was priceless,” Martin said from Oakland, Cal., where he is the head athletic trainer for the Oakland Raiders.

    A 1970 graduate of Anderson, Martin received the Fain-Cain Memorial Award, given to the Outstanding NFL Trainer of the Year by the NFL Physicians Society.

  • COLUMN: Epic game was a lesson for all of us.

    It was an epic, that little Commonwealth Confrontation on Saturday. No doubt about that.

    It was a show worthy of the Final Four. A symphony directed by a pair of master conductors. And if there was any disappointment in that battle between Kentucky and Louisville on Saturday, then that person is just impossible to please.

    Or, perhaps a Cardinal fan who saw his team's season come to an end at the hands of the team it wants to beat the most.