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Today's News

  • On the right track

    Even though track usually plays second fiddle to other sports, Anderson County might be able to get some top billing in time for the state meet.

    “Track is the only sport I know of that is a supplement to every other sport,” says Anderson coach Robert Meacham, himself a former football player at Campbellsville University. “You can run track and it can help you in football. You can do things in track that will help you in soccer. You can do things in track that will help you in basketball. Volleyball players can become better jumpers in track.

  • Remembering America’s sweetheart

    She was America’s sweetheart long before Meg Ryan or Jennifer Anniston ever graced a TV set or big screen.
    And she spent her formative years right here in Anderson County.
    “She” was Lydia Hodson Copeland, a local girl who found national fame after being named America’s Junior Miss 40 years ago.
    This year also marks the 20th anniversary of her death following a lengthy battle with Hodgkin’s disease at the too-young age of 37.

  • Madness brings gladness, sadness to brackets

    Sixteen thoughts on the March Madness:

    1. Never ever say that John Calipari can recruit but can’t coach.
    It was kind of silly in the first place, given his wins vs. losses and the fact that he gets loads of talent to play together. But the adjustments he made in the West Virginia game were outstanding. Putting DeAndre Liggins on Joe Mazzulla was an obvious move, but a few of the other simple moves, such as letting Brandon Knight take over the game offensively showed a great coaching acumen.

  • Sore muscles help program soar

    The muscles were undoubtedly sore Sunday night.
    There was a baserunner calling himself safe, which he could apparently do since he was playing double duty as an umpire.

    And there was the most successful baseball coach in Anderson County history, a coach who expects execution, throwing one into center field from his catcher spot.

    Most of all there were good times, great memories and strong support for the Anderson County High School baseball program in the inaugural Alumni Classic, held Sunday afternoon at Barnes Memorial Field.

  • Mercer bats destroy old diamond truth

    Mercer County took the oldest truth in baseball and made it a lie Monday night.

    You know the old saying, “Good pitching beats good hitting.”

    It did not look like that was the case for Anderson County as Mercer, ranked 19th in the state, pounded the Bearcats 16-10 in the season opener.
    “Our pitchers didn’t throw that badly,” Barnes said. “But Mercer is such a good offensive team that you can’t give them outs.”

    Mercer pounded 19 hits, eight going for extra bases.

  • MMA event set for Saturday at Eagle Lake

    A mixed martial arts event featuring a host of local fighters will be held Saturday, March 26 at the Eagle Lake Convention Center.

    Lawrenceburg’s Brandon Yocum is coming out of retirement for the event, which will also feature Bradley “BJ” Robinson, a former Anderson County High School football player.

  • Baseball field renamed in honor of Barnes family

    L.W. Barnes admitted he was not totally focused on the task at hand when the season’s first pitch was thrown Monday night.

    Moments earlier, the Anderson County baseball field, the program’s home for over 30 years, was renamed Barnes Memorial Field in honor of Barnes’ father, Doug, his brother, P.D., and cousin Tommy Barnes.

    “I don’t think I was mentally ready,” the Anderson coach said. “That was very emotional.”

  • Judge rejects venue change in sex toy trial

    Citing the amount of pretrial publicity the case has received, the attorney for a fired county employee suing the Anderson County Fiscal Court for $1.5 million in a sexual harassment lawsuit asked for and was denied a change of venue for her upcoming trial.
    Beasmore’s attorney made the request Tuesday afternoon in Anderson Circuit Court. Judge Charles Hickman said he would take the motion “under advisement,” but added that he “intends to seat a jury in Anderson County.”

  • DeWoody signs with Morehead

    Anderson County High School senior Todd DeWoody signed an NCAA national letter-of-intent with Morehead State University in a ceremony at the school last Tuesday.


    DeWoody, an all-district lineman, expects to play offensive guard for the Eagles, who play football in the Gateway Conference of the Football Championship Series, formerly known as Division I-AA.


    DeWoody said he selected Morehead “about two weeks ago” and was heavily influenced by head coach Matt Ballard. “I liked him a lot,” DeWoody said.

  • High schoolers on target for state