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Today's News

  • SOFTBALL: Frosh sweep Madison Central

    The Anderson County freshman softball team swept a double-header from Madison Central last Tuesday, winning 5-1 and 9-1.

    In the first game, Anderson pitcher Madison Brummet worked five innings and giving up one earned run. She allowed four hits and struck out three. Anderson hits came from Kaci Currens, Alissa Vest, Brummet, Rebecca Hawkins, Bailey Curry, Tara Phillips and Sydney Jessee.

  • Former Anderson coach takes new challenge

    Former Anderson County assistant football coach and head track coach Travis Gay has accepted the head football coaching position at Adair County High School in Columbia.

    “I am extremely excited about the opportunity,” said Gay, who accepted the position on April 13.

  • Sims to play football at Centre

    Anderson County High School senior Steven Sims has signed a letter of commitment to play football at Centre College. Sims announced his choice of the Danville school during a ceremony at the school last Wednesday.

    “I believe it is the best school in the state,” said Sims, a three-year starter in the line at Anderson. At 6-foot-2 and 280 pounds, Sims expects to play defensive tackle for the Colonels.

    “I visited there and got to meet the coaches. I really liked it,” Sims said.

  • Gustafson signs with St. Catharine

    Anderson County High School senior Katie Gustafson has signed an NAIA national letter of intent to play soccer at St. Catharine College, located in Springfield.

    A defender and mid-fielder as a Lady Bearcat, Gustafson is expected to see action at both sports for the Patriots, who compete in the Mid-South Conference.

    “We like that she played as a defender and that she is versatile,” said St. Catharine coach Paul Patton.

  • Big Prize

    Reagan Jennings, 11, took this bird on the opening day of spring turkey season. The bird weighed 25 pounds, had an 11-inch beard and 1 1/8-inch spurs.Reagan Jennings, 11, took this bird on the opening day of spring turkey season. The bird weighed 25 pounds, had an 11-inch beard and 1 1/8-inch spurs.

  • Youth hunt a family affair

    Logan Stephens, left, and his brother Dylan, had a big day on April 2, the first day of youth hunt. Both got a good-sized turkey that morning. Logan, 11, took one with an 11-inch beard for his second bird. Dylan, 9, got his first catch, bagging a bird with a 10-inch beard. They got the birds with a 20-gauge shotgun. The family plans to mount the fans, beard and spurs.
     

  • Turkey trifecta for Pendleys

    Nathaniel Pendley, 6, took this gobbler during spring turkey season. It weighed 23 pounds and had one-inch spurs.

    Micheala Pendley, 8, got this jake, her first turkey, during the spring hunting season.

    Hunter Pendley, 10, got his second turkey, a jake, during youth hunt season. They are the children of Michael and Cheryl Pendley.
     

  • Great start to turkey season

    Turkey season opened with a bang this season for several of the Lilly clan.

  • Tornadoes swirl above Lawrenceburg

    Thankfully, none of the numerous tornadoes that swirled directly over Lawrenceburg early Friday night touched down.

    The storm, which blew in from Taylorsville around 6 p.m., spawned a dozen or more overhead tornadoes, some with wind speeds in excess of 100 mph, according to Anderson County Emergency Management Director Bart Powell.

    “We were tracking it on Doppler, and had as many as six or seven rotations at the same time,” Powell said.

  • SOFTBALL: No. 13 Oldham shows it is worthy of ranking

    Reality, wearing Oldham County softball uniforms, hit Anderson County quickly last Thursday.

    Just minutes after the Lady Bearcats had ridden Mackenzie Peavler’s first home run of the season for a 2-1 lead over 13th-ranked Oldham, the visitors sent eight batters to the plate, scoring three runs in the third inning. That 4-2 Oldham lead eventually turned into an 8-4 victory. A team that finished at 12-15 a year ago has suddenly become one of the state’s best, winning its 17th in 18 games.