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Today's News

  • Flags raised at Healing Field

    Seven new flags were added to those already standing tall in the Healing Field on Sunday afternoon.

    During the annual Memorial Day Service, the American Legion Post 34 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 added seven flags and markers in honor of fallen soldiers.

    Each flag in the field represents a Kentucky soldier who has died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    The Healing Field is the only permanent memorial of its kind to honor those heroes.

  • Bearcats, Rockets go at it again for regional title

    When the high school baseball season opened back in March, few thought the Eighth Region championship game would shape up as it has.

    Everyone should have known better.

    Anderson County vs. Shelby County.

    Or as they say from Graefenburg and all points west, Shelby County vs. Anderson County.

    First pitch is set for 7 p.m., Thursday night at Carroll County High School. Tickets are $5.

    They are the two programs that have dominated Eighth Region baseball since 2000. Anderson has four regional championships since then. Shelby has the same number.

  • Bearcats, Lady Bearcats advance to regional semis

    CARROLLTON – Monday was a good day for Anderson County softball and baseball as the Lady Bearcats and Bearcats advanced to the semifinals of the Eighth Region tournaments, being held at Carroll County High School.

    The Lady Bearcats overcame a slow start to rout South Oldham, 10-2, in the first round of the softball tournament. With South Oldham leading 1-0 in the bottom of the third inning, Hannah Searcy belted a grand slam that got the Bearcats rolling.

    Courtney Turpin added another home run and turned in a stellar pitching performance, striking out 14 batters.

  • Bearcats advance to third straight regional championship game

    The Anderson County High School baseball team advanced to its third consecutive Eighth Region championship game with a 15-5 semi-final win in five innings over Oldham County on Wednesday night. The tournament is being played at Carroll County High School.

    After enduring a 40-minute delay in the start of the game when the lights went out at Panther Field, The Bearcats scored two runs in the second inning then sent 12 men to the plate, scoring nine runs in the third inning to take an 11-0 lead.

    Logan Woodside belted a home run to highlight the inning.

  • Bearcat 3-peat dream dies in 11-inning classic

    CARROLLTON – Anderson County's dream of a baseball 3-peat came to a stunning end Thursday night when Shelby County outlasted the Bearcats 10-9 in an 11-inning classic to win the Eighth Region championship.

    Shelby's Eric Standafer ripped Jacob Russell's pitch up the middle for a clean two-out single to drive in pinch runner Logan Bailey with the winning run.

  • LITTLE LEAGUE: Fields of dreams: Park serves as sanctuary to kids, coaches alike

    Walking toward MainSource and Davenport fields at the Anderson County city park on a Saturday afternoon can bring a smile to just about anyone’s face.

    The sun shines brightly at high noon, kids are running in every direction without a care in the world, cheers erupt on either side of you and the ping of the aluminum baseball bats go off every few minutes. It’s a kid’s summer utopia.

  • COLUMN: Take action now against tomato problems

    Have you been following the news about the oil spill in the Gulf? It’s bad news, any way you look at it. Just because it’s not happening here in Anderson County doesn’t mean that it won’t affect you. The people in Spain didn’t think a volcano in Iceland would affect them either. This spill is an environmental disaster that will touch each and every one of us, as well as our children’s children.

  • LITTLE LEAGUE: Cubs 1-2 pitching punch is too much for Yankees

    Relief pitchers cannot control what happens in the innings preceding them, only what happens after they enter the game. For the Cubs’ Jordan Adams, that’s just fine.

    Adams entered the game with his Cubs holding on to a 4-2 lead with one out down in the top of the fifth inning. When the final out was recorded, Adams walked off the mound having faced the minimal number of batters possible, five. And had the maximum number of strikeouts possible, five. More importantly for the Cubs, the 4-2 win put them back in the race for the league championship.

  • COLUMN: Behind closed doors, selection process has extra importance

    Much of the process of selecting a new superintendent for Anderson County Schools is done behind closed doors.

    The process is entirely legal because elected bodies are allowed to discuss personnel issues, among a limited list of other things, during an executive session as long as no official action is taken.

    Still, it’s no reason for those elected to their positions to take the task lightly.

    This is not to say that they do or that they will, but instead to serve as a reminder of the importance of the task at hand.

  • Callie Ann-Marie Lentz birth

    Melissa S. and David A. Lentz of Lawrenceburg announce the birth of their daughter, Callie Ann-Marie Lentz, on April 22, 2010 at the Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East.

    She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are Carl and Sue Smoak of Frankfort.

    Her paternal grandparents are Jim and Helen Hammonds of Paducah and Charles and Vickie Lentz of Ocala, Fla.