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  • This week in Anderson County sports, Sept. 7, 2011


    Anderson County High School

    Varsity football

    No games this week

    Junior varsity football

    Monday, Sept. 12:  Western Hills at Anderson County, 6 p.m.


    Freshman football

    Thursday, Sept. 8:  Owen County at Anderson County, 6 p.m.


    Girls' soccer

    Wednesday, Sept. 7: Owen County at Anderson County, 6 p.m.

    Monday, Sept. 12: Anderson County vs. Oldham County in Boyle County Invitational, 7:30 p.m.


  • Sports Blog: Tuesday morning tidbits


    Kind of a slow weekend in sports with the Labor Day holiday, but there are a few things of note locally.

  • Truck, train collide off Avenstoke Road

    A Norfolk-Southern train plowed into a pickup truck Monday morning, sending the truck tumbling off the tracks before it landed upside down.

    The driver of the truck, Brock Messina, 20, of Louisville appeared to sustain only minor injuries and was transported from the scene by ambulance.

    The accident occurred around 11 a.m. on a farm trail off Avenstoke Road in northeastern Anderson County.

    The vehicle was apparently headed south when it crossed the tracks in front of the train, which was headed east toward Lawrenceburg about 3 miles from Alton Station.

  • Boy, 7, killed in Bluegrass Parkway accident

    Labor Day weekend got off to a brutal start when a 7-year-old boy was killed early Saturday morning after he was ejected from a vehicle and struck by another on the Bluegrass Parkway.
    Anderson County Coroner Mark Tussey pronounced Nathanial Terry, of Iowa, La., dead at the scene at 2:30 a.m.
    The child’s mother, Clorissa Hooper, 35, was driving a 2005 Chevy pickup truck when she apparently fell asleep at the wheel, according to the Kentucky State Police.

  • GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Bearcats earn tie in Marshall County tourney opener



    Anderson County might have put together its finest performance of the girls' soccer season Friday night but had nothing to show for it.

  • Bearcats rough up Shelby County

    After the heat index at Warford Stadium reached 103.4 degrees a little over an hour before kickoff last Friday night, the decision was made to delay the kickoff for 30 minutes to let things cool off.

    Anderson County didn't.

    The Bearcats pounced on Shelby County and never let up as they posted a 58-20 win in their home football opener.

  • Thursday morning roundup: Woodford defeats Lady Bearcats, takes district lead



    Woodford County scored twice inside the first 11 minutes of the second half to break open a close match and defeat host Anderson County, 3-0, in girls' soccer action Wednesday night.

    Woodford took control of the District 25 race with the victory and improved to 3-0 in district play and 5-2 overall on the year. Anderson is now 0-1, 2-4.

  • Brotherhood extends beyond the football field

    There’s a band of brothers that exists beyond the Anderson County high school football field.
    It’s a group of firefighters, says retired Frankfort firefighter Mike Fitzgerald, that donate their time and resources to give back after Sept. 11, 2001.
    As a part of the New York Says Thank You organization, firefighters from around the country commemorate the anniversary of 9/11 by giving aid to those in need.
    Fitzgerald learned of the foundation from a group of Mississippi firefighters after being sent by FEMA to assist with Hurricane Katrina relief.

  • Church briefs: 8-31-11

    Open Bible offers
    two services
    Open Bible Church will offer two services, one at 8:30 a.m. and one on 10:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings starting Sept. 4.
    Open Bible Church will also host a youth outreach on Sept. 16 at the Lawrenceburg Green.

    Lawrenceburg Church of God holds Labor Day event
    Lawrenceburg Church of God will have a Labor Day service and picnic Sept. 4 at 2390 Benson Creek, off of Alton Station Road.
    The service will begin at 11 a.m. with food, games and music to follow.
    Everyone is invited.

  • Atheists spreading message of nothing

    The atheists are recruiting.
    Let me explain. I absolutely love the Kentucky State Fair. It is something I typically never miss. The weird food, awesome displays of agriculture, the maze of flea market trinkets, etc.
    One thing that absolutely blew my mind this year was a sad and unusual booth I encountered. I was walking by this unattended booth and stopped as it had a statue of Mark Twain, and the back wall was covered with posters of celebrities.