Today's News

  • Duncan ranked third nationally

    Connor Duncan, who set a state record with a time of 41.85 in the 300-meter hurdles at the state middle school track meet on May 26, is ranked third nationally in his age group by milesplit.com which keeps extensive records in the sport. Duncan placed behind a runner from Louisiana and one from Georgia during the past track and field season.

    Duncan just completed his eighth-grade year at Anderson County Middle School.

  • Lane chosen to cheer at Eastern

    For much of her life, Chelsea Lane knew she wanted to be a collegiate cheerleader, she just did not know where.

    Until, that is, she realized Eastern Kentucky University was the place she wanted to be.

    “I went to the spring EKU cheer clinic and fell in love with the coaches, the upperclassmen cheerleaders and the atmosphere as a whole,” Lane says. “I knew then I wanted to be an Eastern cheerleader so I worked hard in the gym, thanks to my best friend Jackie (Webb) and her motivation.”

  • Riley wins Pepsi Tour event at Cherry Blossom

    Kaitlyn Riley, who will be a junior at Anderson County High School this fall, took the championshp of the first summer golf event she played in last week.

    Riley won the Pepsi Junior Golf Tour event held at Cherry Blossom golf course in Georgetown.

    Riley, who has qualified for the last two state high school tournaments, won the event with a two-over 74, two strokes better than the second-place finisher, Shelby Power of Owen County.

    Riley started on the back nine, shooting a three-over, but rallied to go one under on the front nine to win the title.

  • Sports Briefs for June 6, 2012

    Squirrel shoot at sportsman’s club

    The League of Kentucky Sportsmen will sponsor a squirrel rifle shoot June 10 at the Anderson County Sportsman’s Club, according to a news release.

    The shoot will begin at 2 p.m.

    Shooting will be off-hand at No. 1 NRA targets at 25 yards with a .22 caliber rifle.

    Instruction, equipment and ammunition will be provided, but shooters may bring a rifle that meets shooting criteria.

    The shoot is for shooters 20 years of age and younger.


  • Lacrosse makes debut in Anderson County
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  • SOFTBALL: Oldham ends Lady Bearcat dream

    For five innings, Anderson County appeared primed to pull the big upset.

    But Oldham County showed why it eventually won the regional championship and has won 33 or 39 games when the Lady Colonels erupted for seven runs in the top of the sixth in an 8-1 win over Anderson in the Eighth Region semi-final last Wednesday at South Oldham High School.

  • BASEBALL: South Oldham ends Anderson run

    SHELBYVILLE – In the end, the ultimate tribute given to Anderson County baseball was also its downfall.

    South Oldham senior Jordan Simons dominated the Bearcats last Wednesday, striking out 15 and giving up just 3 hits in earning a 2-0 win in the Eighth Region Tournament semifinals at Collins High School.

    Simply put, Simons was the best Anderson had seen in a while. “Honestly, he was far better than advertised,” said Anderson coach L.W. Barnes.

  • Branch in road likely cause of wreck that hurts two

    A branch that flew out of the back of a pickup truck apparently caused a wreck Thursday afternoon on Versailles Road that hospitalized two drivers.

    A woman was headed toward Lawrenceburg and apparently stopped to avoid running over the branch when a second vehicle crested a small hill in front of Bluegrass Energy and slammed into the rear end of the woman’s car, according to a woman who said she witnessed the wreck.

    Neither woman had been officially identified as of late Thursday afternoon.

  • Bearcat, Lady Bearcat seasons end in regional semis

    Thursday was a tough night for Anderson County on the diamond as both the Bearcat baseball team and Lady Bearcat softball teams saw their seasons come to an end in the Eighth Region tournament semifinals.

    At South Oldham High School, the Lady Bearcats led early but fell apart late in an 8-1 loss to regional favorite Oldham County. Anderson led 1-0 after four but Oldham tied things in the fifth, then scored seven times in the sixth to advance to the regional final against Walton-Verona. Anderson ends the season at 19-16.

  • Downs earns Colonel status