Today's News

  • Obama loses here to ‘uncommitted’

    Anderson County Republicans did as expected in Tuesday’s primary and overwhelmingly carried incumbent state Rep. Kim King (R-Harrodsburg) and congressional hopeful Andy Barr (R-Lexington) into their fall races.
    Democrats, however, appeared to send a strong message of disapproval to President Obama, who lost badly — 55 to 45 percent — to the word “uncommitted” on the local ballot.
    “Uncommitted” received 854 votes, easily outpolling Obama, who received 703.

  • This week’s newspaper delayed

    This week’s edition of The Anderson News will be delivered to mail subscribers Thursday instead of Wednesday, due to a malfunction at the paper’s printing plant in Shelbyville.

    Single copies are also delayed, but will be in their normal rack locations by around noon Wednesday.

    We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • Sports briefs for May 23, 2012

    Gordon commits to Transy

    Anderson County High School senior Lowell Gordon has committed to play collegiate basketball at Transylvania University.

    One of the state's leading 3-point shooters last year, Gordon hit on 40.6 percent of his bombs during the 2011-12 season. He connected on 80 home run balls over Anderson's 30-game schedule. He aveared scoring 10.6 points a game.

    In the classroom, Gordon has a grade point average exceeding 3.9 on the 4.0 scale.

  • GIRLS' TENNIS: Wampler sisters go out in first round at state

    LEXINGTON – The old sports adage saying it is difficult to beat the same opponent twice applies to tennis as well.

    Anderson County's girls' doubles team of Amanda Wampler and her younter sister, Hannah, found that out at the state tennis tournament last Thursday.

    Just eight days after defeating the South Oldham team of Jennifer Liu and Sarah Hawes in the Eighth Region tournament, the Wampler sisters could not get enough going to defeat the same team again. Liu and Hawes advanced with a 6-3, 6-4 win.

  • BASEBALL: Bearcats upset No. 18 Bullitt East in home finale

    Baseball is a strange game at times. Such was life around the Anderson County Bearcats last week.

    Appearing to be heading into the post-season on an uptick the Bearcats turned in what coach L.W. Barnes described as a trio of duds, only to come back with one of the most impressive performances of the season as they defeated 16th-ranked Bullitt East in the home finale last Thursday.

    Pinch-runner Josh Brown scored when Bullitt East botched a possible double play ball in the bottom of the seventh for the 7-6 victory.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Bearcats close regular season with big wins

    In the final week of the regular season of high school softball, Anderson County kept showing signs it could be a team to contend with as the post-season tournaments started on Monday.

    The Lady Bearcats put up a pair of home-field wins before closing out the campaign at the Boyle County Invitational Tournament.

  • OUTDOORS: Anderson teams hit bullseye at NASP tournament

    Anderson County hit the bullseye at the National Archery in the Schools Program national tournament, held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville on May 11-12.

    The Anderson County Middle School team placed second in its division, just behind Trigg County Middle School of Cadiz. Anderson scored 3,359 points, 35 behind Trigg County.

    The Anderson County High School team was fourth nationally, with a 3,398 score. Trigg County also won that division, followed by Maysville High of Zanesville, Ohio and Logan Hocking High from Logan, Ohio.

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Anderson performers learn how things are on the biggest stage

    LOUISVILLE -- Things are just different when the stage is the biggest.

    Just ask Anderson County track performers Tiffany Yount and Cameron Robinson. They made the Class 3A state track meet, held Saturday at the University of Louisville's Cardinal Park, but neither was particularly happy with the result.

  • BOYS' TENNIS: Anderson pair goes down swinging

    LEXINGTON – This time, there was little else Ty Glover and T.J. Pham could do.

    The magic that had carried them in a surprising run through the Eighth Region and to a berth in the state tennis tournament suddenly came to an end last Thursday. The DuPont Manual team of Sam and Aaron Stromberg saw to that.

    The Stromberg brothers turned back everything that Glover and Pham could muster on the way to a 6-1, 6-2 win in the first round of the tournament at the University of Kentucky.

    “They were the best we have played,” said Pham, a junior.

  • COLLEGE: Warford an All-American in field and classroom

    Asbury University senior outfielder Mary Ann Warford has been named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America College Division Softball Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Warford is the first Eagle in school history to take home the prestigious award. The team is comprised of student-athletes from NAIA, Canadian and two-year institutions.