Today's News

  • SPORTS BUZZ for May 24: Lady Cats can still defend crown but have tough road

    Up until last Tuesday, it looked like the Eighth Region softball race was just for second place. Anderson County had won 20 of 21 games, was beating good teams and demolishing decent teams. Not only were the Lady Bearcats ranked, they climbed to the program's highest-ever ranking. They are still there, in fact, coming in a No. 7 in the final regular season coaches' poll. They were the only regional team to be in the Top 25 most of the year.

  • THE SPORTS BUZZ FOR MAY 23: Regional baseball tournament preview: Anderson the favorite but dangerous opponent looms

    The Anderson County baseball team will open defense of its Eighth Region championship Monday, May 25 when the Bearcats play North Oldham in the tournament opener at Shelby County.

    If Anderson is able to win three games this week, the Bearcats will accomplish something no team, in any single-class sport, has ever done in the 60-year history of the school. No team has ever repeated as regional champion.

  • Bearcats repeat as district champs

    SHELBYVILLE – The decision to give Jacob Brown the task of shutting down Shelby County in the 30th District championship game was really not difficult, according to Anderson County baseball coach L.W. Barnes.

    “When he's on, he has the nastiest stuff on our staff,” Barnes said.

    Suffice it to say that the senior left-hander was on Wednesday night. Brown scattered five hits and struck out a career-high 14 in 6.2 innings as Anderson won its second consecutive 30th District title, 13-4, at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

  • Rivals and fans

    The debate on who is the better diamond performer, Jeremy Turpin or his younger sister, Courtney, might never be resolved to everyone’s satisfaction, but there is little doubt about the president of Jeremy’s fan club.

    “He’s going to get a base hit,” Courtney says as she conducts an interview during the Anderson County-Danville baseball game on May 7.

    At the time, the Bearcats were clinging to a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the sixth. Danville pitcher Duran Elmore had been giving the Bearcats fits, but Jeremy strode to the plate.

  • Bearcats open regional play against North Oldham

    Anderson County got the toughest possible first round opponent when the Bearcats drew North Oldham in the first round of the Eighth Region tournament, which will begin Memorial Day at the Shelby County Athletic Complex in Shelbyville.

    The Bearcats and Mustangs will play the first game of the lower bracket and the winner of that game will play the winner of Gallatin County and Walton-Verona in the semifinals. Anderson defeated North Oldham 9-2 on May 9 in the Woodford County Yellow Jacket Classic. Anderson also defeated North in the regional semi-finals last year.

  • Regional baseball, softball fields set; Baseball draw Friday

    The Eighth Region baseball and softball tournaments are set to begin Monday, May 25. Both will be held at the Shelby County Athletic Complex in Shelbyville. The baseball draw is set for Friday afternoon, softball will draw on Sunday, according to the Anderson coaches.

  • Bearcats back in state rankings

    The final Kentucky High School Baseball coaches' poll is out. Anderson County moves back into the rankings at No. 19, the highest ranking ever for the Bearcat program. Anderson had fallen out of the poll last week. The Bearcats will open defense of their Eighth Region crown on Memorial Day.

    Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches' Association final poll

  • Letters to the editor - 5.20

    Letter writer Steve Vogelsburg says the city council made the right decision in not allowing the Sunday sale of package alcohol.

    Letter writer Stacie Jackson says The Anderson News should print the names of "deadbeat" parents.

    Letter writer Mark Warford thanks the community for donations during the Post Office's food drive.

    Letter writer Edwin McKee sends a thank you to those who participated in the 18th annual youth all-star basketball tournament in March.

  • COLUMN: Let those we elect create dog ordinance

    General Manager Ben Carlson says elected officials should create the county's dog ordinance themselves instead of forming a committee to do so.

    To see the other issues he takes on this week, pick up a copy of The Anderson News available on newsstands across the county.

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  • COLUMN: Keeping up with technology, news

    Keeping up with technology is growing more and more important by the day. Unfortunately, I’ve never been the best at staying on the cutting edge. Fortunately, my husband is.

    One of the things he has introduced me to in the past couple months is Google Reader. Basically it’s a centralized place I can go to read news that I pick out by subscribing to RSS feeds. I don’t understand it all or how it works really, but I do enjoy getting news tailored to my interests.