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Today's News

  • YUCK!

    In the column that appeared in the May 7, 2008 edition of The Anderson News, Anderson County extension agent Tom Yankey wrote that sometime in May periodical cicadas will emerge from a 17-year nap and "begin a mating ritual that will have many Kentuckians reaching for ear plugs."

    According to JoAnn Adams, a Greenview Drive resident, Yankey's prediction was right on the mark as during the Memorial Day weekend a bunch of the noisy critters descended on her property.

  • Lady Cats advance in regional play

    BUCKNER - Even though it was the first round of the Eighth Region softball tournament, Anderson County admitted it was hard to keep its mind on the task at hand.

    True, the Lady Bearcats routed 31st District runner-up Owen County 8-0 to advance to the semifinal round at Oldham County High School. But the Lady Bearcats seemed to struggle at the plate.

    "At the plate, it was hard to stay focused," said Anderson senior Emily Ethington, who had 2 hits and a sacrifice fly.

    "Our focus wasn't real good," added Anderson coach Brian Glass.

  • Use economic stimulus payments wisely

    This summer many Kentuckians will receive a check from the federal government as part of an effort to stimulate the national economy.

    Before these checks arrive, think about what will be the best use of this money for you and your family. Spending the money on vacations or new items for your family may not be the best choice.

    If you have credit card or other debt, paying down that would be a better use of the income for your own economic future.

  • Bearcats win regional opener

    NEW CASTLE - There was little celebration after Anderson County whipped Gallatin County 4-0 in Monday's Eighth Region baseball tournament opener.

    To be sure, the Bearcats were happy with the victory, the program's first in regional play since the Bearcats advanced to the regional final in 2004. It was also the current Bearcats' sixth consecutive victory.

  • Regional softball tournament postponed

    BUCKNER - The Eighth Region softball tournament semifinals were postponed Tuesday and will be played Wednesday, May 28 at Oldham County High School.

    Shelby County will play Simon Kenton at 6 p.m. with Anderson County scheduled to play Oldham County at 7:45 in a rematch of last year's championship game.

    The tournament final is now set for Thursday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Oldham County.

  • Bearcats roll past Gallatin in regional opener

    NEW CASTLE - Anderson County pitching gave up just two hits as the Bearcats rolled to a 4-0 win over Gallatin County in the first round of the Eighth Region baseball tournament Monday at Henry County High School.

    Bearcat starter Jacob Brown went five innings to get the win, while Jeremy Turpin and Jacob Russell each threw a scoreless inning in relief.

    Anderson plated a pair of runs in the first inning when Brown singled in Turpin, then perfectly executed a double steal with Russell to put Anderson up 2-0.

  • Lady Bearcats advance to regional semifinal

    BUCKNER -- Anderson County advanced to the Eighth Region tournament semifinal with an 8-0 win over Owen County at Oldham County High School Monday.

    Anderson pitcher Courtney Turpin allowed just one hit, a seventh-inning infield hit, and struck out 10 to lead the Lady Bearcats. Miranda Drury stroked a pair of doubles, while Emily Ethington and Lauren Brown both had two hits for the Lady Bearcats.

  • Bearcats draw Gallatin in region, Lady Bearcats to play Owen

    The Anderson County baseball and softball teams begin the second level of post-season play with what appear to be favorable first-round draws in the Eighth Region tournaments. Coming off district championships, both teams will be in action Monday, May 26 and will be considered among the teams to beat for the regional championships.

  • Glad to live in the U.S.

    As I read about the natural disasters that occurred recently in the Far East, I'm once again reminded of how fortunate I am to be an American.

    Living in the safety of a country that does a pretty good job of protecting most of its citizens most of the time, it's almost impossible to fathom the amount of death and destruction visited upon China two weeks ago and upon Myanmar a week earlier.

  • Legion to host Memorial Day Service

    The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 and American Legion Post 34 will host a 3 p.m. Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 25 at the fairgrounds, said Shirley Thornberry, the Auxiliary's first vice president.

    "The service is in remembrance of our fallen men and women who lost their lives in all of our wars," Thornberry said.

    Thornberry said crosses, which bear the names of military members from Anderson County and the wars in which they fought and died, would be erected at the fairgrounds.