.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • 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.

  • Stevens defeats Dedman in state rep race

    As the results of the primary election were read Tuesday night at the Anderson County courthouse, it was clear that Kent Stevens had won every precinct in the county.

    Not long after that, Stevens heard he had won the seat for the Kentucky State Representative in the 55th district by just more than 1,000 votes.

    Stevens won the race with 55 percent of the vote, carrying Spencer and Anderson counties. In Anderson County alone, he won 79 percent of the vote. Incumbent state Rep. Milward Dedman carried Mercer County, getting 45 percent of the overall vote.

  • Bluegrass Beasts lift heavy burdens in strongman contest

    The last time Adam Garrett was making his rounds on the Anderson County sports scene, he was batting leadoff, taking an extra base by diving head-first and playing a mean shortstop for Anderson County High School.

    Six years later, Garrett is different. He's thicker and the sport now is the North American Strongman.

    Garrett, who went on to play baseball at the University of the Cumberlands, entered his first strongman competition Saturday in the Beast of the Bluegrass at Eagle Lake Convention Center.

  • So much money, so little time

    Most people have some idea of how they will spend their economic stimulus money. They might invest it, use it to help pay their bills or maybe put it toward a much-needed vacation.

    But if you want to spend your money locally, what would you buy?

  • Clapping out a round of applause

    At least three things have remained constant at Emma B. Ward Elementary since its doors opened in 1975 - Geri Reinle, Karen Allen and a painting of Ms. Ward herself. And those three things will be a part of the new Ward elementary school when it opens this fall.

  • Mad stones, healing stones or neither?

    The e-mail included information about "Mad Stones," so I naturally thought someone wanted to let me know that Mick Jagger and his aging bandmates were in some sort of a snit.

    Thankfully, the message was remarkably more interesting than that.

    Mad stones, it turns out, have ties back to the days of Cleopatra as a means of curing bites from poisonous spiders and snakes. In America, they have a rich Southern history as a remedy for people bitten by rabid dogs.