Today's News

  • ‘I was born to do this'

    Ben Carlson, News staff

    Someone passing by the high school music room last Thursday afternoon could easily have assumed that the singing coming from within was the recorded voice of one of the world’s great opera performers.

    In time, they very well may be correct.

    The voice filling the room was that of Anderson County High School senior Hayden Bright, who is poised to make history this fall when he becomes what is believed to be the first local graduate to enter to the University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts to study opera.

  • Soilder surprises son upon return from Middle East

    Watch this incredibly emotional video from this afternoon (Wednesday) when a second grader from Emma B. Ward Elementary School is surprised by the return of his father, who just completed nearly a yearlong tour of duty in Iraq and Kuwait. The student’s name is Ethan Sizemore. His father is Sgt. Brad Sizemore, a Blackhawk helicopter crew chief stationed at the Boone Center in Frankfort. Thanks for your service, Sgt. Sizemore, and welcome home.

  • District Court Docket, published April 29, 2015

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on March 26.

    Michael W. Hays, show cause, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – fines and costs converted to eight days to serve (concurrent with time serving).

    Destyni R. Holland, show cause, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – failed to appear, bench warrant.

    Stephanie L. Jackson, show cause, operating vehicle with expired operator’s license – paid.

  • A magic wand for a better sports world

    There are so many times when I just wish I had a magic wand and could make everything right in our world.

    It makes no difference what the issue is, I could change it.

    Since this IS the sports page, I guess I will stick to that category today. And since my two biggest wishes are for the Kentucky Wildcats to go 40-0 and my beloved Cincinnati Reds win the World Series.

    Every year. But I digress.

    There are four things I would do with high school sports that are doable and would improve the games. 


    TAYLORSVILLE – Josh Brown had never been better and it could not have come at a better time.

    Anderson County’s senior right-hander dominated host Spencer County last Thursday as the Bearcats rolled to a 5-1 win in 30th District baseball game.

    In Anderson’s most important game of the year to date, Brown used a combo of wicked curveballs and quick fastballs to lead the Bearcats past the pesky Bears. Brown gave up just two hits and struck out 13. He also walked two.

  • Lady Bearcat lightning strikes down second-ranked Scott

    In a softball season defined by thurnderstorms, it was only fitting that lightning struck twice for Anderson County last Tuesday night.

    The Lady Bearcats, ranked No. 6 in the latest Kentucky Softball Coaches Association poll, used two swings of the bat in the bottom of the sixth inning to defeat second-ranked Scott County, 7-4. The game had originally been scheduled to be played at Scott Monday night but wet field conditions prompted the schools to move the game to Anderson a night later.

  • Riley, Hyatt earn Mid-South All-Conference

    The University of the Cumberlands took the Mid-South Conference Women’s Golf Championships, held last week at Bardstown Golf Club at Maywood.

    The Patriots posted a three-day total of 922 (302-306-314) to win their fourth consecutive conference tournament crown. Campbellsville finished second with a 945 (306-323-316) with Cumberland (Tenn.) placing third with a 949.

    Cumberlands secured the MSC’s automatic bid in next month’s NAIA Championship, to be held at Pooler, Ga.

  • United Way golf scramble set

    The Anderson County United Way will be hosting its 18th Annual Golf Classic at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course on Saturday, May 16. Tee time is 8:30 a.m. according to a news release.

    The first place team wins $100 per member with the second place team winning $50 per member.

    Registrations are $60 for individuals and $240 for a team.

    The day will also include a silent auction and offer many other prizes. The inaugural Larry Basham Longest Shot Award will be presented as well.

  • Basketball camp dates announced

    The Anderson County Bearcat Basketball Camp will be held from June 8-11 at various local school gymnasiums, according to a news release.

    The camp times are 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., with camp staff present an hour before and after each camp session, the release said. The camp is open to children entering kindergarten through the eighth grade.

    The camp offers individual and team instruction, competitive games and drills, team competitions, individual awards and a learning atmosphere, according to the release.

  • Cummins commits to S.C. school

    Anderson County High School basketball player Austin Cummins has committed to Anderson University, an NCAA Division II program locate in Anderson, S.C.

    Cummins, who finished as the second leading scorer in Kentucky during last season, committed during a trip to the school last week.