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Today's News

  • PASSION, NOT PASTIME

    It all started as a day to start the summer vacation. Now, it has become a year-round passion.

    “It” is fishing and 11-year-old Jordan McHugh has quickly transformed from someone who just threw a line and hook into the water into an expert who can talk with the pros.

    “When I remember it,” McHugh says of his start, “it was after the first grade. On the first day after school (had dismissed for the summer), Dad said, ‘Let’s go fishing.”

  • Taylorsville, Guist Creek lakes among best spots for crappie

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Although the redbud trees haven’t bloomed yet, it isn’t too early to start fishing for crappie.

    Black crappie are likely along rocky banks now in lakes that have them.

  • Lady Cats shine in Florida sun

    The Anderson County High School softball team, ranked ninth in the latest Kentucky coaches’ poll, stepped outside the state during spring break but showed that did not matter.

    At the Beach Bash, held in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, the Lady Bearcats rolled to five wins in as many games, running their record to 10-2 on the year. Two of the victories were by the “mercy rule” and Lady Bearcat pitching recorded a pair of shutouts.

  • Bearcat bats take break against Grant ace

    Anderson County’s bats might have been on spring break last week.

    At least, it seemed that way Wednesday when Grant County right-hander Jason Goe limited the Bearcats to two hits in recording a 7-0 shutout. Goe used a strong fastball and sharp-breaking curve to strike out 15 Anderson hitters.

    “A tip of the hat to him,” Anderson coach L. W. Barnes said. “His fastball was really good. He had a change-up in there. He had control.”

  • Campbellsville cheerleaders to hold tryouts

    The Campbellsville University cheerleading team will be holding cheer and mascot tryouts on Friday, April 17, according to a news release. The tryouts will be held in the Powell Athletic Center on campus.

    Coach Vanessa Adkins says the cheerleading clinic will be conducted from 5-9 p.m., according to the release.

    Two Anderson County residents, Morgan Cubert and Courtney Drury, have been members of the Campbellsville cheerleading squad for the last four years.

  • Ponderosa Speedway looks to open Friday

    From staff reports

    Ponderosa Speedway, located in Junction City, will attempt to open the 2015 dirt track racing season on Friday, April 10. Practice laps begin at 7:20 p.m. with time trials commencing at 7:45. The green flag will go out at 8:30 p.m.

    According to a news release, Friday was originally scheduled to be an open date, but after the first two Friday dates were washed out by rains, the track promoters added a full racing card for this week.

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  • Woman saved from flooded home

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    Ruth Wilhoit admits she held her breath when the damaged rescue boat she was in became caught in roiling floodwater and was swept across Bridge Hill Road.

    “We were all holding our breath when we went over that,” she said. “But I wasn’t worried about me. I was worried about my car and the dogs.”

    Wilhoit, 67, became trapped in her parents’ home last Friday morning after an estimated 6 inches of rain fell, causing the Salt River to spill over its banks and surround the house.

  • City council not giving up on splash park

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The Lawrenceburg City Council isn’t taking no for an answer when it comes to getting a grant to build a splash park.

    Mayor Sandy Goodlett confirmed Monday that the city will again apply for a $75,000 Land and Water Conservation state grant to build the splash park in the city park located next to the American Legion.

    A grant submitted in 2013 was denied.

  • Krogman named Anderson County’s new fire chief

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Following a months-long search, the Anderson County Fire District has a new chief.

    Patrick Krogman, a retired captain who twice served as acting chief with Newport Fire and EMS in northern Kentucky, was selected by the fire district board late last month.

    A career public servant, Krogram’s career began in 1978 as a volunteer with the Bellevue Fire Department, where was promoted to the rank of lieutenant while serving as a firefighter and emergency medical technician.