Today's News

  • Sallee lauds Aldridge’s contributions

    Anderson County High School athletic director Rick Sallee says Brent Aldridge has done “an amazing job” with the school’s softball program.

    “The tradition and consistency that he helped create and maintain was and is incredible,” Sallee said. “His professionalism and relationship with our young ladies goes well beyond the playing field.”

  • Lady Cat senior says team understands

    Anderson County softball player Carmen Holt, one of the few rising seniors on the team, says the Lady Bearcats were shocked but understood Brent Aldridge’s decision to step down as head coach of the program.

  • More than 50 years later, Anderson man has His Ring

    Wendell Bruce had no idea what was in the package he received in the mail recently.

    But now he proudly wears his state championship ring.

    “It’s the only ring I wear other than my wedding band,” he said last week.

    He’d never played in the state tournament. He’d never been a high school coach, either. But he has his ring to commemorate Breckinridge County’s 1965 state championship.

  • Mudcats roll to classic title

    By John Herndon

    Sports Editor

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats improved their summer baseball record to 14-2-1 by winning the championship of the Central Kentucky Classic for the Rings Sunday in Lebanon. The Mudcats went 5-0 in the tournament with Grayson Shouse being named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Shouse hit .583 for the weekend.

    Other Mudcat players named to the All-Tournament Team were Gabe Elliott, Gabe Lewitt, Austin Vincent and Tyler Walton.

  • Website offers help in finding places to fish

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Two employees of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources recently used the department’s website at www.fw.ky.gov to glean information on catching saugeye.

    They used the 5-foot contour maps on the “Find a Place to Fish” to study the bottom of Guist Creek Lake in Shelby County and determine a place to fish. They later fished those areas and caught their first saugeye.


    Down deep in his heart, Brent Aldridge knew.

    He wanted to make sure that the time was right to step down from his position as head coach of the Anderson County High School softball program, but in the innermost part of his heart, Aldridge knew even before the Lady Bearcats played a game this year.

  • Man charged with attempted murder of cop convicted of assault

    The man charged with attempting to murder former Lawrenceburg police officer Clay Crouch was convicted this afternoon on a lesser count of first-degree assault, but will still be facing a lengthy stretch in prison.

    The jury also convicted John Thompkins, 38, of Danville on charges including first-degree fleeing police, first-degree possession of methamphetamine and being a felon in possession of a handgun following a three-day trial in Anderson Circuit Court.

    He was found not guilty on a charge of first-degree wanton endangerment.

  • Mailbag, Facebook loaded with feedback

    Column as I see ’em ...

    Let’s start this week with a peek into the editor’s mailbag.

    A short but remarkably acerbic letter arrived last week from someone who either has very slow mail service or needs an incredible amount of time to come up with what I’m sure he/she thought were pithy insults designed to make me feel bad.

    To speak in the vernacular of my 16-year-old, it was an “epic fail.”

  • Facts show eight years under Obama anything but suffering

    The sentence I’ve heard repeated most since President Trump’s election is this: “We suffered eight years under Barack Obama.” 

    Fair enough. Let’s take a look.

    The day Obama took office, the Dow closed at 7,949 points. Eight years later, the Dow had almost tripled, closing at 21,414.

  • Don’t let wet weather ruin garden

    I believe this is the rainiest summer we’ve had in a while. I do appreciate Mother Nature doing my watering, but it sure slows me down on farm work.

    I’ve resigned myself to the fact that the place will not ever look kept until I retire. My off-the-farm work just keeps me away too many hours for it to look groomed.