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Today's News

  • Little Leaguers capture district title

    Pitching, defense and timely hitting all came together as Anderson County claimed the championship of the Kentucky District 3 Little League Tournament for 9- and 10-year-olds last Tuesday at Legion Park.

    Anderson defeated Mercer County, 5-4, to win the title a first for Anderson in the youngest division of championship play in the state.

    However, it was a 12-run second inning against Lexington Eastern that might have signaled that the local team would be a threat to the title. Anderson held on to win 15-12 in a slugfest to advance to the championship game.

  • Proper handling helps fish thrive after catch and release

    By Lee McClellan, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

    Summer is arguably the most popular time to fish as muggy, hot days push people to the water for relief and relaxation.

    Many anglers, especially those who seek game fish such as black bass, trout or striped bass, release their catch.

  • Herndon honored by Society of Professional Journalists

    Anderson News sports editor John Herndon was honored by the Louisville Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists at the group’s annual Metro Journalism Awards Banquet in Louisville last Thursday.

    Herndon won first place in three separate categories in the Non-metro/community newspaper division.

  • Ditka attends funeral, had feuded in ‘85

    Former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka was in Lawrenceburg last week to pay his respects to Buddy Ryan. Ditka attended the visitation, then attended the funeral mass at St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church. Ditka left just before the service ended.

    It might have seemed unusual, given the public feud between Ditka and Ryan during the 1985 season.

    At least one former Bear believed the publicity about the coaches’ disagreements might have been overblown.

  • Remembering Buddy Ryan

     

    The greatest thing for me was the influence on the people around him.  Buddy had a tremendous influence on me beyond playing the game.  I knew that he cared about me I knew he was loyal.  I knew that he was trustworthy. There were just so many great qualities about him. But I knew that he demanded excellence of me. So when you know you have that standard and have to live up it every day.

    --Hall of Fame linebacker Mike Singletary

    He was always really good to my son, Keith.

  • Ryan’s final Bears speech memorable

    In 1981, when the Chicago Bears fired head coach Neil Armstrong, many members of the defensive unit signed a letter to team owner George Halas asking that the Bears keep Buddy Ryan as defensive coordinator. Halas eventually hired Mike Ditka as the head coach but kept Ryan to run the defense.

    The night before Super Bowl XX, Ryan gave his final speech to the Bears. However, most of the team did not know he had accepted an offer to become the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles after the Super Bowl.

  • Lessons in Loyalty

    I didn’t know what I was doing that day I visited the Chicago Bears.

    It was in October 1985 when the Bears were the talk of the sports world, running roughshod through the NFL and being called one of the greatest football teams of all time.

    They were brash, cocky and, at that point, unbeaten.

    I was the new guy on the block, less than nine months into a career that has now lasted more than 31 years. Unbeknownst to me at the time, I really didn’t know what I was doing.

  • Lawrenceburg man injured when boat slams into tree

    Lawrenceburg resident Louis Colpitts, 75, was seriously injured late this afternoon when the boat he was driving slammed into a large tree sticking out of the Kentucky River.

    First responders described his injuries as “significant” and said he was transported by Anderson County EMS to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

    Peggy Gill and Roger Dyer of Versailles said they witnessed the accident, which happened near the Bluegrass Parkway bridge.

  • NFL greats here to bid farewell to Buddy Ryan

    Dozens of legendary former NFL stars are in Anderson County today to pay their final respects to Buddy Ryan, considered one the greatest defensive minds in the history of the league.

    Ryan, 82, passed away Tuesday in Louisville. A former Anderson County resident, Ryan most recently lived in Shelbyville, where his health has declined in recent years.

  • Middle schoolers nabbed for vandalizing park

    Three Anderson County Middle School students have been detained and are expected to face criminal charges for vandalism at the county park, The Anderson News has confirmed.

    Their names are not being released because of their ages.

    The suspects caused considerable damage at the park Monday night, including spray painting graphic language on the walls of several park buildings and kicking in doors.

    The juveniles are expected to be charged with first-degree criminal mischief, second-degree burglary and trespassing.