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Today's News

  • Middle schooler donates birthday money to enhance former teacher’s library

    While most 12-year-olds can’t wait to get their hot little hands on their birthday money, Jude Thompson couldn’t wait to give his away.
    Jude, a sixth-grader, used his birthday money to buy new books for his former second grade teacher’s classroom library.
    “A few years ago, mom asked me what I wanted (for my birthday) and I couldn’t think of anything,” Jude said. “So I decided I wanted to give to kids that don’t have much.”

  • Mercer, Franklin cash in on Bearcat mistakes

    Through nine games of its 2016 season, the story remains unchanged: Anderson County is improving, but mistakes have kept the Bearcars winless.

    The latest chapter came at Mercer County Friday where four Anderson errors allowd the 17th-ranked Titans to claim a 5-1 win.

    Anderson squandered a stellar pitching performance from sophomore Timmy Rogers, who gave up one earned run in four innings of work. Four Anderson errors led to three unearned Mercer runs.

  • Lady Cats keep rolling in Florida Beach Bash

    Anderson County slipped past Louisville Eastern in the first game of the Florida Beach Bash Sunday in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. The Lady Bearcats were unable to muster much offense with only 5 hits. Catcher Bailey Curry was the potent stick in the lineup, going 3-for-3 with a 2-run home run.

    Mia Aldridge came on to pitch in the fourth inning to get the win.

  • Public areas offer spring turkey hunting opportunities

    By Kevin Kelly, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Like deer and elk, the restoration of wild turkeys in Kentucky is a remarkable success story.

    The statewide flock now numbers around 220,000 turkeys and telecheck harvest records show spring turkey hunters have taken an average of 31,719 birds over the past five years. The statewide harvest was up slightly last year over the previous spring as hunters topped 30,000 birds for the fifth time in the past six years.

  • Keeneland opening weekend fields taking shape

    Prospective fields for Keeneland’s marquee Spring Meet events for 3-year-olds, the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G1) and the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1), are beginning to come into focus a little more than a week out from the April 9 renewals on the second day of the 2016 season.

    Racing Secretary Ben Huffman and Stakes Coordinator Tiffany Bourque have nine runners deemed as probable starters for the 92nd running of the Toyota Blue Grass at 1 1/8 miles on dirt.

  • Forty years since best ever, but baseball is back

    It’s been 40 years.

    A lifetime.

    There have been some really good teams in Cincinnati since then. Some really bad ones. And a lot of them mired in mediocrity.

    But 40 long years since the Big Red Machine.

    I couldn’t help but think of that last week as the countdown to Opening Day got closer and closer to zero, meaning the Reds and Phillies were about to get underway in Cincy Monday afternoon.

  • Bearcats surprised many, grew into regional threat

    Most Anderson County basketball fans would be stretching the truth if they said when the season tipped off, they believed the Bearcats would be playing for a berth in the Sweet 16.

    In retrospect, Bearcat coach Glen Drury would be selling his team short if he said he did not.

    Back in November, Drury said he believed his team had the makings of one that could make an extended post-season run. He said it again during the season, even when the Bearcats and their 8-9 record seemed destined for mediocrity.

    Drury never wavered.

  • Peach says Bearcats might ‘Wing’ it in 2016

    Some changes are in store for Anderson County football in 2016.

    Coming off a year that saw Anderson go 5-6 – the Bearcats’ first losing season since 2005 – and exit the playoffs after a first-round loss to Covington Catholic, Anderson coach Mark Peach plans to do some tinkering during spring practice, which is scheduled to get under way on Monday, April 11.

    “We will be looking at the Wing-T offensively,” Peach said.

  • Collins burns bobbling Bearcats

    Collins did what it has to do while Anderson County continued what it can’t keep doing Monday night.

    The result was Collins taking a 9-5 win, stealing a 30th District victory on the road. The Titans took an early lead in the district seeding race, manufacturing runs and taking advantage of a generous Anderson defense.

    Collins improved to 5-6 on the year and 1-0 in district play. Anderson is 0-10 and 0-1.

    The Bearcats did themselves in with 11 errors, as scored by The Anderson News. Only two of Collins’ 9 runs were earned.

  • MSC Golfer of the Week