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Today's News

  • Pioneers look to blaze path to repeat title

    Predicting a regional winner in baseball is one of the most difficult prognostications of all. Baseball can be a fluky game – one of the most fluky – with a inches or a bad bounce literally making the difference between winning and losing.

    But the big thing is pitching rotations. In a one-and-done tournament that could be huge. Over the years, teams have occasionally held their aces for possible matchups with the best teams in later rounds only to get burned before those matchups ever materialize.

  • Hurt of district loss could drive Bearcats toward regional run

    Anderson County hurt for a while after Shelby County eliminated the Bearcats, 75-73, in the first round of the 30th District Tournament.

    To see a good season end on a shot with 3.5 seconds to go stung for a while.

    But Bearcat coach Glen Drury could only smile last week as he looked back at the season and the promising road that lies ahead for the Bearcats.

  • Taylorsville Lake headwaters offer excellent white bass fishing

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Small creeks across Kentucky that normally run placid currently rage with brown froth. Reservoirs now cover marina parking lots and lakeside campgrounds.

    Most Kentuckians are punch drunk from the blows of the latest salient of the Polar Vortex followed by cold rain.

  • Asbury ousted in NAIA opener

    From staff reports

    Cardinal Stritch, of Wisconsin, used a 12-5 run to close out the game and eliminate Asbury University in the opening round of the NAIA Women’s national basketball tournament at Sioux City, Iowa last Thursday. Asbury finished the year at 26-7, setting school record for wins.

    Anderson County High School graduate Kali Whiteside finished with six points and nine rebounds.

    Kentucky Christian finishes fourth in NCCAA Tournament

  • Place at state
  • Lady Cats out to change history

    Even though Anderson County is a heavy favorite to repeat as Eighth Region softball champions, the program’s history suggests the Lady Bearcats should be wary of such lofty rankings.

    After Anderson’s two state tournament appearances, the Lady Bearcats faced similar circumstances but did not make the return trip to the big show.

  • Woman jailed after being bitten by dog

    The dog went home. The woman went to jail.

    A Lawrenceburg woman who was reportedly bitten by a dog on Township Square was arrested after allegedly threatening to kill another woman, cussing at people and trying to wiggle out of handcuffs, according to police reports on file in Anderson District Court.

    Jane Gilkison, 50, of 1855 Harrodsburg Road was charged with first-degree terroristic threatening, resisting arrest and alcohol intoxication in a public place (second offense) in the incident that occurred around 11 p.m. March 14, according to the report.

  • Woman jailed after punching herself

    A Lawrenceburg woman who police say punched herself in the face after assaulting her husband was charged March 4 with fourth-degree assault, domestic violence.

    Rebecca A. Hawkins, 29, of 1126 Dan Drive and her husband were drinking and got into a verbal argument, which quickly escalated into physical abuse, including against her mother, according to a police report.

  • Home invasion suspect back in jail

    One of the men charged in a home invasion case is now back in custody.

    Andrew Muns, 20, was charged with bail jumping, tampering with a prisoner monitoring device and bond violation March 12 by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

    He is now being held on a $10,000 cash bond and was expected to appear Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • ‘He’s lucky to be alive’

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    A Mt. Washington man escaped injury after the pickup truck he was driving had its cab sheered off when it struck a tree limb in front of a home at 1700 Graefenburg Road in Alton.

    “He’s lucky to be alive,” said deputy Brian Wooldridge of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office. “The first thing I thought when I pulled up is how is he not hurt? If there had been someone in the passenger’s seat, they’d be dead.”