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Today's News

  • Russell, Rose honored

    From staff reports

    Two Anderson County residents have been named to NAIA football All-American teams by usafootball.org.

    Jacob Russell, who plays quarterback for Campbellsville University, was named to the organization’s first team All-American team.

    Kicker Joe Rose, playing at the University of the Cumberlands, was named to the Freshman All-American team by the organization.

  • Ponderosa to host national event

    Ponderosa Speedway, located in Junction City, will host the nationally-known World of Outlaws Late Model Series for the first time ever on Friday, May 8. The 50-lap feature race will pay $10,000 to win.

    Modifieds, Pro Late Models and Super Stocks are also on the racing card, according to a news release.

    Lawrenceburg residents Tommy Carlton and Jerry Ellis are currently in the Track Top 10 in the Pro Late Models division.

  • Crucial errors thwart Anderson upset

    One pitch. Just one pitch was all Blake Frost needed.

    The North Oldham cleanup hitter drove John Paul Garmon’s offering into the gap in left center for a two-out, two-run double to propel North past host Anderson County, 2-1,Thursday night.

    Frost, who transferred to North from Louisville Ballard, drove in Andrew Byers, who had singled and moved to second on an error, and Cameron Masterson, who had been intentionally walked.

  • Hot bats, gritty Brown topple Titans

    By Mickey Patterson, Landmark News Service

    SHELBYVILLE – On a day when they weren’t at their best the Collins High School baseball team could not answer Anderson County a final time as the Titans fell 6-3 to the Bearcats in a district seeding game last Tuesday.

    “This was a tough loss,” Collins coach Roy Bailey said. “We didn’t pitch well, we didn’t hit well, just not a good day. Give Anderson County credit in this one, they outplayed us today.”

  • Tennis team readies for regional
  • Lacrosse team ready for tournament
  • Grateful for those who sacrifice so much

    By Ben Carlson, Publisher

    America and all that she stands for was on full display last Wednesday afternoon at Emma B. Ward Elementary School.

    For a moment, we watched through tear-blurred eyes the abject joy of a young boy reunited with his father, a soldier who sacrificed a year away from his wife and children so that we, you and I, can live in relative peace and security.

  • Quilt block spruces up barn

    The North Star quilt block on the barn at the Anderson County Park is a beautiful addition to the park. Two community partners assisted with block finishing and hanging.

  • Gardening a perfect way to teach patience

    Hooray it’s May. Let the beautiful planting season begin. I’m willing to bet my truck that everyone with a garden patch was out working it last weekend. I can almost hear a collective “ahh” as people dabble in the dirt planting food and flowers. Whether it’s the instant gratification we get when planting beautiful flowers or the more patience inducing seed plantings, there is just something uplifting about gardening.

  • What’s ‘bugging’ your vegetable garden?

    Hopefully, the wet weather we have been experiencing will abate soon and allow vegetable growers to work their soil and move transplants to fields.

    Early-season insect problems on vegetables are very different than those later in the summer. Early season pests often impact the health and vigor of the plant rather than feeding on the portion of the plant we intend to market.