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Today's News

  • Oldham turns tables on Cats in Showcase semis

    FRANKFORT -- Eight hours was enough for Anderson County to see how things can change in the Capital City Showcase softball tournament, hosted by Franklin County, Saturday.

    About eight hours after recording a 13-0 win over Oldham County in tournament pool play, the Lady Bearcats were unable to solve Oldham pitching as the Colonels prevailed, 2-1, in the tournament semifinals.

  • Bearcats to finally open district play

    Anderson County will undoubtedly play its most important game of the year, to this point at least, when the Bearcats travel to Spencer County for a 30th District game Thursday night at 5:30.

    Anderson was supposed to have gotten district play last week when the Bearcats were to have hosted Shelby County but the heavy rain in the days leading up to the game left Barnes Memorial Field unplayable.

    “The outfield is a swamp,” Anderson athletic director Rick Sallee said.

  • Cummins All-State Honorable Mention

    From staff reports

    Anderson County High School basketball player Austin Cummins was named as an honorable mention selection on the prestigious Courier-Journal All-State team. The announcements were released online Friday, then published in Sunday’s edition of the state’s largest newspaper.

  • Gowan goes for gold
  • Family divided at Great American Ball Park
  • Getting ready
  • A loss that lessens Anderson County

    By Ben Carlson

    Column as I see’em …

    I’ve been rationing the homemade pickled beets she gave me several months ago in an effort to make them last.

    Not that getting a treat from Janette was uncommon. Without warning, the woman I came to consider the queen of western Anderson County would sometimes drop in unannounced and lay some of her fabulous kitchen creations on my desk.

  • Celebrate Earth Day the right way

    Happy Earth Day. This flower power holiday got its start from a bunch of 1970s hippies and boy, am I glad. One of my most memorable ones was in the 80s, rolling a Volkswagen size earth ball down Oak Creek Canyon in Sedona, Arizona. Today, I’m just planting things to make Mother Earth more beautiful.

  • Gas tax, heroin bill major factors in session

    By James Tipton, State representative

    The state legislature closed out the 2015 edition of the General Assembly in the early morning hours of March 24. As the clock approached midnight there was important legislation that still needed to be addressed so leadership decided to recommend that the General Assembly extend into our 29th legislative day which ended around 4 a.m.

  • Enjoy nutritious asparagus while it’s still in season

    Asparagus is in season now through May.

    While it’s frequently overcooked, it can be eaten raw, lightly boiled, steamed, grilled, stir-fried or baked. The secret in cooking is not to cook too long and not to let it get too mature before harvesting. The more mature the asparagus is, the tougher the stems.