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Today's News

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Bearcats slam Owen in finale

    Anderson County sent 15 batters to the plate, scoring 12 times, in the first inning then coasted to a 12-0 win over visiting Owen County in the regular-season softball finale Friday night.

    The game was called in the middle of the fourth inning due to the “mercy rule.”

    Kaci Currens highlighted the inning with a grand slam that hit off the top of the scoreboard beyond left field fence. Currens' blast ended the scoring and she was credited with six RBI on the night. Currens delivered a two-run double her first time up.

  • Missed opportunities cost Bearcats in season-ending loss to Collins

    Anderson County needed perfection, but the Bearcats only got near that mark Tuesday night.

    Collins ended Anderson's season when Dan Sanders ripped a two-out single, scoring Mason Jeffries in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Titans a 1-0 win in the 30th District semi-finals at Shelby County.

    Jeffries, who had reached on a fielder's choice, easily scored the game-winner when Sanders' hit fell in.

  • OUTDOORS: May perfect time to get hooked on smallmouth stream fishing

    By Lee McClellan
    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife
     

    I have an old friend who was reluctant to go wading in streams for smallmouth bass for many years.

    "The fish are too small," he said.

  • BASEBALL: Bearcats upset Woodford in regular-season finale

    The sting of a trying season might last a while for Anderson County baseball bu the Bearcats showed over the final week of the season they still had some punch left.

    The Bearcats upset defending state champion Woodford County Saturday at Chandler Field in Versailles. Senior Zach Mason got the win with perhaps the strongest pitching performance of his career. Mason threw five innings, giving up four hits and three walks while surrendering only one earne run.

    Woodford was ranked eighth in the state in the final regular-season poll.

  • Yett medals in two events at state track meet

    LOUISVILLE -- Anderson County did not finish among the team leaders at the state Class 3A track and field meet Saturday, but there were still plenty of smiles in the Bearcat camp.

    The meet was held at the University of Louisville.

    “To see how we did as a unit, it is quite an improvement,” Anderson assistant coach Jason Dickerson said. Dickerson was in charge of the team as head coach Robert Meacham was fulfilling a military commitment.

  • Lane closures announced on Bluegrass Parkway

    All four lanes of the Bluegrass Parkway are scheduled to be closed Monday, May 20 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., and Tuesday, May 21 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., the state’s transportation cabinet announced.

    Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction through July 31 to demolish a bridge over the parkway at Fairview Church Road, located at the Anderson-Washington county line.

    The recommended detour when all four lanes are closes for eastbound traffic is: use exit 42 to KY 555 to US 62 to KY 53 and rejoin the parkway at exit 48.

  • BASEBALL canceled Friday

    Anderson County's baseball game at Danville, scheduled for Friday night, has been canceled, Anderson athletic director Rick Sallee told The Anderson News Friday morning.

    There will be no make-up date.

    The Bearcats play at Woodford County on Saturday at noon.  Post-season play begins with the 30th District Tournament Tuesday night vs. Collins at Shelby County at 6 p.m.

  • Church briefs: 5-15-13

    Sand Spring Baptist
    announces upcoming events
    The Patriot Quartet and the Tribute Quartet will be in concert May 17 at 7 p.m. at Sand Spring Baptist Church, located at 1616 Harrodsburg Road, Lawrenceburg. Love offering will be taken.
    Radio station 770 AM will host a benefit concert May 18 at 6 p.m. at Sand Spring Baptist Church for the organization Send a Kid to Kamp.

  • Go beyond ‘at church’ ministry comfort zone

    “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” (James 1:27)
    First century orphans were typically the children of widows; they were among the downtrodden of society.
    Today the term “orphan” has expanded to include those who have lost their parents, not just to death, but to drug and alcohol addiction, abuse and neglect.

  • Wedding: Mattox-Flynn

    Kasey C. Mattox of Lawrenceburg and Brandon Flynn of Lawrenceburg were married May 10, 2013, at the Anderson County courthouse by Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway.
    The bride is the daughter of Kathleen E. Mattox and James F. Pennington, both of Lawrenceburg. The bride’s grandparents are Gary W. Mattox and Patricia C. Mattox.
    The bride and the groom are both 2012 Anderson County High School graduates.