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Today's News

  • Husband indicted for murdering wife

    A Ballard Road man was indicted Tuesday for murder and two counts of wanton endangerment after allegedly shooting his wife to death and pointing a loaded firearm at her daughter and her daughter’s son.
    Modena Sutton Branson, 50, was shot to death Monday at her home, located at 1600 Ballard Road in western Anderson County near the Bluegrass Parkway.

  • No jerseys, no high-tops, no problem

    By Ben Sheroan

    Landmark News Service

    ELIZABETHTOWN – Operating in borrowed office space behind a desk relocated from the basement of his own home, Rick Whobrey began work as executive director of the new Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

    It’s a modest beginning for a 53-year-old Elizabethtown resident who spent nearly two decades as an executive with Kentucky Farm Bureau. The Hall of Fame has no site and no exhibits and has yet to name the first members of its inaugural class of 100 inductees.

  • BASEBALL: Bearcat baseball alumni game set

    The Anderson County High School baseball program invites all former players and coaches to take part in the Second Annual Anderson County High School Alumni Game.

    The game will be played at Barnes Field on Sunday, March 25. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. Even-numbered year graduates will take on odd-numbered year grads.

    Anderson County baseball coach L.W. Barnes says there will be raffles, door prizes, silent auctions and much more with all proceeds benefiting the Anderson baseball program.

  • State medalists

    The Anderson County Youth Wrestling Club had six wrestlers medal at the youth state wrestling tournament held on Feb. 19 at Alltech Arena in Lexington. Medal winners were (placings in parentheses) front row, from left: Chase Fink (third) and Justin Barber (fourth). Back row: Joe Taylor (fourth), Travis Walling (first) and Ryan Stratton (third). Not pictured is Hunter Stratton, who placed fourth in his class.

  • Disc winners

    Michael Martin (left) and Cannon Beasley pose with their hardware after winning the Indian Mounds Wind Bowl disc golf competition Saturday in Mt. Sterling. Michael shot a 164 and Cannon turned in a 165 in the competition, which consisted of two 18-hole rounds.

    The pair also finished first and second in the Ice Bowl, held at Legion Park on Jan. 21. Both are freshmen at Anderson County High School.

  • Swinging a big stick

    Photo by Richard RoBards

    Anderson County resident Courtney Turpin had a big game for Campbellsville University's softball team on Feb. 25 in the Alabama Arctic Blast, held in Decatur, Ala. As the Lady Tigers' designated player, Turpin had two hits and for RBI against Bryan College. Earlier in the day, Turpin had pitched well but took a 4-3 loss to Lee University. All four of Lee's runs were unearned.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Drury expected success, team delivered

    Long before that first tipoff back in Decembrer, Glen Drury felt the just completed boys' basketball season could be a good one.

    Just how good, he was not sure.

    Some might have considered it to be unrealistic optimism coming on the heels of the worst won-loss record at Anderson in 24 years. But Drury really believed his team would be good in 2011-2012.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Few tears as Owen ends stellar Bearcat season

    NEW CASTLE – Yes, there were the predictable tears. There were a few red eyes and a slew of dejected looks.

    But they did not last long for the Anderson County boys' basketball team.

    The Bearcats were eliminated last Thursday by an Owen County team that rode the broad shoulders of the Eighth Region's Player of the Year. The Rebels rallied from a deficit, then frustrated the Bearcats with some slick ball-handling in the final minutes of Owen's 48-40 win in the opening round of the Eighth Region Tournament.

  • COLUMN: A basketball goal's lesson

    It is only a basketball goal.

    It's a cheap one at that. It's not used as much as I would like.

    But Friday, I found out just how important that pole, backboard and hoop standing in my backyard really is.

    After canceling a scheduled interview, doing the best I could to get the word out in the media that the girls' Eighth Region Tournament semi-finals had been postponed until Saturday afternoon and then checking on family, I drove back to my home in Shelbyville to ride out a potentially devastating storm with my wife and daughter.

  • Woman shot, killed on Ballard Road

    UPDATED 5 P.M. — A woman was apparently shot and killed earlier today at a residence on Ballard Road in western Anderson County.

    The man who apparently shot her also sustained a gunshot wound and was airlifted from the scene in a helicopter. It is unknown if the man shot himself or was shot.

    The Kentucky State Police is investigating, and have not released the names of the victim or suspected shooter.

    The shooting occurred around 1:45 p.m. Monday at the residence, located near the intersection of Ballard and Puncheon Creek roads.