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Today's News

  • Anderson player on state champion

    Lexington Futbol Club ’00 Girls played in the Kentucky State Cup May 23-24 winning both games the opening  weekend to advance to the finals weekend on May 30-31. They defeated United 96 out of Louisville in the semifinals 2-0, then beat the Kentucky Fire Juniors, also from Louisville, 3-1 in the finals to claim the Under-15 Girls State Championship.

  • Jorette named to all-state team

    Anderson County High School baseball player Wesley Jorette has been named to the all-state team by the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association.

    Jorette was a third team selection for the team as voted on by the state’s coaches.

    Jorette, a senior outfielder, hit .400 in the leadoff spot. He stroked 15 doubles and belted 5 home runs and had 21 RBI. Jorette was perfect on 38 stolen base attempts and scored 34 runs for Anderson, which finished at 18-13 and won the 30th District Tournament championship.

  • Bearcat golfers to host scramble

    The Anderson County High School boys’ golf team will be hosting the Bearcat Golf Scramble on Saturday, June 20 at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course. The scramble will tee off at 1:30 p.m. with a shotgun start.

    The cost of the scramble is $50 per person or $200 for a team of four. Proceeds from the scramble will help support the boys’ golf team at the school.

    For more information, contact Anderson golf coach Jim Beward at 859-533-7005.

  • ‘Cat golf practices set

    The Anderson County High School boys’ golf team will begin practice on Wednesday, July 15 at 10 a.m. with a meeting at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course, according to Coach Jim Beward.

    All prospective players must have a current KHSAA physical before being able to participate in team practice. Physical forms can be downloaded at khsaa.org.

    Incoming freshmen are urged to contact Beward at 859-533-7005 for details and information about the team.

  • Ponderosa plans big weekend

    Ponderosa Speedway, located in Junction City, has a big weekend of dirt-track racing planned for June 19-20, according to a news release.

    The track will host the Fifth Annual Weekend Warrior event on Friday, June 19 with racing in five divisions, headed by a $1,000 to win race for the Super Late Models in a 25-lap race.

    Gates open at 4 p.m. with the green flag going out at 8:30. Tickets are $17 each with children 12-and-under admitted free. Pit passes are $35 each.

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  • Chicken Swap back on, minus chickens

    The Lawrenceburg Chicken Swap is back on.

    Sort of.

    Just one day after announcing that the popular event was being discontinued due to a statewide ban sales of poultry during events, including swaps, due avian flu fears, organizer Doug Mccanly told The Anderson News that the swaps will continue, just without birds.

    Mccanly said the original decision was made based on information that the ban included other livestock. But when he received clarification from state officials that the ban excludes only poultry, he decided to keep the swap alive.

  • Title hopes end with walk-off homer

    OWENSBORO – It is said that tears cleanse the soul, that they express what words cannot.

    Maybe that is why they were so profuse, so open, Saturday at Owensboro’s Jack Fisher Park.

    In all likelihood, those tears started streaming down the cheeks of the Anderson County Lady Bearcats before Danielle Walls’ home run ball came to earth.

  • Mitchell one of team’s most vocal supporters at state

    The 160-mile drive did not deter Anderson County softball fans from descending on Owensboro last week for the state softball tournament.

    It shouldn’t come as a surprise. The Anderson faithful travel well. Very well. They always have and this year’s state tournament was no exception.

    Anderson didn’t have the biggest group of supporters by any stretch — that honor appeared to belong to state champion McCracken County — but the Lady Bearcat contingent was easily in the top four or five teams on the support scale.

  • Opening win over Central Hardin propels girls to final four

    Anderson Co. 6, Central Hardin 4

    Anderson County survived its first round game at the Worth/KHSAA softball tournament Thursday at Jack Fisher Park in Owensboro.

    Anderson, ranked No. 5 in the state, defeated No. 12 Central Hardin 6-4, despite leaving 13 runners on base.