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Today's News

  • BASEBALL: Former Bearcat shines in summer league

    Anderson County's Jacob Russell appears to be loving his summer job.

    Russell, a 2010 Anderson County High School graduate, blasted two home runs and drove in five as the Newark (N.Y.) Pilots routed Adirondack, 22-7, in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League game Wednesday night.

    Russell belted a 2-run homer in the second inning, then came back with a 3-run shot two innings later as Newark set a league record for runs scored.

  • COLUMN: A welcome change for middle school athletics

    Whenever I think I have seen it all, a trip to a middle school athletic event is usually about all I need to realize I have not.

    And I never will.

    In this job, I don't get to attend a lot of middle school games, regardless of the sport. It's more a matter of having only so many hours in a week than anything else. 

    But over the years I have heard some great stories.

  • Sports briefs for July 3, 2013

    Send us your vacation pictures

    Have you shot a round of golf at a famous course? Gone surfing or swimming with the sharks? How about hiking to the top of a mountain or attending a game at a favorite ball park?  The Anderson News wants your vacation photos to publish.

  • SOFTBALL: Now in third year, Mudcats improving

     The Central Kentucky Mudcats are no longer just for the boys.

    The organization is now in its third year of sponsoring a softball travel team, this year fielding a 14-and-under club. The team went 1-4 in the 127 Challenge, held at Anderson County Community Park over the weekend.

    Mudcats' baseball coach Chris Copenhaver started the team when his daughters began to show interest in softball, a first cousin to baseball. Copenhaver says there are differences but they are not major.

  • BASEBALL: Little things, big difference

    It's all about the little things with the Central Kentucky Mudcats.

    Making the right decisions in the field. Putting the bat on the baseball. Getting bunts down. Running the bases. Throwing strikes.

    And it's learning how to put socks on and knowing smells.

    That's what the Mudcats organization is all about

  • Anderson golfers compete at women's state am

    Three Anderson County golfers participated in the Women's State Am, held last week at Crooked Creek Golf Club in London.

    Laurie Goodlett, Kaitlyn Riley and Taylor Gillis all went down in the first round of the championship flight of the match play tournament.

    Riley, a senior at Anderson County High School, lost to University of the Cumberlands junior Shannon Bishop, of Glasgow, in the opening round, 2-up.

    Gillis, a senior at Cumberlands, fell to Brianne Coe, of Russell Springs, in a match that took 21 holes to compete.

  • At Alton Ruritan Field, it's 'Play Ball!'

    For nearly 50 years, slow-pitch softball enthusiasts from Anderson and surrounding counties have descended on the Alton Ruritan Field during the summer.

    The club hosts the Anderson County Church League with women's and men's teams playing four nights a week through mid-August.

    Last Tuesday, the Ninevah Christian women defeated Tyrone Baptist 9-6.

  • Vote on swimming pool expected Tuesday

    Residents could find out Tuesday if Anderson County will get its own public swimming facility.

    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway said Friday that he intends to bring his proposed $2.8 million swimming facility to a vote when the Anderson County Fiscal Court meets Tuesday at 10 a.m. A work session is scheduled for 9 a.m.

    Both are open to the public, and the 10 a.m. meeting will include time for public comments.

  • Three vehicles collide on US 127

    Three vehicles were involved in a wreck Friday around 1:30 p.m. on US 127 near the Bluegrass Parkway.

    The wreck happened just north of the Parkway in the northbound lane of US 127 in front of the Valero gas station.

    No one appeared to be injured in the accident that involved the mini-van, a pickup truck and a smaller car. No other details were immediately available.

    Responding were the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, Kentucky State Police and Anderson County Fire and EMS.

  • Downs promoted to news editor

    Meaghan Downs was promoted recently from staff writer to news editor of The Anderson News.
    Downs joined the newspaper’s staff two years ago fresh out of college and immediately became a tremendous asset.
    “She excelled from day one,” said Publisher and Editor Ben Carlson. “During her short time with us, Meaghan has continued to take on additional responsibilities and has handled each very well.”