Today's News

  • COLUMN: Time to get back to the good old days?

    It's hard to long for the good old days when the “old” is roughly equivalent to the duration of Justin Bieber's career.

    But that's life in these 4G days when things are obsolete just about the time you get used to them.

    And some might think that is how it is with Anderson County's spring dynasty.

    If you have been around Anderson County any time at all, you know that I am talking about that period in late May and early June when Anderson County has been shining in high school baseball and softball.

  • SOFTBALL: Smoking bats lead Anderson in own tourney

    Anderson County softball was bitten by the Bullitt during the Lady Bearcats' own tournament over the weekend, yet there were some hints that things could be getting better as the post-season arrives next week.

    The Lady Bearcats fell twice to Bullitt Central, first in a 3-2 pool play decision on Friday night, then 2-0 in the tournament championship game on Saturday.

    In between, the Lady Bearcats defeated Eighth Region foe Owen County, 5-3, and an under-rated North Hardin team, 3-2, in other tournament games.

  • McDonald signs with Campbellsville

    Anderson County High School senior Ben McDonald recently signed an NAIA national letter-of-intent to play tennis at Campbellsville University. The ceremony took place at the high school.

    Anderson's top-rated singles tennis player, McDonald advanced to the quarterfinals of the Eighth Region Tournament before bowing out. His senior season record was 16-3.

    McDonald said he will probably start out on Campbellsville's junior varsity team but could move up to the varsity soon. “I expect to get some varsity time,” he said.

  • Jones inks with West Virginia School

    Anderson County High School volleyball player Sierra Jones recently signed an NCAA national letter-of-intent with Alderson-Broaddus College, an NCAA Division II school, located in Philippi, West Va.

    A 4-year letter winner at Anderson, Jones receive a partial scholarship to the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference power. Alderson-Broaddus went 20-16 last year, finishing second in the WVIAC. The Battlers are led by veteran coach Carrie Bodkins.

  • Carmichael commits to Centre

    Anderson County High School senior Seth Carmichael signed a formal letter-of-commitment to play football for Centre College during a ceremony at the school last Tuesday.

    A 2-year starter at quarterback for the Bearcats, Carmichael led Anderson to the state Class 5A championship game last fall. As a junior, he led Anderson to a district championship and regional runner-up finish. During his career at Anderson, Carmichael set school season records for passing yards and touchdowns.

  • BASEBALL: Bearcats impressive in wins, lethargic in losses

    All season long, the Anderson County baseball team has shown the ability to play extremely well and be a threat to beat anyone on the schedule.

    But somehow, the Bearcats seem to follow that one with a clunker.

    Last week, Anderson showed that has not changed as they put together impressive performances against perennial power Elizabethtown and Butler, one of the strongest teams in the Louisville area, but finished the week off with an uninspired performance against North Bullitt, according to Anderson coach L.W. Barnes.

  • TENNIS: Chemistry majors

    FRANKFORT – Ty Glover and T.J. Pham literally come from different worlds, but that has never been a factor in their tennis game.

  • TENNIS: Sister act: Wamplers advance to finals

    Wampler dropped another backhand just inside the left sideline for a point, her sister, Amanda, quickly turned away from her spot at the net with a huge smile.

    And when Amanda used what looked like some unorthodox shots
    fueled by the grit of a champion to befuddle their opponents, it was Hannah who stepped forward, reached out with her tennis racquet and offered what amounts to the sport’s high-five.

    It was simple. They were having fun.

  • Markwell farm goes Hollywood

    The Markwell property is overrun.   
    Soldiers mill about the barn, some catching a quick afternoon nap on the floor.   
    An exhausted priest cuddles with half a bottle of whiskey on the Markwell’s living room couch.
    Crew members, dressed in black, tote cameras and audio equipment to the lake to film the next scene.
    Meanwhile Denny Markwell, the Lawrenceburg host for this small army of actors, cameramen and film producers, lights a large charcoal pit for a barbecue dinner.  

  • Running for city council? Here’s your platform

    Raise your hand if your pay is automatically increased each year based on the consumer price index.
    Don’t feel bad if you didn’t because few if any businesses or government agencies would even consider awarding pay raises based solely on the cost of living going up.
    Among those few is the Lawrenceburg City Council and its mayor. That bunch has been giving itself pay increases for the past six years not based on the job they have done, but instead on the cost of living. That’s it, nothing more.