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Today's News

  • Thirteen teaching jobs slashed

    Shrinking student populations and dwindling money with which to pay them are among the reasons that the Anderson County School District will employ 13 less teachers when the upcoming school year begins.
    Superintendent Sheila Mitchell confirmed the cuts Monday morning, saying she is left with no choice but to cut staff.
    “Our staff and administrators have worked hard to save as many jobs as possible,” Mitchell said. “I wish I had other choices than having to make reductions. It’s just something I have to do this year.”

  • COLUMN: Remember where you were Sept. 15?

    Of course you remember where you were on Sept. 11, 2001.


    You’ll never forget. You can’t erase the memories of seeing planes fly into the World Trade Center. Nor can anyone expunge the memory of seeing the most visible symbols of American economic might buckle, tilt slightly, then seeing all 110 stories come tumbling down.


    Nearly 3,000 lives were snuffed out that day.

  • TENNIS: On the road again, and again

    Imagine having a basketball team making its strongest showing in years only to lose its playing floor a few weeks before March Madness.

    Or how about a baseball team only being able to use the batting cage in the weeks leading up to the post-season?

    If you can comprehend a team dealing with those hypothetical scenarios, then you have a notion of what the Anderson County High School tennis teams are dealing with as regional tournament play begins on May 16.

  • BASEBALL: Watts fires no-hitter at Bardstown

    Anderson County junior Steven Watts showed why the Bearcats have been expecting big things from him on Saturday.


    The right-hander fired a no-hitter in the Bearcats’ 1-0 win over Bardstown in the Nall Wooden Bat Classic, held at LaRue County.


    It is believed that Watts’ gem is Anderson’s first no-hitter since Eric McDonald threw one in the 2005 season.

  • Marquardt hurls perfect game

    Lane Marquardt, shown in action in last year’s state tournament for the Anderson County 11-year-old All-Stars, fired a perfect game for the Reds in Anderson County Little League action last Monday. Marquardt not only did not allow any Dodger to reach base, he struck out all 18 hitters.

  • Turpins have big weekend in Mid-South tourneys

    It was a big weekend for Anderson County’s Turpin family during the Mid-South Conference baseball and softball tournaments.


    Jeremy Turpin, a sophomore infielder, collected three hits, walked twice and drove in two runs as St. Catharine upset top-seeded Campbellsville 9-3 on Friday night. He had another hit in an 8-7 win over the University of the Cumberlands, but was 0-for-3 with a walk as St. Catharine fell to Shawnee State, 8-4 in the winner’s bracket final Sunday.

  • TRACK: Anderson team performs well at Boyle Invitational

    Anderson County track had hoped for a big day in the Boyle County Invitational last Friday. Instead the results were mixed.


    The Anderson boys’ team had a strong showing. “We had some great performances out there on Friday,” said Anderson coach Robert Meacham. “I was very impressed with David Drummer. He set a new personal record with a new height of 10-00 in the pole vault, good enough for fourth place in a good field of vaulters and a full foot over is previous PR.

  • SOFTBALL: Changes in store after debacle

    Call it youth if you want, but Anderson County softball coach called the Lady Bearcats’ play unacceptable after losses to Lexington Catholic and Henry Clay in a double-header played at Lexington Catholic Friday night.

    The three-team affair was put together quickly after rains had washed out a large number of games for all three teams.

    Anderson, now 7-13 on the year, has dropped six straight games.

    The Lady Bearcats blew a 6-1 lead as they fell to Catholic 7-6 in the first game of the evening.

  • White signs with Georgetown

    Anderson County High School senior Jo Jo White signed an NAIA national letter-of-intent to play golf with Georgetown College during a ceremony at the school last Thursday.

    White joins Anderson classmates Marcus Lake and Jacob Flora, both of whom signed with the Tigers earlier in the year. The trio had made a pact to attend the same school to play golf collegiately, if at all possible.

  • Tourney champs

    The Anderson County 9-and-under All-Stars were crowned champions of the Bardstown Invitational Tournament on Sunday. Team members are, front row, from left: Bailey Turner, Dylan Stephens, Tyler Rice, Reese Reynolds and Karter Luttrell. Middle row: Chase Smith, Zachery Labhart, Jaggar Gillis, Brendan Klink, Sam Harrod and Colton Cornish. Back row: Coaches Jake Turner and Bubba Rice. Absent when photo was made were coaches Brian Klink and scorekeeper Mike Smith.