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Today's News

  • Forced beard-eating case back in court

    The man who last year forced another man to eat his own beard could be headed for prison.
    Troy Holt, 48, already on probation for the beard-eating incident, has since been convicted of violating a domestic violence order. He has also apparently failed to make $570 in court-ordered restitution to Willisburg Road Harvey Westmoreland, the man forced to eat his beard.

  • It's 'van-tastic!'

    The Anderson Humane Society’s animals will be riding in style, thanks to Toyota and YouTube.
    With the help of volunteers, one YouTube video and social networking, the Anderson Humane Society won a new Toyota Sienna minivan through the car company’s “100 Cars for Good” program.
    Donna Callahan, executive director of the Anderson Humane Society, learned of Toyota’s promotion in the beginning of March. She sent out an e-mail March 2, asking members to help draft a grant in order for the group to move on to the next stage of competition.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: For All-Stars, time to get serious

    The first indication that the Kentucky-Indiana All-Star Classic is not like any other all-star game came before one entered Anderson County High School for Monday’s scrimmage.


    There were a couple of cars with Indiana license plates in the parking lot.


    “Oh, I am sure they had someone here,” Anderson County coach Glen Drury said after the Kentucky All-Stars routed a team made up of some of Kentucky’s best juniors, 107-78.

  • COLUMN: Making Memories

    There are times in this business something just stays with you.

    Many, perhaps most, would deem the particular moment insignificant, but for some reason, you just remember.

    One of those times in my 26 years of pecking out copy came two years ago this week. I was in the crowded media room of Bellarmine University's Knights Hall. Indiana's Mr. Basketball, Jordan Hulls was talking about how much it meant to him to be able to play in the Indiana-Kentucky summer series.

    (That is what they call the 71-year-old classic north of the Ohio River, you know.)

  • Loving what he is doing

    Anderson County Middle School’s baseball team had one of its most successful seasons ever. At the helm, in his fourth season as head coach, Graham Carlton has been enjoying the ride.

    His reasons for coaching are simple yet sincere. “I coach for three reasons: I love kids. I love to help kids improve at what they do. And I’m addicted to competition, particularly the part that involves winning,” he says.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Brown to play for junior all stars

    Anderson County's Sydney Brown, a rising senior, will get to test her game against Kentucky's best Wednesday night.

    Brown, a 6-foot-1 center, is scheduled to be a member of the Kentucky Junior All-Stars girls' team that will scrimmage the Kentucky All-Stars as they prepare for their summer series with Indiana.

  • British are coming for soccer camp

    Anderson Independent Youth Soccer will host the week-long Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp June 20-24, at AIYSA soccer fields at Anderson County Community Park.
    The camp will run Monday through Friday with different sessions available for children ages 3-19.
    In addition to taking part in a daily regimen of foot-skills, technical, tactical practices and daily tournament play, the camp will educate players in lessons on respect, responsibility, integrity, leadership and sportsmanship.

  • Lady Bearcat softball camp dates announced

    Registrations are being accepted for The Anderson County Lady Bearcat softball camp, to be held Monday-Wednesday, June 20-22 at Anderson County High School. The camp will run from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. each day. If a camp day is rained out, it will be made up on Thursday or Friday as needed.
    The camp offers instruction in infield and outfield fundamentals, hitting mechanics, the basics of bunting, throwing mechanics and base running fundamentals.
    Campers will be divided into age groups when camp begins.
    Concessions will be available.

  • New's team takes title

    Kelsey New, of Anderson County, is a member of the Louisville Outrage softball team this summer. The team opened play with a championship in the USFA Knockout 16-and-under tournament, held in Brandenburg over the weekend. The team went 5-0 to take the tournament title.


    Earlier this summer, New had been named to the 30th District All-Tournament team as a member of the team at Anderson County High School.

  • Batcats take Versailles tourney

    The Central Kentucky Batcats 12-and-under softball team won the Memorial Madness Softball Tournament held May 28-29, in Versailles. The 12U division featured 18 teams located throughout Kentucky and Indiana.


    The Batcats went 7-0 in the tournament scoring 60 runs and only allowing five.


    In the championship game against the Louisville Stunners, the Batcats were down 1-0 going into the top of the sixth inning.  Kylee Kearns led off the top of the sixth inning with a walk and was sacrificed to second by Kaci Currens.