Today's News

  • SOFTBALL: Spencer Quiets Anderson

    Brian Glass is usually a talkative sort after a softball game, whether his Anderson County team wins or loses.

    Until last Thursday, that is.

    He watched Spencer County pitcher Tara Sorrells baffle Anderson hitters and notch a 1-0 district win on the Anderson field.

    “I was almost speechless,” Glass said. “I told them that they have to be more relaxed at the plate. We have talked about quality at-bats and hitting good pitches.”

    It simply should not have happened.

  • COLUMN: Russell quarterbacks Wildcats in Blue-White game

    You really couldn't get around the perception that Jacob Russell looked small Saturday night.

    He still stands 6-foot-4. The University of Kentucky's official roster lists Russell at 223 pounds, about where he checked in when he graduated from Anderson County High School in 2010.

    But on the field at Commonwealth Stadium, it just looked like the former all-stater was not quite as big. I noticed it. So did a friend in the media who had seen Russell quarterback Anderson County to a few of those 30 wins in 41 starts at Anderson.

  • Gritton to be inducted into Transy Hall of Fame

    Former Kentucky governor and baseball commissioner A B. “Happy” Chandler and basketball star Orbrey Gritton top a list of seven new inductees into Transylvania University's Pioneer Hall of Fame, according to a news release.

  • Payton's single ends 12-inning district thriller

    Eventually, something had to go Anderson County's way.

    It did when Alex Payton lined a bases-loaded one-out single, driving in Cole Sayre to give the Bearcats a 2-1 win over 30th District rival Spencer County last Tuesday night.

    Did we mention that Payton's hit came in the bottom of the 12th inning, the next game after dropping a 12-inning heartbreaker to Woodford County.

    The Bearcats needed the win like a thirsty man needs a drink in the desert.

  • Sports briefs for April 25, 2012

    Two Mustangs among the state's best tracksters

    From staff reports

    Two Anderson County Middle School track performers are among the best in Kentucky, according to ratings at milesplit.com.

    Eighth-grader Connor Duncan has been named to the website's Power 20 of middle school performers in Kentucky. He has been consistently ranked at the top of the 100- and 300-meter hurdles at the state middle school level. He had personal records of 15.66 in the 100 and 43.09 in the 300 in a meet last week at Western Hills High School.

  • Juniors vie for Distinguished Young Women title on Saturday

    The 31st annual 2013 Distinguished Young Women program, formerly known as Junior Miss, will be held April 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Anderson High School Auditorium.
    Admission will be $10 per person. Nine high school juniors will compete for $4,450 in scholarship awards, provided by Anderson County individuals and businesses participants for the 2013 Distinguished Young Women program.

  • OUTDOORS: Sportsman's Club hosts youth hunt

    The Anderson County Sportsman’s Club held its Annual Turkey Youth Hunt on April 7-8. The event was hosted by officers David Goodlett, Jason Wells and Sgt. Phillip Crane, with 20 youth, between ages 10-15, who participated.  Six youth successfully harvested a turkey.

    This event was a great opportunity for the youth to experience hunting during the Youth Turkey Hunt in Anderson County. The youth enjoyed this time as they watched and listened for opportunities to harvest a turkey.

  • Sports Briefs for April 18, 2012

    Anderson track has big day at Woodford

    Sims, Woodrow, Davis shine

    The Anderson County High School track and field team had a strong showing at the Woodford County All-Comers meet last Tuesday. The Bearcats placed fourth in the field while the Lady Bearcats finished sixth.

  • God is only authority on scripture

    In response to my column two weeks ago regarding the authenticity of the Bible, I received an email from a reader.
    I always welcome emails from my readers, of course. This particular reader made claims that the Bible was actually property of the Catholic Church. The reader went on to elaborate that per the Catholic Church, the Bible was not the only writings of Christianity.
    Finally, my correspondent said we know this to be true since the Roman Catholic Church says so.
    Now, not to pick at other religions, but this doesn’t hold water for me.

  • Westside Community Church volleyball team wins tournament