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Today's News

  • Goodlett seriously injured in Afghanistan

    Imagine having a son or daughter fighting in Afghanistan.
    Now imagine how it would feel if your phone rang and the caller said the following: “Your son has been seriously wounded. That’s all the information I can give you at this time.”
    Rodney Goodlett doesn’t have to imagine how that would feel, because last Monday afternoon he lived through that exact phone call.

  • Beasmore: Conway had kin on jury

    The woman who unsuccessfully sued the Anderson County Fiscal Court for $1.5 million on sexual harassment and whistleblower allegations is demanding a new trial.
    In a motion filed Friday in Anderson Circuit Court, Lea Beasmore said she should be given a new trial because a relative of Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway served on the jury.
    Juror Carolyn Burton’s relationship to Conway was not spelled out in the motion, but she is believed to be a cousin of Conway’s wife.

  • COLUMN: Vision is needed in leading local parks

    One of the lasting lessons I learned as a kid was very simple: Whether you say you can or say you can’t, you are right.


    I can’t be sure where I heard that first. It’s just one of those pithy little statements that catches you off guard at first, but carries far more truth than most would think is possible in 12 words.


    Several years ago, long before The Anderson News moved from downtown Lawrenceburg, a visitor came by my office and left me with those same 12 words.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Bearcats have chance to prove plenty

    When trying to figure out the post-season prospects for Anderson County softball, one can safely say Anderson County has a chance.


    The Lady Bearcats have a chance to be playing in Owensboro at the state tournament. And they have a chance to be heading home for the season in the first district tournament game, a semi-final showdown with Collins.

  • BASEBALL: Bearcats eying another regional run

    Handicapping the Eighth Region baseball race is easy in 2011.
    Just throw about 12 names in a hat an pick one.

    The hard part is getting the right one.


    That is how wide open the quest for the top of the region is this year after a decade of dominance by Anderson County and Shelby County, the schools that have combined for nine of the 11 regional titles since 2000.

  • Track team focuses on individual successes

    To say Anderson County was short-handed last week is kind of like commenting that it has rained a little bit lately.

    Competing in the Central Kentucky Conference championships, a meet surpassed in importance only by this week’s regional, the Bearcats were without most of their junior and senior performers, many of whom were gone on school sponsored trips.

    “This last week was rough on the stat sheet with the senior and junior trips taking place the same weekend,” said Anderson coach Robert Meacham.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Bearcats defeat Woodford County

    The Anderson County softball team earned a big win over Woodford County on Wednesday, defeating the Yellow Jackets 4-3 in Versailles.


    Molly Burkhead led the Anderson attack with three hits in four at-bats. Burkhead, a freshman, stole two bases and scored two runs.


    Jessie Crouch smacked a pair of doubles and drove in two runs for the Lady Bearcats. Anderson scored twice in the third and twice in the fifth.
    Corrin Robinson had an RBI single in the third.


    Kelsey New smacked a run-scoring double in the fifth.

  • BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Bearcats slip past Franklin

    Anderson County scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth to earn one of its best wins of the season, 3-1 over Franklin County last Wednesday night.

    “It was just a better overall attitude and approach,” said Anderson coach L.W. Barnes. “As upset and let down as I have been over the previous four games, I was just as proud after that game.”

  • Barnes’ fight against cancer remembered

    Anderson County got a bit of a surprise Wednesday when long-time rival Franklin County arrived wearing special shirts for the game with the Bearcats at Barnes Memorial Field.

  • Lady Mustangs honor eighth-graders

    The Anderson County Middle School girls’ soccer team celebrated its Eighth Grade Night last Thursday.


    They beat Owen County 4-1 to finish their season.


    Madeline Wilson scored twice while Billie Clark and Autumn Miller added goals for the Lady Mustangs. Kennedy Smith and Hannah Drury shared keeper duties for Anderson.


    “This group of eighth-graders will be a hard group of girls to replace,” said coach Daniel Rogers.