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Today's News

  • Pool party on hold as fiscal court seeks bids

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday  morning to advertise for bids for a swimming facility, but not actually build it.
    By a 4-1 vote, magistrates approved soliciting bids for a proposed $2.8 million facility that will include a water slide, diving boards, splash park area and other features.
    That vote means only that the fiscal court will receive bids, and a separate vote is still required to actually approve building the facility.

  • Scalded inmate files federal suit against county

    A former Lawrenceburg resident has filed a federal lawsuit against Anderson County, its judge-executive, jailer and others claiming that he was burned by another inmate while incarcerated at the Shelby County Detention Center.

  • Audits show taxpayers bought Creatine for inmates

    A pair of state audits released last week show that Anderson County taxpayers purchased muscle building powder, urinary pain relief tablets, unnecessarily paid sales tax on numerous occasions and revealed a rash of other problems.

    Despite being classified by state Auditor Adam Edelen as “clean,” the 2011 and 2012 audits of the Anderson County Fiscal Court reveal issues ranging from how county employees handle cash to credit card purchases that were “unreasonable and/or unnecessary to the purpose of any county business,” according to the report.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Cann explains why she'll remain Bearcat

    The recruting trail has ended for Makenzie Cann.

    At least, that is her intention.

    The Anderson County senior verbally committed to the University of Cincinnati on June 22, making the announcement on her Twitter account, saying, “Once a Bearcat, always a Bearcat.”

    Cann says she called Cincinnati coach Jamelle Elliott to let her know of her decision.

  • BASEBALL: Former Bearcat shines in summer league

    Anderson County's Jacob Russell appears to be loving his summer job.

    Russell, a 2010 Anderson County High School graduate, blasted two home runs and drove in five as the Newark (N.Y.) Pilots routed Adirondack, 22-7, in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League game Wednesday night.

    Russell belted a 2-run homer in the second inning, then came back with a 3-run shot two innings later as Newark set a league record for runs scored.

  • COLUMN: A welcome change for middle school athletics

    Whenever I think I have seen it all, a trip to a middle school athletic event is usually about all I need to realize I have not.

    And I never will.

    In this job, I don't get to attend a lot of middle school games, regardless of the sport. It's more a matter of having only so many hours in a week than anything else. 

    But over the years I have heard some great stories.

  • Sports briefs for July 3, 2013

    Send us your vacation pictures

    Have you shot a round of golf at a famous course? Gone surfing or swimming with the sharks? How about hiking to the top of a mountain or attending a game at a favorite ball park?  The Anderson News wants your vacation photos to publish.

  • SOFTBALL: Now in third year, Mudcats improving

     The Central Kentucky Mudcats are no longer just for the boys.

    The organization is now in its third year of sponsoring a softball travel team, this year fielding a 14-and-under club. The team went 1-4 in the 127 Challenge, held at Anderson County Community Park over the weekend.

    Mudcats' baseball coach Chris Copenhaver started the team when his daughters began to show interest in softball, a first cousin to baseball. Copenhaver says there are differences but they are not major.

  • BASEBALL: Little things, big difference

    It's all about the little things with the Central Kentucky Mudcats.

    Making the right decisions in the field. Putting the bat on the baseball. Getting bunts down. Running the bases. Throwing strikes.

    And it's learning how to put socks on and knowing smells.

    That's what the Mudcats organization is all about

  • Anderson golfers compete at women's state am

    Three Anderson County golfers participated in the Women's State Am, held last week at Crooked Creek Golf Club in London.

    Laurie Goodlett, Kaitlyn Riley and Taylor Gillis all went down in the first round of the championship flight of the match play tournament.

    Riley, a senior at Anderson County High School, lost to University of the Cumberlands junior Shannon Bishop, of Glasgow, in the opening round, 2-up.

    Gillis, a senior at Cumberlands, fell to Brianne Coe, of Russell Springs, in a match that took 21 holes to compete.