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Today's News

  • Mercer bats destroy old diamond truth

    Mercer County took the oldest truth in baseball and made it a lie Monday night.

    You know the old saying, “Good pitching beats good hitting.”

    It did not look like that was the case for Anderson County as Mercer, ranked 19th in the state, pounded the Bearcats 16-10 in the season opener.
    “Our pitchers didn’t throw that badly,” Barnes said. “But Mercer is such a good offensive team that you can’t give them outs.”

    Mercer pounded 19 hits, eight going for extra bases.

  • MMA event set for Saturday at Eagle Lake

    A mixed martial arts event featuring a host of local fighters will be held Saturday, March 26 at the Eagle Lake Convention Center.

    Lawrenceburg’s Brandon Yocum is coming out of retirement for the event, which will also feature Bradley “BJ” Robinson, a former Anderson County High School football player.

  • Baseball field renamed in honor of Barnes family

    L.W. Barnes admitted he was not totally focused on the task at hand when the season’s first pitch was thrown Monday night.

    Moments earlier, the Anderson County baseball field, the program’s home for over 30 years, was renamed Barnes Memorial Field in honor of Barnes’ father, Doug, his brother, P.D., and cousin Tommy Barnes.

    “I don’t think I was mentally ready,” the Anderson coach said. “That was very emotional.”

  • Judge rejects venue change in sex toy trial

    Citing the amount of pretrial publicity the case has received, the attorney for a fired county employee suing the Anderson County Fiscal Court for $1.5 million in a sexual harassment lawsuit asked for and was denied a change of venue for her upcoming trial.
    Beasmore’s attorney made the request Tuesday afternoon in Anderson Circuit Court. Judge Charles Hickman said he would take the motion “under advisement,” but added that he “intends to seat a jury in Anderson County.”

  • DeWoody signs with Morehead

    Anderson County High School senior Todd DeWoody signed an NCAA national letter-of-intent with Morehead State University in a ceremony at the school last Tuesday.


    DeWoody, an all-district lineman, expects to play offensive guard for the Eagles, who play football in the Gateway Conference of the Football Championship Series, formerly known as Division I-AA.


    DeWoody said he selected Morehead “about two weeks ago” and was heavily influenced by head coach Matt Ballard. “I liked him a lot,” DeWoody said.

  • High schoolers on target for state
  • Bancroft snarls at dead girl’s family

    The man charged with slicing his girlfriend’s throat and stuffing her body into a trash bag snarled at her family members when entering Anderson Circuit Court on Tuesday morning.
    He snarled at them again when he left the courtroom, causing two of her female family members in attendance to burst into tears, and several of the dead woman’s male family members to snarl right back.

  • Turner shooters eyeing state meet

    Four students from Robert B. Turner Elementary School have qualified to compete in the state archery tournament, to be held next Tuesday in Louisville. Fifth-grader Isaac Merritt placed second at the regional competition with a 269 score, while classmate Hayden Elder was fourth with a 257.

    Fourth-grader Becky Frederick was fourth in the female competition of her class with a 226, while Adam Steele, another fourth-grader, placed second with a 275.

  • Anderson Invitational is March 25-26

    The 20th annual Anderson County Invitational basketball tournament will be held Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26 at Anderson County Middle School.


    The four-team field will feature the Anderson East and Anderson West all-stars along with the Frankfort Stallions, Mt. Sterling Stallions and the Lexington Celtics.


    Tip off is set for Friday night at 6:30 p.m. with two games, then starting again Saturday at 9 a.m. and playing until the tournament is finished.

  • Sports briefs, March 23

    Sportsmen’s Club to host shoot.
    The Anderson County Sportsmen’s Club will be hosting its first shoot of 2011 on Saturday, March 26 at the club facility. Start time will be at 9 a.m. with registration ending at 2 p.m. with all ages, skill levels and equipment welcomed to participate.


    The course will consist of 30 3-D targets.


    The club has added a new elk target and several exotic targets to the course.