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Today's News

  • LITTLE LEAGUE: 'Fired up' Yankees dispatch Indians, move to semis

    The Yankees said they were fired up, and they proved it.

    The Yankees plated six runs in the bottom half of the second inning, including three on an error-filled inside-the-park home run from Dillon Harper, to take a 9-2 lead on the Indians, and never looked back.

    “We were more fired up today,” Harper said. “We’re ready to win a championship, but the main priority is to play my best and have fun.”

  • LITTLE LEAGUE: Mets offense awakens, plates 12 runs in win

    Two days after being no-hit by the Red Sox, the Mets’ bats exploded for 12 runs, scoring at least one run in each inning but one.

    The two-day break was all the Mets needed to regroup and gain their confidence at the plate. After a scoreless opening frame, the Mets used timely hitting and fielding to beat the Cubs 12-2 on Saturday at Davenport Field.

  • LITTLE LEAGUE: In the moment: Brown throws no-hitter, Red Sox win 9-0

    Jacob Brown was doing what his team has played by for the majority of the season. He was living in the moment.

    Brown, the Red Sox starting pitcher Thursday night against the Mets, had walked four batters and another reached on an error, but he hadn’t allowed a hit all game. It wasn’t until Brown threw his final pitch, a called strike giving him six strikeouts for the game, that he was told he just threw a no-hitter.

    “This is probably the best game I’ve pitched so far in my baseball career,” Brown said.

  • Kasey Stephens and Drew Gravitt engagement

    Randy and Pam Stephens, Randy and Dana Gravitt, and Gayle and Steve Clark, all of Lawrenceburg, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Kasey Stephens and Andrew “Drew” Gravitt.

    The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of Bobby and Clova Kincer of Lawrenceburg.

    She is a 2005 graduate of Anderson County High School and a 2010 graduate of Morehead State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in universal studies and an associate’s degree in applied science.

  • Cassandra Jett and Austin Coulter

    Jeff and Shannon Jett and Steve and Carmen Coulter, all of Lawrenceburg, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Cassandra Renee Jett and Austin Douglas Coulter.

    The bride-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Anderson County High School and is currently attending the University of Louisville.

    The groom-elect is a 2005 graduate of Anderson County High School and a 2010 graduate of Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

    He is currently employed by Ameritech Security and is pursuing an entrepreneurship in computer repair and graphic design.

  • Jessica Sutherland and Martin Young engagement

    Kim Sutherland and Troy and Benita Young, all of Lawrenceburg, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Jessica Dawn Sutherland and Martin Tyler Young.

    The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of J.R. and Mable Pinkston of Lawrenceburg.

    She is a 2005 graduate of Anderson County High School, a 2010 graduate of the University of Kentucky, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education, and is pursuing a Master of Science degree in occupational therapy at Eastern Kentucky University.

  • One for the ages

    “I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious.”

    --Vince Lombardi

    CARROLLTON -- L.W. Barnes browsed through the words of the Green Bay Packers' coaching giant a few hours before Anderson County took on Shelby County for the championship of the Eighth Region baseball tournament last Thursday night.

  • 'It just wasn't my day'

    LOUISVILLE – Even before he hit the high jump pit for the final time, Jordan Sloan knew his dream was not going to come true.

    Sloan, the top-seeded jumper in Kentucky going into the state Class 3A meet, could only grimace and try to analyze what went wrong as he went out at 6-04, two inches below his regional championship jump.

    “I really don't know what happened,” Sloan said. “I guess it just wasn't my day.”

  • Grant upsets Lady Bearcats in region semis

    CARROLLTON – The signs that Anderson County was in trouble in the Eighth Region softball tournament semifinals were there early. By the time the Lady Bearcats were doing something about it, it was too late.

    Grant County upset Anderson, 6-5, with an amazingly simple formula: Take advantage of the chances Anderson gave, then play near-flawlessly in the field last Wednesday night at Carroll County High School.

  • 'They thought they were going to die'

    A family of four was rescued from the Kentucky River on Thursday night after their boat got stuck on top of the dam at Lock 5.

    Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes said the event was one of the most nerve-racking he has witnessed.

    “It was a complicated rescue,” Barnes said.

    The Farley family was boating on the river, but was unfamiliar with that particular section, Barnes said.

    “[The father] was not familiar with that pool of the river and he didn’t realize there was a dam there,” Barnes said.