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Today's News

  • Walk-off home run in extra innings gives Shelby district crown

    Had the TV cameras been rolling, it would have been an instant classic.

    Instead, the 30th District championship game will just live on in the memory of one of Kentucky's best high school sports rivalries.

    John Hunter sent a Steven Watts breaking pitch well over the left field fence in the bottom of the eighth inning giving Shelby County a 5-3 win over host Anderson County to claim the 30th district baseball title.

  • LITTLE LEAGUE: Legend has 'that swagger'

    Dusty Puckett grabs his silver batting helmet and picks up a bat to get his arms loose. He’s about to head to the plate to try and give the Cubs a few more runs as they look to get a win. As he walks to the plate, head up, looking straight forward, confidence beaming out of him, everyone around him stops what they’re doing to watch.

    Puckett, a 5-foot-10, 13-year-old, is the definition of cool, calm and collected. He spits in the dirt and rubs it in with his foot and takes three steps toward the plate to get in his stance.

  • The Russell Express lifts Bearcats in district opener

    There really was reason to worry Monday night, but not if Jacob Russell was on.

    Suffice it to say that Russell was “on” with a pitching performance as dominant as any in recent Anderson County baseball history.

    That is about the only way one can describe the right-hander's performance as  the Bearcats defeated Spencer County 10-1 in the semifinals of the 30th District Tournament at Anderson County High School.

    Russell struck out 16. He gave up only four hits. Spencer's only run was unearned.

  • National archery shoot coming to Lawrenceburg

    Ever wonder what it would be like to level a sight pin on a rhinoceros? How about a velociraptor?

    Archers can take aim at these and dozens of other exotic creatures May 29-30 when Rinehart Archery makes Lawrenceburg the latest stop on its nationwide archery tournament.

    The event will be hosted by the Anderson County Sportsman’s Club, located just off Old Joe Road near the Bluegrass Parkway.

    The shoot is open to all, and will include $3,000 worth of door prizes each day, organizers said.

  • LITTLE LEAGUE: Roundup

    Tuesday, May 18

    Cubs 7 — 3 Mets

    The Cubs got a dominating performance from pitcher Dusty Puckett in earning a 7-3 upset win over the Mets.

    Puckett pitched 5.1 innings and struck out 15 batters. After allowing two runs in the first inning, Puckett didn’t allow another run. Zach Miller came in for relief work to get the final two outs of the game, allowing one run and striking out one batter. The Cubs earned strikeouts for 16 of the 18 outs in the game.

  • COLUMN: Need an attitude adjustment?

    Startled, I woke up in the middle of the night between Sunday and Monday. I’m not sure what I had been dreaming about, but in a sleepy haze I awoke thinking about two things: this week’s column and coping strategies.

    More specifically, I was painfully aware that I still needed to write a column, and my dream must have been about dealing with something gone wrong, because the first few thoughts on my mind were how people deal with situations differently — how we all use different coping strategies.

  • Letters to the editor - 5.19

    Burke needs to develop own script

    To the editor:

    My comments are directed toward Joan Burke’s guest column regarding the attacks by Christians on Facebook and what she calls the ranting by the Tea Movement.

    Not sure where she has been on some of this because it appears she does not see or hear the same things many of us do. But on this part I would definitely agree with her, that no one should wish the president dead.

  • The Total Package

    If you want to know what makes Courtney Turpin one of Kentucky's best softball players, don't look at her listing on the roster.

    At first glance, the Anderson County pitcher does not conjure up images of Jennie Finch, who, at 6-foot-1, is about five inches taller than Turpin.

    Look closer when Turpin takes the pitching circle. Check out the determination as she winds up to unleash one of those 60-plus mile per hour heaters. Take a look at the glare when someone gets a hit, as if she is taking it as a personal affront.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Robert Overstreet heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings April 8.

    Tiffany W. Lyens, arraignment, harassing communication -- continued to April 15.

    Hoy K. Richardson, arraignment, possession of marijuana -- pleaded guilty, sentenced to 30 days (conditionally discharged for two years), $100 to Anderson County Drug Intervention Fund, $100; use/possession of drug paraphernalia -- pleaded guilty, $243, continued to July 1.

  • Former youth minister in court June 9

    The former youth minister accused of raping, sodomizing and sexually abusing at least two children in 1992 is scheduled to appear in court June 9 for a settlement conference.

    During a pre-trial conference Monday morning for Gordon Lunceford, 46, of Richmond in Anderson Circuit Court, his attorney requested that the June 9 date be in Shelby Circuit Court, followed by a status conference June 22 in Anderson Circuit Court.

    Judge Charles Hickman agreed.