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Today's News

  • Russell 50th anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. “Dickie” Russell will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception on June 4, 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Graefenburg Baptist Church in Waddy.

    The couple was married June 3, 1960 by the Rev. Gilbert Shely, the bride’s uncle, at the bride’s home in Graefenburg.

    Betty Russell, the former Betty Sue Cogswell, is a daughter of the late James and Oneta Cogswell.

    She is retired from the Administrative Office of the Courts in Frankfort.

  • LITTLE LEAGUE: Red Sox bend don’t break, come out with 9-3 win

    When a pitch gets hammered for a home run, when a fly ball drops harmlessly to the ground when it should have been caught, or a batter strikes out, Red Sox manager Scott Brown wants his team to forget about it and live in the moment instead of dwelling on the mistake.

    On Friday evening, the Red Sox did just that and left MainSource Field with a 9-3 win over the Rockies. They also stand near the top of the standings with only one week remaining in the regular season.

  • Turner-Carlton engagement

    Randel Turner of Harrodsburg, Sandra Griffin of Nicholasville, Jerry Carlton and Cheri Carlton, both of Lawrenceburg, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Miranda Elizabeth Turner and Graham Brown Carlton.

    The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of Shirley and Louise Turner of Harrodsburg, the late George Stamper Sr. and the late Millie Swango.

    She is a 2005 graduate of Mercer County High School and a 2009 graduate of Murray State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice.

  • LITTLE LEAGUE: Roundup

    Tuesday, May 25

    Red Sox 4 — Cubs 9

    Paced by a strong opening three innings, the Cubs defeated the Red Sox by a count of 9-4. Puckett belted out his 10th home run of the season, and four Cubs pitchers combined for nine strikeouts.

    The Cubs scored three runs in the opening frame, followed by another two in the second to take a 5-0 lead heading into the top-half of the third.

  • Funnel clouds spotted over Anderson County

    At least two funnel clouds were spotted Friday night in Anderson County, but none reportedly touched down.

    Deputy Emergency Management Director Mike Barnes said one of the clouds was spotted in Alton around 7:30 p.m.

    “I was in Alton and saw that one myself,” Barnes said. “It was rotating pretty severely but never touched down.”

    The storm cell over Alton produced at least two funnel clouds, Barnes said.

  • So much more than curls

    Shawn Tucker loves horses so much she was willing to suffer for them — but thanks to a special breed, she doesn’t have to.

    Throughout college, Tucker made it a point to take one “fun” class each semester. At least one of those classes was an equitation class.

    Despite her love for riding, there was one thing she couldn’t avoid: her allergic reactions to horses were as strong as her love for them.

    Several years after college, while home-schooling her son, Trevor, Shawn and her husband, Louis, were ready to invest in horses.

  • COLUMN:Drury looking to revive local, regional interest in All-Star game

    The Kentucky-Indiana high school all-star basketball game has long been billed as something unique to states that claim hoops as part of the birthright.

    But the game has lost its luster in recent years, especially marked by declining attendance on both sides of the Ohio River. In an era marked by glitzy dunk contests and all-star games that are little more than glorified street ball games, the Kentucky-Indiana series has long billed itself as real basketball teams playing for state pride.

  • Bearcats survive Simon Kenton

    CARROLLTON – When a team gets into post-season tournaments, surviving and advancing is all that matters.

    To say Anderson County survived in the Eighth Region baseball tournament on Monday is the understatement.

    The Bearcats pulled out an 11-10 win over Simon Kenton to advance to the semi-finals tonight, Wednesday, June 2, taking on Oldham County. The tournament is being played at Carroll County High School.

  • Searcy's slam slays Dragons

    CARROLLTON – Hannah Searcy's no-doubter erased all doubts about the Anderson County Lady Bearcats on Monday afternoon.

    Searcy's grand slam in the bottom of the third powered the Lady Bearcats to a 10-2 win over South Oldham in the opening round of the Eighth Region softball tournament at Carroll County High School.

    Anderson, the team that, on paper would have to be considered a slight regional favorite, moves on to play Grant County in the regional semifinals tonight, Wedndesday, June 2 at Carroll County.

  • Service to honor fallen heroes

    The American Legion Post 34, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 and the Department of Kentucky will host a memorial service in remembrance of fallen heroes. Troops at home and abroad that are still protecting and insuring our freedom will also be honored.

    The ceremony will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 30 at 725 W. Broadway.