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Today's News

  • BOYS' TENNIS: Bearcats hope secret is out at regionals

    Anderson County might just be the best-kept secret in Eighth Region boys' tennis.

    No, the Bearcats are not expected to be one of the teams that advances to the state tournament next week. Nor are they expected to have any individual qualifiers in what is arguably Kentucky's toughest region outside the Louisville, Lexington and northern Kentucky areas.

    But that does not mean Anderson can't make some noise. And with a little bit of luck, Anderson could have a chance to have its first state qualifier in five years.

    But it will be tough.

  • Search begins for new high school principal

    With Anderson County High School Principal Ray Woodyard’s announcement that he will retire at the end of the current school year, the school’s site based council is beginning its search for a new leader.

    The council met Monday afternoon and spoke with Superintendent Kim Shaw about the search process.

  • Officials: Kentucky River is still rising

    UPDATED 9:45 A.M. TUESDAY — As of 7:30 a.m., the Kentucky River at the Tyrone pool was at 44 feet and still rising, emergency management officials said.

    "We're expecting another 8 to 12 inches, before it crests this afternoon," said Bart Powell, emergency management director.

    Powell said he wanted to remind citizens that these are scientific projections, but these numbers are not absolute.

    Emergency management personnel are aware of current issues and are taking care of those issues as they come in, Powell said.

  • BASEBALL: Anderson baseball rebounds at LaRue

    Anderson County baseball, 2010 style, might be a lot like the weather in Kentucky. If you don't like what you see, just give it a few minutes.

    The Bearcats did not have a turnaround quite that dramatic but two days after being no-hit and committing seven errors at West Jessamine, Anderson rolled to wins over host LaRue County and sixth-ranked Apollo in the Nall's Specialized Hauling Baseball Classic at Hodgenville.

  • Spencer spoils Lady Cat party

    Spencer County's celebration might have been the wildest ever for a regular-season softball game at Anderson County.

    The unheralded Lady Bears pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the high school softball season Thursday night when they shut down Anderson 1-0 in a 30th District tournament game.

    It was an unexpected finish to an unusual double-header.

    Anderson had defeated 16th-ranked Western Hills, 3-2, in the opener when Courtney Turpin drilled a two-out, walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning.

  • GIRLS TENNIS: 'Great team' looks for great week at regional tournament

    Before the tennis season started in late March, Anderson County coach Catina Sims declared that she had a “great team.”

    While the Lady Bearcats have had one of the most successful seasons in Anderson history, just how great the season will be, on paper at least, will be determined beginning Monday in the Eighth Region Tournament in Frankfort.

    Monday's matches will be played at Western Hills High School. The remaining rounds will move across town to Franklin County High School.

  • Tyrone swamped

    While his son attempted to catch fish Monday morning near the basketball goal in what used to be his back yard, Russell Toomey and scores of other Tyrone residents scrambled to save what they could of their belongings before the Kentucky River flooded their homes.

    A day earlier in Lawrenceburg, residents along East Broadway were forced yet again to get their belongings out of the way of rising water due to a tiny drain that couldn’t come close to getting rid of it.

  • Man walks away after being hit by train

    An unidentified man was struck by a train early Thursday morning, but mysteriously walked away before police could arrive at the scene.

    The somewhat bizarre scene occurred around 12:30 that morning on the tracks near General Cable.

    The man was walking on the tracks when the engineer of an approaching train saw him and slowed to around 10 mph, according to a report obtained from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Lady Bearcats take Woodford softball tournament

    The Anderson County softball team got just what it needed after a district loss to Spencer County. The Lady Bearcats rolled through the Woodford County Invitational Tournament, defeating Harrison County, 7-4, in the final. The Lady Bearcat bats were smoking for most of the tournament, scoring 24 runs in the last three games.

  • COLUMN: Calvin is The Man!

    Ten years from now, my idea of a super saver might be one of those little loyalty thingamajigs you put on your key chain.

    Or, maybe it will be a car that will make the Smart Car look really dumb.

    But as far as a horse?  Let's just say that unless Super Saver takes the Preakness and Belmont, chances are that he'll be like Cannonade, Sunny's Halo and Summer Squall to many of us. We'll remember the name when prompted, maybe even rattle off a few facts about how the horse won the Kentucky Derby.