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Today's News

  • Community calendar 05/13-05/19

    Wednesday, May 13

    Education

    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Story Time for Toddlers, Anderson Public Library. (No school, no program.)

    11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Story Time for Preschoolers, Anderson Public Library. (No school, no program.)

    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.

  • BASEBALL: Anderson juggernaut pummels Scott County

    Anderson County picked up where it left off Saturday, thrashing host Scott County 20-8 in a “mercy rule” contest called after five innings.

    “We punished the ball up and down the lineup,” said Anderson coach L.W. Barnes.

    Anderson leadoff hitter Jordan Alves set the tone, going 4-for-4 with a walk and scoring five runs. He also stole a base.

    Jacob Brown “crushed all three balls he hit, including the first-inning rocket over the left field fence, giving us an early 2-0 lead,” Barnes said. Brown had three RBI.

  • COLUMN: Fertilizing this week? Make sure you use right stuff

    Hey, it’s May. Have you seen all the wildflowers popping up all over the place? The blue phlox are my favorite. Everything seems to be coming alive these days and it sure makes me smile. You never know what a rough winter will take out.

    These multiple summer droughts and winter ice storms can take their toll on all plants. Plants flowering now are putting everything they’ve got into put on a show for us. The least we can do is help them along with a little food.

  • Russell’s bomb sinks Admirals

    It took nearly six innings, but Anderson County finally figured out Duran Elmore Thursday night.

    Locked in a duel with Anderson’s Kyle DeLong, the Danville left-hander used an unorthodox delivery – think Dontrelle Willis – to limit Anderson to one hit through the first five innings. But Jeremy Turpin cracked a one-out single, then two batters later, Jacob Russell drove an Elmore fastball over the left-field fence, giving Anderson the cushion it needed in a 4-1 win.

  • COLUMN: Hey, knuckleheads, this ordinance is for you

    Column as I see ’em …

    Well I certainly received my comeuppance in this week’s letters to the editor.

    Not that I’m complaining. As those who work with me will attest, there is nothing more enjoyable to me than letter writers taking me to task on my columns or editorials.

    Opinions are like, well, you know, and everyone has one, including me. While I certainly have a mighty big megaphone from which to shout each week, this page offers equal access to those who disagree.

  • 14 vie for Junior Miss

    One of the area’s most popular events returns to the Anderson County Middle School stage May 16 when 14 girls vie for the title of Anderson County Junior Miss.

    The event begins at 7 p.m.

    For pictures of all the contestants, see this week's issue of The Anderson News available on newsstands across the county.

    Subscribe online or call 502-839-6906,

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Bearcats keep rolling, beat No. 7 Manual

    Anderson County, ranked 11th statewide, managed just four hits, including Tiffany Davenport's home run, but managed to defeat No. 7 DuPont Manual 3-1 in fast-pitch softball action Tuesday night at Anderson.

    Davenport's fourth-inning shot to left center gave the Lady Bearcats some breathing room and was the decisive blow as the Lady Bearcats improved to 21-5 and recorded their 18th win in 19 games.

    Pitcher Courtney Turpin gave up just three hits and issued no walks. She struck out six.

  • Letters to the Editor - 05.06

    Editor Carlson needs dog training

    To the editor:

    I am writing you in regards to your recent columns and editorials pertaining to pit bulls.

    You seem to only want to hear one side of the story.

    I believe one description you used was “slobbering, blood-eyed monster chained up next door.” I am personally disgusted to read such articles. I am hopeful that this letter will help clarify some things about pit bulls and also help educate others.

  • 'Fast kids' send Lady Bearcats past Henry Clay

    The “Fast Kids” were blazing for Anderson County on Wednesday night.

    Chelsea Bright singled, driving in Lauren Brown with one out in the ninth inning to give Anderson a 2-1 win over Henry Clay in the final home softball game of the season.

    Brown had reached on a single and advanced to second base on a wild pitch. She easily scored on Bright's single to give Anderson its 20th win in 21 games.

  • Column: Did you see those scores?

    When I sent a Twitter message out Saturday saying that Anderson County baseball had defeated Bell County 32-2, I was wrong.

    Surely, Anderson could not beat Bell, a team that is touted as a 13th Region contender, by more runs than most teams score in a week, some in a month.

    So I was wrong. It wasn’t 32-2.

    It was worse. Since I was unable to attend that game at Woodford County, a parent text messaged the score in good faith.