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Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: Dead tree journalists aren't dead just yet

    Syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker opined recently that at least some of the blame for the decline of newspapers rests at the feet of right-wing pundits who have spent the past couple of decades pummeling them as left-wing rags.

    She makes a fairly compelling argument. From Limbaugh to Hannity to Savage, the radio heads bash and bash and bash some more the nation’s dead tree journalists for their biased reporting which indeed often veers left of center.

  • Lady Cat tennis has high hopes

    There is optimism for this year’s Anderson County girls’ tennis program.

    It is a cautious optimism but the Lady Bearcats feel they could make fans turn their heads when Anderson County is mentioned.

    “I expect a winning season again this year and I expect to see the team’s performance improve as the season progresses and our new players get more playing time,” says Lady Cat coach Catina Sims.

  • Turner sub vetted like any other hire

    Hiring personnel is not something the Anderson County school district takes lightly, said Assistant Superintendent Larry Basham.

    Whether it’s a full-time teacher, substitute teacher, substitute custodian or substitute secretary, hiring of personnel is taken seriously, Basham said.

    “We take it seriously when we add anybody to any list,” he said.

    “But as with any school system, every once in a while you make a mistake. And when you make a mistake, you try to correct it.”

  • Making some noise

    It is one of the best kept secrets around, but the Anderson County boys’ tennis team is pretty good.

    And it has its sights set on getting better.

    While the Bearcats are not considered to be a contender for team regional honors – Oldham County, South Oldham and North Oldham and Franklin County figure to be at the head of that class – the Bearcats could make some major noise and have some legitimate threats for individual state tournament berths.

  • COLUMN: How much did Billy G miss Mr. Wildcat?

    When Kentucky was losing the games it had no business losing this year, I wondered what Bill Keightley would have thought.

    Maybe after VMI, it would have been a reminder that it was only November and March is when it counts.

    After Ole Miss, probably a reminder that 11 years earlier, Tubby Smith had lost to Ole Miss – in Lexington at that – but had gone on to win a national championship.

  • Lady Bearcats take early lead in district softball race

    Courtney Turpin's second-inning grand slam was all the offense that Anderson County would need as the Lady Bearcats defeated visiting Shelby County, 6-1, on Thursday evening.

    With the bases loaded, the count at 3-2 and two out, Turpin drove Haleigh LeCompte's offering over the left field fence powering Anderson to the early lead in the 30th District seeding race. “It was a good pitch,” Turpin  said. “She came inside and I had to get my hands out in front.”

  • Expecting to succeed

    Travis Gay knows how most people perceive track and field.

    “I read a survey last year that said that 30 percent of track athletes come out to keep in shape for another sport,” the Anderson County track coach says. “Thirty percent come out because they have been cut from another sport.”

    Gay, who played football and basketball at Floyd Central High School near New Albany, Ind., then went on to become an all-conference tackle at Campbellsville University, could only smile at the irony.

  • Baseball, softball sweep Nelson

    The Anderson County High School baseball an softball teams completed a bit of a sweep Tuesday afternoon against visiting Nelson County.

    The Bearcat baseball team pounded the ball throughout the lineup as it pummeled Nelson, 10-0. Jordan Alves led the Anderson attack with three hits, including his first career home run. Left-handers Kyle DeLong and Daniel Goodlett combined for a 4-hit shutout.

  • Prosecutor says church musicians likely headed to trial

    By Ben Carlson

    General Manager

    The church keyboardists indicted on multiple felonies earlier this year for allegedly obtaining a fake commercial drivers license appear to be on their way to trial.

    Lance Roe, 28, and Michael Sivils, 45, were back in Franklin County Circuit Court last Friday for a pre-trail hearing.

    Commonwealth’s Attorney Larry Cleveland, who is prosecuting the case, said neither side was able to reach an agreement for the disposition of the case.

  • Cats favored to repeat regional championship

    No one could have blamed L.W. Barnes if he had scheduled Senior Night for Opening Day.

    A year ago, Anderson County got hot at the right time to make the state tournament for the third time in nine seasons. The turning point was the night Anderson said good-bye to its senior class.