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Today's News

  • THE SPORTS BUZZ for May 3: Basketball banquet a time to reflect, look ahead

    I had the chance to attend the Anderson County boys' basketball awards' banquet on Sunday afternoon. It was quite a celebration of the program's most successful year, in terms of the post-season, since 1997. We'll have the award winners in the May 6 Anderson News.

  • Brown, DeLong lead Bat Cats past Owen

    Jacob Brown tagged a three-run triple and Kyle DeLong pitched a masterful complete game as the Anderson County baseball team routed Owen County 9-1 on Friday night at the Anderson field. Anderson, now ranked 23rd in the state, improved to 14-8 and will play a double-header at West Jessamine on Saturday. The Bearcats play West Jessamine at 11 a.m., followed by a game with Somerset.

    The Anderson freshmen host a triple-header with Scott County and Franklin County on Saturday, followed by a junior varsity matchup with West Jessamine. First pitch is set for 10 a.m.

  • Bearcats, Lady Cats both ranked

    The Anderson County High School softball team is inching closer to a place in the state's Top 10 while the Bearcat baseball team has cracked the Top 25 for the first time this year. The Lady Bearcats are ranked 11th, while the Bearcats are now 23rd in the respective polls. Follow the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats at The Anderson News.

    Kentucky High School Softball Coaches Association poll

    Released April 29

  • Bearcats roll, Lady Cats fall

    There actually was some suspense in Anderson County's 25-0 win over visiting Eminence on the baseball field Thursday night.

    After exploding for ten runs in the bottom of the first, the Bearcats prayed the ominous clouds gathering from the west would hold off through five innings. While Anderson coach L.W. Barnes went to some extraordinary measures to keep the final score down, the threatening skies became the topic of conversation. The rain held off just long enough for Bearcats to record the victory by the “mercy rule.”

  • THE SPORTS BUZZ for April 30: Something is amiss in the college recruiting process

    I really like the way C.J. Penny has been taking his time on making his college choice. I haven't talked with him this week, so he might have decided by now, but he's not let me know.

    That's fine with me. Before the recent basketball season, I told C.J. I would not bother him about the recruiting process. It was my choice, not his.

    And I have to admit, watching one of the most likable kids you will ever meet lead his team to the Sweet 16 was a blast.

  • Lady Cats roll to Classic win

    The buzz word is no longer “rebuilding.” Anderson County softball has reloaded in 2009.

    The Lady Bearcats underscored that with wins over three ranked teams to win the championship of the Big Eight Classic on Friday and Saturday. The tournament was hosted by George Rogers Clark High School.

    “Our pitching was outstanding,” Anderson coach Brian Glass said. “(Courtney) Turpin only gave up one earned run in three games with 21 strikeouts.

  • Penny named to Kentucky All-Stars

    C.J. Penny’s high school basketball career is not quite over.

    The Anderson County High School senior learned last Wednesday that he had been selected to the Kentucky All-Star basketball team that will play Indiana in the annual two-game summer series. Penny was selected by Kentucky head coach Tony Hopper of Apollo High School and a committee of 18 coaches that attended the tryouts, held April 17-18 at Campbellsville University.

  • EDITORIAL: Enough is enough

    What’s it going to take for city and county lawmakers to wake up and smell the pit bull doo-doo?

    For the third time in as many weeks those sworn to protect and serve had to kill dogs in the line of duty, the third coming last Thursday when a pair of pits reportedly terrorized the community around David Drive.

    Unlike the first two instances, these pits launched their attack on two other dogs, killing a black lab and mauling another.

  • Community calendar 04/29 - 05/05

    Wednesday, April 29

    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.

  • COLUMN: A fitting tribute

    For most of my life, I had known Rick Crawford as that red-haired guy whose parents lived just a short piece down the road.

    He was an Anderson County sports fan. The guy that sometimes called me up on Saturday to talk about what happened when the Bearcats played the night before.

    I knew he had played on an undefeated football team at Georgetown College.

    And I knew that the Tigers might never be as good on the field as Alabama, or USC, but that didn’t matter to Rick. To him, the Tigers were better.