Today's Sports

  • Sports Briefs for July 23, 2014

    The Anderson News wants your sports news

    The Anderson News wants your sports news, no matter what the sport.

    While the the Bearcats of Anderson County High School enjoy community support that is widely known, Lawrenceburg is more than a high school sports town.

    But we need your help. The many youth teams and local happenings are far more than The Anderson News' one-man sports department could hope to know, but we welcome your submissions.

  • Volleyball campers
  • Taking fewer chances for diamond...

    Scary could not do justice to describing that video of Aroldis Chapman falling to the pitcher's mound.

    The Cincinnati Reds' relief pitcher had just taken a line drive off the bat of the Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez during a spring training game in March. Chapman had thrown one of his 100-mph fastballs. Perez connected and the ball hit Chapman in the face. The following day, he had surgery to put a titanium plate in, to repair his shattered eye-socket.

  • Future stars shine at Lady Cat...
  • Former Bearcat foe looking for...

    I had driven through the backroads to meet up with J.D. Shelburne.

    He'd done the same to catch up with a writer he knew little about.

    But that wasn't really that unusual. I'm a sports writer who's just as comfortable talking about cattle as baseball. Shelburne could fill the nets from 3-point land at Spencer County High School but is now working his way up the ladder in Nashville.

  • Shelburne says Anderson County...

    Long before J.D. Shelburne had become almost a household name in Kentucky music circles, he made an unforgettable stop in Lawrenceburg.

    “I headlined the Burgoo Festival in 2008,” he says with a laugh.. “I played on a stage that was really a wagon. Every time we moved, it seemed like the stage moved too.

  • Shelburne to host softball game...

    J.D. Shelburne, whose second CD is due out Aug. 23, is scheduled to play Fourth Street Live in Louisville on Friday, Aug. 1. “The last three years, I have opened for a Kentucky Derby show on Fourth Street Live,” he says. “They called and I had another commitment but I changed it to be able to make it work.

  • KDFWR completes drawing for elk...

    From staff reports

    Those drawn for a 2014 Kentucky elk hunt can now go online to www.fw.ky.gov to see their assigned hunting area, according to a news release

    Kentucky’s popular quota elk hunts are carried out in two stages: initial selection then a second random drawing to determine the hunting area.

  • Future Lady Bearcats
  • Young Mudcats fall short in...

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats' 14-and-under baseball team lost all three games in its own tournament, held Saturday and Sunday at Anderson County High School.

    “We were 0-3, but we played well,” said Mudcats' coach Chris Copenhaver.

    The Mudcats dropped a 5-2 decision in extra innings to the Collins freshman team on Saturday, then fell to the West Jessamine freshman team, 7-6. On Sunday, the Mudcats dropped another decision to the Collins frosh, losing this time, 8-5, in extra innings.