Today's News

  • Carlton honored for 100th win

    Anderson County Middle School baseball coach Graham Carlton received a commemorative bat and plaque from his team and assistant coaches after earning his 100th coaching victory Wednesday, May 2. The Mustangs defeated Bardstown 7-5 at Anderson County Community Park. Pictured, from left, are Nathan McGregor, Lane Marquardt, Josh Lindsey, Kyler Campbell, Andrew Mitchell, Evan Flora, Coach Carlton, Mason Hardin, Cade Cotton, John Paul Garmon, Conner Wells, Tanner Walker, Logan Stephens, Joe Dan Crawford, Mason Baker, Caleb Boyles, Garryn Wood, Daniel Whalen and Bryndon Labhart.

  • COLUMN: Oh mercy!

    In case you missed it, there will be a major change in high school basketball next year.

    A few weeks ago, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association announced it would begin using a form of the “mercy rule” by having a running clock after one team is ahead by 35 points or more in the second half.

    It was met with a lot of applause, usually for an emphasis on sportsmanship and not beating a team mercilessly.

    Here is one, though, that is not crazy about the rule. And I base my take on things based on experience.

  • SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Spencer slips past, Bullitt East bombs Lady Bearcats

    It was simply not a good week for Anderson County softball.

    Spencer County scored in the bottom of the eighth inning to defeat Anderson 8-7 last Wednesday night in Taylorsville. The following week, Bullitt East, ranked No. 24 in the state, pounded Anderson with a 10-0 mercy rule decision on the Anderson field.

    At Spencer, the Lady Bears scored five unearned runs to beat Anderson for the second time this year and the fourth straight time overall.

    “We played awful,” Anderson coach Brian Glass said.

  • Sports Briefs for May 9, 2012

    The annual Anderson County United Way Golf Classic will be held on Saturday, May 12 at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course. Tee time is 1 p.m.

    The tournament will use the scramble format with a cost of $240 per 4-person team or $60 per person, according to a news release.

  • COLLEGE: Warford named KIAC Player of the Year

    Prior to the start of the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Softball Tournament the league coaches voted Asbury senior centerfielder Mary Ann Warford Player of the Year. Warford, is a 2008 graduate of Anderson County High School.

    Another Anderson County grad, Asbury senior Miranda Drury, was also selected to the all-conference team. Three other Eagles, freshman Julie Jarboe, junior Maris Harreld and junior Kelsey Robinson were also selected to the all-conference team according to a news release.

  • BASEBALL: Bearcats' game with Collins postponed

    Anderson County's 30th District baseball game with Collins, scheduled for noon on Saturday at Anderson, has been postponed due to the wet grounds. The teams will now play on Monday afternoon, May 7, at 5:30 p.m.

    Check back for any updates on the schedule. More information will be posted as it is received.

  • Offense is worst defense

    We’ve perfected the art of being offended.
    We love perfecting the art of being offended.
    People stumble all over themselves — and their computer keys — to be the first to offer their shock, disgust and outrage.
    Pick a war, any war: the war on Christmas, the war on women, even the ridiculously hyped presidential election doggie wars.
    Pick a side, and get your fake rage on.  
    I suppose it’s how you can remind yourself of your own humanity, that at least you’re not as bad as that guy.

  • Too chicken to fight fires, but at least firefighters aren’t

    Sweat stinging my eyes and breathing super-heated air, I exited a burning house last Saturday morning with a long-held belief firmly intact: Firefighters are absolutely out of their ever-lovin’ minds.
    Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes invited me to a house burning that morning near the Four Roses Distillery, saying that I could get a taste of what it’s like to be inside of a burning building.

  • Tons of trash removed from Wildcat Road

    Fifteen tons.
    That’s how much trash was removed from the gravel stretch of Wildcat Road last Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
    County employees, volunteers and Magistrates Forrest Dale Stevens and David Ruggles spent days removing illegally dumped trash from an area regarded as one of Anderson County’s most scenic areas.
    Wayne Supply of Lexington donated the use of a trackhoe, a large machine capable of reaching part way down the steep bank and pulling out big items.

  • Drivers place in bus safety rodeo

    Clara Waldridge, Linda Curtsinger and Bill Curtsinger recently placed for Region Eight at the Bus Safety Rodeo at Spencer County Middle School on April 21.
    The Bus Safety Rodeo is an annual competition in which bus drivers across the state are tested in their driving safety skills used while transporting school children.
    Two drivers took second and third place in the conventional bus, and another driver took third place in the transit bus category, according to a news release.