Today's News

  • Scares made middle school coach, soccer parent aware of concussion dangers

    Daniel Rogers has made it a point to know about the dangers of head injuries in sports.

    He's had experience dealing with them both as a soccer parent and as coach of the girls' soccer team at Anderson County Middle School. That is why Rogers contacted The Anderson News last week following a three-part series dealing with the danger of head injuries in sports at all levels.

  • Volleyball team has strong showing in Blue Grass Games

    The Anderson County High School volleyball team showed some promise during the Blue Grass State Games, splitting six matches against good competition in Lexington over the weekend.

    The team defeated Ballard 23-21, 21-19, to open the tournament on Friday, then beat  Rowan County 21-9, 8-21,15-10 in the second match later that night. “Our team displayed tremendous focus and discipline on the court,” Anderson coach Courtney DeLong said in a news release.

  • Little Leaguers go down in state semis

    PRESTONSBURG – Baseball has changed over the years, but the oldest constant in the game remains.

    Good pitching will beat good hitting.

    Ask a major league manager or a high school coach. Ask Brian Franklin. He'll tell you the same after the Anderson County All-Stars were eliminated in their quest for a berth in the Little League World Series last Thursday.

  • Sports Briefs for Aug. 1, 2012

    Riley wins two on Pepsi tour

    Anderson County High School junior Kaitlyn Riley recently won two more events on the Pepsi Junior Golf Tour, sponsored by the Kentucky Golf Association.

    Riley won at The Bull in Richmond, shooting a 71 over 18 holes, then winning at Tates Creek in Lexington, firing a 78. She was second in the Tournament of Champions, held at Henry County Country Club last week, finishing with a 150, three strokes behind the winner, Rachel Carter of Scottsville.

  • Youth baseball and softball superlatives
  • COLUMN: Long road trip becomes unlikely classroom

    I will admit I wasn't looking forward to driving to Prestonsburg last Thursday night.

    The state Little League baseball tournament was being held in that eastern Kentucky city, about 160 miles away. As far as I can remember, it would be the longest trip I have ever taken to cover a sporting event involving a team from Anderson County.

  • Tornado warning over; more heavy weather expected

    Tornado sirens wailed across Anderson County early Thursday evening after the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for the southern portion of the county.

    Although the warnings had expired, Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes said he expects more severe weather later Thursday evening, likely between 9 and 10 p.m.

    Barnes said he had not received any reports of damages as of 7 p.m.

  • Little Leaguers advance to state semi-finals

    The Anderson County Little League All-Stars defeated Fleming-Neon, 12-7, Wednesday night to advance to the semi-finals of the state Little League tournament, being held at Stone Crest Field in Prestonsburg.

    Anderson will take on Warren County in one semi-final game Thursday night, July 26, at 6 p.m. Marion County will be playing Russell-Flatwoods in the other semi-final game at 8 p.m.

    The state championship game is set for Friday night, July 27. The winner of that game will advance to the Great Lakes Region tournament.

  • Church briefs: Alton Baptist welcomes new worship leader

    Kris Grimes has accepted the position of worship leader, Alton Baptist Church announced.
    Grimes has extensive experience in Christian ministry and church work, the announcement said.
    He previously served Alton as minister of youth, a role he began while still a student at Centre College in Danville and in which he continued for five years.
    He also was instrumental in helping plant the Centershot archery ministry in churches all across the country.

  • Engagement: Speirs-Harris

    Lyle and Kathy Speirs of Spokane, Wash., announce the engagement of their daughter, Danielle Kay Speirs of Lawrenceburg to Cameron Jacob Harris of Lawrenceburg, son of Kevin and Libby Harris of Lawrenceburg.
    The bride’s grandparent is Kay Malberg of Cheney, Wash.
    The groom’s grandparents are Shelby and Loretta Newtow and Lora Mattingly of McQuady, Royce and Kay Harris of Russell Springs, and G.C. and Norine Johnson, Jamestown.