Today's News

  • 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


    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.

  • COLUMN: Longer days means early harvest close at hand

    Sunshine! I am so glad to see the sun and feel its warmth.

    Did it seem like a long winter to you? We now have over 13 hours of daylight and the spring vegetables are getting bigger by the day. As the weather improves, we won’t be the only ones getting out and about more.

    Start keeping a close eye on your crops for insect damage. Aphids, cabbage worms, slugs, snails and mites will start to look for food and your harvest is in their sights. A strong blast of water will usually knock them off. You can also use insecticidal soap spray to keep them from coming back.

  • COLUMN: Pass the Kleenex, the children are singing again

    You might consider me a bit of pansy or, at the very least, overly emotional because I usually get sappy and teary-eyed when I hear children sing.

    Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t start bawling when a random child bursts into a mediocre version of “I’m a Little Teapot” on television, but my eyes get a little misty when children put forth an effort and believe in themselves and what they’re singing.

  • THE SPORTS BUZZ for April 29: Bearcat baseball's first step to defending regional title comes with top seed

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    So, I take the mound with the bases loaded and nobody out. Enjoy.

    --John Herndon

    Anderson baseball going for a regular season district championship Thursday night

  • Cats show Holy Cross, Paintsville no mercy

    LOUISVILLE – Anderson County showed it can play some mean baseball in the Louisville Invitational Tournament, but the Bearcats left with a little taste of the “what might have been.”

    Anderson won a pair of games by the mercy rule but also felt its own generosity prevented a clean sweep in the extravaganza.

    The 40-team tournament does not crown a champion but brings many of the best teams from around Kentucky into Louisville for an intensive weekend of baseball.

    Anderson’s three games were played at Holy Cross High School.

  • 'Biggest win'

    VERSAILLES – Anderson County was finally at full strength Saturday.

    The results of the Woodford County Invitational track meet clearly showed what that means.

    After nearly a month of trips, spring break, injuries, a prom and just about anything else imaginable keeping the Bearcats from having everyone at a meet, they responded Saturday with a performance that fourth-year coach Travis Gay called “the biggest win since we have been here.”