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Today's News

  • Anderson beats Sayre, falters twice

    Anderson County showed the ups and downs of a baseball season last week.

    The Bearcats won only one of three games, being shut out the last two, before a scheduled double header Saturday after press deadlines for this edition of The Anderson News.

    Last Monday, the Bearcats ripped Sayre, 8-2, as the Bearcats erupted for seven runs in the third inning.

    Junior Josh Brown went the distance to pick up the win.

  • Bearcats celebrate basketball season

    The Anderson County High School boys' basketball team celebrated the 2013-14 basketball season with the annual team awards banquet, held at the school on May 4.

    Head coach Glen Drury and his staff recognized all high school players during the ceremony.

  • Leave young wildlife alone at this time of year

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

     

    It is a demonstration of the best traits of the human race, but can end in error.

    At this time of year, people see young wildlife seemingly abandoned by their parents. Deer fawns left alone in a grassy field. Baby birds that fall from their nests, seemingly helpless in your backyard.

  • Dedication for memorial to fallen conservation officers set for May 17

    Officials will dedicate a memorial to Kentucky’s fallen conservation officers during a ceremony set for 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, according to a news release.

    The memorial is located on the campus of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources in Frankfort.

    The memorial, a project of the Kentucky Conservation Officers’ Association, honors the six Kentucky conservation officers killed in the line of duty since 1918, the release said.

  • Beast of the Bluegrass returns to Lawrenceburg

    The seventh annual Beast of the Bluegrass will be held on Saturday, May 17 at Eagle Lake Convention Center.

    The strong man and powerlifting competitions are expected to draw some of the top competitors from around the nation. “Last year, there were over 100 competitors from all across the country,” said Davey McCann, one of the organizers of the event. “Athletes competed in either strongman or power-lifting. Both contests were nationally-sanctioned and winners earn spots in national level competitons.”

  • Lady Bearcats pound Franklin in Top 20 matchup

    Anderson County showed how a softball team should pull out of a bit of a slump last Wednesday night.

    The Lady Bearcats pounded host Franklin County for seven runs in the fourth inning to post a 7-2 win. Anderson became the first Eighth Region team to reach 20 wins this year and the Lady Bearcats avenged an earlier 2-1 loss to Franklin in the Capital City Classic.

    This time, the Lady Bearcats, ranked 18th in the state, left no doubt this time with the fourth-inning uprising that doomed the 16th-ranked Flyers.

  • Sims, Yett jump to regional track titles

    LEXINGTON – Three Anderson County High School performers qualified for the state Class 3A state track and field meet in the Region 6 competition, held Saturday at a rain-soaked Henry Clay High School.

    Anderson jumpers Alorra Sims and Tyson Yett led the Anderson contingent, both finishing first in the triple jump. Yett also qualified for the state with a second-place finish in the high jump. Pole vaulter Tyger Gilkison also made it to the state with a second place finish.

  • TENNIS: Oldham star uses AP to pass regional test, defeat Wampler

    FRANKFORT – There could not have been a more fitting reason for a tennis match to be delayed.

    Anderson County's Hannah Wampler had to wait until after 7 p.m. – more than two hours after all other quarterfinal matches started – to get things underway against Oldham County's Aspen Jarrett last Tuesday. Jarrett was scheduled to take an Advanced Placement test and could not make it to Western Hills High School by normal 4:30 start.

  • Even without McKee and Cann, Lady Bearcats could return to Diddle

    The reality will probably hit Tony Kays sometime around October 15.

    That's when high school basketball teams can drop the “informal” and “conditioning” tags from their gatherings and get to work on the 2014-15 season.

  • Anderson County schools will lose four certified positions

    Budget issues and cutting four certified positions for the 2014-2015 school year were discussed at the Anderson County School Board meeting Monday of last week.

    Sheila Mitchell, Anderson County Schools superintendent, noted that the school district has cut about $2.7 million from the budget over the past 3 years by staff reductions, energy savings and a 5 percent reduction in all departments.

    Mitchell outlined several factors that have negatively impacted the budget, leading to staff reductions.

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