Today's News

  • 50 years of blessings

    The Briscoes and the Harleys share more than just the same wedding anniversary.
    They’ve shared the same street, the same church home and the same fond memories in a friendship spanning more than 40 years.
    Now they’ll share the blessings of both their friendship and their marriages in a joint celebration of their 50th wedding anniversaries.
    Davis and Mary Jane Cox Briscoe married Dec. 2, 1961, as did Roy and Velena Gash Harley.
    Velena remembers short-sleeves and a usually warm 75-degree December day.

  • Birdwhistell honored for faith, service

    To many who knew Julian Birdwhistell, he was the greatest of men.
    In honoring the former county clerk’s memory, those who knew him remembered his faith, his service and his legacy as an esteemed member of Anderson County.
    Birdwhistell died last Monday morning. He was 88.
    During his services at Sand Spring Baptist Church, he was honored, eulogized and remembered as one of Anderson County’s finest and most beloved citizens before being laid to rest in the church cemetery.

  • Tears, cheers when soldier surprises folks at ‘Madness’

    The Anderson County High School gym has erupted over big 3-pointers, slam dunks and heart-stopping wins for decades.
    But none came close to the drama that played itself out last Saturday night during the annual Cat Madness program.
    Joe and Kathy Campbell were brought to the gym floor during the event, allegedly to speak with their son, Joseph, via an internet program from where he was serving his second tour of duty in Iraq.

  • Black Friday? Nope, Red Friday

    Black Friday? I don’t think so.

    How about Red Friday?

    Anderson County Bearcat Red, that is.

    And forget about Occupying Wall Street or any other place other than Warford Stadium on Friday night, 7:30. There is still some high school football to be played in Lawrenceburg.
    The Bearcats will be hosting Southwestern, from Pulaski County, the state Class 5A semi-finals.
    Read that again. The Bearcats are just one win away from the state championship game.

  • Kickoff, ticket prices set for state semi-final

    Anderson County football will host the state Class 5A semifinal game against Pulaski Southwestern on Friday, Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m. All tickets will be $7 at the gate, according to Anderson athletic director Rick Sallee.

    No passes will be accepted for the state semi-final.
    The winner of that game will play the Bowling Green-John Hardin winner for the state Class 5A championship on Saturday, Dec. 3 at L.T. Smith Stadium on the campus of Western Kentucky University.  Kickoff for that game is set for 8 p.m., Eastern time.

  • Bearcats to tackle Southwestern in state semifinals

    It is hard to imagine a team with an interim head coach making the semifinals of the state football playoffs.

    Meet Southwestern, the team that will be trying to end Anderson County’s season on Friday night.

    A solid program since the school was formed out of Pulaski County High School 19 years ago, Southwestern has flourished after Andy Stephens took over when Dale Anderson, the only coach the school had ever had, stepped down during the season.

  • Sprague had own cheering section

    HEBRON – Anderson County receiver Matt Sprague could not have picked a better time to grab his first touchdown of the year.

    The senior leaped to pull down Seth Carmichael’s pass in the Conner end zone with 43.6 seconds left tie the regional championship  game. Classmate Bill Rose nailed the extra point for the regional crown.

    Not only did Sprague get mobbed by his teammates after the catch, he had his own personal cheering section at Conner, which is located in the Greater Cincinnati area in Boone County.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Top 10 ranking on line in opener

    The Anderson County girls’ basketball team embarks on its own journey pointing toward Bowling Green nest week. The Lady Bearcats start their trek in earnest when they host Lafayette on Tuesday, Nov. 29 in the season opener for both teams.

    It figures to be a difficult opener for the Lady Bearcats, who were ranked eighth in the state in the Courier-Journal pre-season coaches poll released last seek. Anderson was also ranked at the top of the Eighth Region by the coaches.

  • COLUMN: Something else for the shadow box

    Before she left the football field at Conner High School last Friday night, Bridget Wells had to add a little to her memorabilia collection.

    An assistant principal at Anderson County, Wells stepped away from the large gathering of football family members, friends and well-wishers then reached into the same end zone where the Bearcats had scored the winning touchdown in the regional championship game a few minutes before.

    She simply grabbed a few blades of grass.

    White grass, at that.

  • Brown signs with Jacksonville State

    Anderson County High School basketball player senior Sydney Brown signed with Jacksonville State University of the Ohio Valley Conference during the early signing period.

    A 6-foot-1 center, Brown is a three-year starter for Anderson County. She actually started playing varsity basketball as an eighth-grader and her teams have made it at least to the Eighth Region championship game every season.