Today's News

  • Second quarter blitz controls Shawnee

    Things were going just a little too fast for Anderson County last Thursday.

    The Bearcats had seen an early eight-point lead over Louisville Shawnee dwindle to 20-18 when Bearcat coach Glen Drury used a timeout to get his message across loud and clear: “Slow down.”

    “We didn’t want a track meet,” Drury said. “If we had gotten into an athletic game, we were gonna be beat. We had to be smart enough to control the plays that we are supposed to control.”

  • Quest for district top seed continues

    How Anderson County begins the boys’ post-season basketball journey all comes down to one game.

    Sort of.

    All Anderson County can do to help itself is win at Spencer County Tuesday, Jan. 26. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.

    The four 30th District teams still have to wait until Spencer visits Shelby County on Feb. 9 to know their seedings, but it is certain that Anderson cannot be the district’s top seed without a win at Spnecer County.

  • Surging Collins a test for Lady Bearcats

    Few probably saw the dominance that Anderson County’s girls’ basketball team has had over Collins since that school was formed out of Shelby County prior to the 2010-11 school year.

    The teams have played in many other sports with both schools winning their share of games. But that is not the case in girls’ hoops.

  • Bob Ware a special person

    Those who knew Bob Ware knew a man who was much more than just a former football player. He was the total person who loved God and served people.

    When he died on Feb. 25, 2013, his obituary said, “Bob’s strength of will, intellect and character inspired many people, and his fierce and unfailing devotion to family, friends, co-workers and community will be his legacy.”

  • Middle school wrestlers second at district

    The Anderson County Middle School wrestling team took second place in the district tournament, hosted by Woodford County Saturday. Woodford won the title with 231 points while Anderson came in with 215.5 points.

    Ten Anderson wrestlers qualified for the regional meet, to be held on Saturday, Jan. 23.

    Three Anderson wrestlers earned district championships. Chase Fink took the 130-pound title, Everet Marret finished first at 168 pounds and Ben Jennings came in first at 240 pounds.

  • Legends set start times for 2016 games; Fireworks to follow 14 home dates

    Start times have been set for all 70 Lexington Legends home games in 2016, the 16th season of Legends baseball.  Fireworks shows will follow 14 Legends games next season, and the schedule features day games on Wednesdays, including three Education Day games, according to a news release.

    The Legends will serve as hosts for the 2016 South Atlantic League All-Star game, which will be played at Whitaker Bank Ballpark on Tuesday, June 21.

  • God First registrations announced

    God First Sports announces basketball sign-ups are being held at Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church for the 2016 season.

    The league is open to boys and girls who were ages 3 through 10th grade before Oct. 1, 2015. The league is designed for children to learn about basketball, have fun and learn about Christ, according to a news release. Play is scheduled from March 12-April 23, with games not being held on April 9 due to Spring Break.

  • Mercer shuts down Lady Cats in second half

    By Allyson Moore, Student contributor

    Anderson County knew that Mercer County would be a formidable task last Tuesday. Anderson gave a good showing but 10th-ranked Mercer prevailed, 52-39, in a hard-fought contest.

  • Blaze flattens home on Wildcat Road

    Anderson County firefighters battled frigid temperatures for nearly four hours Monday night when a fire destroyed a home at 1471 Wildcat Road.

    Homeowner Christy Frankum was not home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported, according to Battalion Chief Chris Harrod.

    Harrod said the home was a total loss.

    The fire was called in around 10:30 p.m., and firefighters from all five stations battled for nearly four hours to put it out.

    No cause had been determined as of early Tuesday morning, said Harrod.

  • Man killed in Glensboro Road wreck

    One man is confirmed dead following what appears to be a single-vehicle wreck earlier this morning on Glensboro Road.

    The man’s identity has not been released. The wreck occurred just past Dry Dock Road. The vehicle appeared to be heading west on Glensboro Road when it went off the road, through a heavily wooded area and flipped just yards before Hammonds Creek.