Today's News

  • Why not?

    Sitting at the 50-yard line – and the 20 and the 10 and the goal line all in the comfort of the Herndon abode – thanks to this wonderful new thing called the “SEC Network,” I could not help but think back to a certain interview I conducted about 10 years ago.

    Commonwealth Stadium had been in a “black out” with students wearing T-shirts with the question, “Why nAot?”

  • Old-school drill leads to old-school win

    It was a simple old-school drill that Anderson County football coach Mark Peach put his team through last week.

    It’s called the gauntlet.

    “We ran that every day,” Bearcat senior Brayden Russell said.

    As the name suggests, the drill consists of ball carriers having to go between two lines of players or coaches trying to knock the ball away or cause a fumble.

    It’s a drill that is almost as old as the game itself, but it worked as Anderson rolled to a 35-7 win over visiting Woodford County Friday night.

  • Foes today, friends always

    LEXINGTON – They’d been teammates on some of the best girls’ soccer teams to play for Anderson County High School.

    At Anderson, they won 61 matches and lost only 25. Five times, they played to ties.

    And in all likelihood, Abby Prater and Elizabeth Mason were on the field together for one final time last Wednesday. Unlike the past, though, they were on opposite sides as Centre College defeated host Transylvania, 3-0.

  • No state repeat for Anderson golfers

    NICHOLASVILLE – It simply was not supposed to end this way for an Anderson County boys’ golf team that had shown so much ability and potential through the 2014 season.

    But the reality was there last Tuesday as the Bearcats, one of the favorites, finished tied for seventh place in the Region 4 high school tournament, held at Connemara Golf Course.

  • Anderson youth hunt teaches safety, preserves heritage

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Were someone to look up the definition of the perfect example of a youth hunter, the photo they’d see would likely be one of sisters Quetzal and Rio Velasco.

  • Muskellunge fishing heats up in fall

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The angler’s whoop traveled fast and loud over the water from the back of Buck Creek on Cave Run Lake.

    Bringing a trophy muskellunge to the boat after a spirited fight uncorks raw emotions and provides a unique sense of satisfaction. In this instance, the 45-inch torpedo of a fish was a new personal best and the fourth muskellunge the angler had caught on this Friday in mid-September.

  • Nice Buck
  • Revamped West Jessamine next up for Cats

    Football coaches like to speak in cliches, especially in a week when their teams are heavily favored.

    And saying the Bearcats will be heavily favored Friday night is sort of like saying Usain Bolt would be the pick in a 100-meter dash against just about anyone else in the world.

    Weeks such at this give rise to sayings like, “You play the games on the field, not on paper,” or “Anyone can beat anyone on a given night,” or “We have to take one game at a time.”


    Kentucky 45, South Carolina 38

    The Wildcats got their first big win of the Mark Stoops era, twice rallying from 14 points down to shock South Carolina, 45-38, Saturday night in Lexington. Bud Dupree hauled in a batted pass and returned it 6 yards for the winning touchdown with 2:29 to play.

    Anderson County High School graduate Ross Cox, who grew up a Wildcat fan and says he stormed the field several times after big wins, got to live the experience as a player. Cox is a walk-on tight end for the Wildcats.

  • Truck tug Saturday at Legion Park

    The Anderson County Truck Tuggers will be presenting their only Truck Tug-of-War on Saturday, Oct. 11 at the American Legion Fairgrounds.

    The championship event will feature the following classes: 4,300-pound 4-wheel drive, 5,500-pound 2-wheel drive, 6,000-pound 4-wheel drive and stock classes for gas and diesel. Tugging begins at 7 p.m.

    Admission is $10 per person 10-and-over, $5 for ages 4-9 and under 4 are admitted free.