Today's News

  • Top Stories of 2014 No. 8 ‘Dairy Grinch’ captured after skipping town in 2011

    From staff reports

    Former employees of the defunct Dairy Cheer restaurant got an early Christmas present this year when the woman they claim stiffed them out of thousands of dollars in pay three years earlier was finally behind bars.

    Dubbed “Dairy Grinch” by employees furious that she closed the restaurant and skipped town without paying them, Lou Compton, 68, was arrested in late October in Detroit after Det. Bryan Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office used social media to track her down.

  • Top Stories of 2014 No. 9: Fire Chief Barnes hangs up his ax after 10 years at helm

    From staff reports

    He was a constant at all wrecks, fires and seemingly every emergency scene for more than a decade.

    In November, though, Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes hung up his turnout gear for the final time when he retired, leaving a void that has yet to be filled.

    “It’s been coming for a while,” Barnes said at the time. “My wife and I have been discussing since May.”

  • Top Stories of 2014 No. 10: High school softball team returns to state tourney

    From staff reports

    Everyone who follows Kentucky high school softball knew Anderson County would be very good in 2014. The only question was how good?

    With only two seniors on the team and a new coach, Brent Aldridge, being thrust into the position when former coach Brian Glass had to give up his job due to anti-nepotism laws – Glass’ brother was named the school principal before the 2013-14 school year – the question was how Anderson would react under pressure.

  • Christian Academy Rams complete tough crusade
  • Lady Cats devour Beef Jerky Tourney title

    The Anderson County High School girls’ basketball team ended the 2014 calendar year the same way they started it: Winning big.

    The Lady Bearcats put together an impressive three-game stretch to capture the championship of the Mingua Beef Jerky Classic at Bourbon County High School. The Lady Bearcats defeated Bourbon, 63-55, for the championship Sunday night. Anderson now stands at 7-6 on the year.


    Jarrod Cubert got an unexpected Christmas present last Wednesday.

    That was when The Courier-Journal announced its all-state high school football team and Cubert was listed as a second-team selection as an offensive lineman.

    The Louisville-based paper has been honoring all-state selections longer than any other outlet in the state. The voting is conducted among the state’s coaches, who cannot vote for their own players.

  • Enjoy the games in 2015

    Looking back at the last few years, I realize I have have been extremely blessed to write about Anderson County sports. As just about any journalist will tell you, it is far more enjoyable to write about great teams than bad ones. Just think about it. Assuming you aren’t a fan, who do you think you would rather write about, the New England Patriots or the Oakland Raiders?

  • Bearcats play Scrooge on day after Christmas

    Anderson County shook off the Christmas break doldrums to roll past visiting Beechwood, 52-36 last Friday.

    Anderson spotted the Tigers an early 6-0 lead, but went ahead for good when Austin Cummins converted a steal into a layup that made it 10-8 Bearcats five minutes in. However, the Bearcats were not able to put their sixth victory in 10 games away until the fourth quarter.

  • Mustangs fourth in Classic

    The Anderson County Middle School wrestling team placed fourth out of 14 teams in its own Mustang Duals, held on Dec. 20. The team has been in the top four in three tournamens so far this season, placing fourth at Woodford County and winning the Danville Duals at Bate Middle School.

    “This team learns faster than any team I have coached,” Mustang coach Jonathan Haddix said. “We have a lot of new wrestlers who are catching on.”

  • Mat Cats place well at Lafayette

    Three Anderson County High School wrestlers finished high in the prestigious Lafayette Invitational Tournament, held on Dec. 20.

    Jordan Barber placed fourth in the 113-pound class while Austin Phillips was third in the 152-pound class and Isaac Mason placed third at 285 pounds.

    The Mat Cats were to have wrestled in the Woodford County Invitational after press deadlines and will be participating in the Tates Creek Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 3.