Today's News

  • Bearcats rip Washington

    Anderson County roared to a 22-5 first quarter lead and never looked back as the Bearcats routed Washington County, 77-46, last Friday in Springfield.

    The contest was a late addition to the schedule after the Bearcats had lost two games to cancellations.

    Ten different players scored for the Bearcats, four recording double figures. Austin Cummins led Anderson with 14 points with Gunnar Gillis adding 13. Cobe Penny tallied 11 and Dillon Harper followed with 10.

  • Cats’ rousing rally falls short at Mercer

    HARRODSBURG – John Paul Garmon’s shot looked true as it arched toward the basket from the left wing.

    Anderson County’s boys’ basketball team had staged a rousing comeback, nearly erasing a 15-point deficit at Mercer County on Saturday night. Trailing 36-21 early in the third quarter and 67-57 with just 1:37 to play, the Bearcats had seized momentum and trailed 68-63 with 40 seconds left.

    Garmon’s shot dropped into the rim, appearing for a split-second to be going all the way through the hoop before it somehow rattled and popped out.

  • Rams could be ‘Hoosiers’ next week

    There’s a scene in that hoops classic, “Hoosiers,” where the Hickory Huskers walk into Butler Fieldhouse for the first time. They would be playing their in the Indiana high school state tournament and the country boys were standing in awe of what was then considered the showplace of Hoosier hoops.


    In the world of high school basketball, a game on Jan. 21 rarely carries a make-or-break status.

    But when the Shelby County girls’ team visits Anderson County on Wednesday night, the stakes could not be higher until the post season.

    Tipoff is at approximately 7:45 p.m. The freshman and junior varsity teams will play in preliminary games.

  • Reds Caravan in area

    The annual Cincinnati Reds Caravan will be making two area stops to give fans a chance to interact with Reds’ players and front office personnel.

    According to a news release, the South tour, one of four legs of the caravan, will stop in Louisville at Slugger Field on Thursday, Jan. 22, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The tour will also stop in Lexington at Fayette Mall on Saturday, Jan. 24 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

  • COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: McKee gets fifth double-double

    SIU-Edwardsville 62, Morehead State 61

    Morehead State squandered a 14-point second-half lead as SIU-Edwardsville claimed an Ohio Valley Conference road win last Thursday. The final score was SIU-Edwardsville’s only lead of the game. Anderson County resident Eriel McKee continued her stellar play for Morehead State, leading the Eagles with 17 points and 13 rebounds. It was her fifth double-double of the year.

    Morehead State 67, Eastern Illinois 62

  • Swim Cats strong at Shelby

    The Anderson County High School swim teams placed third in a seven-team meet held at the Family Activity Center in Shelbyville last Wednesday night.

    The Swim Cats trailed by Collins and Shelby County in both the boys’ and girls’ standings. Other teams in the meet were East Jessamine, West Jessamine, Spencer County and St. Francis of Louisville.

    Eighth-grader Carley Duncan had a big night, placing fourth in the 50-yard freesyle and swimming a personal best of 30.45. She also placed sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke.

  • Western Hills, Spencer to test Bearcats’ resolve to win

    It’s basketball Homecoming Week for Anderson County as the Bearcats host Western Hills Friday night, but the game of the week is set for next Tuesday night.

    Spencer County will be coming to town for a showdown with major post-season ramifications.

    “If we win that game, we are the two,” Anderson coach Glen Drury said of the 30th District Tournament seedings.

  • Man jailed after trial ends with hung jury

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The man who once dubbed himself “Black Neck Chevy Johnson” on Facebook figured he was free to go last Wednesday after a jury couldn’t reach a unanimous decision on a charge that he beat up the mother of one of his children last June.

    He wasn’t.

  • Fiscal court facing $400,000 budget deficit

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court will likely have to borrow upwards of $400,000 to balance its next budget, County Treasurer Dudley Shryock confirmed Monday afternoon.

    “We spent way too much money on that recycling building,” Shryock said when asked why what was said to be a sound county budget now has such a glaring hole.