Today's News

  • Boys' high school golf roundup

    The Anderson County boys' golf team tuned up for the regional tournament with a pair of tournaments and one final home match in the last eight days of the regular season.

    On Sept. 19, the Bearcats finished sixth in the Central Kentucky Bluegrass Conference Tournament, held at Connemara in Nicholasville. Anderson had been expected to compete for the title but did not fare well in what coach Jim Beward called “brutal heat and wind conditions.”

  • Shelby outlasts Bearcats, but teams to meet again in district

    Anderson County got the win it needed Thursday night when the Bearcats defeated visiting Spencer County, 5-3, in boys' high school soccer action.

    The win gives Anderson the No. 3 seed in the 30th District Tournament, to be held Oct. 12-17 at Spencer County High School. In the tournament, the Bearcats will take on Shelby County, a team that defeated the Bearcats, 4-3, in a penalty kick shootout Tuesday night on the Anderson pitch. Spencer, the No 4 seed, will tangle with Collins, the three-time defending district champion.

  • 2015 Anderson County Homecoming Parade

    Scenes from the Anderson County High School 2015 Homecoming parade

  • Dunbar simply hands Bearcats a difficult loss

    Dunbar was so old school in its 21-7 win over Anderson County Friday night, one might have sworn the Bulldogs had a player or two wearing leather helmets.

    Ok. Ok. The Bulldogs' uniforms and gear were as stylish as any to be seen on a football field in 2015, but their modus operandi was more of a throwback than some of those duds NFL teams wear from time to time.


    Zach Toles fist pumped. He pumped again. Then came the huge smile of relief.

    Eat your heart out, Boo Weakley. This one was sweet for Toles and the Bearcats.

    The Anderson County senior had just dropped a difficult 20-foot putt on the 18th hole that, for all practical purposes, sealed the Bearcats' berth in the state high school golf tournament Monday afternoon at Wild Turkey Trace.

  • Lady Bearcats win on Senior Day; Rzendzian second in Mercer XC meet

    The Anderson County girls' golf team finished its regular season Saturday at the West Jessamine Invitational, held on a rain-soaked Connemara Golf Course in Nicholasville.

    “We just had three available players, therefore we were not eligible for a team score,” Anderson coach Robert Hanks said.

    Christina Montgomery led Anderson with an 85 followed by Amy Kate Smith's 100 and Cheyenne Searcy shooting 102 over the 18 holes.

  • No need to push panic button

    It would be mighty easy to push the panic button on Anderson County football right now.

    It would also be foolish. Very foolish.

    Of course the-sky-is-falling crowd will be talking about everything coming down on the Bearcats harder than the rain that soaked Friday's homecoming matchup with Dunbar. They will like to point to the fact that Anderson has not lost three straight games, like it has this fall, since, well, who knows?

  • Russell named Mid-South’s Offensive Player of the Week

    Campbellsville’s Jacob Russell has been honored at the Mid-South Conference Offensive Player of the Week, conference officials announced Monday.

    He joins Cumberlands’ (Ky.) Wendall Williams, Special Teams Player of the Week; and Faulkner’s (Ala.) Keylan Smith, Defensive Player of the Week, in this week’s performance awards.

  • We’re doing just fine, thank you

    Column as I see ’em …

    Being that those reading this newspaper are the ones paying the bills around here, I figured the onset of National Newspaper Week (Oct. 4-10) is the perfect time to give you a state of your newspaper address of sorts.

    Unlike politicians who spin a lot of misery into fool’s gold, I’ll simply stick to the facts and get to it.

  • Amaze your friends with this very unique use of vodka

    Well, it’s here. Equal days and equal nights just cruised into town.

    Fall marks that slow march into more dark than light, for our non-summer pleasure. October does have its good points. As the chlorophyll levels drop in the leaves, their true colors pop. Bight gold next to crimson red sure makes for a beautiful sight. We also don’t have to mow as much, thought this drought helped us with that one.