Today's News

  • A mighty blow

    It wasn’t a tornado that lifted the Cunninghams’ carport off its moorings and onto their vehicles last Friday morning, but it might as well have been.

    Instead, officials say straight-line winds at an unknown speed are what toppled the carport and uprooted trees at the family’s home just north of the Bluegrass Parkway.

    “I spoke with the National Weather Service and there were no confirmed tornadoes,” said Bart Powell, the county’s director of public safety.

  • Briar Creek goes belly up

    People who own homes in Briar Creek have no worries, but the developer who owns the rest of the lots there does.

    Hometown Bank has foreclosed on dozens of vacant lots owned by developer Ray Peden, according to an Anderson County Master Commissioner’s sale legal notice scheduled to appear in this week’s edition of The Anderson News.

    Briar Creek is a 143-acre subdivision adjacent to the southbound lane of US 127 Bypass and located behind Best Western and other commercial developments in that area.

  • Regional volleyball, soccer pairings

    Regional tournament pairings

    Eighth Region volleyball

    At Shelby County High School

    Monday, Oct. 19

    North Oldham vs. Williamstown, 6:30 p.m.

    Shelby County vs. Spencer County, 7:45 p.m.

    Tuesday, Oct. 20

    Walton-Verona vs. Oldham County, 6:30 p.m.

    Bullitt East vs. Anderson County, 7:45 p.m.

    Wednesday, Oct. 21

    Semifinals, 6:30 and 7:45 p.m.

    Thursday, Oct. 22

    Championship, 7 p.m.

    Region 13 girls' soccer

    At Tates Creek High School

  • Bearcats escape with win over South Oldham

    The computer rankings  predicted an Anderson County blowout. Nearly everyone that watches high school football agreed with them.

    The stat sheet indicated the Bearcats dominated South Oldham.

    But the only place where things really matter – the scoreboard – told the story of Anderson struggling with a South Oldham team that was supposed to be little more than a formality.

  • Bearcat mudders focused, dismantle Bullitt Central

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Don't tell the fans, but the Anderson County football team might pray for rain every Friday until the season ends.

    We aren't talking about a little drizzle. Give the Bearcats one of those good, old-fashioned torrential downpours that leaves the field a mess so they can do the same to some poor opponent.

    Bullitt Central was the latest victim. It was supposed to be a close one, one of the top games in Kentucky, matching a pair of unbeaten teams.

    Instead, it was one of the most dominating performances by an Anderson team in recent memory.

  • Anderson girls' soccer advances to region

    FRANKFORT – Taylor Clark scored four goals in seven minutes to power a first-half explosion that propelled Anerson County to a berth in the Region 13 Tournament, to be played next week.

    Anderson registered an 8-0 win over Franklin County in the 25th District Tournament semi-finals Thursday night at Frankfort's Sower Soccer Complex.

  • THE SPORTS BUZZ for Oct. 16: Some thoughts on UK men's basketball Media Day

    LEXINGTON -- After catching up on some local things, it's time to share some thoughts on the UK Basketball Media Day.

    When I made the trip to Lexington Thursday, it was the first time I had attended Media Day in several years – Tubby Smith was coaching at the time – but I have been to quite a few, dating back to Eddie Sutton's first. That day, Bill Keightley took me around Memorial Coliseum to places I never dreamed I would be and probably never would have seen if not for someone who went to high school with my mother.

    Why do I bring up Mr. Wildcat?

  • Girls' soccer roundup

    Anderson County High School senior Kara Yeaste became the girls' soccer program's all-time assist leader Thursday night against Franklin County. Yeaste now has 44 assists in her career, one more than Jessica Mullins and Paige Clark.

    Previously unreported games

    Anderson ended the regular season last week with impressive wins over Shelby County and John Hardin and was leading highly-regarded Tates Creek when the game was called because of field conditions.

    The Lady Bearcats whipped visiting Shelby, 3-0, on Oct. 5.

  • Russell leads 5A passers, Cox top receiver.

    Anderson County's Jacob Russell is the state's leading passer in Class 5A with 231 yards per game. Teammate Grant Cox leads class 5! with 108 yards receiving each game. They are sixth and fourth when all classes are combined. Anderson is very prominent in the statewide football statistics, released by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association on Friday. A listing follows. Complete stats will appear in the Oct. 21 edition of The Anderson News.

    Anderson County in state football stats leaders


    Individual passing yards per game

  • This week in Anderson County Sports

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School


    Friday, Oct. 16: South Oldham at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

    Freshman football

    Thursday, Oct. 15: South Oldham at Anderson Co., 6 p.m.

    Junior varsity football

    Monday, Oct. 19: Oldham Co. at Anderson Co., 6 p.m.

    Girls’ soccer

    Thursday, Oct. 15: 25th District Tournament Semifinals

        Woodford Co. vs. Western Hills, 6 p.m.