Today's News

  • Bearcats outlast Shelby, take district lead

    Anderson County overcame a sluggish start to defeat 30th District rival Shelby County, 46-42 in a grind-it-out affair Saturday night at the Anderson gym.

    The teams have been ranked as the top two in the Eighth Region.

  • Every game is different as Cats favored over Shelby County

    It seems strange, but just to get things out of the way, Anderson County is considered a solid favorite over Shelby County when the teams get together on the basketball court Saturday night.

    Not that it really matters.

    The last three times the rivals have met, the underdog has come out on top.

    “Every game is different,” Anderson coach Glen Drury is fond of saying.

    Last Jan. 4, Drury made the statement moments after his team had defeated Shelby 60-53 in Shelbyville.

  • Scott County holds off Anderson challenge

    MOUNT STERLING – Top-ranked Scott County took the championship of the second annual Gateway Holiday Classic with a 64-49 victory over Anderson County at Montgomery County High School on Monday night.

    But the Cardinals were in a battle to the end.

    The final score does not indicate how close the battle really was.

    While Scott took the lead for good with a 6-0 spurt to end the first half, the Cardinals did not clinch things until the final two minutes.

  • Williams named all-state punter

    For a guy that did not know he would be playing football until just before start of the season, Sam Williams did just fine.

    A senior who joined the Anderson County High School team for the first time, Williams was named second team all-state punter by the Courier-Journal in the edition published on Christmas day.

    “I was real surprised when I saw my name on the second team,” said Williams, who averaged almost 34 yards a punt on 36 attempts. His longest effort was a 56-yarder in the season-opener at Madison Southern. Williams also put eight punts inside the 20.

  • Biggest sports stories of 2008


    The Anderson County boys’ basketball team wins at 15th-ranked Shelby County. It marks Anderson’s second straight win in Shelbyville, a feat no Anderson team has accomplished since the merger of Shelby County and Shelbyville high schools in the 1975-76 season.


    Anderson County’s Sammy Isaacs is runner-up in the state high school wrestling tournament.... Heartland Christian upsets Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg in the KCSAA state championship game.


  • The state of your newspaper

    This is the time of year when politicians typically offer a state of the union, state or city address, giving their constituents some insight into how their government is doing and what it hopes to accomplish in the coming year.

    Given the problems so many newspapers have experienced during 2008, we thought it a good idea to offer you a state of your newspaper address.

  • Sims appointed to fiscal court

    The 4th District magistrate seat left vacant when Jason Denny was elected county clerk has been filled.

    Gov. Steve Beshear appointed lifelong Anderson County resident Buddy Sims to the seat Monday night, according to Judge-Executive Steve Cornish.

    Sims, retired from the state’s Department of Agriculture, was Cornish’s top choice for the office.

    “He’s a good guy, he really is,” Cornish said Tuesday. “We’re shooting to get him appointed [Wednesday] morning.”

  • Share your Christmas photos

    Have a great photo of your little (or big) ones opening their special gift Christmas day?

    Send it to sbrock@theandersonnews.com and we’ll include it in a photo gallery on our website, www.theandersonnews.com.

    We will also print a selection of them in an upcoming edition of the paper.

    Sending them is easy. Just attach them to the e-mail address above. Please send high-resolution JPEG photos that have not been cropped or altered, and include the names, from the left, of those in the photo.

  • State’s best border war?

    Tom Creamer won over 650 games in his 35 years as a high school basketball coach. His teams made seven trips to the state tournament and experienced the thrill of a state championship in 1978.

    His coaching stops took him to various locales across Kentucky. He frequents Louisville Cardinal games and has been known to travel several hours just to watch a high school basketball contest.

    Chances are that one of Kentucky’s all-time greatest coaches will be heading to Lawrenceburg Saturday night. He’s had his calendar marked for Anderson County vs. Shelby County.

  • Friendship on hold

    Beneath the huge crowds, vocal student sections trying to outdo each other, neighbors and relatives talking major league smack and everything else surrounding Saturday’s Anderson County-Shelby County border war is a little reminder that two counties get worked up over a game.

    There’s no question it has evolved into the biggest date on either team’s schedule. The post-season ramifications are enormous and bragging rights might be even bigger.

    But it is still a game. No one knows that better than Brian Stivers.