Today's News

  • Wife says Peach endured with boundless optimism

    With all those red and navy blue shirts that have been popping up around town, those first days on the job at Anderson County might seem like something from another century.

    “Mark has reminisced about the first season here,” says Julie Peach, the wife of Anderson head football coach Mark Peach. “He had noticed none of the players were wearing their 'spirit wear' to school. He asked the players why and they told him that other students made fun of them when they wore it.”

  • COLUMN: Peach got rid of stinkin' thinkin', got team thinking big


    Looking back, that first photo shoot I had with a team coached by Mark Peach might have been one of the worst in the history of journalism.

    Seeing that Peach has always been one of those guys who would point out that the sun often shines in the eye of a hurricane, I asked Peach to gather the seniors on his first team. They all gathered around a table, each holding a book from my library. Peach, of course, was the instructor.

  • State football semi-final as seen through the lens of Myles Young

    Photos of the state semi-final win, all taken by Myles Young.

  • More photos from Anderson County's state semi-final win

    Photos from Anderson County's win over Southwestern to earn a trip to the state championship game.

  • State finals ticket information announced

    Anderson County High School will have a limited number of general admission tickets available for the Kentucky state Class 5A finals available for sale beginning Tuesday afternoon, the school has announced.

    Anderson County will play Bowling Green on Saturday, Dec. 3 at L.T. Smith Stadium on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m.

  • BASKETBALL: Anderson boys' season opener moved

    Because of the school's appearance in the state football championship game and scheduling conflicts for another home date, Anderson County High School athletic director Rick Sallee has announced a change in the Bearcats' boys' basketball schedule. The Bearcats' opening game has been changed from a home game on Dec. 3 against Washington County to being played at Washington on Friday, Dec. 2. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m.

    The game scheduled at Washington County on Jan. 14 will now be played at Anderson on the same date at 7:30 p.m.


    “We are going for a state championship. Anything else will be a disappointment.”

    –Anderson County quarterback Seth Carmichael, during the summer of 2011.


    It was not false bravado. Nor was it an extra helping of youthful optimism making an outrageously bold proclamation.

  • BASKETBALL BRIEFS: Anderson to host district, girls' regional

    Anderson to host district, girls' regional

    If Anderson County's girls' basketball team is able to take its second regional championship in three years, the Lady Bearcats will be able to do so without leaving the county in March.

    Anderson will be hosting the 30th District Tournament and for the first time, the girls' Eighth Region tourney as well.

  • BOYS' EIGHTH REGION PREVIEW: Story the same, location just different

    The story is the same. It is just the location has changed.

    For most the last half of the last decade, the balance of power in the boys' Eighth Region took residence in one district with four of the five champions coming from District 30. Anderson County and Shelby County. Shelby or Anderson. Pick one and chances were you had a good chance of having the winner.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Despite down year, Bearcats striving for five

    Coming off a season that saw Anderson County finish with its worst won-loss record since Glen Drury took over the boys' basketball program in 1987, it seems strange to see the slogan around the Bearcat came as the season gets underway next week.

    Strive for five.

    Five, as in regional championship No. 5.

    It is a goal for a team that went just 8-17 last year, the first single-digit win total for Drury at Anderson.

    And it just might be realistic.

    If …

    the Bearcats develop chemistry.