Today's News


    At least two Anderson County basketball players can get some advice on what to expect Thursday night when the Bearcats take on Elliott County in the Sweet 16.

    Senior Walt Ruggles and junior Jacob Russell are apparently the first Anderson players to follow a parent on a Sweet 16 team.

    David Ruggles, Walt’s dad, played on Anderson’s first Sweet 16 team in 1971 that made it all the way to the championship game before losing to Male. Judy Russell made it to the girls’ Sweet 16 in 1978. That team lost to Owensboro in the first round.

  • Penny's buzzer-beater propels Bearcats to state tourney

    NEW CASTLE – There was never any doubt in C.J. Penny’s mind.

    “I was going to take the shot and I was going to hit it,” Penny said after hitting a 3-pointer as time expired to send Anderson County past Shelby County, 52-49, for the Eighth Region championship on Tuesday night at Henry County High School.

    Anderson advances to the Sweet 16 for just the fourth time in school history and the first time since 1997.

  • GO BEARCATS: High school sold out of ticket allotment

    Anderson County High School sold out of its allotment of Sweet 16 tickets Monday morning.

    The school received approximately 800 pep section tickets from the Kentucky High School Athletic Association that were gone within 15 minutes of being put on sale. The school is unsure if it will be able to get more tickets from the KHSAA.

    Anderson will play Elliott County on Thursday, March 19 at 8 p.m. It will be the final first round game and will follow the Mason County-Shelby Valley game at 6:30.

  • Time to allow Sunday package sales

    It’s a wonder Lexington continues to exist now that a full two years have passed since the Urban County Council OK’d Sunday sales of packaged alcohol.

    On that fateful day in December of 2007, people there (and from here if they want to drive 30 miles) were allowed to buy beer, wine or whatever they wanted.

    Despite the outrage of those opposed to Sunday sales, brimstone has yet to rain from the sky over Fayette County, and the area has yet to be consumed by hellfire, or whatever.

  • Cats collar Owen in semis

    NEW CASTLE – Anderson County might have been wearing red uniforms, but the Bearcats were blue collar Monday night.

    Make that a blue collar team that put a real collar on a Owen County to advance to the Eighth Region tournament championship game at Henry County High School.

    Trailing 19-17 at halftime, the Bearcats limited Owen to nine second half points on the way to a 45-28 win. The Bearcats ran off the first 12 points of the third quarter and never looked back.

    Anderson coach Glen Drury had a simple message at halftime.

  • Accused arsonist waives extradition

    The woman accused of setting her home on fire while her grandmother was still inside has waived extradition and is scheduled to be returned here from Arkansas later this month.

    For more on this story, see this week’s edition of The Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

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  • Lady Bearcat fans called ‘hooligans’

    The Lady Panthers may have been out-scored and out-sized in the 8th Region tournament, but the girls and their Carroll County fans outclassed Anderson County, hands down.

    High school sports should bring out the best in competition and good sportsmanship; occasionally it does just the opposite. That was the case Monday night when CCHS played Anderson County at South Oldham High School.

    A group of about a dozen Anderson County roughnecks sitting on the Carroll County side of the gym harangued and harassed the Lady Panthers the entire game.

  • Turner sub investigation continues

    The police investigation into a substitute teacher dismissed for “inappropriate and unprofessional” behavior from Robert B. Turner Elementary School has been turned over the county attorney’s office.

    The substitute teacher, who has not been named by the school district or police, had not been charged with a crime as of Tuesday morning.

    Office Nathan Doty of the Lawrenceburg Police Department said he has turned over statements given by students and the results of his investigation to County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis.

  • GO BEARCATS: Community-wide events planned

    A pep rally in support of the Bearcats' trip to the Sweet 16 is scheduled for Monday, March 16 at around 2 p.m. at Anderson County High School. The public is welcome.

  • Bearcat slideshows are up

    Updated, Friday, March 13

    Two photo galleries chronicling Anderson County's win over Shelby County for the Eighth Region championship are now available on our home page. One contains the work of Sports Editor John Herndon, the other was taken by Progressive Studio.

    Enjoy the moment!


    Posted Wednesday, March 11

    Due to technical difficulties, a slideshow of the Bearcats' Eighth Region championship has been delayed.