Today's News

  • 12-03 community calendar

    The following events are scheduled during the coming week. To have events listed, email information to news@theandersonnews, or call 839-6906.

    Dec. 5

    Anderson County Schools

    District Spelling Bee

    The district spelling bee will start at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 4 and Friday, Dec. 5 at the Anderson County Board of Education building.


    Holiday remembrance and lighting of the Green

  • Blood drive Dec. 9 at First Baptist

    From staff reports

    A blood drive is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 9 from 12:30 to 7 p.m. in the fireside room at First Baptist Church.

    The drive will be conducted by the Kentucky Blood Center.

    Donors must have a photo ID and be at least 17 years old, or 16 with parental consent. Permission slips can be obtained at kybloodcenter.org.

    Donors will have the chance to support the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign by donating the thank-you gift they receive from Kentucky Blood Center.

  • Anderson County Extension Office calendar of events

    The Anderson County Extension Office will offer the following free classes. For more information, contact the extension office at 839-7271.

    Dec. 4

    Healthy Holiday Breakfast at 3:30 p.m. Learn how to make healthier choices, sample new recipes and set a beautiful holiday table.

    Dec. 6

    Extension Homemaker Crafts and Vendor Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Anderson County Senior Center. There will also be a bean soup lunch fundraiser.

    Dec. 9

  • Library calendar of events

    The Anderson Public Library will offer the following free classes in December. For more information, contact the library at 839-6420.

    The library is located at 114 North Main St.

    Workshops and Clubs

    Pilates Plus

    When: Mondays and Wednesdays

    Time: Noon-1 p.m.

    Doctor Who

    Christmas Party

    When: Friday, Dec. 5

    Time: 6-7 p.m.


    DIY Wreath

    When: Monday, Dec. 8

    Time: 6-7 p.m.


    Computer Club

  • Church prepares holiday feast
  • Bearcats reloading for 2015

    At the risk of sounding like a cocky fan, I will use the unmentionable word when it comes to looking at what Anderson County football has to offer in 2015.


    We know the Bearcats lose some key players. A three-year starter at quarterback will be gone. so will the team’s top threat to make a play at any time.

    Some solid backs and linemen have taken the Anderson jersey off for the last time.

    But barring the unforeseen, Anderson should be good again next fall.

    Make that very good.

  • BASKETBALL: Stingy Bearcats tame Lions in opener

    Austin Cummins scored 26 points and Dillon Harper added 22 to lead Anderson County to a resounding 71-41 win over visiting Garrard County to open the boys’ high school basketball season Monday night.

    But it was the Bearcat defense that put this one away early. Anderson outscored Garrard 23-1 over the last six minutes of the first quarter and added the first bucket of the second quarter to take a 27-6 lead. The only remaining mystery was the final margin.

  • Anderson wrestlers take the mat

    Once wrestling is pinned into one’s psyche, there is no turning back. It’s there for life.

    Such is the case with new Anderson County High School wrestling coach John Griggs.

    “I retired as a (high school) teacher four years ago,” Griggs said last week. “I coached wrestling one more year after I retired. I have been out of the sport for three years.

    “I tried some other things, but I decided I miss wrestling.”

  • SWIMMING: Optimistic Bearcats still looking for state bid

    The transformation of Anderson County High School swimming into a competitive force has been a long and tiresome process, but things are looking up for the Swim Cats as they embark on the 2014-15 season.

    There is strong hope that the program, which began in 2002, will finally cross the threshold of having someone qualify for a berth in the state meet. And, while numbers are not where they need to be for Anderson to have a big season, they are strong enough that the Bearcats can have two relay teams for both the boys’ and girls’ teams.

  • Mustang Ellis to play in second All-American game

    Anderson County Middle School student Jonathan Ellis has been selected to play for Team Kentucky in the Football University Youth All-American Bowl, set to begin on Saturday, Dec. 6.

    Team Kentucky will play Western North Carolina at McCracken County High School in Paducah.

    The teams competing in the tournament are pointing to the finals to be held in Naples, Fla.

    Ellis, an eighth-grader, played for Team Kentucky last year in the FBU tournament.