Today's News

  • ANNIVERSARY: Gritton

    Bobby and Brenda Gritton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Dec. 5, at First Christian Church from 2 to 5 p.m.

    The couple were married Dec. 4, 1965, by the Rev. Louis Twyman at Sand Spring Baptist Church.

    Bobby is retired from Kentucky Utilities. Brenda is retired from Wild Turkey Distillery. They have two children, Lisa Snider and her husband, Joel, and Brent Gritton. They have two granddaughters, Brooke Snider and Gracie Snider.

    All family and friends are invited. The couple request no gifts.

  • Still sisters

    Ever since they left Banker’s Life Fieldhouse for the last time as teammates, then withthe Kentucky All-Stars, Eriel McKee and Makenzie Cann knew the next time they saw each other on the basketball court, it would be as opponents.

    The Anderson County High School grads are friends always, of course.


By Jordan Alves, Campbellsville University Sports Information

    CAMPBELLSVILLE – For the first time in program history, a Campbellsville University student-athlete has been named the Mid-South Conference West Division Offensive Player of the Year. That honor goes to senior quarterback Jacob Russell, who has shattered every program record to date this season.

  • Swim Cats strong in first meet

    The Anderson County High School swim team opened the season with a good performance at a five-team meet held at Falling Springs Recreation Center in Versailles last Wednesday.

    The Bearcat boys finished third behind Woodford County and Franklin County while the girls were fourth behind Woodford, Western Hills and Franklin. Frankfort High was the fifth school in the meet.

    In the combined scores, Anderson was fourth, ahead of Frankfort.

  • That’s one big buck

    Doug Sallee might be able to sing a few notes higher the next time he hits the stage.

    The local gospel music tenor harvested the deer of a lifetime when he took a 22-point monster last Thursday in Anderson County. The deer scored 160 2/8.

    Sallee says he had never even seen a deer of that size before shooting him with a Thompson Center Encode 300 win mag. His biggest prize before Thursday had been a 10-pointer.

  • Cox named MSC top frosh

    Anderson County resident Ross Cox was named the Mid-South Conference East Offensive Freshman of the Year in a vote of the league’s coaches. He was also named first team all-conference, according to a news release.

    Cox, who transferred to Georgetown from the University of Kentucky, Cox averaged 50.1 receiving yards per game while amassing 401 receiving yards in his first collegiate season. He concluded 2015 with seven touchdown catches to help the Tigers claim the East Division title.

  • Want to share your youth league news?

    From staff reports

    The Anderson News welcomes youth league basketball news and photos. If you have a great action shot or just want everyone to meet your team, feel free to submit a photo for publication. Just make sure your camera is set to the highest possible resolution, then e-mail it to jpherndon@theandersonnews.com along with player identifications and a daytime phone number.

    The deadline for youth league submissions is noon Friday for the following week’s paper.

    It really is that easy.

  • Record numbers indicate good waterfowl hunting in 2015-2016

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The work done by conservation groups as well as state and federal fish and wildlife agencies over the past 60 years to increase waterfowl populations is nothing short of remarkable.

  • Applications being taken for sandhill crane hunt

    By Lee McClellan, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Applications are being accepted through Nov. 30 for Kentucky’s 2015-16 sandhill crane hunting season. Applications are only accepted online at fw.ky.gov, the website of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

  • Bearcat hoops expectations very high

    By Aaron Steele, student columnist

    Now that the high school football season is over, community eyes are now turning to the Anderson Bearcats’ basketball program. Boys’ head coach Glen Drury, and girls’ head coach Clay Birdwhistell are looking forward to seemingly promising seasons.