Today's News

  • 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.

  • Tons of fun at Cat Madness Photos by Progressive Studio
  • Inconsistency, injuries plagued Bearcat season

    As he reflected on the 2015 football season, Mark Peach’s visible emotions last week were much like the season the Bearcats had just finished a few days before.

    There were some highs in his mind.

    “Gunnar Gillis. I was pleased with him! He had 17 touchdown passes as a sophomore,” Peach said.

    And there were the lows.

    “Gunnar had 13 interceptions. That is something we will have to work on,” Peach said.

    Or he could reflect on a rousing season opener and a terrific close to the campaign.


    An evening combining basketball, country music and fun is in store for the 23rd edition of Cat Madness at Anderson County High School Saturday.

    The annual event, which tips off the high school basketball season locally, will showcase the Anderson County Bearcat and Lady Bearcat basketball teams, both of which are expected to contend for 30th District titles and are considered legitimate threats to take the Eighth Region championship.