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Today's News

  • Cann rips nets for 20 as Wildcats roll

    Anderson County High School graduate Makenzie Cann scored a game-high 20 points to lead No. 19 Kentucky to 92-43 rout of New Hampshire last Thursday in Memorial Coliseum.

    Cann buried 6-of-8 threes for her best night in her short career as a Wildcat.

    Cann, who sat out last season after playing a year at the University of Cincinnati, had scored 23 points for Cincy against Central Florida. She also hit 6 three-pointers in that game.

    Cann score 5 points Saturday but e Wildcats took their first loss of the season, 79-69, at Colorado.

  • Peach honored by district coaches

    Anderson County High School football coach Mark Peach has been named the Class 5A, District 6 Coach of the Year by the Kentucky Football Coaches Association.

    Peach, who just completed his 12th season at the helm of the Bearcats, led a young Anderson team to a 4-7 record. Despite numerous injuries to key players, the Bearcats were in contention for a title but fell just short against Madison Southern in the district championship game.

    Anderson saw its season end with an overtime loss to Bullitt Central in the state playoffs.

  • McKee returns to Morehead lineup, blisters nets in romps

    Eriel McKee’s time away from the basketball court was short.

    The Anderson County High School graduate was back in the lineup for Morehead State earlier than expected, scoring 12 points in 10 minutes of action in the Eagles’ 92-42 win over NAIA team Alice Lloyd last Tuesday.

    McKee also grabbed 8 rebounds in her first action after suffering a shoulder injury in Morehead’s season opening loss to Georgia State on Nov. 11.

  • Former Anderson player on Heisman Trophy list

    Former Anderson County resident Logan Woodside hs been notified by the Heisman Trophy Trust that he is a contender for the 2016 award and a candidate to be one of the finalists for the award, according to a news release.

    The Heisman Trust will anounce the five finalists on Dec. 5 and the winner will be announced in New York City on Dec. 10, the release said.

  • Firetruck washing mud from road collapses bridge on Hungry Run Road

    A fire truck inadvertently knocked a hole in a small bridge on Hungry Run Road, closing it for the time being while county highway workers get it repaired.

    County highway foreman Glenn Hawkins said last week that the bridge is a concrete slab that leads to only one home on the short stretch of road, and that the residents can use the other end to leave.

    “There are two ways in,” he said. “It runs off Ballard Road and goes down to Puncheon Creek Road. It’s only about a mile long.”

  • LADY BEARCAT BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Girls' Eighth Region top teams and players

    Girls' Eighth Region Top Teams and Players

    Top 10 teams

     

    1. Simon Kenton

    2. Trimble County

    3. Anderson County

    4. Owen County

    5. Shelby County

    6. Walton-Verona

    7. Collins

    8. Spencer County

    9. Williamstown

    10. Grant County

     

     

     

  • BEARCAT BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Boys' Eighth Region Top Teams and Players

    Boys’ Eighth Region

     

    Top teams

     

     

    1. Anderson County

    2. South Oldham

    3. Oldham County

    4. North Oldham

    5. Collins

    6. Simon Kenton

    7. Shelby County

    8. Spencer County

    9. Williamstown

    10. Gallatin County

     

     

  • BEARCAT BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Healthy Garmon to direct Bearcats

    John Paul Garmon is healthy again.

    That news alone is enough to make Anderson County basketball fans happy as the Bearcats open the season on Dec. 2.

    A year ago, the sight of Garmon clutching his right shoulder and signaling to Coach Glen Drury that he needed to come out of the game was one Bearcat fans witnessed more than they wanted.

    “It was bad,” Garmon says. “Sometimes on a scale of 1-10, it was about a 9.”

  • LADY BEARCAT BASKETBALL PREVIEW:Planning to hang around this time

    It doesn’t take long to locate that moment that drives the Anderson County High School girls’ basketball team this winter. On just needs to look at the Lady Bearcats’ season results.

    Look at that last entry, made on Feb. 29.

    Walton-Verona 64, Anderson County 47. The same Walton-Verona team that the Lady Cats had whipped just over two weeks before.

  • LADY BEARCAT BASKETBALL PREVIEW: SWEET MUSIC FOR THE LADY BEARCATS

    When Sammy Rogers and Alorra Sims talk about the girls’ high school basketball season in Anderson County it has to be music to Lady Bearcat fans’ ears.

    String music. It could be the basketball net or guitar strings, but either way, that music should be sweet. Very sweet.

    The only returning starters for the Lady Bearcats, Rogers and Sims give Anderson an unusual senior combo that can not only create matchup issues for the opposition, but totally fits their different personalities.