Today's News

  • Big Blue fans turn out in Cleveland
  • Lady Bearcat hoops season exceeded expectations, keeps sights high for 2016

    Clay Birdwhistell’s first season at the helm of Anderson County girls’ basketball program ended about six minutes too early.

    If you want to get technical about it, the Lady Bearcats played things out back on March 8, going the full 32 minutes of a 55-44 loss to Simon Kenton in the Eighth Region championship.

    But it was that one dagger, the only field goal of Simon Kenton’s Kendyl Gilliam’s night, that cemented the reality that the Lady Bearcats were not going to make a third straight trip to the Sweet 16.

  • Robinson apparently sets victory mark

    Anderson County girls’ basketball coach Clay Birdwhistell notes that Corrin Robinson has most likely appeared in more winning athletic events than any athlete in Anderson County history.

    Records from some sports are virtually non-existent, so it is impossible to make that statement with 100 percent certainty but it would seem unlikely anyone has won more games than Robinson in her Bearcat career.

    Robinson first suited up for the Anderson varsity basketball team as a sixth-grader. That year, the Lady Bearcats went 20-7, losing in the Eighth Region final.

  • Herndon’s Way Too Early Regional Top 8

    The Eighth Region might be Simon Kenton and everybody else in 2016, but there are several other teams which could make some regional noise. Things can change over the summer with injuries, transfers in or out and, occasionally, kids making decisions to concentrate on other sports. With that in mind, here is Anderson News sports editor John Herndon’s way-too-early look at the 2016 Girls’ Eighth Region.

    1. Simon Kenton

  • Bearcat netters looking to be doubly good

    Anderson County boys’ tennis could be doubly good in 2015.

    Led by a strong tandem of seniors Hunter Wilson and Brandon Boggs in the No. 1 doubles team, the Bearcats are looking for some strong performances in Eighth Region play.

  • Bearcats roll to victories over Woodford, Henry

    The Anderson County High School baseball team showed why the Bearcats expect to be in the thick of things for the Eighth Region championship with impressive wins at Woodford County and Henry County last week.

    The Bearcats have opened the season at 5-2.

    Anderson Co. 5, Woodford Co. 2

    At Woodford County last Tuesday, the Bearcats rode a solid pitching effort from sophomore right-hander John Paul Garmon for a 5-2 win.

  • No reason to think Wildcats’ winning formula won’t continue

    Notes that took longer to write than my bracket took to bust. …

    Kentucky just has that look of a champion.

    Give a push or two – or in Cincinnati’s case, three or four, or whatever number you want to put in there – and Willie Cauley-Stein will posterize some poor soul making an admirable, but misguided, attempt at stopping the inevitable.

    Stay close to the Wildcats, but somewhere around that 30- or 35-minute mark, the wall hits.


    Anderson County track and field might be a perfect example of more quality than quantity.

    Despite low overall numbers, the Bearcats appear to be strong in some events, including some possible state contenders, as the season got underway Saturday in the Western Hills Invitational meet.

  • Carlton closes door of hoops career at NAIA ceremony

    Fifteen years after he played his final basketball game for Georgetown College, Will Carlton has finally closed the door on his basketball career.

    But few who have ever laced up the high-tops could go out in such a big way.

    Carlton was inducted into the National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame during ceremonies held in conjunction with the association’s men’s basketball tournament last week in Kansas City.

  • Conner, Kavanaugh coach selected for Hall of Fame

    The 2015 Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame class had a strong Anderson County flavor when it was announced last Tuesday.

    Jimmy Dan Conner, who led Anderson County to the 1971 state runnerup spot, and Earle Jones, who coached Kavanaugh High to a runner-up finish in 1930, are members of the newest Hall of Fame class. They will be inducted into the Hall during a ceremony at the State Theatre in Elizabethtown in July.