Today's News

  • Carnahan Bowl set for Sept. 23

    (UPDATE: After the Sept. 6 edition of The Anderson News went to press, Anderson County Middle School coach Brian Holloman contacted The News to update on the Seth Carnahan Memorial Bowl. The Mustangs will be playing Shelby East Middle School on Sept. 23 at noon in the annual bowl.)

    The Sixth Annual Seth Carnahan Memorial Bowl, featuring the Anderson County Middle School football team, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 23 on Bob Ware Field at Anderson County High School.

  • Lady Bearcats have no answer for Titan size

    Collins used intimidating size and a quick passing game to defeat host Anderson County in straight sets in 30th District volleyball action last Tuesday.

    The Lady Titans never trailed in a 25-20, 25-7, 25-14 win.

    “Collins is a really good team,” Anderson coach Ryan Brown said. “They have three girls 6-feet tall and all are good hitters.”

    Collins would later defeat Louisville Eastern, a Top 20 team, establishing the Titans as one of the top clubs in the Eighth Region.

  • Ray Shouse Scholarship announced

    Asbury University men’s basketball coach Will Shouse and his wife, Whitney, have announced the formation of the Ray Shouse Scholarship.

    The scholarship funds will be used to help a student in financial need, according to a news release.

    The release said the intention is to use the funds for a student at Asbury University but the Shouses say, “We will follow the Lord’s guidance if there is a need of another student attending college at another institution.”

    Will Shouse is a graduate of Anderson County High School.


    One play.

    One play was all that stood between a rousing Anderson County win and an overtime that could have done major damage to the optimism that had filled a near full house at the Bearcats’ home opener just moments before.

    Anderson was clinging to a 21-19 lead as Mercer County lined up for a two-point conversion attempt that could have tied things with 17.5 seconds to play.

  • Collins blitz too much for Anderson

    Collins used a quick passing attack and opportune defense to defeat Anderson County, 5-0, in boys’ 30th District soccer action Thursday evening on the Anderson pitch.

    Collins’ Kevin Lanham completed a hat trick with three goals, including one about 10 minutes into the contest to give the Titans the only goal they would eventually need.

    Collins took control early when the Titans gained possession near midfield, then got the ball to Lanham in transition. Lanham was able to send a laser past a diving Anderson goalie Shjon Ripy for the score.

  • ‘You could have heard a pin drop’

    There were some major questions surrounding Anderson County football back on Aug. 25.

    As the Bearcats boarded their busses for a 90-mile trip home from Meade County, they had taken an 48-0 whipping that was the program’s most one-sided regular season loss in over a decade. The Bearcats were beaten in every way, but the questions were a bit deeper than what the very ugly stat sheet could answer that night.

    What happened in Brandenburg?

  • Bearcats hold on to beat Mercer

    With 17.5 seconds to play Thursday night, R.J. Boies knew he had only one job.

    Get it done and Anderson County officially serves notice that Bearcat football is alive and well, thank you very much. The senior nose guard, with some help from Zach Labhart, got it done in resounding fashion.

    Boies shot through the Mercer County line to sack quarterback Gunnar Gillis as the Titans were going for a two-point conversion that would have tied another showdown in a long rivalry and would have likely sent it to overtime.

  • Taxpayers facing sticker shock this fall

    Column as I see ’em …

    If public hearings on tax increases by the school board and county fire district go as planned, county residents are going to be in for some serious sticker shock when their tax bills arrive in the mail this fall.

    The fire district’s plan to raise its tax rate 28 cents, coupled with the school district’s increase of 19 cents, means taxes on a $100,000 home will increase nearly $50 this year alone.

  • Praying, but not necessarily for Trump

    I recently received this note from a Methodist pastor.

    “I could assume you are one of the democratic Trump-haters in which case the president can do nothing that would please you. I am sorry you feel the way you do and that you would consider publishing such a mean piece about our president. I do not know you so this is not an attack on your person. I wonder how such a beautiful lady (picture) could have such ‘bad’ thoughts. Why don’t you join many of us in praying for our president and national leaders?”

  • Limiting weaning stress for beef cattle

    Weaning is usually a stressful time of year for calves. Limiting weaning stress in beef calves can increase their daily gain. Calves often experience four types of stress: physical, environmental, nutritional and social.

    You can help them avoid or minimize these with proper management.