Today's News

  • Archery teams excel at regional meet

    The Anderson County archery teams had a big day at the recent Region 7 meet. Five different Anderson County teams qualified for the state meet with local archers claiming 25 of the 50 individual awards.

    The Anderson County High School team won the regional championship with a new National Archery in the Schools Program score of 3441, besting the old record by six points, according to Dave Frederick, the high school team's coach.

  • Youth basketball photos

    Recent youth basketball photos from Anderson County.

  • Sports Briefs for March 21, 2012

    Bearcat baseball alumni game set

    The Anderson County High School baseball program invites all former players and coaches to take part in the Second Annual Anderson County High School Alumni Game.

    The game will be played at Barnes Field on Sunday, March 25. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. Even-numbered year graduates will take on odd-numbered year grads.

    Anderson County baseball coach L.W. Barnes says there will be raffles, door prizes, silent auctions and much more with all proceeds benefiting the Anderson baseball program.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Bearcats eyeing title in 2012

    Years ago, someone thought up a catchy little phrase to emphasize the importance of an organization working together.

    “There is no I in team.”

    Last spring, Anderson County softball coach Brian Glass believed he saw his Lady Bearcats overlook that and focus on the fact that “M” and “E” are in the letters.

  • BASEBALL: Bearcat baseball looks to go out with a bang in 2012

    Anderson County was not supposed to go out with a whimper. Not Anderson County baseball.

    But there the Bearcats were last Memorial Day, just three days removed from their third district championship in four years, being hammered by North Oldham in the first round of the Eighth Region Tournament.

    “It wasn't like it could not have happened,” remembers Anderson coach L.W. Barnes. “We knew we could be around .500 and still be competitive and North Oldham was better than I thought.”

  • New hoops hall inducts Kavanaugh great Carlisle

    LEXINGTON – The next piece of the puzzle honoring high school basketball in Kentucky is about to be cut.


    “We have a lot of catching up to do. Indiana has had a high school basketball Hall of Fame for 50 years,” said Ken Trivette, the executive secretary of the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches.

  • COLUMN: 1975 epic was greatest game ever

    It's probably a good thing that Duke got knocked out of the NCAA Tournament, but not for the reason you are thinking.

    I would just hate to hear the CBS commentators hyping the potential Kentucky-Duke South Region final by referring back to the second-greatest college basketball game ever played.

    Especially after a matchup of the schools involved in the greatest game ever will take place Friday night in Atlanta. Unfortunately, if you are under the age of 40 you probably have no idea.

  • Sports blog: UK women going for national title too

    It was an experience like none other I have had in 27 years of writing.

    I quickly accepted an invitation to watch the ESPN Selection Show for the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament with the Wildcats at Coach Matthew Mitchell's house Monday night.

    I hesitated – there were some things that needed to be tended to in Anderson County – but eventually accepted.

    And I have to admit it was an experience.

  • Church briefs: 3-14-12

    Men’s Life Recovery Bible Study begins March 15
    Life Recovery, a biblically focused Addiction Recovery Bible study group, will be offered starting March 15 at the Open Hands Food Pantry every Thursday at 6 p.m.
    According to leaders of the study, “It’s designed to cover all forms of addiction from food, drugs, gambling, alcohol, pornography, sex, shopping and workaholics.

  • Hated for your love of God? Congrats!

    Do you ever step back and take notice of how terribly our culture is rapidly disintegrating from a moral standpoint?
    Many celebrities and so-called role models showcase themselves with sexual immorality and vile behavior that mocks the rules and guidelines set out for Christians in the Bible.
    Homosexuality, violence and broken families are the new norm. Sin is accepted in our society and portrayed as glamorous.