Today's News

  • Five-part harmony: Allen loves hoops, follows the Big Blue

    Had Duane Allen not become a mega-success with The Oak Ridge Boys, chances are he would have become a highly successful basketball coach at some level.

    At least, that is how he had it planned.

    “I get right into the very intricacies of coaching,” Allen said last week before taking the stage at the Kentucky State Fair. “I had dreamed when I was in school that I would be doing this until I got tired of it. I never dreamed it would last as long as it has.

  • BOYS' SOCCER: Madison Central, Collins spoil start to Bearcat soccer season

    Anderson County wanted some routine tests, not some final exams to start the season.

    Madison Central and district rival Collins showed the Bearcats they have some areas that need work during Anderson's first two games of the boys' soccer season last week. Madison Central rolled to a 5-2 win over the Bearcats Thursday night in Richmond. 

    Saturday, Collins struck quickly in the first half and rolled to a 4-0 win in a 30th District matchup.

  • Lady Bearcat volleyball splits first two matches

    The Anderson County High School volleyball team hit a bump in the road at West Jessamine before rebouning for a win at Western Hills.

    According to a news release, the junior varsity started out strong with a win against West Jessamine in Tuesday's first match 21-14, but fell to pressure and struggled to regain their communication efforts on the court. West Jessamine rebounded with a 21-18 win in the second match and came out strong in the third match winning 21-17.  

  • OUTDOORS: Fall brings many outdoors opportunities

    Another great Kentucky fall is upon us. The fall season brings with it a plethora (pretty sure that’s the first time I’ve ever typed that word and I am grateful for the automatic spell check on my laptop) of outdoor opportunities for outdoorsmen. 

    Squirrel season opened a few weeks back to several nice cool mornings and the first segment of the early season continues right up to the opening of deer gun season. 

  • GOLF: Tough week for Bearcat golfers

    When expectations are high, results are scrutinized differently.

    Such is the case with Anderson County boys' golf.

    Last week, the Bearcats split a pair of 9-hole matches and placed fifth in the Tates Creek Invitational Tournament, yet the week was almost a disappointment to Coach Jim Beward.

    At best, there were mixed feelings about the finishes.

  • FOOTBALL: Clark not a typical 1-10 team

    George Rogers Clark might not be your average team coming off a 1-10 season.

    Anderson County takes on the Cardinals Friday in Winchester in the Bearcats' season opener, but despite Clark's showing a year ago, it should be a stern test for a team with designs on big things in the post-season.

    “Clark County is very much improved,” Anderson coach Mark Peach said after seeing the Cardinals Saturday night. “We have our work cut out for us.”

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats beat Mason County in final tuneup

    By Zack Klemme

    The Ledger-Independent

    MAYSVILLE -- It appeared for a moment that Anderson County's scrimmage at Mason County on Friday night had turned into a repeat of the Bearcats' scrimmage with Danville.

  • COLUMN: It's football time in Anderson County

    One of life's simple pleasures had to be listening to John Ward let his listeners know the Tennessee Volunteers were about to kick it off.

    “It's football time in Tennessee!” became the wonderful trademark of the man Vol fans revered in the same manner that Kentucky fans idolized Cawood Ledford.

    Since there is no local radio coverage, I guess what I can type will have to suffice.

    “It's football time in Anderson County!”

    (I hope both of the Tennessee fans in Anderson County accept my apologies!)

  • COLUMN: Changing sports for the better

    It is said that everything can improve. Everything.

    So with that in mind, I recently had a little too much time on my hands, so I jotted down – OK, I actually used my thumbs to type them into my iPhone – five things I wish I could change about sports.

    Some of these will never happen but if I ever get a magic wand that could change things with one wave, these would be the end result.

    1. Wild cards would end in pro sports.

  • SAMPLER: Bearcat golf drops first match of season

    Lexington Sayre stunned previously unbeaten Anderson County, taking a 153-156 win over the Bearcats in a boys' golf match held Tuesday at Tates Creek Golf Course in Lexington.

    Anderson turned in what was easily its weakest performance of the year and suffered its first loss in a dual match this season.

    “I was not happy with our performance,” Anderson coach Jim Beward said. “Four guys at 40 or above against any opponent is a recipe for defeat.”