Today's News

  • Mat Cats 12th in Capital City meet

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County High School wrestling team finished 12th out of 26 teams in the annual Capital City Classic, held Saturday at Franklin County High School.

    Anderson place in the top half of teams despite not having competitors in six of the 14 weight classes.

    “While it was a respectable result with our number of wrestlers, we really need a full 14-man roster before we can consistently compete for the top team awards,” said Anderson coach Hunter Lilly.

  • Labhart contributes as Kentucky stars whip Tennessee

    From staff reports

    Anderson County High School senior Bryndon Labhart played on the Kentucky All-Star team in the 10th annual Border Bowl football game, held Saturday in Sevierville, Tenn.

    Kentucky rolled to a 34-16 win over the Volunteer State and was considered one of the strongest Kentucky teams ever in the 10-year series. Kentucky’s win tied the series at 5-5.

  • Lady Cats rout Collins, remain perfect in district

    It might have been billed as a girls’ basketball game but Anderson County was in a boxing mood Friday night.

    Not literally, mind you. Just with an attitude that saw the Lady Bearcats stagger Collins with an early 10-0 lead, then deliver the knockout punch with a 20-5 explosion in the second quarter on the way to a 60-37.

  • Lady Cats rout Shelby, claim district’s top seed

    SHELBYVILLE – It only looked like Anderson County took care of business quickly last Tuesday.

    Sure, the Lady Bearcats never trailed and used an 11-0 spurt late in the first quarter to take total control in their 70-44 rout of host Shelby County.

    The victory gave Anderson the top seed in the 30th District Tournament, to be held at Collins High School in late February. The Lady Bearcats will take on Shelby, which will be the fourth seed, again in the tournament opener.

  • Former girls’ coach to be recognized

    Former Anderson County High School girls’ basketball coach Casey Sparrow will be recognized prior to the Lady Bearcats’ varsity game with Franklin County tonight, Wednesday, Jan. 25.

    Sparrow coached the Lady Bearcats for three seasons, leading Anderson to a 27-3 record in 1997, his first season at the helm. The Lady Bearcats advanced to the Eighth Region semifinals but were defeated by eventual champion Gallatin County that year. His overall record at Anderson was 57-25.

  • Jail log: Man alleges racism, threatens lawsuit following DUI arrest

    A Louisville man is claiming racism lead to his DUI arrest Jan. 12 after the vehicle he was driving went off the road and damaged private property at 3484 Mt. Eden Road.
    Elquan T. El, 56, of 2506 Rivermont Court became “very belligerent” and state that deputy Patrick Beasley of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office is a “racist” after Beasley placed him under arrest.
    El, according to a report filed by Beasley, reeked of alcohol following the wreck, had slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet.

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  • Teen pleads guilty to armed robbery

    One of four teenagers charged last summer in a string of armed robberies has pleaded guilty, court documents show.
    Paul Tomlinson, who was 16 at the time of his arrest, accepted a plea offer Jan. 10 from the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office, reducing his charge from first-degree to second-degree on two counts of complicity to commit armed robbery.
    The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office has recommended a 10-year prison sentence on the charges. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 21 in Anderson Circuit Court.