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Today's News

  • Bearcats looking to make history Friday night

    Not many will say that the current Anderson County football team is the best in the program's history. But Friday, the Bearcats can make their mark on the local annals.

  • Bearcats have mettle to keep pushing pedal

    Mark Peach is a football coach, not a driver's ed. teacher. And for one round of the state football playoffs, that suits Anderson County just fine.
    “He told us we needed to keep our foot on the gas,” said Bearcat senior Todd DeWoody.

  • Bardstown ends Lady Mustang conference reign

    There were few three-pointers which meant no three-peat.
    For the Anderson County Middle School girls' basketball team, there were not many two-pointers either. Bardstown took advantage with a 32-21 victory in the finals of the Mid-Kentucky Athletic Conference tournament, held Thursday at Anderson County High School.

  • Two Anderson runners make state cross country meet

    Two Anderson County High School runners qualified for the state cross country meet Saturday.

  • Local runners team up, compete in Bourbon Chase

    Some people took the idea of running to the weekend literally on Oct. 22.
    That day, some Anderson County runners were part of a 12-person team that competed in the 200-mile Bourbon Chase, running a scenic route from the Jim Beam Distillery in Clermont, Ky. to Triangle Park in downtown Lexington.
    The trip went through Loretto, Bardstown, Lebanon, Springfield, Perryville, Danville, Stanford, back through Danville, Harrodsburg, Salvisa, Lawrenceburg and Versailles.
    The runners ran for the Kentucky Bourbon Council.

  • Sports briefs

    Cat Madness to kickoff hoops season

    Cat Madness 18 will kick of the high school basketball season on Saturday, Nov. 20 as the Anderson County girls' and boys' basketball teams will be taking the court in scrimmage action.
    The annual event will feature three games, food, fun, games and giveaways..
    The Franklin County and Henry County boys' teams will play at 3:30 p.m.

  • Bearcats roll past Waggener in playoffs

    Anderson County started fast and never let up as the Bearcats rolled to a 44-0 win over visiting Louisville Waggener in the first round of the state Class 5A playoffs Friday night.

    Bearcat quarterback Seth Carmichael threw for five touchdowns including one on the first play of the game, as Anderson piled up 396 yards of offense. Carmichael hit on 10-of-12 passes for 160 yards.
    Neal Wells hauled in a pair of touchdown passes, including a 30-yard score after the Bearcats recovered a squib kick on the opening kickoff.

  • Bardstown ends Lady Mustang hoops reign

    Bardstown ended the Anderson County Middle School girls' basketball team's drive for a three-peat with a 32-21 victory in the finals of the Mid-Kentucky Athletic Conference tournament, held Thursday at Anderson County High School.


    The Lady Mustangs' two-year reign over the tournament ended in a way uncharacteristic of a team that finished its season at 23-4 and a middle school career at 72-11.

    Anderson shot just 15 percent from the field on the night.

    For a complete report, see the Nov. 10 edition of The Anderson News.

  • Bearcats, Kelly strut their stuff

    TAYLORSVILLE – Ethan Kelly knew he was going to score as he covered the final yards of a 90-yard kickoff return Friday night.

  • COLUMN: Waggener’s last visit was special

    Eleven years really isn’t that long. It was in 1999 that The Nanny was heading off into the sunset, Toy Story 2 was a hit movie and Bill Clinton was getting ready for his last year in office.
    The Cincinnati Reds were good, but Dusty Baker was managing San Francisco to an 86-76 record.
    And Anderson County was buzzing about the start of the football season against Louisville Waggener.
    As in Big, Bad Waggener, the state powerhouse.
    Obviously, in sports, 11 years is longer than eternity.