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Today's News

  • 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.

  • ‘Burning feeling in gut’ drives Bearcats as playoffs begin

    Not many who were at Hollie Warford Stadium a year ago Friday will forget the night they never want to remember.

  • Salato Center celebrates deer hunting Saturday

    More than 200,000 Kentuckians hunt deer. Their purchase of hunting licenses and permits fund the conservation of all wildlife and contribute hundreds of thousands of dollars to the state’s economy each year.
    The public is invited to celebrate the sport of deer hunting at the Salato Wildlife Education Center from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6 for hunting tips and activities for all ages. Modern gun season opens Nov.13 statewide.

  • ‘They refused to lose’

    The Anderson County Middle School girls’ basketball A-team ran its record to 19-3 by defeating Shelby West, 40-33 in overtime, for the championship of the Paul Elliston Memorial Tournament, held Friday and Saturday at Bondurant Middle School in Frankfort.

  • Royalty wins season finale at Corbin Speedway

    Leading all the way, Brian Royalty of Cynthiana and a native of Anderson County, picked up his third straight Bee Creek Recycling Late Model Series feature win and fourth of the season in the KD Country Season Finale at Corbin Speedway on Oct. 2, according to a news release.