Today's News

  • Bearcats get chance to show mettle Friday

    There was ample warning that Boyle County might be able to put a football-style hurting on Anderson County Friday night.

    The Rebels thumped Danville the week before, 42-20. That was the same Danville that defeated Anderson in a pre-season scrimmage but Anderson fans tried to take solace in the fact that scrimmages are far different than games. Teams work on things and try to find what they can and can’t do. There are even times when team run a set number of plays regardless of the down situation.


    Anderson County resident Kaitlyn Riley captured the first individual tournament championship of her collegiate career, firing a three-under par 143 over two days to win the Bill Sargent Invitational at Crooked Creek Golf Community in London.

    Riley’s total was six strokes better than second place finisher Cristina Jiminez, of Lindsey Wilson.

    Riley’s University of the Cumberlands team also took the team title, outlasting Cumberland University of Tennessee.

  • Boyle burns Bearcats early, rolls on to romp

    DANVILLE – As he prepared to talk about Anderson County’s trip to Boyle County, Mark Peach could only come up with a hint of a grin and a look like, “What happened?”

    The quickest, yet most correct answer was simply, “Boyle County happened.”

    And the Rebels happened in a way that underscored their place as one of the handful of elite teams across Kentucky, regardless of classification.

  • Tough minds lead to fast feet

    Getting to the finish line is good.

    But getting to the finish line first, or at least with a low placing, is even better.

    That is the mindset Anderson County High School cross country coach Scott Buser is trying to cultivate with the Bearcat runners.

    Despite having low numbers – currently the girls’ team does not have enough runners to compile a team score – the change is slowly taking place.

  • Morgan leads Anderson golfers past Western Hills

    Jordon Morgan shot an even-par 35 to lead Anderson County to a 158-189 win over Western Hills in a high school golf match last Tuesday at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course.

    Hayden Elder fired a 37 as the Bearcats won a Central Kentucky Bluegrass Conference match.

    “We played OK, but not great,” Anderson coach Jim Beward said. “The wind made the course play tougher than normal.”

  • Marching Bearcats take title in season’s first competition

    The Anderson County High School marching band saw the 2015 season get off to a rousing start when the Marching Bearcats took the grand champion honors in the Warrior Classic, hosted by Southwestern High School, near Somerset.

    Anderson County, which competes in Class 4A in Kentucky Music Educators Association contests, outpointed South Laurel, a 5A school, by 6.5 points for the overall championship. Anderson defeated Pulaski County by 8 points to win Class 4A.

    Anderson also won the overall color guard and percussion competitions.

  • Bearcats defeat Owen for season’s first win

    Anderson County picked up its first win of the boys’ soccer season Monday, romping past host Owen County 10-2. No other details were available at press time. Anderson is now 1-6-2 on the year.

  • Lady Bearcats squander big lead to highly regarded Marshall

    A trip to the lake region of Kentucky was not what the doctor ordered for the Anderson County High School girls’ soccer team over the weekend.

    The Lady Bearcats blew a 3-0 lead as host Marshall County rallied to tie Anderson in the Marshall County Classic Saturday. Later that day, the Lady Bearcats turned in a poor performance as McCracken County whipped the Lady Bearcats, 5-2.

    “Playing two games in one day was probably not a great idea with this team,” Anderson coach Jason Earnest said.

  • Lady Cats score district win over Shelby, host VolleySMASH tourney

    Anderson County simply needed to beat Shelby County last Tuesday.

    The Lady Bearcats overcame an opening set loss to defeat the visiting Lady Rockets, 3-1, last Tuesday.

    Anderson took control in the third game, going on to win, 25-17, then rolled in the fourth set, 25-11. The Lady Bearcats broke open a close match behind a stellar service from senior Taylor Phillips early in the decisive frame. Phillips took over with her team in front 8-6. By the time Shelby solved things with a timeout, Anderson was leading 14-6.

  • Backup kicker a ‘shining star’ in first varsity action at Boyle

    A season that had already seen Anderson County football suffer more than its share of crucial early-season injuries took a strange turn last week when the Bearcats were without kicker David Simmons at Boyle County.

    Simmons, who had demonstrated the power to kick long, was injured while playing for the school’s soccer team last Tuesday at East Jessamine.