Today's News

  • Anderson graduate finds soccer in China

    Transylvania University Media Relations
    Reprinted with permission
    Transylvania University student Sam Williams knew he would be learning about economics when he decided to study abroad in China this summer, but he wasn’t sure he would find an outlet for his soccer skills.

    As it turns out, he’s been able to do both.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Franklin strikes when Anderson tries too hard

    Franklin County’s district soccer win over Anderson County last Wednesday might have actually been a case of the Lady Bearcats trying too hard to stop them.

    Franklin scored the only goal of the match with 4:50 left to beat host Anderson for the first time since 2005. Most importantly, the Lady Flyers sewed up a bye for the upcoming district tournament.

    Brooke Barber took a pass from Alexa Ferrell, then drilled a bullet past Anderson goalie Emily Mager for the difference.

  • Monday morning sports update: Girls soccer match postponed

    We have breaking news about Anderson County girls' soccer. The Lady Bearcats' match with Western Hills, set for Sower Soccer Park in Frankfort, has been postponed due to field conditions. The overnight rain has made the fields at the park unplayable.

    The match has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at Sower. It will determine the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds in the upcoming District 25 tournament.


    Lady Bearcats upset Murray

  • Bearcats unconventional, roll past Montgomery

    Conventional wisdom says that a wet football field becomes an advantage to a team with a huge line and running backs that are more battering ram than high-tech wizardry.

    You know, three yards and a cloud of mud, or whatever that old saying was.

    Friday night, Anderson County took conventional wisdom and made it go the way of straight-ahead kicker. The Bearcats put together what coach Mark Peach called their “best football game” of the season in whipping district foe Montgomery County, 31-14, at Warford Stadium.

  • Young named Kentucky's top sheriff

    Which of Kentucky’s 120 counties has the best sheriff?
    The answer is Anderson County, at least according to the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association, which last Thursday night presented the award to Sheriff Troy Young.
    With his triplet sons, wife, mom, several deputies and friends there to support him, Young received the award in front of hundreds of sheriffs and deputies crowded into a tony ballroom at the Galt House in Louisville.
    Lt. Col. Carl Yates of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office heaped praised on Young while presenting the award.

  • Friday morning sports update: Field conditions should not decide Anderson-Montgomery matchup

    Friday morning sports update


    Not much reported from Thursday night’s activities, although I did get a note that the Anderson County boys’ soccer match with Mercer County was called off because of field conditions at the Anderson pitch.

    Drop me a note at jpherndon@theandersonnews.com if you have a score to report.


    Bearcat football takes on Montgomery

  • Thursday morning roundup: Franklin girls defeat Anderson on late goal


    Thursday sports roundup


    Franklin County scored with 4:50 left in the game to defeat host Anderson County 1-0 in girls' soccer action Wednesday night.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Bearcat JV team routs Western Hills


    Running back Nathan Cox rushed for three touchdowns and a two-point conversion as the Anderson County junior varsity football team cruised to an easy 50 – 6 victory over the Western Hills Wolverines at Hollie Warford Stadium. Cox picked up 83 yards on the ground while teammate Chris Toomey made the most out of his two carries, adding 69 yards, a touchdown and a two-point conversion.


  • Drive-thru flu shots at health department
  • Upset residents lobby for, get public hearing

    Angry Harry Wise Road residents didn’t get to have their say Tuesday morning, but they soon will.
    Upset over the Anderson County Fiscal Court’s efforts two weeks ago to overturn a planning and zoning board recommendation to deny a subdivision near their homes, about 20 residents packed the fiscal court’s meeting room Tuesday morning to say their piece.
    Most weren’t allowed to speak because of legal restrictions that allow magistrates to hear only statements and evidence presented during previous planning and zoning meetings.