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Today's News

  • ‘You have a really good program’

    The numbers don’t lie. Anderson County football finished 7-5 following an undefeated regular season and in a year where many, including the Bearcats, wanted a much longer post-season than two games.

    But for Mark Peach, other numbers don’t lie either.

    “In 2006, we went 6-4 but all four of the losses were to ranked teams and we were not close in any of those games. We didn’t have a chance,” the Anderson football coach recalled last week.

    He did not have to go into detail for the contrast. You can do the math.

  • Lady Bearcats to face Ballard, Kentucky signee Drake

    No one can accuse the Anderson County girls’ basketball team of avoiding the competition.

    The Lady Bearcats were to open the season at Lafayette Tuesday in a game scheduled after press time then complete a four-game road swing in the next week.

    It won’t be easy as the Lady Bearcats are looking at a Louisville-area power and a team that features one of Kentucky’s five best players.

    It would be hard to pick a marquee game between the Lady Cats’ trip to Ballard Friday, Dec. 5 or Nelson County Tuesday, Dec. 9.

  • Spreading the movement of love

    To write love on her arms.

    I’d seen those six words in pictures, on T-shirts, in advertisements and on websites too many times to count. “Those aren’t just a random set of words,” I’ve thought to myself. “There has to be a meaning behind them.”

    But as often happens, my mind would wander and I’d quickly forget those six words until the next time I saw them somewhere. Then, sadly, the process would repeat itself.

  • Fultz, Davenport power Lady Bearcats past Lafayette

    UPDATED Tuesday, Dec. 2, 11:30 p.m.

    LEXINGTON -- Lindsay Fultz scored 30 points and Tiffany Davenport added 23 as Anderson County defeated Lafayette 71-65 Tuesday in the girls' high school basketball season opener for both teams.

    Fultz shredded the host Generals with drives to the basket while Davenport zeroed in with five 3-point bombs. Fultz added 10 rebounds and six assists to pace Anderson in those categories.

  • Bearcats roll past Garrard in hoops opener

    UPDATED, Monday, Dec. 1, 9:40 p.m.

    C.J. Penny scored 27 points while Jacob Russell added 18 to lead Anderson County to a 65-50 win over visiting Garrard County in the boys' high school basketball opener Monday night.

    Penny canned 11 of 17 shots before a crowd that included several college coaches. The Mr. Basketball candidate also pulled down 13 rebounds and dished out four assists.

    “It was hard to believe he did all of the things he did,” said Anderson coach Glen Drury. “C.J. had kind of a quiet game.”

  • Shedding few tears

    LOUISVILLE – To be certain, some tears were shed as Anderson County’s football team gathered for the final post-game meeting of the season Friday night.

    Doss had just held on for a 49-41 win that ended the Bearcats’ season. It happened in the same city where the Bearcats hoped to finish, but about seven miles and three long games from Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, site of the state championship game Anderson dreamed of back in August.

  • Letters to santa due by Friday

    Hey, kids! Santa knows if you’ve been naughty or nice, but he might not be sure exactly what you want for Christmas.

    It’s up to you to fill him in, and we have the perfect way for you to do it, but you have to act fast.

    All you have to do is e-mail your wish list to Santa at our special e-mail address: santa@theandersonnewscom. Oh, and you can attach a JPEG formatted photo of yourself, too.

    We’ll print your letter and photo in a paper next month, letting Santa know what you want.

  • Anderson embarks on hopeful season

    A downtown bomber and a strong inside player, both from the 12th Region, will give Anderson County basketball some different tests in the Bearcats first two games of the season, starting next week.

    Anderson, picked as the Eighth Region’s team to beat in nearly every pre-season poll, opens the 2008-09 campaign Monday when the Bearcats host Garrard County.

    The Lions, 16-13 a year ago, boast one of central Kentucky’s top 3-point shooters in 6-foot-3 senior Tyler Woods. Woods hit on 42 percent of his long-range bombs last season.

  • A third grade newspaper? How cool is that!

    Katie Birdwhistell is a girl after my own heart, and her classmates aren’t half bad either.

    What started as a lack of an idea for Katie, turned out to be a great one — for her and the rest of Jennifer Sea’s third grade class at Robert B. Turner Elementary School.

  • Anderson opens at Lafayette

    Anderson County is not the only girls’ basketball team around that should be good even while going through a transition phase.

    Lafayette, which provides the opposition for the Lady Bearcats’ regular-season opener, has gone from a team of giants to one much more like Anderson County. A year ago, the Lady Generals had several girls standing over 6-feet tall. This year, longtime coach Allison Denton is expecting no player taller than 5-11.