Today's News

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats third in Mercer County tournament

    HARRODSBURG – Anderson County's girls' basketball team turned in a solid performance, winning three of four games in the Mercer County Lady Titan Christmas Clash, held last week at Mercer County High School.

    The Lady Bearcats, playing in a field that contained at least nine teams that are considered contenders in their respective regions, finished third, defeating defending 15th Region champion Sheldon Clark, 65-38, in the third place game Friday night.

  • King warns against splitting Anderson

    With rumors flying in Frankfort over how the state legislature intends to redistrict Kentucky, state Rep. Kim King issued a stern warning Friday morning about any attempts to mess with Anderson County.
    “Constitutionally, Anderson County cannot be split,” King said. “If the majority tries to do that, we have all of our ducks in a row already to take them to court.”

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Anderson vs. Collins game Friday night could decide district race

    The probable top seed in the 30th District Tournament will likely be on the line Friday night when Anderson County visits Collins. Tip off is at 7:30 p.m.

    While the majority of district seeding games remain to be played, Friday's winner will have a commanding lead in the race for the top seed. Anderson has already beaten Shelby County, while the fourth district team, Spencer County, has reportedly gone through a rash of injuries and has limped into the new year at 4-7.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bearcats remain perfect

    BROOKSVILLE – No one saw this coming.

    At least not many saw an 11-0 start from the Anderson County boys' basketball team.

    The Bearcats, who finished 8-17 a year ago, are now off to what is believed to be the best start in school history after defeating North Laurel, 55-52 for the championship of the FNB Classic at Bracken County Thursday night.

    They simply refused to lose.

  • WRESTLING: Mat Cats second at Woodford Tourney

    The Anderson County wrestling team turned in one of the finest tournament showings in program history in the prestigious Woodford County Invitational, held last Thursday and Friday.

    As a team the Bearcats placed second out of 28 teams, finishing only behind a team from Georgia. The second place finish was the best ever for the Bearcats in the prestigious tournament, which featured some of the top teams from Kentucky and surrounding states.

  • TOP SPORTS STORIES OF 2011 -- No. 5: Dillow qualifies again for state meet

    A senior at Anderson County High School, Dillow toils in the relative obscurity of cross country and wrestling, but has become one of the state's best in both sports.

    Dillow ran well enough to be an individual qualifier for the state cross country meet in November. It was Dillow's fourth straight trip to the state, where he finished in the middle of the pack.

    In February, Dillow, then a junior, finished eighth in the state wrestling meet at 135 pounds. It was his third state wrestling tourney.

  • TOP SPORTS STORIES OF 2011 -- No. 4: Girls denied basketball dynasty

    March of 2011 was supposed to be the Anderson County Lady Bearcats' coronation. It just didn't work out that way.

    They had been to the state tournament the year before with only one senior on the roster and two eighth-graders in the starting lineup.

    However, during the season, it became more and more apparent that the Lady Bearcats were not fully clicking. They defeated some very good teams but suffered a bit of a mid-season slump as well.

  • TOP SPORTS STORIES OF 2011 -- No. 3: Parks, rec director dies

    Chip Bishop never sought the spotlight during his tenure in leading the local parks and recreation programs. That could explain an outpouring of condolences when he passed away in March after a brief illness. He was only 49.

    A former football player at Mercer County High School and Kentucky State University, Bishop had come in contact hundreds of young people through his work with the county since 1985. He had also served as an assistant football coach at Anderson County High School for until the first part of the decade.

  • TOP SPORTS STORIES OF 2011 -- No. 2: The resurgence of Bearcat basketball

    In many ways, Bearcat basketball was a lot like Mark Twain in 2011: Reports of the Bearcats' demise were an exaggeration.

    To be sure, March of 2011 was not the same around the Bearcat basketball program. Anderson had finished the season 8-17, the worst record the program had put up since 1986-87, the year before Glen Drury became head coach. Anderson was eliminated in the 30th District Tournament for the first time since 2000 and critics were quick to note there were no rising can't miss stars in the immediate future.

  • TOP SPORTS STORIES OF 2011 -- No. 1: Bearcats advance to state finals


    The year of 2011 was an eventful one in Anderson County sports with many different stories worthy of being in the Top Five. Some of the stories were surprises, others were tributes to sustained excellence. However, when trying to decide which story generated the most local interest in 2011, one stands well above all others.

    And it really is not close.

    Anderson County High School had fielded some great football teams over the years, but never had the Bearcats been able to win as much as a regional championship.