Today's News

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Lady Cats pull classic upset of state’s sixth-ranked team

    The Anderson County girls’ soccer team pulled off their biggest upset in five years when they stunned sixth-ranked Murray, 2-1, in the Elizabethtown Classic.

    Anderson had not beaten such a highly-ranked team since taking fifth-ranked Tates Creek down in the regional tournament semi-finals in 2006.

    Anderson seniors Taylor Clark and Emily Mager led the Lady Bearcats to the win, according to coach Jason Earnest. Clark scored twice after Murray had taken the lead, while Mager was outstanding in the net.

  • True hunters respect the game, follow the rules

    Hunting.  Fishing.  Outdoors.

    What makes a hunter, a fisherman or an outdoorsman?   Practically anyone can take an afternoon drive to the local sporting goods store and purchase a license and equipment needed to pursue any of the activities previously mentioned.  God and soldiers of this great country through the years have given us the freedom to enjoy just such experiences.  However, no amount of equipment or any type of license purchased can truly make a hunter, a fisherman or an outdoorsman.   

  • Six Mile Creek provides great fall fishing

    By Art Lander

  • COLUMN: High school sports have to play money ball

    There is more than a little irony that the movie “Moneyball” opened the weekend around the time Chicken Little ran college athletics for a few days.

    No, the sky did not fall, but Texas A&M – 992 miles from Lexington, Ky., according to MapQuest – is now a member of the Southeastern Conference.  Syracuse – that tourist haven in upstate New York – is in the same Atlantic Coast Conference as Florida State, located near the balmy beaches on the Gulf of Mexico.

  • 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