Today's News

  • Russell leads 5A passers, Cox top receiver.

    Anderson County's Jacob Russell is the state's leading passer in Class 5A with 231 yards per game. Teammate Grant Cox leads class 5! with 108 yards receiving each game. They are sixth and fourth when all classes are combined. Anderson is very prominent in the statewide football statistics, released by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association on Friday. A listing follows. Complete stats will appear in the Oct. 21 edition of The Anderson News.

    Anderson County in state football stats leaders


    Individual passing yards per game

  • This week in Anderson County Sports

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School


    Friday, Oct. 16: South Oldham at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

    Freshman football

    Thursday, Oct. 15: South Oldham at Anderson Co., 6 p.m.

    Junior varsity football

    Monday, Oct. 19: Oldham Co. at Anderson Co., 6 p.m.

    Girls’ soccer

    Thursday, Oct. 15: 25th District Tournament Semifinals

        Woodford Co. vs. Western Hills, 6 p.m.

  • Shelby holds off Lady Bearcat rally to claim district volleyball crown

    EMINENCE -- Shelby County dominated play early, then held off a furious Anderson County rally to take the 28th District volleyball championship Tuesday night at Eminence High School.

    After easily winning the first game of the best-of-three set, Shelby pulled out to a 22-14 lead in game two. Anderson, however, pulled within 24-22 before Shelby put things away.

    “We did not have enough people involved in our offense,” aaid Anderson coach Jason McDannold.

  • Girls' district soccer tournament postponed

    Rain and wet grounds have prompted tournament officials to postpone the girls' 25th District Soccer Tournament, being held at Sower Soccer Complex in Frankfort.

    Anderson, the second seed,  will now play Franklin County on Thursday night, Oct. 15, at 8 p.m. in the second semifinal game. Top-seeded Woodford County will play Western Hills at 6 p.m. on Thursday. The championship game is tentatively rescheduled for Saturday afternoon, Oct. 17.

    The Anderson News will provide schedule updates as they become available.

  • Franklin ousts Bearcats in district play

    OWENTON -- Franklin County scored inside the first 10 minutes of the game and never trailed as the Flyers defeated Anderson County, 3-1, in the semifinal round of the 25th District soccer tournament at Owen County High School.

    Franklin repeatedly thwarted Anderson attacks and dd not allow the Bearcats to mount a sustained attack. The Bearcats' only goal came when Lyndon Stucker connected from the right side in the 28th minute.

  • Total domination: Bearcats remain unbeaten, rout Bullitt Central

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- There is one less unbeaten football team left in Kentucky. Anderson County made sure of that Friday night with a 42-7 rout of host Bullitt Central. The Bearcats remained unbeaten themselves in their most impressive performance of the season.

    The teams swapped early touchdowns, then it was all Anderson as the Bearcats jumped to leads of 21-7 and 35-7 at the first two quarter breaks.

    Ben Walker's return of the opening kickoff put the Bearcats in business at their own 46. Five plays later, Jacob Russell scored from seven yards out.

  • Community calendar - 10.14 to 10.20

    Wednesday, Oct. 14


    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.

    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    6:30 to 8:30 p.m., English as a Second Language, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    City/county government

  • Letters to the editor - 10.7

    Paper gives hope that ‘truth, justice’ will prevail

    To the editor:

    The Anderson News’ news team is doing a good job regarding forceful and factual investigative reporting on recent difficult and important issues like the septic tank inspections and the location of the health department.

    Also, the paper was way in front of the Herald-Leader about the real facts in the case of the police removing from the mother’s home the child who was later murdered.

  • COLUMN: Reading the papers was a motivation for Bearcats Friday night

    You have to love it when a football player – or any athlete, for that matter, says, “I never read the papers.”

    It's always been puzzling to me how those guys who don't read what's in print always seem to know what is printed about them, but we'll leave that for another column.

    But Anderson County football is another story. The Bearcats read the papers – this one I hope – and know what is being said about them. Take last Friday's game at Bullitt Central.

  • COLUMN: Rules of thumb help predict the 'nowcast'

    I don’t know about you guys, but I washed all my sweatshirts last week. Now that October is here, we can expect a whole year of weather. One day it’s summer, the next fall, then winter and summer. That’s just one week.

    Fall is just as fickle as spring. Since the weather seems to affect our lives daily, I thought a little knowledge might be helpful.