Today's News

  • Cats favored to repeat regional championship

    No one could have blamed L.W. Barnes if he had scheduled Senior Night for Opening Day.

    A year ago, Anderson County got hot at the right time to make the state tournament for the third time in nine seasons. The turning point was the night Anderson said good-bye to its senior class.

  • Elliott uses Bearcat formula to end Anderson run

    LEXINGTON – Elliott County claims it did not pay much attention to the flood of state and national media coverage the Lions have gotten over the course of the basketball season.

    Apparently, the Lions did not pay attention to Anderson County’s reputation, either. For years, the word has been that few will out-rebound or out-defend the Bearcats.

  • Eagles make Bearcats pay for mistakes in 4-run sixth

    The little things added up into a big inning Monday night.

    Lexington Christian erupted for four runs in the top of the sixth as the Eagles posted a 6-2 win over host Anderson County.

    The Eagles sent 10 batters to the plate in the decisive inning, smacking five hits, and making the Bearcats pay for two walks and a pair of mental errors in the field.

    With the score tied at 2, Dalton Henzman and Ben Hartley led off  with back-to-back doubles.


    Wayne King still remembers the first time he ever saw Glen Drury.

    There was nothing to suggest he would someday become a hall-of-fame coach.

    “I didn’t even think he would be a good player,” King says with a laugh. “I had just gotten to Anderson County and we were able to open the gym for the returning players for a week or so.

    “Glen showed up. He was short and scrawny and didn’t have his hand behind the ball when he shot it. He wasn’t even supposed to be there, because I think he had just finished the eighth grade.”

  • No, you can’t park on the sidewalk

    Ninety-nine percent of parking tickets in Lawrenceburg would never be written if city residents understood the city’s parking regulations, and Lawrenceburg Police Chief Tommy Burris is trying to spread the word.

    The city’s parking regulations take up about three pages in “legalese,” Burris said. No one takes the time to sort through that, so Burris has narrowed down all residents need to know into four bullet points:

  • Lady Cats look to repeat as regional champs

    Anderson County softball will see if it is really true that tradition never graduates.

    A year after going 31-15 and advancing deep into the state tournament, where the Lady Bearcats came within a whisker of the final four, Anderson has new starters in three of the four infield positions, and because of shuffling the lineup, in two of the three outfield spots.

    Yet, Lady Cat coach Brian Glass is confident.

  • Letters to the Editor - 03.25

    Columnist should stick to stats, photos

    To the editor:

    The following is a letter to Linda Graves, the News-Democrat columnist in Carrollton who criticized some fans of the Lady Bearcats for their behavior during a recent basketball game.

    Dear Mrs. Graves:

  • COLUMN: Snail mail

    Columnist Janie Bowen shares a true tale of snail mail. It took seven years for Hulan Ashby, a subject of one of Sports Editor John Herndon's stories in 2002, to receive some photos Herndon mailed back to him the week after the story ran.

    For the full story, see this week's edition of The Anderson News available on newsstands across the county.

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  • Hanging out with Billy Clyde, for now

    My years of scribbling notes and asking pesky questions have landed me in front of some fairly interesting and noteworthy folks over the years.

    The pinnacle was probably the time I spent about 10 minutes one-on-one with W’s dad, the first president Bush, following a speech he gave during the Clinton years.

  • COLUMN: Find your lobster, don't look like one

    One of my favorite episodes of “Friends” is “The One with the Prom Video” (Season 2, Episode 14). It’s during this episode that Phoebe reveals her lobster theory.

    Though Rachel tells Ross they’ll never be together, Phoebe tells him not to fret because it’s going to happen. When Ross asks how she knows that, Phoebe simply responds, “Because she’s your lobster.”

    Phoebe goes on to say it’s a known fact that lobsters fall in love and mate for life.