Today's News

  • Mercer shuts down Lady Cats in second half

    By Allyson Moore, Student contributor

    Anderson County knew that Mercer County would be a formidable task last Tuesday. Anderson gave a good showing but 10th-ranked Mercer prevailed, 52-39, in a hard-fought contest.

  • Blaze flattens home on Wildcat Road

    Anderson County firefighters battled frigid temperatures for nearly four hours Monday night when a fire destroyed a home at 1471 Wildcat Road.

    Homeowner Christy Frankum was not home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported, according to Battalion Chief Chris Harrod.

    Harrod said the home was a total loss.

    The fire was called in around 10:30 p.m., and firefighters from all five stations battled for nearly four hours to put it out.

    No cause had been determined as of early Tuesday morning, said Harrod.

  • Man killed in Glensboro Road wreck

    One man is confirmed dead following what appears to be a single-vehicle wreck earlier this morning on Glensboro Road.

    The man’s identity has not been released. The wreck occurred just past Dry Dock Road. The vehicle appeared to be heading west on Glensboro Road when it went off the road, through a heavily wooded area and flipped just yards before Hammonds Creek.

  • Lady Bearcat JV defeats Lincoln

    By Allyson Moore

    In an intense game that was not determined until the last minute, the Anderson County Lady Bearcats junior varsity basketball team won a hard fought battle against visiting Lincoln County, 30-27, last Tuesday.

  • Bearcats show peaks and valleys in 24 hours

    Frozen notes …

    It took just a little over 24 hours but in that short amount of time we saw both extremes of Anderson County basketball – boys’ version – in 2016.

    Friday night, the Bearcats put on a basketball clinic for 24 minutes as they whipped Shelby County, 64-49. For 24 glorious minutes, it was unquestionably the best I had seen Anderson play in the 2015-16 season.

    Few would disagree.

    After a slow first quarter, Anderson played like a champion over the final three periods.


    SHELBYVILLE – When the time of reckoning came for Anderson County, the Bearcats responded with the look of a champion.

    Down 18-4 at long-time rival Shelby County less than five minutes into Friday night’s 30th District showdown, the Bearcats found the resolve to recover, then go on to a 64-49 win that might be a defining moment for an Anderson team that had been expected to be a factor in the Eighth Region title race but had seen a few games slip away in December.

  • Gallatin traps Bearcats in 3 OT

    Anderson County fell into a trap Saturday night

    Just 24 hours after putting on their finest basketball display of the year with a rousing win at Shelby County, the Bearcats let one slip away when visiting Gallatin County outlasted Anderson, 86-83, in three overtimes.

  • Fit ’N Fun Girls offers more than exercise

    By Nancy Royden, Special to The News

    Ninety-five year old Agnes Whitehead is living proof that health is wealth.

    “I would encourage people to go somewhere to get their exercise,” the Georgia native and Lawrenceburg resident said.

    Whitehead, who has also been an avid walker and basketball player in grade school and high school, is an inspiration to others in a long-time exercise group in Lawrenceburg, fellow exerciser Freda Walker said.

  • Swim Cats strong in Woodford meet

    The Anderson County High School swim team placed third in a five-team meet held at Falling Springs Recreation Center in Versailles last Wednesday as sophomore Reece Arredondo had a big night with two first-place finishes.

    Arredondo easily took first place in the 200-yard freestyle, outlasting West Jessamine’s J.T. Watts by more than six seconds. Arredondo also anchored the 200-yard freestyle relay, which took first place by nearly three seconds.

    He was also second in the 100-yard backstroke and thrid as pard of the Anderson medley relay team.

  • Patriot game: Lincoln ‘smells blood’ against listless Lady Cats

    All season long, Anderson County had been showing it was a contender for the girls’ Eighth Region basketball championship.

    Last Tuesday, the Lady Bearcats showed why there are legitimate questions about their staying power in a one-and-done tournament setting.

    Visiting Lincoln County led from the outset on its way to a 59-45 whipping of the Lady Bearcats, a final that did not fully disclose how throughly the Lady Patriots dominated in every phase of the game.