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Today's News

  • 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.

  • GARMON LIFTS CATS AT SHELBY

    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.

  • Lady Cats continue district journey

    Anderson County faces a crucial five days in girls’ high school basketball this week. Anderson will play two 30th District games with major bearings on the tournament seedings.

    The Lady Bearcats travel to Spencer County Thursday, taking on the Lady Bears for the second time this year. Anderson defeated Spencer 60-46 in that one, making a bit of a statement against a team that came in with designs of defeating Anderson for the first time since the 2001-2002 season.

  • Donations fuel Conservation Camp upgrades

    The sale of donated land in McLean County and around Beaver Lake in Anderson County helped provide the funds to begin construction of a new dining hall at Camp John Currie on Kentucky Lake beginning this August, according to a news release.

  • Top-ranked Mercer visits town Saturday

    It is not often that the state’s top-ranked team visits Anderson County, but that might be the case Saturday night.

    Mercer County, unbeaten at 16-0 through last weekend, comes to town with some support as the best team in Kentucky. The Titans have beaten their opponents by an average of 27 points a game and have had only two games – a one-point win over South Laurel and a two-point comeback win over Madison Central – with the final margin in single digits.