Today's News

  • Christian Academy plays NBA style

    It was one game where the final score is not likely to be remembered as much as the journey to get there.

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg boys' basketball team made the most of its opportunity to play the big-time last Tuesday afternoon. The Rams defeated Frankfort Christian, 55-47, in a game played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

    The teams were able to hang around to watch the Toronto Raptors defeat the Indiana Pacers, 104-91.


    CRESTWOOD – Anderson County knew that getting a win at South Oldham is about like navigating Louisville's Watterson Expressway at rush hour. It can be done, but it's never easy.

    The Bearcats shot nearly 52 percent and got production from muliple sources, but did not seal their 68-55 win until the final three minutes Friday night. It was Anderson's first win at South Oldham since 1999.

  • Anderson girls find way to clip Boyle in OT

    The scoreboard was shouting what the Anderson County Lady Bearcats already knew.

    Trailing Boyle County 37-30 entering the fourth quarter, there was little mistaking what the culprit was Monday night.

    “I told them if we did not get better defensively, it didn't make any diffference what we did on the offensive end,” Anderson County coach Clay Birdwhistell said.

    “To our credit, our girls clamped down when they had to and made the stops.”

  • School band gets large donation, needs more

    The e-mail Patrick Brady sent was just a start. The Anderson County High School band director says there is still much more to overcome.

    With financial constraints forcing him to become creative in keeping the local music program one of Kentucky's best, Brady contacted Vic Firth, a Boston-headquartered company from which he has purchased drumsticks and other percussion accessories since taking over the Anderson band six years ago.

  • Eighth Grade Night for the Mustangs
  • Celebrating 100 years of happiness

    By Dalton Cook

    News intern

    Last Tuesday was a special day for Rhetta Mountjoy — so special that by the time it was nearly over, the date will forever more in Anderson County be named for her.

    Family, friends and even Anderson County’s elected leaders helped her celebrate her 100th birthday at her home at 1481 Fox Creek Road.

  • ‘Let’s play two’ just for fun

    Ernie Banks was already a mega-star when I started watching baseball as a kid in the mid-1960s.

    The Cubs, or any other team for that matter, weren’t on TV 150 times a year, so you watched when you could. You learned to read the box scores, pay attention to “The Game of the Week” and collect baseball cards.

    Lots of baseball cards.

    And I had a bunch of the Chicago Cubs’ first baseman.

    He was smiling. Always smiling.


    About all that last Wednesday night’s girls’ basketball showdown showed was that Anderson County is not quite ready to cede its spot at the top of the 30th District.

    Not by a long shot.


    The Lady Bearcats, who have dominated the district since 2009, used some timely three-point shooting and clever ball handling to defeat this year’s district favorite, Shelby County, 36-33.

  • Late bucket lifts North Oldham

    All it took was one look.

    Deadlocked in a 68-68 duel with Anderson County and less than 30 seconds to play, North Oldham’s Tyler Heckenburg glanced to his right. A simple backdoor play was there for the taking.

    Heckenburg found Jonathan Henry behind the Anderson defense for a layup. Fouled on the play, Henry converted the three-point play that powered the North Oldham to a 73-71 win over the host Bearcats in an Eighth Region showdown last Tuesday.

  • Robinson to be a Tiger