Today's News

  • Girls' regional draw sets up another Anderson-Simon Kenton showdown

    Anderson County and Simon Kenton, the schools which have dominated the girls' Eighth Region over the last decade, could be headed for a semi-final showdown after the pairings for the regional tournament were announced Saturday morning. The tournament gets underway Monday, Feb. 27 at Oldham County High School.

  • Lady Bearcats, Bearcats look to defend district titles Friday

    The Anderson County High School basketball teams will be trying to defend their titles Friday night in the 30th District Tournament finals at Collins High School in Shelbyville.

    The Anderson girls will be playing Spencer County at 6 p.m. while the Bearcat boys will be playing the host school at 7:30. Both the district winners and runner-up advance to the regional tournament, which opens next week.

  • Warm weather now could prove ‘devastating’

    Basking in the low 70s in February seems great now, but experts are warning there will be a heavy price to pay later this year if, as expected, winter makes a vengeful return.

    “I’m very concerned,” said Tommy Yankey, a natural sciences and agriculture agent at the Anderson County Extension office.

    “Mother Nature has a way of getting even.”

  • Better, cleaner animal shelter

    Anderson County’s animal shelter was declared among the state’s worst a year ago, but that almost certainly isn’t the case anymore.

    “I would encourage them to come out and check it out again,” said Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton. “That would be great … go right ahead.”

    The shelter ranked 17th worse in the state, according to information released following a statewide study titled the Current Status of Kentucky County Shelters, conducted by six students from the University of Kentucky and Lincoln Memorial College.

  • Meth bust lands four behind bars

    Two men and two woman were arrested Saturday night on methamphetamine charges.

    Derek L. Cooper, 26, of 307 Center St., John Russell, 48, of 1779 U.S. 127 Bypass, and Donna Williams, 51, of 1081 Johnson Road were charged around 2:30 Saturday morning when an Anderson County Sheriff’s deputy spotted the two men stopped alongside U.S. 127, standing outside of a van.

  • Bearcats rally to defeat pesky Wolverines

    Anderson County’s 59-50 win over visiting Western Hills last Wednesday night might be one of those basketball games that one sees through his own perspective.

    To some, a victory over a program that has beaten Anderson just once in the last 25 years is not something that would get a fan worked up. A victory that was not sealed until the fourth quarter might be more of a head-scratcher than one to offer great encouragement going into the post-season.

    Anderson coach Glen Drury didn’t see it that way.

  • Lafayette, Campbellsville latest victims of Lady Cats

    Sammy Rogers had already gone through her Senior Night, but had another big outing on the night she officially said her home court goodbye.

    Rogers scored 19 points, pulled in three rebounds and recorded three steals and three blocked shots as Anderson County romped past visiting Lafayette, 60-35, last Thursday night.

    “I was happy to see Sam get going,” Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell said. “We know that she can go long stretches of being really hot, and I think we saw glimpses of her starting that again.”

  • Anderson County girls romp at South Oldham

    CRESTWOOD – It was quickly apparent that it was going to be Lauren Boblitt’s night.

    Anderson County’s second possession of its 57-31 romp at South Oldham ended with the sophomore center launching a three-point attempt from the right wing.


    It put Anderson up 3-0. The Lady Bearcats would never be on the short end of the score the rest of the night.

    The Lady Bearcats’ next trip ended when Jaclynn Ruble, Boblitt’s classmate who had a big night of her own, slipped a pass to Boblitt for a layup.

  • Let the madness begin

    Trying to state just how big tonight’s 30th District basketball semifinal is without overstating the case is almost impossible.

    The Anderson County boys take on Spencer County in what promises to be one of those get togethers that could produce additional business for the neighborhood cardiologist. The Bearcats and Bears tip it off at approximately 7:30 p.m at Collins High School in Shelbyville.

    The Spencer and Collins girls play the first game at 6 but most eyes will be on a rematch of last year’s boys’ opener.

  • Bearcats escape upset bid

    Everything seemed to be under control for Anderson County last Friday night.

    Cobe Penny had just buried a three-pointer that put the Bearcats up on Franklin County 34-18 midway through the second quarter and the largest home crowd of the season was ready bask a monumental rout of the neighboring Flyers.

    But Anderson coach Glen Drury leapt from his chair, demonstratively signaling for a timeout. Before Drury could say anything, his top assistant, Bryan Hyatt, was yelling, “You have quit guarding!”