Today's News

  • Preparing your bow for the offseason

    By Kevin Kelly, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Archery hunters in Kentucky enjoy a generous deer season that opens in late summer and spans more than four months.

    When it closed earlier this week, hunters had pushed the overall harvest past 130,000 for the third consecutive season and to Kentucky’s second-highest harvest total on record.

    Archers played a big role in the success, arrowing more than 18,000 whitetails, and may be left wondering what to do next.

  • Wrestlers solid in Danville Duals

    The Anderson County High School wrestling team turned in a good day at the Danville Duals on Saturday, going 3-2 on the day despite having only eight wrestlers competing. “We were forfeiting six weight classes and competed against some teams fielding complete teams,” said Anderson coach John Griggs.

    Jordan Barber (106 pounds), Austin Phillips (152) and Isaac Mason (285) won all five of their bouts.

    Tanner Kirkpatrick, R.J. Boies and Caleb Boyles all went 4-1 on the day. Caleb Gettlefinger and Andrew Lykens also competed and won bouts.

  • Lady Bearcats take on one of state's best

    Anderson County will see how it stacks up against one of the state's top teams Thursday when the Lady Bearcats travel to Louisville Mercy.

    A year ago, Anderson routed the Missiles, 70-50, but this season, Mercy is the one looking to make some statewide noise. In Monday's Rating the State, appearing in the Lexington Herald-Leader, Mercy was ranked No. 20 in the state and No. 2 in Louisville's Sixth Region.

    “Mercy is physical and one of the best teams in the state,” Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell said.

  • Flat Bearcats climb past Valley in second half

    Anderson County overcame a bit of an emotional valley Saturday night to romp past Louisville Valley, 69-43,  in boys' high school basketball action.

    Austin Cummins led Anderson with 22 points while Dillon Harper and John Paul Garmon scored 16 and 13 respectively as the Bearcats won their fourth straight game.

    Valley, one of the weaker teams in Louisville, suprisingly led, 14-12, at the end of the first quarter.

  • COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: McKee blisters EKU with seventh double-double

    Anderson County High School graduate Eriel McKee scored 12 points and pulled in a whopping 16 rebounds as host Morehead State romped past Eastern Kentucky Saturday. McKee recorded the seventh double-double of her freshman season as the Eagles improved to 10-12 and 6-3 in the Ohio Valley Conference. McKee also had three assists and three steals as Morehead broke a five-game losing streak to Eastern.

    Morehead State 64, Tennessee Tech 54

  • Freshman Bearcats runner-up in district tournament

    The Anderson County boys' freshman basketball team finished second in the 30th District Freshman Tournament, held Jan. 24 at Spencer County High School.

    It was the first time in at least 25 years that members of the 30th District had gotten together for a boys' freshman tourney.

    Anderson whipped Shelby County, 48-26, in the first game as Christian Gritton scored 15 points followed by Dylan Pittman with 11.

  • Bearcats looking for late-season momentum

    Anderson County gets a chance to make a bit of a move heading toward the post-season this week as the Bearcats play three games that will provide good tests with less than three weeks left in the regular season.

    “We have still got nine more,” Anderson boys' coach Glen Drury said following his team's win at South Oldham Friday night. “We backloaded the schedule because several of our kids were involved with football, so we still have nine games left. How much bette can we get?”

  • Young Cats make plays in extra period, hold off Spencer

    The apparent blowout long vanquished to history's might-have-beens, Anderson County's chance at securing the No. 2 seed in the 30th District Tournament came down to one simple-sounding, yet monumental task.

    “We wanted to make sure we kept the ball in front of us,” Anderson boys' basketball coach said of the harrowing last 12 seconds of overtime in last Tuesday.

  • The Way We Were, Feb 4, 2015

    Compiled by Janie Bowen

    Brain twister

    A man was walking down the street and a beggar came up to him to ask for alms. The man gave him a dime and went on his way. Shortly after, a second beggar asked him for money and he gave him 15 cents.

    What time was it?

    Answer: is “A quarter to two” or 15 after 10.”


  • Poor children hardest hit by school lunch restrictions

    By Ben Carlson

    A federal school lunch program ostensibly designed to make sure children don’t go hungry is having the opposite effect here, particularly among Anderson County’s poorest children.