Today's News

  • District champs! Again!

    TAYLORSVILLE – Anderson County was not supposed to have any trouble with Collins in the 30th District Soccer Tournament championship game, but there the Lady Bearcats were staring at a 2-1 deficit with less than 10 minutes to play last Thursday night.

    “We were very frustrated,” Anderson coach Jason Earnest said. “It told the girls at halftime, ‘Don’t panic and don’t get too frustrated. We are going to get our chances.”

    Madeline Wilson made sure of that.

  • Lady Mustangs win conference title at wire

    Sophie Smith buried a 3-pointer with time running out to life Anderson County Middle School girls’ seventh-grade basketball team past Lincoln County in the championship game of the Salt River Conference Tournament last Thursday.

    The finals were held at Bate Middle School in Danville.

  • Spencer erupts in tie-breaker, ousts Lady Bearcats in district tourney

    TAYLORSVILLE – The bottom could not have fallen out of Anderson County’s ship at a worse time.

    The Lady Bearcats saw host Spencer County score the first nine points of the tiebreaker then go on to a 15-5 win in the decisive fifth set to take the 30th District Volleyball Tournament semifinal game Monday night.

    Spencer roared in the fifth game, getting a quick advantage on a thunderous kill by Summer Drury. By the time Anderson regrouped, the Lady Bearcats were already in a hole so deep they could not not escape.

  • Shelby free kick costly for Bearcats in district tournament

    TAYLORSVILLE -- With 30 minutes to play last Tuesday, Anderson County seemed to have everything going its way in the 30th District Tournament semifinals.

    The Bearcats had rallied twice to tie Shelby County, had seized the momentum and appeared poised to earn their first trip to a regional tournament since 2012.

    It all slipped away on one decisive kick.

    Shelby County’s Christopher Melendez headed home a free kick to put the Rockets in front to stay with 27:03 to play.

  • Lady Cats advance in regional

    Anderson County advanced to the Eighth Region semifinals when the Lady Bearcats overcame a halftime deficit to defeat visiting Walton-Verona in the regional opener Monday.

  • Bearcats still alive for title

    Anderson County is still very much alive and largely still in control of its own destiny in regard to winning a district football championship.

    Even though they suffered a disappointing loss to Montgomery County Friday night, the Bearcats’ final district game comes against the surprising district leader, Madison Southern.

  • Lost and found

    By Nancy Kennedy

    Faith Columnist

    Tachycardia is a dangerously rapid heartbeat, arrhythmia is an irregular heartbeat and dead is no heartbeat at all — and I had all three recently.

    That may be a slight exaggeration and a bit of melodrama, but the truth is I experienced severe panic recently.

    I lost my camera.

    And by “my camera” I mean the one the Chronicle gave me to use and not mine to keep.

  • Church News Briefs, Oct. 21

    New Hope to host fall festival

    New Hope Baptist Church in Versailles will have its annual Fall Festival at 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24.

    There will be games, prizes, a chili potluck and trunk-or-treat.

    Trunk-or-treat in Graefenburg

    Graefenburg Baptist Church will host its annual trunk-or-treat event at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30.

    Festivities include candy for the kids, and music and refreshments for the whole family inside the Ministry Activities Center.

  • Humane society may have your forever friend

    By Jane Sinnett

    Anderson Humane Society

    This is the story of two young adult cats, Pickles, an orange-and-white, and her sister, Pewee, an orange tabby.

    Their days were full and happy with their humans. They lay in the sun, ignored the neighborhood dogs, and slapped lazily at the butterflies as they hovered above them. Life was good.

    Then everything changed. They were bewildered and couldn’t understand when their owners took them to the adoption center.

  • Fall treats to make the party special

    By Ciara Hyatt, Cooking columnist