Today's News

  • Franklin leads Bearcats past Flyers

    Anderson County football is alive and well.

    At least it was Friday night as the Bearcats rode a monster game from running back Blake Franklin -- 357 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns -- for a 35-21 Homecoming win over arch-rival Franklin County.

    On a night when questions were being whispered about the direction of the Bearcats’ season, the junior led an Anderson attack that overcame a sluggish start and a lengthy lightning delay to put up 457 yards of offense and slowed a Franklin County attack that had been averaging better than 38 points a game.

  • Improving scores giving Bearcats hope as regional tourney nears

    The Anderson County High School boys’ golf team entered the home stretch of the season last week with improving scores even though the Bearcats went down to defeat in a pair of dual matches.

    Thursday, the Bearcats ran into a Franklin County team that is considered one of the contenders not only for a state tournament berth but a threat to carry home the state championship hardware.

    Franklin defeated Anderson 142-170 in a match on the Bearcats’ home course at Wild Turkey Trace.

  • Seth Carnahan Bowl set for Saturday

    The annual Seth Carnahan Memorial Bowl is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24, at Anderson County High School.

    The football game pits Anderson County Middle School against East Oldham Middle School. The eighth-grade teams are scheduled to kick off at 11 a.m. with the seventh-grade teams following.

    The bowl game started as a way to honor Seth Carnahan, then an Anderson County Middle School football player, who drowned while playing in a creek in Scott County.

  • Lot repaving at Beaver Lake ramp impacts anglers

    A grading and repaving project on the main boat ramp parking lot at Beaver Lake in Anderson County is underway, according to a news release.

    “We ask anglers and boaters use the overflow parking area across Beaver Lake Road from the ramp,” said David Baker, Central Fisheries District biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

  • Lady Bearcat golfers win two matches

    With the post-season approaching, the Anderson County High School girls’ golf team recorded a pair of match play wins before a tough tournament outing last week.

    The Lady Bearcats complete their regular season this week with a pair of matches and the West Jessamine Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Connemara Golf Course in Nicholasville. The Region 7 Tournament is set for Monday, Sept. 26 at Juniper Hills Golf Course in Frankfort.

  • COLLEGE SPORTS: Rose, Riley have big weeks at Cumberlands

    Rose honored by Mid-South Conference

    Anderson County resident Joe Rose has been named the Mid-South Conference East Division Special Teams Player of the Week.

    Rose, a kicker for the University of the Cumberlands, hit both of his extra point attempts and totaled 167 yards on three kickoffs for the Patriots in a 17-14 loss at Cumberland University Saturday.

    Rose, a junior, was so honored by the MSC for the second consecutive week and the third time in four weeks this season.

  • Anderson to host annual Volley Smash tourney

    The Anderson County High School volleyball team will undertake its biggest weekend of the year when the Lady Bearcats host the annual VolleySmash tournament Friday and Saturday.

    The Lady Bearcats will host 11 other teams from around Kentucky in an event that will give each team three pool play games then enter an elimination tournament. The tournament begins Friday, Sept. 23, at 5:30 p.m. and resumes Saturday, Sept. 24 at 9 a.m. Both of the gyms in the main high school building will be used.

  • Western Hills holds on as Lady Bearcats struggle to find goal

    It could be easy for Anderson County girls’ soccer fans to panic. It would also be easy to rationalize that the Lady Bearcats have not been healthy all season.

    Even though the Lady Bearcats dropped two matches last week, making it five setbacks in the last six matches, neither reaction is completely warranted.

    It is true that Anderson is struggling to score, but both Evan Kays and Taylor Harley, two of the team’s top offensive threats, finally saw some action last week after being injured most of the season.

  • Bearcats visit Dunbar looking to end Lexington drought

    Anderson County gets another chance at ending a long drought against Lexington high school football programs when the Bearcats travel to Paul L. Dunbar.

    Anderson has not beaten a team from Lexington since the 1969 season, when the Bearcats defeated Tates Creek, 6-0. The year before, Anderson posted one of the most memorable wins in Bearcat history, a 20-0 pasting of Tates Creek on what is now called Bob Ware Field. Ware was a member of that Anderson team.

  • Taking the hills