Today's News

  • Anderson gets new district foe in old rival

    Anderson County and other high schools in the 30th District will have a new rival starting with the 2019-20 school year.

    In a move originally proposed in November, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association approved the transfer of Woodford County from the 41st District and the 11th Region to the 30th District and Eighth Region. The move affects basketball, baseball, softball, soccer and volleyball.

    Current members of the district are Anderson County, Collins, Shelby County and Spencer County.

  • Football classification leaves Anderson pondering future

    When the Kentucky High School Athletic Association released its proposed four-year football classifications last Thursday, one thing jumped off the page for those around the Anderson County High School program.

    “Smallest team in 5A,” Anderson athletic director Rick Sallee said in a text message.

  • Bearcats travel to Spencer for district showdown

    The Anderson County boys’ basketball team travels to Spencer County Tuesday, Jan. 23 for a contest with major ramifications on the 30th District Tournament seedings.

    Anderson will go into the game with a district win over Shelby County on its resume while Spencer lost to Collins on Jan. 5.

    “It is a huge game with Spencer,” Anderson assistant coach Bryan Hyatt says. “It’s at Spencer, so we know it will be a battle. Their freshman, Sam Conley can play with anyone in the region.”

  • Sports not exempt from budget woes

    If real education is indeed designed to develop well-rounded people, then one of the oldest maxims about the process is still true: Some of the best lessons are not learned in the classroom.

    We’re talking real life. You know, the things textbooks can’t teach and tests can’t measure. They can be learned through the hand real life deals or they can be learned in other ways.

    That’s where extra-curricular activities, like sports, come in.

  • Penny closing in on brother’s scoring record

    Anderson County High School senior Cobe Penny has the Bearcat boys’ basketball all-time scoring record in his sights.

    Penny, a four-year starter, had scored 1,985 career points through last Tuesday’s win at Casey County. That total puts Penny at third place on the Bearcats’ all-time scoring list, behind his older brother, C.J., who tallied 2,101 points and Jimmy Dan Conner, who scored an estimated 2,100 points in his career.

  • Penny, Pittman lead rout of Casey

    Cobe Penny and Dylan Pittman each scored 25 points as Anderson County routed host Casey County, 80-37, in boys’ basketball action last Tuesday.

    The Bearcats, now 6-8 on the year, showed no mercy on a struggling Casey team that is still winless on the year. The Bearcats jumped out to a 34-5 first quarter lead and led 54-18 at the half.

    Pittman drilled half of his 10 three-point attempts while Penny scorched the net, hitting 5-of-7 from long range. Pittman played just under 23 minutes while Penny exited the game with 14 minutes to play.

  • Reds Winter Caravan to make two area stops

    The annual Cincinnati Reds Winter Caravan will be making two area stops, according to a news release.

    The Caravan will be stopping in Louisville at Louisville Slugger Field on Thursday, Jan. 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. It will also be in Lexington at Fayette Mall on Saturday, Jan. 27 from 5 to 7 p.m.

    The Caravan is an opportunity for fans meet and interact with Reds’ players, broadcasters and front office personnel. All stops are free and open to the public and will include a question and answer session and opportunities for autographs as time allows.

  • KHSAA adds girls’ archery

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association has added girls’ archery to its list of championship sports.

    At its regularly scheduled meeting last Thursday, the KHSAA approved the change in archery, which the KHSAA classifies as a “sport-activity.”

    According to a news release, “Where Archery was conducted as a coed sport, awarding one overall team championship, the regional and state competitions will now award separate team championships for coed and all-girls divisions.”

  • Tradition rules as Lady Bearcats turn back stubborn Spencer

    TAYLORSVILLE -- There’s this little thing called tradition and Anderson County girls’ basketball bleeds it.

    The Lady Bearcats proved that Thursday night with a methodical 54-47 win at Spencer County before a near-capacity crowd.

    Armed with a team full of youngsters, the Lady Bearcats answered some early Spencer punches with an 8-0 scoring run to end the first half, then withstood two Spencer flurries in the second half to post their second win over the Lady Bears this year.

  • ‘Nasty’ weather headed our way

    UPDATED 4:30 P.M. THURSDAY — A nasty winter mix is expected to hit Anderson County late Friday afternoon, dumping a layer of ice followed by freezing rain and several inches of snow.

    Local officials received a briefing by the National Weather Service this afternoon, warning that our area should expect one-tenth of an inch of ice starting around 4 p.m., followed by freezing rain for several hours.

    That will be followed by what is expected to be 2 to 3 inches of snow, which will continue to fall into early Saturday morning.