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Today's News

  • Christian Academy students skate to Thunderbolt title

    While most of Kentucky is fixated on March Madness, a pair of students at Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg have been chilling.

    Literally.

    Aidan Lynn and Phillip Maxfield are part of the Lexington Thoroughbreds of the Central Kentucky Hockey Association. The Lexington-based organization is part of US Hockey, the largest youth hockey organization in the country.

  • Mustang archers win Mercer Tournament

    The Anderson County Middle School archery team competed in the Mercer County pre-state tournament last weekend taking first place and and winning seven individual medals in the process. Emmali Dorman took first place in the girls’ division with Micah Maggard placing third and Jenna Diaz fifth.

    Bryce Foster captured first place in the boys’ division with Damon Nichols second, Logan Sea third and Michael Bishop fifth.

  • Three Lady Bearcats named all-tourney

    From staff reports

    Three members of the Anderson County High School girls’ basketball team were named to the Eighth Region All-Tournament Team following Saturday’s championship game. Juniors Jaclynn Ruble and Lauren Boblitt along with freshman Amiah Mason were named to the team by the region’s coaches.

  • Turner hits target with regional championship

    The Robert B. Turner Elementary School archery team captured the Region 7 championship of the National Archery in the Schools Program for the second consecutive year. The competition was held at Providence Elementary School in Nicholasville. In the individual competition, Breanna Woodside took first place and Arlena Cox finished third in the girls’ standings. On the boys’ side, Conner Glass took first, Dawson Case second and Colton Fridh fifth place.

  • Turner archers win at Bardstown
  • UPDATE: Second girl arrested in middle school shooting threats

    Two Anderson County Middle School students were arrested Tuesday in the latest shooting threats to hit Anderson County school.

    The girls, ages 12 and 13, were each charged with second-degree terroristic threatening after leaving notes in a school bathroom. The 12-year-old allegedly wrote "she had a gun" and was going to "shoot everybody" on a bathroom wall, sparking a soft lockdown of the school while police investigated.

  • Lady Bearcats, Bearcats have given just what we needed

    Thank you, Lady Bearcats. We needed what you gave us the last few weeks.

    And thank you, too, Bearcats. You were still playing Monday night and we have needed all you have given Anderson County during March Madness.

    We can’t thank you enough.

  • Simon Kenton ends Lady Bearcat Sweet 16 dream

    INDEPENDENCE, Ky. -- Even before the 2017-18 basketball season began, the Anderson County girls’ basketball team knew what would be the most daunting mountain to climb in its quest for Sweet 16 glory.

    Simon Kenton would be that one task that would require the combination of near-perfect play and some good fortune necessary to navigate the road known as March Madness.

    Simon Kenton showed why Saturday night, using a 15-1 run to close out the first quarter, then holding off a gallant Anderson comeback for an 80-68 win in the Eighth Region tournament final.

  • Lady Cats have more than 9 lives, overcome Walton-Verona

    INDEPENDENCE, Ky. -- Remember that old saying that a cat has nine lives?

    Anderson County’s girls’ basketball team might laugh at that after Friday’s dramatic 58-54 win over Walton-Verona in the Eighth Region Tournament semifinals.

    Anderson had at least a dozen lives in rallying from a 12-point deficit at Simon Kenton High School.

    Anderson, now 27-5 on the year, moves on to play tournament host Simon Kenton (19-10) in the regional championship game Saturday at 6 p.m. Walton-Verona finished its season at 24-10.

  • Lady Bearcats tame Dragons in opener

    INDEPENDENCE, Ky. -- Anderson County left no doubt in the opening round of the Eighth Region Tournament last Tuesday night at Simon Kenton.

    The Lady Bearcats never trailed on their way to an 80-56 win over 29th District runner-up South Oldham at Simon Kenton High School.

    Taylor Harley coaxed a 3-pointer to fall after hesitating on the rim and Jacie Chesser delivered a putback in the first minute of the contest and the Lady Bearcats were on their way.