Today's News

  • Ending cruel because Bearcats overcame so much

    It’s been a week now but it still seems the end of Anderson County’s basketball season was so cruel.

    Cobe Penny gets a shot he wants – a shot he nearly always hits – that would send Anderson County to the Sweet 16. The ball rolled. It teased.

    An estimated 4,500 fans in the Henry County High School gymnasium held their breath.

    The ball fall off the rim. I have seen Anderson’s season end in the last second several times over 32 years at the keyboard, but this one might have been the most cruel.

    Here’s why.

  • Anderson archers rule region again

    The Anderson County High School archery team captured its third consecutive KHSAA Region 5 championship Saturday at Grant County High School.

    The Bearcats outlasted Western Hills 3,385 to 3,374. A perfect score is 3,600. Both teams advance to the state tournament to be held April 20 in Lexington.

    Eighth-grader Henry Thompson successfully defended his individual regional title with a 298 out of 300 possible points. Teammate Isaiah Caldwell took second place with a 294.

  • The ‘Expert’ handicaps the big dance

    I still don’t know why someone came up with a name for a portion of The Anderson News NCAA bracket contest.

    Beat the Expert.

    And the “expert” is supposed to be me.

    Let me pause while I laugh at that moniker just a minute.

    I’m really not sure who came up with the name. It might have been our gifted and talented publisher, Ben Carlson. It might have been a former sales rep. I honestly can’t remember.

  • Three Bearcats named all-tourney

    Three Anderson County High School boys’ basketball players were named to the Eighth Region All-Tournament team last Tuesday.

    Senior John Paul Garmon and juniors Cobe Penny and Dylan Pittman were named to the team. Others named to the team were Charles Cochran, Dominique Turner and Dayvion McKnight of Collins; Jo Griffin and Devin Young of South Oldham; Mason Wilson and Justin Rassman of Gallatin County; Brennan Stanley of Williamstown; Ismail Jackson of Oldham County; Kemryn Jenkins of Eminence and Zach Clinkenbeard of Walton-Verona.

  • Rogers, Sims, Penny named All-Region

    Three Anderson County High School basketball players were named to the All-Eighth Region teams in balloting among the region’s coaches. The teams were selected on the basis of regular season play.

    Lady Bearcats Alorra Sims and Sammy Rogers and Bearcat Cobe Penny were named to the teams.

    Kaylee Clifford of Trimble County was named the girls’ Player of the Year while South Oldham’s Jo Griffin was named the boys’ Player of the Year.

  • Lexington First and Second Round Tickets On Sale

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – All-session and single-session tickets for the 2017 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament First and Second Rounds to be held in historic Memorial Coliseum on March 17 and March 19 in Lexington, Ky., are now on sale.
    Tickets may be purchased online at ukathletics.com/ncaatickets, in person at the Joe Craft Center Ticket Office or by calling the UK Ticket Office at 800-928-2287.

  • No. 18 UK Selected to Host Opening Rounds of NCAA Tournament

    University of Kentucky Media Relations release

  • Bearcats left to wonder why

    NEW CASTLE – Someday, you just hope to understand.

    Chances are that understanding will never materialize.


    Why did Cobe Penny's buzzer-beating runner that would have sent Anderson County to this week's Sweet 16 fall off the rim after a tantalizing roll stopped breathing among the 4,500 fans packed in the field house at Henry County High School.

  • Local WIC program ranks among state’s best

    Brittany Fogle has the county’s WIC program down pat.

    Fogle, who coordinates the Women, Infant and Children program for the Anderson County Health Department, has helped it attain one of the state’s highest eligibility percentages, a boon to those who need assistance and taxpayer alike.

  • Some ‘men’ could use a swift kick in the can

    Column as I see ’em …

    The four men — I use the term loosely because real men don’t behave this way — involved in the alleged shooting spree on Harrodsburg Road last Thursday should all get a chance to redeem themselves.

    Well, maybe not all of them.

    I know almost nothing of Giles Bullock, Cody Lutz and Michael Rice or their criminal backgrounds outside of what happened last Thursday, when they were involved in a two-vehicle chase that featured Rice allegedly shooting at another vehicle as they entered the city.