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Today's News

  • Penny named region’s Player of the Year, Mr. Basketball finalist

    Anderson County High School boys’ basketball player Cobe Penny has been named the Eighth Region’s Player of the Year in a vote of the region’s coaches.

    Penny, who became school’s all-time leading scorer, headed the team, announced Monday.

    Last Friday it was also announced he had been named a Mr. Basketball finalist.

    Penny was the only Anderson player selected to the 15-man all-region team.

    Gallatin County’s Jon Jones was named the region’s Coach of the Year.

  • New fishing regulations for 2018 reduce crappie creel limit

    By Lee McClellan, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    A reduction in the statewide daily creel limit from 30 fish to 20 fish for crappie highlights the new fishing regulations for 2018. The regulations go into effect March 1.

  • Anderson archers place high in pre-regional tournament

    The Anderson County High School archery team competed in the pre-regional tournament at Danville on Saturday.

    Henry Thompson took first place in both the high school boys and the overall competition. Anderson’s Wade Wilson took third place in the high school boys while Jacob Newby was fifth.

    On the girls’ side, Maura Dean took second place with a 289 and Anna Rose placed fourth with 288.

    Anderson will be competing in the NASP regional tournament on Saturday.

  • Powell gets by Penny-less Bearcats

    The injury parade kept marching at Anderson County last week.

    This time it was the Bearcats’ leading scorer, Mr. Basketball finalist Cobe Penny who was unable to go when the Bearcats traveled to Powell County last Wednesday.

    Penny, the school’s all-time leading scorer, was unable to play due to aggravating a knee injury. Without him, Anderson dropped a 60-44 decision.

  • Strong second half powers Franklin

    Franklin County used a outscored Anderson County 15-6 in the third quarter, then held on to defeat the Bearcats, 65-57, Friday night at Franklin.

    The Flyers pulled away from a 30-29 halftime lead and were still in front 34-32 midway through the third frame before going on a 10-0 run.

    “That has happened to us a lot and a lot of it is reading each other and being in sync with each other,” Anderson coach Glen Drury said.

  • Fink fights to state medal round

    LEXINGTON -- There was a bit of disappointment on Chase Fink’s face as he left the mat for the last time at the KHSAA State Wrestling Tournament Saturday.

    Fink had just been pinned by LaRue County’s Dalton Bell in the battle for seventh place in the 152-pound class but just a few moments later, perspective had changed things.

    “This feels great. I am so excited,” said Fink, a sophomore at Anderson County High School.

  • Two threats cause soft lockdown at high school

     Two images shared with The Anderson News were the cause of a soft lockdown at the Anderson County High School on Tuesday. According to Suprintendent Sheila Mitchell, the threats in both images are being investigated and that she cannot provide further comment at this point. 

    Stay tuned for updates. 

  • Anderson grad sentenced for child pornography

     By Jeff D’Alessio

  • Middle school teacher busted for shoplifting

     An Anderson County Middle School teacher was arrested Saturday afternoon for shoplifting, according to police reports.

  • ‘She had no idea how sick she was’

     It started with the typical symptoms.