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Today's News

  • Penny named to Kentucky All-Stars

    Cobe Penny is continuing a family tradition.

    The Anderson County High School senior Cobe Penny has been named to the Kentucky All-Star team for the annual summer series against the Indiana All-Stars.

    Penny was chosen from tryouts conducted by the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches at Paul L. Dunbar High School in Lexington Saturday and Sunday. The team was announced Sunday night.

    Penny was also named to the Courier-Journal All-State second team last Friday. The team was selected in a vote of the state’s coaches.

  • Lady Bearcats rip Spencer in district showdown

    Even with a new-look lineup, Anderson County let it be known last Thursday that the Lady Bearcats will be just fine.

    Using clutch hitting and a sharp pitching performance from junior Lexi Tinsley, Anderson romped past previously undefeated district rival Spencer County, 10-3, on the Lady Bearcats’ home diamond.

    “We are learning,” said Anderson’s first-year coach Jeff Hawkins, who got his first district win. “We are young, but they executed well on offense. We got some big hits with two outs and runners in scoring position.”

  • Mustangs master Mercer meet

    The Anderson County Middle School archery team dominated the Mercer County Titans 3D Tournament, held Saturday in Harrodsburg. The Mustangs took first place and took nine of the top 10 individual finishes in the tournament.

    The Mustang boys took four of the first five places in the tournament with Paul Zigo taking first place. Logan Sea and Bryce Foster followed in second and third place with Hudson Reed placing fifth.

  • Bearcat archers win at Woodford

    The Anderson County High School archery team took first place at the Woodford County Invitational, held Saturday in Versailles. The Bearcats also had six medalists, three boys and three girls.

    On the boys’ side, Henry Thompson continued his dominance of the sport, taking first place. Collin Spencer took fourth with Wade Wilson fifth.

    On the girls’ side, Sabrina Kostenbader, Anna Rose and Maura Dean placed third, fourth and fifth.

  • Russell named MSC Athlete of Week

    For the second consecutive week, Anderson County resident Brayden Russell was selected as the Mid-South Conference Field Athlete of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday afternoon.

    The junior compiled 23 total points at the Centre College Twilight Invitational to pace the Tigers to a second-place finish at the event. Of the 23 points, 18 came in field events.

  • The week in sports -- Girls' tennis
  • This week in Anderson County Sports - Lacrosse photos
  • Alexander hired as new principal at Turner

    Jason Alexander has been selected as the new principal at Robert B. Turner Elementary School.

    Alexander, a special education teacher at the school since 2006, was unanimously selected Saturday by the school’s site-based decision making council, according to Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.

    He succeeds the late Wayne Reese, who passed away last December.

  • Schools to be open Friday amid protests in Frankfort

    Unlike nearly two other school districts across Kentucky planning to close Friday for an organized teacher protest in Frankfort, Anderson County schools will be open, according to information provided by Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.

    Mitchell said the district will send a "delegation of representatives" — teachers who will use their personal time to be away from school and will pay for their own transportation.

  • 11-year-old charged in latest school threat

    An 11-year-old female student at Saffell Street Elementary School was charged today with second-degree terroristic threatening after allegedly writing what is described as an “inappropriate message” on a bathroom wall inside of the school, according to information provided by Anderson County Sheriff Joe Milam.

    “The message consisted of a non-credible threat but deputies kept an increased presence in the building for the duration of the investigation and additional security measures were in place as a precaution,” Milam said.