Today's News

  • Ex-Marine’s felony rape charged reduced to misdemeanor

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The former U.S. Marine charged in 2012 with first-degree rape of a juvenile female physically unable to consent accepted a plea deal last Wednesday, just before his trial was to begin in Anderson Circuit Court.

    Jake Gribbons, 22, accepted a plea offer of one count of sexual misconduct and will receive a four-year diverted sentence, meaning he will not be put in prison, nor will he have to register as a sex offender, according to David Nutgrass, the assistant commonwealth attorney who prosecuted the case.

  • Back nine takes down Bearcats in state tourney

    BOWLING GREEN – After playing well early, the Anderson County boys' golf team saw things starting to unravel near the turn then completely fall apart on the back nine in the Leachman Buick GMC Cadillac/KHSAA state golf tournament Tuesday at the Bowling Green Country Club.

    Anderson, which had been in the Top 10 of the 24 teams competing after six holes, had collective bad holes on Nos. 6, 7 and 8, then went 26 over on the final nine holes to finish 48 over par with a team 336, well off the 314 needed to make the cut to the second day of competition.

  • On-job training, lasting lessons

    Little did I know how much my life would change that day I walked in The Anderson News office asking former publisher Don White for a chance at writing.

    Admittedly, what I was looking for that day in January of 1985 was much different than my perspective now.

    Looking for a way to get into games free, maybe getting a gratis ham sandwich along the way, I badgered White for a job until he gave me an assignment: Cover an Anderson County vs. Western High basketball game.

  • Woodford’s massive line pushes back, not over

    Since Anderson County and Woodford County resumed a long series in 2011, about the only constant has been the realization that no matter what happened early, the game would end with the Bearcats winning comfortably.

    Anderson has won all four of those contests but Woodford took the six before the series was temporarily halted after the 2005 season.

    It figures to be different Friday when the old rivals go at it in the first district game of the year.


    After being deemed the Mid-South Conference Player of the Week earlier in the day, Campbellsville University quarterback Jacob Russell has now caught the attention from the national media.

    Russell was named the NAIA Player of the Week for the first time in his career officials announced on Monday evening.

The senior from Lawrenceburg led Campbellsville’s high profile offense to a thrilling 59-50 win over then-No. 3 Faulkner (Ala.).

  • Lady Bearcats tune up for district, overcome Franklin

    Nothing was going to spoil Anderson County’s Senior Night.

    Not a muddy playing field. Not the lethargy that could possibly be attributed to standing around for the Senior Night festivities.

    Not even a fired up Franklin County team would be able to give the sweet night a sour taste.

    Anderson overcame a halftime deficit to defeat Franklin, 2-1, in girls’ high school soccer action last Wednesday.

  • Bearcat golfers play at state

    The Anderson County High School boys’ golf team was scheduled to tee off in the Leachman Buick GMC/KHSAA State Tournament at the Bowling Green Country Club on Tuesday.

    The Anderson golfers were among the final group to tee off, as they were to start playing at early Tuesday afternoon, after press deadlines.

    See www.theandersonnews.com for updates on the Bearcats’ play in the state tournament. A complete report will appear in the Oct. 10 edition of The Anderson News.


    Georgetown picked up its first win of the season, cruising past winless Kentucky Christian Saturday in Georgetown.

    Georgetown, which had lost to teams ranked in the NAIA Top 15 the three previous weeks, delivered its first shutout since 2012.

    Andeson County High graduate Ross Cox caught three passes for 46 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown catch to put the Tigers up 21-0 in the third quarter.

    Northwestern remains unbeaten

  • Rain washes Lady Cat hopes

    The one obstacle Anderson County could not overcome fell on biggest day of girls’ high school golf last week.

    Rain hampered play at the Girls’ Region 7 Golf Tournament held Tuesday at Keene Run Golf Course near Nicholasville.

    Anderson County, led by senior Christina Montgomery’s 100, finished eighth out of 19 teams, falling well short of a coveted bid to the state tournament. The Lady Bearcats carded a team score of 426 over 18 holes.

  • Bearcats earn tie at Danville

    Anderson County scored four times in a 19-minute span during the second half to rally for a tie at Danville Thursday night.

    Danville had built a 4-0 lead on goals from Corey Streber and Hayden Boyd, but the Bearcats recovered to play to their third tie of the season. Anderson is 2-7-3 while Danville is 7-4-2.

    Noel Weber, an exchange student from Germany, got Anderson going as he delivered a goal from 10 yards out on a textbook cross from the outside. It was the first of two goals for Weber.