Today's News

  • Anderson golfers card bizarre win over Collins

    By John Herndon

    Sports Editor

    A bizarre end to a nine-hole match and a strong tournament finish highlighted the week for the Anderson County boys’ golf team as they hit the mid-point of the high school season.

    Last Wednesday, the Bearcats thought they had lost, then realized they had won a match against Collins at the Shelbyville Country Club.

  • It’s been a real Peach of a run

    Those first few years of the Mark Peach Era around Anderson County football really were times that simultaneously boggled the mind and stretched the imagination.

    Sure, anyone who had remotely followed high school football in the years leading up to his return to his alma mater knew that Peach had been highly successful. He’d been defensive coordinator at Franklin-Simpson High School when the Wildcats made the state championship game.

  • Sports Briefs for Aug. 27, 2014

    Carnahan Bowl date announced, donations being accepted

    The third annual Seth Carnahan Memorial Bowl will be held on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Warford Stadium on the campus of Anderson County High School, according to a news release.

    Anderson County Middle School will be hosting Madison Middle School that day in a double-header designated to raise money for the Mustang football program.

  • West Jessamine outlasts energized Lady Bearcats in opener

    West Jessamine rallied to win the final three sets after host Anderson County had taken the first to capture the season opener in high school volleyball action last Tuesday night.

    All four sets ended with a 25-23 score.

    “We played extremely well,” said Anderson coach Bob Hardin. “As a team, we had great energy coming out in our first game. Katy Carmichael and Baylee McKenzie both had a very hard kill and both hits made the crowd erupt with excitement and the kids fed off that.”

  • Wild hogs better than gators or beaches for local teens

    By Jeff Lilly

    Outdoors columnist

    A sure sign that summer is fading away is the emerging of the bid yellow kid haulers letting us all know that school is back in session in Anderson County as well as other surrounding counties and communities.

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  • Coroner investigating body found in storage unit as suicide

    Dr. Mark Tussey, Anderson County Coroner, said the owner of AAA Storage on Bond Lillard Road, discovered a storage unit that was unsecure and unlocked. She opened the unit and discovered what appeared to be a deceased male.

    The Anderson County Sherriff's Office responded to the call around 2:20 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 25.

    Tussey confirmed that the body was David Kinder, 31, of Lawrenceburg. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Tussey.

    Kinder was last seen alive by family at around 6:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25., according to Tussey.

  • High school sports give best bargain

    You’ve got to love this time of the sports year.

    Even though Anderson County is waiting a week to kick it off, high school football gets under way in Kentucky this weekend.

    Most of the other fall sports at the high school level got started with the real thing this week, too. Golf has been hacking for about three weeks now and cross country takes to the hills very soon.

    Other than big post-season games, it is the best time to just sit back and watch.

  • Optimism high for Lady Bearcats

    By his very nature, at least when talking about his Anderson County girls’ soccer team, Jason Earnest is one of those guys who would focus on the sliver of sunshine in the midst of a rainstorm.

    To say Earnest is optimistic is kind of like saying the sun rises in the east, so that makes the larger than normal smile he’s wearing as the 2014 season opens significant.

  • Youthful, talented Bearcats look to surprise

    Knowing what to expect from the Anderson County boys’ soccer team as its season begins might prove to be one tough task.

    On the one hand, the Bearcats lost five seniors from last year’s 6-11-1 team that lost to Shelby County in the first round of the 30th District Tournament. Gone are Garrett Pritchert, Joe Rose, Daniel Peach, David Simmons and Ethan Woodrow.

    But back is a nice group of young players that has the potential to develop into a solid team by season’s end.