Today's News

  • Bearcats, Lady Cats Love Playing for Hometown

    It’s just home. Anderson County, that is.

    It’s not perfect in any way. It’s got a lot of great qualities. It’s got its flaws. Got its drama.

    And in the sports world, it certainly has had its share of great times. And Anderson County has had the down times too.

    But it’s home to the Anderson County Bearcats and they wouldn’t have it any other way.

  • Owen County gunning for first Sweet 16 berth

    Owen County is the small school with big dreams in 2016.

    And those big dreams are fueled by a huge front line, led by one of Kentucky’s top players.

    After more than a decade as one of the Eighth Region’s most consistent programs, Owen is a solid pick to earn the school’s first state tournament berth.

  • Simon Kenton expected to continue reign

    It might have been a surprise when Simon Kenton and Anderson County played for the Eighth Region championship last season, but it should not have been.

    Both teams were expected to be rebuilding, but for the third straight year, the schools were the last two standing in the region. Just like it has been six of the last eight seasons.

    There could be another clash in early March.

  • License plate birdhouses help improve quality of life for state’s veterans

    Just because Veterans Day has passed doesn’t mean you can’t still honor and help a veteran.

    There are veterans in facilities that don’t have family to give them some of their most basic needs, such as clothing and personal items.

    Anderson County Clerk Jason Denny attended the Veterans Day celebration at Thompson-Hood Veterans Home in Wilmore last week. He, along with some other county clerks, were there to thank the veterans in attendance and to present a check for $15,000 to the facility.

  • Russell accounts for eight TDs as Tigers take title

    Anderson County native Jacob Russell was simply on fire Saturday when host Campbellsville upset No. 7 Reinhardt in a 70-56 shootout.

    Russell completed 29-of-49 passes for 446 yards and a school record seven touchdowns. He also ran for 26 yards and another score as Campbellsville overcame a 28-7 halftime deficit to claim the Mid-South Conference West title. For his effort, Russell was named the NAIA National Player of the Week for the second consecutive week.

  • Old school CovCath thumps Bearcats

    EDGEWOOD – You can talk about the Air Raid, the Oregon Spread or go back more than 40 years to the Oklahoma Wishbone, in the end, football is still the same.

    Blocking. Tackling. Controlling the line of scrimmage.

    And Covington Catholic put on a clinic of old school football during the Colonels’ 47-21 win over Anderson County in the first round of the state Class 5A playoffs at Dixie Heights High School.

  • Last race is Anderson runner’s career best

    LEXINGTON – Miranda Rzendzian could not have asked for a much better end to her high school cross country career.

    The Anderson County High School senior was never expected to contend for a state championship or even a place on the podium as one of the Top 15 finishers at Saturday’s KHSAA state meet, held at the Kentucky Horse Park. She was well short of both, finishing 128th in a field of 237 runners from around the state,

    But in cross country, success is often measured in very personal goals.

  • Wilson, Kays named to All-State team

    Anderson County High School girls’ soccer players have been named by the state’s coaches as honorable mention selections to the All-State team.

    A senior, Wilson was the Lady Bearcats’ third-leading scorer with 10 goals in 22 games. She led Anderson with 14 assists. Wilson plans to attend Morehead State University.

    Kays, a sophomore, led Anderson with 21 goals in 20 games. She scored six goals in two 30th District Tournament games.

  • Country singer Shelburne to visit Cat Madness

    Rising country music star J.D. Shelburne is scheduled to make an appearance at Anderson County High School’s Cat Madness on Saturday, Nov. 21.

    Cat Madness, which will showcase scrimmages featuring the Anderson County girls’ and boys’ basketball teams, has added a new twist this year with the theme, “Bearcat Basketball Goes Hometown Country.”

  • A brotherhood that can’t be broken

    By Aaron Steele

    Student sports columnist

    Looking back on this football season, I can honestly say I have seen it all. Ups and downs, through thick and thin, the Band of Brothers remained together as one.

    I still consider myself part of the Band of Brothers. I played my junior year, and half of my senior year, before leaving the team along with a few fellow teammates because of personal reasons.

    You’ll never understand unless you’re a part of it.