Today's News

  • Halfway to Madness

    It seems like only a week or two ago that I was contacting Anderson County basketball coaches Glen Drury and Clay Birdwhistell about getting together to talk about the upcoming seasons.

    Last week, the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats passed the halfway point in their campaigns.  It’s been six weeks since the first games and six weeks from this past Monday or Tuesday, the 30th District Tournament will be getting under way at Spencer County High School.


    It was just another chapter in the long history of one of Kentucky’s best high school basketball rivalries.

    Here’s what Anderson County’s 74-65 win over Shelby County produced last Friday night in Lawrenceburg:

    Four technical fouls.

    Five players finishing their night’s work early after fouling out and 34 total fouls with 66 free throws.

    Two of the state’s most respected coaches flailing their arms and questioning a load of officials’ decisions before sharing a long embrace at the game’s end.

  • Lady Cats deadly, romp past Collins

    One of the oldest of all basketball truths says when the shots are falling, everything else goes easier.

    Much easier, in fact.

    Anderson County was reminded of that fact Saturday afternoon when the Lady Bearcats rolled to a much-easier-than-expected 71-46 win over district rival Collins.

    Anderson ripped Collins for 13 three-pointers, four coming in the first quarter as the Lady Bearcats roared to a 22-11 lead and were never threatened afterward.

    Anderson improved to 9-7 on the year and 2-1 in district play. Collins fell to 9-6 and 1-2.

  • COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: Penny flirts with triple-double

    Asbury University’s C.J. Penny came within one rebound of a triple-double, and five Asbury players reached double digits in points as the Eagles cruised past IU Southeast on Saturday afternoon, 82-60.

    Penny finished with 12 points, 10 assists, and nine rebounds. Perhaps the only thing that kept him from a triple double was a shot to the mouth he took with about two minutes remaining. He left the game and did not return, according to a news release.

  • Reds’ Caravan to stop in Lexington, Louisville

    The annual Cincinnati Reds’ Caravan will be making two area stops to give fans a chance to interact with Reds’ players and front office personnel.

    According to a news release, the South tour, one of four legs of the caravan, will stop in Louisville at Slugger Field on Thursday, Jan. 22, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The tour will make stops in Nashville, Tenn., and Bowling Green before stopping in Lexington at Fayette Mall on Saturday, Jan. 24 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

  • Kentucky to help Wisconsin boost elk herd

    Kentucky will help Wisconsin boost its elk herd by providing 150 elk cows, calves and yearling male elk over the next 3-5 years, according to a news release.

    “Kentucky’s own free-ranging elk herd began with the release of seven elk from Kansas in 1997,” Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Commissioner Gregory K. Johnson said in the release. “We eventually released more than 1,500 elk from six states to create a herd of approximately 10,000 elk in Kentucky today.

  • Second quarter outbreak sends Franklin past Lady Bearcats

    FRANKFORT – If Franklin County presented Anderson County with its biggest test of the girls’ basketball season last Tuesday, the Lady Bearcats would have received a passing grade.

    No, the Lady Bearcats were not able to spring the upset of the top-ranked team in the rugged 11th Region. Franklin County used a second quarter scoring spree to defeat the Lady Bearcats 64-52 in the Flyer gym.

    Franklin, which broke a four-game losing streak in the series with Anderson, improved to 10-2 on the year.

  • Sizing up the 30th District at season’s midpoint

    The jockeying for 30th District seeding positions is just about complete with only two district game left. However, those two contests will determine three spots in the district tournament, which is set to be held the week of Feb 23-28 at Spencer County High School.

  • Performing in the big time
  • Four injured in wreck on Anderson City Road

    Two people are in critical condition and two in serious condition following a wreck late this afternoon (Friday) on Anderson City Road.

    The two people in critical condition were airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center, according to John Shuttleworth, Anderson County’s deputy director of public safety. The two in serious condition were taken to UK via Anderson County EMS, Shuttleworth said.

    First responders initally said all four victims were conscious and speaking shortly after the wreck.