Today's News

  • Farmboy work ethic key to Bearcats’ success in 2016

    When I fire up the tractor and roll in the hay

    Light up a bonfire at the end of the day

    Taking a sip from mama’s Mason jar

    I ain’t scared to work, that’s how I was raised

    Live by the Bible and taught how to pray

    Sow my crops where the river meets the sky

    I’m a F.A.R.M.B.O.Y.

    Yes, I’m a farmboy till the day that I die.

    --J.D. Shelburne

  • Tradition drives Lady Bearcats to remain at top of region

    There are traditions like turkey and dressing on Thanksgiving. A ball dropping in Times Square on New Year’s Eve. The Grand Ole Opry playing on Saturday night in Nashville.

    Then there are TRADITIONS.

  • 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.