Today's News

  • Polson living big dream, ‘crazy story’

    Dreaming big dreams.

    That simple, yet gigantic step is usually the first step to success in any endeavor.

    For countless boys growing up in Kentucky, playing basketball in the recreation leagues, middle schools and high schools that dream starts with eventually wearing a blue and white uniform and running onto the floor at Rupp Arena. 

    Somewhere along the way, the cruel realization hits that the dream is bigger than one’s basketball ability.

    Jarrod Polson was no different.

    In many ways, that is.

  • Cann leaves Cincinnati program

    Former Anderson County High School girls’ basketball star Makenzie Cann has left the University of Cincinnati program.

    Cann confirmed her decision in a Twitter message to The Anderson News on Saturday.

    Cann saw action in all 31 games for Cincinnati last season, starting once. She averaged 7 points a game.

    She had a season-best 23 points against Central Florida in the AAC Tournament. The next game, eventual national champion UConn ended Cincy’s season. The Bearcats finished at 8-23.


    DANVILLE – With 100 yards to go, it was obvious the only hurdle keeping him from a conference championship was simply missing a hurdle.

    Duncan cleared the remaining barriers in his romp to the Central Kentucky Conference title in the 300-meter hurdles. The Anderson County junior finished more than two seconds ahead of second-place finisher Chapman Bean of Boyle County, who was running on his home track.

  • Bearcats sweep district for top tourney seed

    Just another Anderson County-Shelby County baseball game. Just another nail-biter.

    And just another night when an unlikely source turned into a hero for the night.

    Anderson County sophomore John Paul Garmon homered to lead off the bottom of the sixth, giving the Bearcats a 2-1 win over Shelby County in 30th District action Tuesday night.

    Garmon’s blast, his first varsity home run, punctuated a Bearcat victory that clinched the top seed in the district tournament, set to get underway May 18.

  • Beast of the Bluegrass competition Saturday

    From staff reports

    The eighth annual Beast of the Bluegrass will take place on Saturday, May 16 at Eagle Lake Convention Center Expo 2. The national qualifying strong man contest will get underway at 11 a.m. with doors opening 30 minutes earlier.

    Competitors from around the nation are expected to compete, according to event organizer Dave McCann.

  • Bearcat basketball camp registration underway

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County Bearcat Basketball Camp will be held from June 8-11 at various local school gymnasiums, according to a news release.

    The camp times are 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., with camp staff present an hour before and after each camp session, the release said. The camp is open to children entering kindergarten through the eighth grade.

    The camp offers individual and team instruction, competitive games and drills, team competitions, individual awards and a learning atmosphere, according to the release.

  • Bearcat Pride Foundation seeks better facilities

    From staff reports

    A group of local citizens have formed a non-profit organization and begun a fundraising venture to assist with future improvements of the Anderson County High School athletic facilities, according to a news release.

    Comprised of a school administrator, several former Anderson County athletes and local citizens, the Bearcat Pride Foundation plans to be involved in fundraising for improvement of the current high school athletic facilities, the release said.

  • Roaring Butler bats whisper against Moore

    Pitching and defense had carried Anderson County to a 23-5 record and a No. 6 in the Kentucky Softball Coaches Associaion poll before the Lady Bearcats entertained Louisville Butler last Thursday.

    But even after Ally Moore’s one-hit gem to beat the Bears, 1-0, the Lady Bearcats were spending time in the team batting cage after the game. A long time.

  • Lady Cats squander stellar pitching against state’s top team

    The Anderson County softball team learned much about itself during the Best of the West Classic, held at Buchanan Park in Bowling Green Friday and Saturday.

    The Lady Bearcats lost to top-ranked Bowling Green and fourth-ranked Male before recovering to defeat 10th-rated Union County in a conglomeration of some of the best teams in Kentucky.

    The Lady Bearcats are 25-7 with one game left before district tournament play begins.

  • Net Cats advance to regional quarters

    Three entries from the Anderson County High School tennis program advanced to the Region 8 semifinals, but all were eliminated by entries from South Oldham.

    On the girls’ side, senior Hannah Wampler saw her high school career come to an end one win short of a state tournament berth when third-seeded Natalie Dearen of South Oldham defeated Wampler 6-0, 6-4 in the regional quarter-finals held at Western Hills High School in Frankfort.