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Today's News

  • Former Anderson basketball coach passes away

    Jim Lindsey, who coached at Anderson County High School for two seasons, died recently in Glasgow.

    Mr. Lindsey passed away on March 18 at his home. He was 72.

    He came to Anderson County for the 1971-72 school year, following Jack Upchurch, who had left after taking the Bearcats to the state championship game the previous season. Mr. Lindsey coached basketball and baseball at Anderson, winning district titles in both sports. He also served as an assistant football coach on the school's first district champion.

  • COLLEGE: Warford named KIAC Player of Week for second time

    Asbury University senior Mary Ann Warford, a senior from Lawrenceburg, was named the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference softball player of the week by KIAC officials on April 16. This is her second player of the week award for the season.

  • COLLEGE: Barnes running well at Campbellsville

    Jayson Barnes has been one of the outstanding freshmen for the Campbellsville University men’s track and field program this spring, competing in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash and 400-meter dash as well as the 4x400 relay.

    This weekend, Barnes and the Tigers travel to Rome, Ga., for the Mid-South Conference Track and Field Championships, where Barnes will compete in the decathlon.

The decathlon includes 10 events, four on the track and six in the field, over two days.

  • Football to close spring practice with red-white game

    The Anderson County High School football team will be ending spring practice with the Red-White game on Wednesday, April 25 at Warford Stadium.

    The game is open to the public.

    Bearcat coach Mark Peach has not been able to have a spring game in recent seasons as numbers were not sufficient for the game. Many football players also participate in spring sports and are not available for the 10 sessions of spring practice.

    The numbers are up for the Bearcats on the heels of a state runner-up finish in 2011.

  • SOFTBALL: Spencer Quiets Anderson

    Brian Glass is usually a talkative sort after a softball game, whether his Anderson County team wins or loses.

    Until last Thursday, that is.

    He watched Spencer County pitcher Tara Sorrells baffle Anderson hitters and notch a 1-0 district win on the Anderson field.

    “I was almost speechless,” Glass said. “I told them that they have to be more relaxed at the plate. We have talked about quality at-bats and hitting good pitches.”

    It simply should not have happened.

  • BASEBALL: Bearcats rally to defeat Mercer

    Anderson County might be getting accustomed to these extra-inning contests.

    For the third straight game, the Bearcats worked overtime, getting their second consecutive walk-off win as Cole Sayre's single drove in Landon Case to defeat visiting Mercer County, 7-6, Friday night in nine innings.

    The Bearcats defeated the defending state runner-up for the second time this season with what Coach L.W. Barnes called his team's “most complete game of the year.”

    Case led off the ninth with a drag bunt single, then stole second base.

  • SOFTBALL: Spencer Quiets Anderson

    Brian Glass is usually a talkative sort after a softball game, whether his Anderson County team wins or loses.

    Until last Thursday, that is.

    He watched Spencer County pitcher Tara Sorrells baffle Anderson hitters and notch a 1-0 district win on the Anderson field.

    “I was almost speechless,” Glass said. “I told them that they have to be more relaxed at the plate. We have talked about quality at-bats and hitting good pitches.”

    It simply should not have happened.

  • COLUMN: Russell quarterbacks Wildcats in Blue-White game

    You really couldn't get around the perception that Jacob Russell looked small Saturday night.

    He still stands 6-foot-4. The University of Kentucky's official roster lists Russell at 223 pounds, about where he checked in when he graduated from Anderson County High School in 2010.

    But on the field at Commonwealth Stadium, it just looked like the former all-stater was not quite as big. I noticed it. So did a friend in the media who had seen Russell quarterback Anderson County to a few of those 30 wins in 41 starts at Anderson.

  • Gritton to be inducted into Transy Hall of Fame

    Former Kentucky governor and baseball commissioner A B. “Happy” Chandler and basketball star Orbrey Gritton top a list of seven new inductees into Transylvania University's Pioneer Hall of Fame, according to a news release.

  • Payton's single ends 12-inning district thriller

    Eventually, something had to go Anderson County's way.

    It did when Alex Payton lined a bases-loaded one-out single, driving in Cole Sayre to give the Bearcats a 2-1 win over 30th District rival Spencer County last Tuesday night.

    Did we mention that Payton's hit came in the bottom of the 12th inning, the next game after dropping a 12-inning heartbreaker to Woodford County.

    The Bearcats needed the win like a thirsty man needs a drink in the desert.