Today's News

  • School board cancels spring break, Memorial Day

    A slew of snow days means no spring break or Memorial Day holiday for Anderson County students and staff this year.
    For those who’ve planned vacations, don’t despair: the district plans to offer an opportunity to excuse absences for those families with trips scheduled for spring break and the Memorial Day three-day weekend.

  • Run, Saffell, run

    Landen Lovitt isn’t sure how far he’s run.
    He runs because running is fun.
    The fourth grader doesn’t run because he wants to be pulled out into the hallway to talk to a reporter, to be taken away for a moment from the gym where all his friends are playing.
    He definitely doesn’t run to count how many permanent marker bubbles he’s filled on his laminated cards or how many of those circles have been punched out with a hole puncher.
    Landen ran 67 miles this school year as of last Thursday afternoon.

  • Signs with Shorter

    Hannah Washington, of Cumming, Ga., recently signed to play soccer with Shorter University. She is the granddaughter of Darrell and Janice Clark of Lawrenceburg.

  • Mr. and Miss Basketball Media Day

    Anderson County basketball was well represented at the Mr. and Miss Basketball Media Day, held Sunday in Lexington.

  • Bearcats get ready for district tourney, host Franklin

    A season that saw high hopes go south suddenly has the possibility of a happy ending for Anderson County boys' basketball.

    The Bearcats host longtime rival Franklin County in the regular-season finale Friday night at 7:30 p.m. Then Anderson looks to begin its second season against Collins, the team ranked at the top of the Eighth Region, in the first round of the 30th District Tournament next Tuesday at Shelby County High School.

  • SWIMMING: Six Anderson swimmers advance in regional

    Six Anderson County swimmers advanced into the second day of competition at the Region 3 meet, hosted by Russell County High School.

    The Bearcat boys' team had a nice showing with two relay teams and two individuals making it to Saturday, while Kylie Gehefer advanced in the girls' 100-yard breaststroke.

    “Our boys did a fantastic job and Kylie Gehefer kept the women's team afloat with her two points,” said Anderson coach Karla Williams.

  • WRESTLING: Early takedown raises Mason to regional championship

    FRANKFORT – When Isaac Mason took his opponent down, he knew there was a chance his arm would be raised.

    Mason, an Anderson County junior, recorded what might have been the biggest upset of the finals round when he decisioned top-seeded Matthew Davis of South Oldham, 10-3, to win the 285-pound championship of the Region 5 Wrestling Tournament at Western Hills High School on Saturday.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats host Lafayette on Senior Night

    It seems so fitting that Lafayette will be visiting Anderson County for Thursday's girls' basketball game.

    Back on Dec. 1, 2009, the Lady Generals came to town only to leave with a 52-48 double overtime loss. Two of the heroes of that Anderson team, Eriel McKee and Makenzie Cann, were eighth-graders who would play key roles in the Lady Bearcats' run to the state tournament three months later.

  • FOOTBALL: Cox follows lifelong dream, commits to UK

    Ross Cox has rushed the field many times at Commonwealth Stadium. If everything goes as planned, he won't have to do that again over the next four or five years.

    He plans on already being there if Kentucky records some big football victories.

    Cox, an Anderson County High School senior, publicly announced last Thursday what had long been speculated that he was going to walk on to play football at the University of Kentucky.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Stingy Bearcats limit Owen star in victory

    There is good defense, then there is just downright stinginess.

    Anderson County was mighty happy after having a first half when the Bearcats became first-class tightwads last Thursday. Anderson built a 29-16 halftime lead on the way to a 67-55 win over Owen County.