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Today's News

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Top 10 ranking on line in opener

    The Anderson County girls’ basketball team embarks on its own journey pointing toward Bowling Green nest week. The Lady Bearcats start their trek in earnest when they host Lafayette on Tuesday, Nov. 29 in the season opener for both teams.

    It figures to be a difficult opener for the Lady Bearcats, who were ranked eighth in the state in the Courier-Journal pre-season coaches poll released last seek. Anderson was also ranked at the top of the Eighth Region by the coaches.

  • COLUMN: Something else for the shadow box

    Before she left the football field at Conner High School last Friday night, Bridget Wells had to add a little to her memorabilia collection.

    An assistant principal at Anderson County, Wells stepped away from the large gathering of football family members, friends and well-wishers then reached into the same end zone where the Bearcats had scored the winning touchdown in the regional championship game a few minutes before.

    She simply grabbed a few blades of grass.

    White grass, at that.

  • Brown signs with Jacksonville State

    Anderson County High School basketball player senior Sydney Brown signed with Jacksonville State University of the Ohio Valley Conference during the early signing period.


    A 6-foot-1 center, Brown is a three-year starter for Anderson County. She actually started playing varsity basketball as an eighth-grader and her teams have made it at least to the Eighth Region championship game every season.

  • KHSAA proposes new soccer alignment

    Soccer postseason could undergo a significant change starting next year, as new district and regional soccer alignments for each of the state’s 16 regions were drafted by the KHSAA Board of Control at its regular November meeting. The soccer alignment is the latest as the KHSAA Board of Control continues to revise team sports alignments using the current adopted basketball alignment as a model, according to a news release.

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  • Thanksgiving Day opener looks promising for waterfowl season

    Excellent breeding conditions this past year in the northern Prairie region and Canada should mean productive hunting for the opening of duck season Thanksgiving Day, according to a news release from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources,


    “Every population of every species but widgeon are holding their own or up big time,”


    Brunjes recommends hunters scout potential areas for duck use before setting up to hunt.

  • Christian Academy places third in volleyball tourney

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg volleyball team placed third in the recent Cumberland Christian Home Educators tournament, held in Somerset.


    Brette Elliott made several great digs. She helped set the ball up well and also was the high scorer of the team for the day. She had several great serves, according to information provided by the school.
    Payton McKinney and Abby Perry set the ball up for Nancy Lee Holt several times. Teri Crutcher also delivered some sizzling serves, school officials said.

  • Bearcats Regional Champs!

    HEBRON – They really are a Band of Brothers, this Anderson County football team.

    And they showed it Friday night when on the biggest stage of the year, going on the road against a formidable opponent, Anderson somehow prevailed, 31-30, to bring home the school's first ever regional championship.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: A playoff history lesson

    A playoff history lesson

    I was doing some research for Friday’s regional championship football game between Anderson County and Conner when an interesting tidbit jumped out at me: This will be the fourth time Anderson County has advanced to the regional final, but the first in which Anderson will not be playing the state’s top-ranked team in its class at the time.

    Not that it will mean anything Friday night. The Bearcats will have their hands full with Conner.

  • Visitation, services scheduled for late county clerk

    Visitation for former county clerk Julian Birdwhistell is scheduled for 3 to 8 p.m. today at Sand Spring Baptist Church.

    Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, also at the church.

    Pallbearers will be Tom Moore, Harold Case, Mark, Bob, and Scott Birdwhistell, Steve Carr, Bob Cook, and Floyd Scott. The deacons and members of Freedom/Fellowship Sunday school class at Sand Spring Baptist Church will serve as honorary bearers.

    Birdwhistell died Monday. He was 88.