Today's News

  • Lady Mustangs second in conference tourney

    The Anderson County Middle School volleyball team finished second in the Salt River Conference tournament, held at the school last week. West Jessamine defeated Anderson in the championship game last Thursday. The team also placed second in the Washington County Invitational during the season and won its bracket in the Lindsey Wilson Blue Raider Classic.

  • Spring football begins Monday

    With a strong core returning but also some gaping holes to fill in the lineup, the Anderson County High School football team is set to open spring practice on Monday, April 6.

    The Bearcats will have a window of 15 school days to get 10 practices in. Head coach Mark Peach says the Bearcats will try to work on 10 consecutive days if weather permits.

  • Cubert, Drury academic all-conference

    Thirty-six Mid-South Conference cheerleading student-athletes earned Academic All-MSC honors, conference officials recently announced. Two Anderson County residents have been named to the team, according to a news release.

    In order to be nominated by an institution, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved at least sophomore academic status, the release said.

    Morgan Cubert and Courtney Drury, both Anderson County High School graduates, have been selected to the academic all-conference team.

  • Big Blue fans turn out in Cleveland
  • Lady Bearcat hoops season exceeded expectations, keeps sights high for 2016

    Clay Birdwhistell’s first season at the helm of Anderson County girls’ basketball program ended about six minutes too early.

    If you want to get technical about it, the Lady Bearcats played things out back on March 8, going the full 32 minutes of a 55-44 loss to Simon Kenton in the Eighth Region championship.

    But it was that one dagger, the only field goal of Simon Kenton’s Kendyl Gilliam’s night, that cemented the reality that the Lady Bearcats were not going to make a third straight trip to the Sweet 16.

  • Robinson apparently sets victory mark

    Anderson County girls’ basketball coach Clay Birdwhistell notes that Corrin Robinson has most likely appeared in more winning athletic events than any athlete in Anderson County history.

    Records from some sports are virtually non-existent, so it is impossible to make that statement with 100 percent certainty but it would seem unlikely anyone has won more games than Robinson in her Bearcat career.

    Robinson first suited up for the Anderson varsity basketball team as a sixth-grader. That year, the Lady Bearcats went 20-7, losing in the Eighth Region final.

  • Herndon’s Way Too Early Regional Top 8

    The Eighth Region might be Simon Kenton and everybody else in 2016, but there are several other teams which could make some regional noise. Things can change over the summer with injuries, transfers in or out and, occasionally, kids making decisions to concentrate on other sports. With that in mind, here is Anderson News sports editor John Herndon’s way-too-early look at the 2016 Girls’ Eighth Region.

    1. Simon Kenton

  • Inmate held for mouthing judge

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    A female inmate was ordered to serve 30 days for contempt of court after calling District Court Judge Donna Dutton a pair of derogatory names during a court appearance last Thursday.

    Moments after Dutton warned Melissa Reece, 30, of 244 Douglas Ave., Frankfort to be stop “running her mouth,” Reece apparently called Dutton a b**ch and a wh*re while walking away.

    After being alerted to what Reece said, Dutton ordered her back in front of the bench.

  • Fire destroys woman’s home

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    As her neighbors poured her coffee and tried to console her, all Sherry Perry could do last Thursday evening was stand in their front yard and watch her home on Alton Road go up in flames.

    “To be honest, I was just in shock,” Perry said the following day. “I’d only been gone about five minutes — I was with my ex-husband — when my neighbor called him and said my house was on fire. He thought I was in the house.”

  • Psych eval ordered for ex-bus monitor

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    The former bus monitor charged with pushing a child’s face into a seat and tearing up another child’s homework entered Alford pleas on two misdemeanor charges last Thursday in Anderson District Court.