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Today's News

  • Power surge ignites Bearcat rout of Marion

    Anderson County’s deluge kept Friday’s game with Marion County from being known as “The Flood Game.”

    Bearcat catcher Brice Stockton, a senior, led off the bottom of the fourth with his first varsity home run and ignited a six-run uprising that propelled Anderson to an 11-1 win over the Knights Friday night.

    Stockton broke a 1-1 tie that had come about when Wesley Jorette parked his second home run in as many nights over the left field fence.

  • 50 YEARS AND (ALMOST) 17 FEET

    They are separated by 50 years, but the unseen bond is so strong. Raised in different generations, yet they seem so much alike.

    It all centers on 16 feet, 11 inches.

    That’s how long Charlene Peyton jumped when she was running track for Anderson High School back in 1965. It was the best in the state that year and for a time after that.

  • Lady Cats roast regional foes

    The Anderson County High School softball team lived up to its lofty ranking with a pair of impressive wins over regional foes last week. The Lady Bearcats rolled past North Oldham and Carroll County on the road to run their record to 22-5.

    Another game, at 18th-ranked East Jessamine, was canceled due to the storms that moved through the area last Thursday.

    Anderson Co. 4, North Oldham 1

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  • Big bull redear sunfish spawn is here

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

    It is the time of year when the big “bull” redear sunfish move shallow to spawn, sending a shiver of excitement through the ranks of many Kentucky anglers.

    When the big redear sunfish move up to spawn, it produces some of the best fishing of the year. The ability of hefty redear sunfish to use their saucer-shaped bodies to pull against a rod is legendary. If this species grew to 10 pounds, it might be nearly impossible to land one.

  • Cummins, Mitchell, Russell receive prestigious awards at hoops banquet

    From staff reports

    Anderson County celebrated the 2014-15 boys’ high school basketball season with the annual team awards banquet last Wednesday night at the school. The Bearcats finished with a 16-10 record, losing 73-72 in the district opener to Shelby County. All varsity, junior varsity and freshman players were recognized.

    Anderson returns the nucleus of that team and is expected to contend for the Eighth Region title in 2016.

  • Russell, Rose honored

    From staff reports

    Two Anderson County residents have been named to NAIA football All-American teams by usafootball.org.

    Jacob Russell, who plays quarterback for Campbellsville University, was named to the organization’s first team All-American team.

    Kicker Joe Rose, playing at the University of the Cumberlands, was named to the Freshman All-American team by the organization.

  • Ponderosa to host national event

    Ponderosa Speedway, located in Junction City, will host the nationally-known World of Outlaws Late Model Series for the first time ever on Friday, May 8. The 50-lap feature race will pay $10,000 to win.

    Modifieds, Pro Late Models and Super Stocks are also on the racing card, according to a news release.

    Lawrenceburg residents Tommy Carlton and Jerry Ellis are currently in the Track Top 10 in the Pro Late Models division.

  • Crucial errors thwart Anderson upset

    One pitch. Just one pitch was all Blake Frost needed.

    The North Oldham cleanup hitter drove John Paul Garmon’s offering into the gap in left center for a two-out, two-run double to propel North past host Anderson County, 2-1,Thursday night.

    Frost, who transferred to North from Louisville Ballard, drove in Andrew Byers, who had singled and moved to second on an error, and Cameron Masterson, who had been intentionally walked.