Today's News

  • ‘You always have to be willing to help out’

     Every job Tammy Payton has had during her illustrious career is the best job she’s ever had.

  • Drury’s voice speaks loudly on way to district title

    I met Glen Drury in the locker room at Anderson County High School late last Wednesday night.

    The Bearcats had just surprised much of the Eighth Region with a win over a very good Spencer County team to qualify for another regional tournament. But it was getting late at Shelby County, where the tournament was being held, and it was high school basketball. Some of the kids had final exams the next day so we met for his post-game interview after we got back to Lawrenceburg.

  • Morehead bids McKee farewell

    MOREHEAD -- Only six seconds remained when Eriel McKee left the Johnson Arena basketball court for the final time Saturday evening.

    Morehead State was safely ahead of Eastern Kentucky in McKee’s final home game and her place as one of the all-time Eagle greats was secure.

    “She is a tremendous athlete,” Morehead coach Greg Todd said. “She is one of the top players in school history. She will be in the (career) Top 10 in scoring and rebounding and may be No. 1 in steals.”

  • Foul problems? No problem as Lady Cats defeat Spencer for third straight crown

    SHELBYVILLE -- Anderson County’s Lady Bearcats never had any doubts that they would claim their third consecutive 30th District championship Friday night.


    That enormous confidence and an off-the-chart will to win proved to be the difference as the Lady Bearcats raced to a 55-41 victory to earn the program’s ninth district championship in 10 years.

    The Lady Bearcats were sure that all would be fine even though starting 6-footers Lauren Boblitt and Jacie Chesser were both on the bench with two fouls five minutes into the game.

  • Cats slow Collins, earn first 3-peat since ‘70s

    SHELBYVILLE -- Even when the vast majority of basketball fans quit believing in them, the Anderson County Bearcats had one person solidly in their corner.

    “He just kept telling us he believed in us,” senior Christian Gritton said of Anderson coach Glen Drury.

    And the feeling was mutual going into last week’s 30th District Tournament at Shelby County. Only this time, the Bearcats heard one more mantra.

  • Brothers compete at state swim meet

    From staff reports

    Brothers Reece and Riley Arredondo became the first Anderson County High School swimmers to compete in the Panell Swim Shop/KHSAA state swimming championships, held at the University of Louisville Friday and Saturday.

    While neither swimmer advanced to the state final, their times were solid against the best in Kentucky.

  • Fourth shooting threat suspect now in custody

    A fourth student is now in custody following last week’s rash of shooting threats.

    The Kentucky State Police just announced the arrest of a 16-year-old male high school student who allegedly used an Instagram account titled “ACSchools_Shooter” with a bio that read “Death Day Will Come Next Week,” according to a news release.

    The student is charged with second-degree terroristic threatening and is being lodged at the Fayette County Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Lexington, according to the news release.

  • Local softball team’s gun raffle drawing national attention

    A locally based girls’ softball team is getting national media attention — and plenty of heat — for something it has done for years: raffling off firearms to raise funds.

    Parents for players on the Central Kentucky Batcats, with the help of a local gun dealer, are raffling off an AR-15 rifle and a handgun to help players cover their travel costs and other expenses.

  • 30th District Titles on the line Friday

    The Anderson County High School basketball teams will be looking to maintain their holds on the 30th District Tournament Friday night at Shelby County High School.

  • Bearcats come together, oust Spencer in district tourney

    SHELBYVILLE -- The record book says Anderson County is 10-15 on the year.