Today's News

  • Wild Turkey to Obama: ‘Give us the bird’

    Will President Obama give Wild Turkey the bird?
    That remains to be seen, but it’s exactly what Anderson County’s world-famous distillery is hoping for.
    The bird in this case isn’t the also-world-famous single-digit salute. Instead, it’s the turkey Obama pardoned last Wednesday in a traditional White House ceremony that gives a reprieve to a turkey the day before Thanksgiving.

  • Bearcats growl, reach state finals

    Think things were crazy in the stores over last weekend? That might have been mild compared to anything pertaining to the Anderson County High School football team.
    The Bearcats will be playing in the state championship game for the first time on Saturday, squaring off against the state’s top-ranked team in Class 5A, Bowling Green. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m., Eastern time, at L.T. Smith Stadium on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.

  • Bowling Green routs John Hardin in state semi-finals

    By Chuck Jones, Landmark News Service

    BOWLING GREEN — Mama didn’t say there’ll be days like this.

    The John Hardin Bulldogs had their worst game of the season in their biggest game of the season and the result was an embarrassing, lopsided loss – the fourth worst in the program’s 11-year history.

  • Wife says Peach endured with boundless optimism

    With all those red and navy blue shirts that have been popping up around town, those first days on the job at Anderson County might seem like something from another century.

    “Mark has reminisced about the first season here,” says Julie Peach, the wife of Anderson head football coach Mark Peach. “He had noticed none of the players were wearing their 'spirit wear' to school. He asked the players why and they told him that other students made fun of them when they wore it.”

  • COLUMN: Peach got rid of stinkin' thinkin', got team thinking big


    Looking back, that first photo shoot I had with a team coached by Mark Peach might have been one of the worst in the history of journalism.

    Seeing that Peach has always been one of those guys who would point out that the sun often shines in the eye of a hurricane, I asked Peach to gather the seniors on his first team. They all gathered around a table, each holding a book from my library. Peach, of course, was the instructor.

  • State football semi-final as seen through the lens of Myles Young

    Photos of the state semi-final win, all taken by Myles Young.

  • More photos from Anderson County's state semi-final win

    Photos from Anderson County's win over Southwestern to earn a trip to the state championship game.

  • State finals ticket information announced

    Anderson County High School will have a limited number of general admission tickets available for the Kentucky state Class 5A finals available for sale beginning Tuesday afternoon, the school has announced.

    Anderson County will play Bowling Green on Saturday, Dec. 3 at L.T. Smith Stadium on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m.

  • BASKETBALL: Anderson boys' season opener moved

    Because of the school's appearance in the state football championship game and scheduling conflicts for another home date, Anderson County High School athletic director Rick Sallee has announced a change in the Bearcats' boys' basketball schedule. The Bearcats' opening game has been changed from a home game on Dec. 3 against Washington County to being played at Washington on Friday, Dec. 2. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m.

    The game scheduled at Washington County on Jan. 14 will now be played at Anderson on the same date at 7:30 p.m.


    “We are going for a state championship. Anything else will be a disappointment.”

    –Anderson County quarterback Seth Carmichael, during the summer of 2011.


    It was not false bravado. Nor was it an extra helping of youthful optimism making an outrageously bold proclamation.