Today's News

  • Once a Bearcat, still a Bearcat

    ELIZABETHTOWN – Barry Birdwhistell's law office leaves little doubt where the former Anderson County football player's allegiance lies.

    Sure, there are the obligatory framed degrees from the University of Kentucky and various awards and designations from the legal profession prominently displayed, but they aren't what the visitor sees most often when chatting with the 32 year veteran of the profession.

  • BOYS' SOCCER: Bearcat soccer rolls to pair of wins

    Anderson County picked up a pair of impressive wins in boys' soccer action last week, defeating previously unbeaten Marion County and whipping Bourbon County.

    The Bearcats finished the week at 4-1 on the year.

    The Bearcats rolled past Marion last Tuesday in Lebanon, 3-1, as Josh Brogan, Joe Rose and Luke Smith all found the net.

  • Kentucky’s 2012-13 deer season to open Sept. 1

    By Art Lander, Jr.

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    When Kentucky’s 2012-2013 deer season opens with the beginning of archery hunting Sat., Sept. 1, there will be plenty of reasons for hunters to be optimistic.

    Last deer season was arguably the state’s best ever. A record 68 bucks taken in Kentucky qualified for entry into the Boone & Crockett record books, a record for the state.

  • GIRLS' GOLF: Lady Bearcat golf playing well

    The Anderson County High School girls' golf team has gotten off to a strong start to what they hope turns out to be the strongest season in the sport's history at the school

    The Lady Bearcats placed sixth overall in the Joy of Golf tournament, held at Wild Turkey Trace on Aug. 18. The tourney, which is quickly becoming known as one of the state's best, drew 22 teams and 99 golfers.

    Anderson junior Kaitlyn Riley became the first Lady Bearcat to win the hometown tournament, shooting an even par 71 for the title.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Woodford scores quickly, keeps Lady Bearcats from net

    Woodford County rode two first half goals to defeat Anderson County, 2-0, last Wednesday in Versailles.

    The Lady Bearcats also lost starting defender Caitlyn Maillet, presumably for the season. Maillet posted on her Facebook account that she had torn her anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus and will have surgery.

    Woodford got a quick goal seven minutes in, then put the game out of reach with 15 minutes left in the first half.

  • Sports briefs for Aug. 29, 2012
  • COLUMN: Their sport, their town


    Where I was born, where I was raised.
    Where I keep all my yesterdays. …

    Where I came back to settle down,
    It's where they'll put me in the ground:
    This is my town.


        Montgomery Gentry

  • Vastly improved Shelby to test Bearcat football

    Anderson County's football team was to have had a major test from Class 3A power Garrard County on Saturday, after press time, and some are thinking that things will not get any easier when the Bearcats travel to Shelby County this week.

    Kickoff is set for Friday, Aug. 31, at 7:30 p.m at Robert Doyle Stadium.

    Shelby County? The team that has gone 3-18 over the last two years and the club Anderson routed, 58-20 a year ago?

    Yes, that Shelby County.

  • Lady Bearcats strike first in new rivalry

    There was little doubt things might eventually turn out this way for Anderson County and Collins soccer, but not many thought it would happen so quickly.

    Yet, Anderson's 2-0 win on its home field last Monday signaled the beginning of an emotional rivalry with its new 30th District rival. “The game was very physical, just like a rivalry game should be,” said Anderson coach Jason Earnest. “It got pretty chippy too, as both teams played like we are district rivals.”

  • Searching for the next level

    SHELBYVILLE – At times, Anderson County's quest for volleyball success might seem like a never-ending cycle.

    It seems to be one filled with slick spots just when things seem to be getting over the proverbial hump. It's in the history of the program and often rears its ugly head in key matches, like last Tuesday's at Collins, that seem to summarize the Lady Bearcats' climb to where they think they should be in the Eighth Region.