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Today's News

  • The Sports Buzz: Tuesday's results raise questions on how good Lady Cats are

    I have been around the high school basketball block more times than I care to remember and learned a llllllllooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnggggg time ago that you can't put a lot of stock in comparative scores.

    But they sure do make great talk fodder, don't they?

    Take the Anderson County girls' team. The Lady Bearcats won their first two games, an overtime thriller over Lafayette, then an impressive wire-to-wire victory over Ballard.

  • Youth wrestling sign-ups announced

    Anderson County youth wrestling sign-ups will be held at Anderson County Middle School beginning Sunday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. Wrestlers in kindergarten through fifth grade are eligible to participate.

    The cost is $60 per wrestler.

    Wrestlers will be able to participate in a clinic conducted by Doug Blubaugh, 1960 Olympic gold medalist.

    For more information, contact Anderson County High School wrestling coach Tom Castle at 859-489-3794.

  • Lady Bearcats blitz Ballard, again

    Only the cast had changed.

    Well, actually, the final margin was also much different than a year ago, but Anderson County used almost the same formula – hit them early and dominate the open court – to defeat visiting Ballard, 60-52, in girls’ gasketball action Saturday afternoon.

  • Scoreboard an afterthought as PRP defeats Cats

    LOUISVILLE – With over 1,100 wins between them, Anderson County’s Glen Drury and his coaching counterpart at Pleasure Ridge Park, Dale Mabrey, knew that the scoreboard was not the most important thing in the opening-week hoops clash.

    For the record, PRP showed why it is knocking on the door of the state’s Top 10 with a 58-44 win. The Panthers built a quick early lead, then held off several Anderson rallies in its season opener. Anderson, in its biggest early-season test in recent memory, fell to 1-1.

  • Change of pace sends Bearcats past Buckhorn

    There is a difference between being patient and being too slow.

    Clinging to a 24-23 lead over Buckhorn at halftime of the Wierwille Classic at Berea College on Saturday, Anderson got a simple message from head coach Glen Drury.

    “He said the game was too slow. We wanted to try to speed the game up,” said assistant coach Bryan Hyatt.

    Using relentless pressure, the Bearcats ran off the first six points of the third quarter on the way to a 53-37 win over what is touted as one of the better teams in the mountains.

  • COLUMN: Mustangs a team of 'Destiny'

    It was a good thing that Destiny was on Anderson County’s side Friday afternoon.

    Without her, the middle school state championship trophy might be residing in Whitley County today, just a long 3-pointer from the Tennessee line in Williamsburg.

    And yes, we said her. Destiny. Proper noun. Destiny Stewart.

  • COLUMN: Don't let candidates off eco-devo hook

    Don’t be surprised if sooner rather than later a candidate for fiscal court or judge-executive shows up at your door, begging for your vote in next May’s primary.

    Each will probably offer the usual servings of political oatmeal about “saving money” and “taking a close look at the budget.”

    Those are OK, but not one should leave your doorstep until he or she answers the following question: What specifically will you do to bring industry and jobs to Anderson County?

  • Pain in the gas

    Residential natural gas customers will see their bills increase 6.6 percent if Atmos Energy gets its way.

    The supplier that provides gas to 2,782 Anderson County homes and businesses has asked state’s public services commission to approve the increase, along with a proposed 1.9 percent increase for commercial customers and a 3.9 percent increase for industrial customers.

  • This week in Anderson County sports - 12.9

    This Week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Boys’ basketball

    Friday, Dec. 11: Anderson Co. at Mercer Co, 7:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Saturday, Dec. 12: Gallatin Co. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Freshman boys’ basketball

    Wednesday, Dec. 9: Anderson Co at Washington Co., 6:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity game too.

    Monday, Dec. 14: Anderson Co. at Western Hills, 7 p.m.

    Wednesday, Dec. 16: Anderson Co. at Spencer Co., 6 p.m.

  • Russell named 5A Player of the Year

    Jacob Russell has always been a team guy first. That is why he never really thought about being named the state Class 5A Player of the Year by the Kentucky Football Coaches’ Association.