Today's Sports

  • Spotted bass back in schools...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    They were not even recognized as a distinctive fish species until 1927. People for many years believed these fish only existed in Kentucky.

    In 1956, the Kentucky legislature designated this species the “Kentucky bass” and made them the official state fish. Many anglers, especially in the south-central portion of the United States, still call the spotted bass a Kentucky bass.

  • Fall breeding season increases...

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Cooler temperatures and shorter days bring out the fall colors that paint Kentucky’s landscape in warm hues before winter arrives.

    At about the same time, the breeding instinct in whitetail deer stirs, putting them on the move and more frequently into the paths of motorists.

  • Must win for home in November

    Everything is very simple for Anderson County as the Bearcats get ready for the final district football game of the season Friday night.

    Win and you start the post-season playoffs at home in two weeks. Lose and chances are you won’t play a football game at home again this year.

  • District soccer roundup: Lady...

    UPDATED, Oct. 16, 2 p.m.

    Anderson County High School athletic director Rick Sallee informed the Anderson News that the 30th District Girls' Soccer Tournament championship game has been postponed until Saturday, Oct. 18 at noon at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.  Field conditions are unplayable as of Thursday.



  • A good old rivalry with all at...

    There’s nothing like a good ole knock-down, drag-out rivalry to get the juices going.

    Think Cats vs. Cards. Duke vs. UNC. Packers-Bears. Yankees-Red Sox. Colonels vs. Pacers.

    Guess I got carried away a bit. I guess those of us old enough to remember that last one can only hope it revives sometime soon.

    And then there is the little shindig scheduled for Franklin County’s Benny Watkins Field Friday night. Anderson County vs. Franklin County.

  • Mud fun as Bearcats blank Colts

    NICHOLASVILLE – As the scoreboard clock ticked off the final moments of Anderson County’s 36-0 romp at West Jessamine Friday night, some Bearcat players decided it was time to look like they’d seen plenty of action during the alternating drizzle and downpours.

    They dove in the muck along their bench, sliding several feet and being covered with mud in the process.

    Such is life when a football team wins its fourth straight game and does so even more handily than the scoreboard could indicate.

  • Lady Cat rally falls short in...

    Anderson County’s rally came up just short.

    The Lady Bearcats spotted Bethlehem a 3-0 lead, then put together a spirited comeback only to fall 3-2 in girls’ soccer action last Wednesday.

    It was the regular-season finale for the Lady Bearcats, who entered 30th District Tournament play at 9-10-1 against a rugged schedule.

    Bethlehem, also capping its regular season, entered 19th District play at 12-6.

  • Bearcats rock at right time,...

    Whether a late season surge translates into tournament success remained to be seen, but there was little doubt about the happiness engulfing the Anderson County High School boys’ soccer team Thursday night.

    The Bearcats had just beaten 30th District rival Spencer County for their second win in as many nights. The 3-1 victory over Spencer and a 4-0 whipping of Bryan Station the night before were also the only victories for the Bearcats during the regular season.

  • Carter scores three times for...

    Anderson County High School graduate Madison Carter might have had her best scoring matches as a collegiate soccer player last weekend.

    Carter, now a senior at Eastern Illinois University, scored both of the Panthers’ goals Friday as they tied Tennessee Tech, 2-2, in Cookeville, Tenn.

    Saturday, Carter scored her team’s only goal as the Panthers fell at Jacksonville State, 3-1, in an Ohio Valley Conference match.

  • Big Red Glow race set for Oct. 25

    The inaugural Glow Big Red 5k race will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 5 p.m. The race startes at Anderson County Community Park with the course rolling around the park and Anderson County Middle School.

    The race will feature seven different age groups with awards to the top three overall male and female runners and to the top three male and female in each age group.

    Water will be provided along the course and refreshments will be available after the race.