Today's Sports


    The calendar says it has been 10 years since Mark Peach led his first Anderson County Bearcat football team onto the field at Woodford County.

    Ten years to the day as this story is being published since Woodford rolled past the Bearcats, 28-3.

    Ten years.

    The calendar deceives you.

  • Road to Bowling Green now goes...

    If Anderson County is to make its first trip to Bowling Green since the 2011 state championship game, it will have to make a round-about trip, full of obstacles in its way.

    The Bearcats should be solid favorites to claim their third district championship in six seasons, but claiming the regional titles they won in 2011 and 2013 will be very difficult under the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s new alignment.

    Anderson remains in Class 5A, Region 3, as it has been the last four years.

  • Parking, ticket info for Bearcat...

    Ticket prices will remain at $5 per person for Anderson County High School home football games, according to athletic director Rick Sallee. Tickets may be purchased at the ticket booth near the entrance gate near the Bearcat football field house.

    There will be no advance single game sales for home games.

    Season tickets are available at the school and first home game for $20.

  • Journey begins Friday night

    You have to love the first weekend of the high school football season, when everyone’s record is the same and the dreams of glory rule nearly every team in America.

    Usually, it only takes a few games for reality to set in. There will be some great teams and some really bad ones. There will be some teams better than expected and some not as good. It’s just the nature of high school sports.

    It all gets under way in Anderson County Friday night when the Bearcats host South Oldham. If recent history means anything, it should be a good ‘un.


    The Anderson County girls’ high school golf team turned in a two-season best score Saturday when the Lady Bearcats fired a 388 to finish fifth in their own Joy of Golf Tournament, held at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course.

    The 16-team tournament drew some of the area’s best clubs, including Paul L. Dunbar, Taylor County and Shelby County.

    Dunbar took the tournament championship with a 313, followed by Taylor County, 20 strokes behind. Shelby County finished third at 360.

  • Bearcats second in Garrard...

    With just over a month left in the regular season, the Anderson County High School boys’ golf team has begun looking like the team that could make a run at its second state tournament berth in three years.

    At least that was the assessment of Bearcat coach Jim Beward after Anderson finished second in the Whitaker Bank Golden Lions Invitational Tournament at Dix River Country Club near Stanford.

    Garrard County hosted the event.

    Anderson placed second with a team 312 score, seven shots behind tourney champ Wayne County.

  • Bottoms works Little League...

    Anderson County Parks and Recreation director Kenton Bottoms was selected to work the regional tournament games in association with the Little League World Series last week. Bottoms was selected to work the Central Region tournaements, held in Indianapolis.

    After a week of evaluations, Bottoms was picked to work home plate in the Midwest Championship game, won by Webb City, Missouri, over Coon Rapids Cardinal Little League of Minnesota.

    Webb City advanced to the Little League World Series, which begins Thursday, Aug. 20, in Williamsport, Pa.

  • Rare mussels released into Big...

    A collaborative effort between the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service placed three endangered species of freshwater mussels into the Big South Fork of Cumberland River on Aug. 12, according to a news release.

  • Lady Cat soccer sharp in final...

    The Anderson County High School girls’ soccer team scored an impressive 7-0 win over Lafayette in the final pre-season scrimmage Saturday.

    Anderson dominated from the outset against what Anderson coach Jason Earnest termed, “an over-matched team.”

    Earnest said in a text message, “We did whatever we wanted. So I suppose we did OK.”

    Sophomore Taylor Harley collected a hat trick, scoring three goals in the first half to lead the Lady Bearcats.

  • God First Soccer registrations...

    God First Soccer will offer two opportunities for children to register for the fall season in the next week, according to league organizers.

    Children can sign up to play on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. or on Tuesday, Aug. 25 from 5:30 until 7 p.m. at Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church.

    God First Soccer is open to boys and girls, ages 3-11 with games scheduled to run from Sept. 12 until Oct. 24.

    The cost is $40 for the first child in a family and $35 for any additional children. The fee covers shirts and soccer socks.