Today's Sports


    Lexi Tinsley will be hard-pressed to have a better day on the softball field than the one she had last Tuesday.

    The Anderson County sophomore blasted a pair of home runs, including a fifth-inning grand slam that invoked the “mercy rule” in a 13-1 win over visiting Spencer County. Tinsley drove in six runs as the Lady Bearcats took a commanding lead in the race for the top seed in the 30th District race.

  • Truck Tuggers open season...

    The Kentucky Truck Tuggers will be opening the 2017 tugging season with a Truck Tug-of-War at Anderson County Community Park on Saturday, May 13. The action is set to begin at 7 p.m.

    Sanctioned classes include 4,300-pound 4x4, 5,500-pound 2wd and 6,000 pound 4x4.

    Local classes will be open to stock gas and diesel.

    A $20 hook fee applies.

    Admission is $10 per person with children under 10 admitted for $5. Children under 3 are admitted free.

    For more information, contact Melanie Wiley at 502-219-0806.

  • KET Offers Look at Elk Hunt...

    Kentucky marks the 20th anniversary of its successful elk restoration program with a special “Kentucky Afield” television show preceding this year’s drawing for elk permits.

    Tune to KET (Kentucky Education Television) at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 13, to get a behind the scenes look at how Kentucky’s Commonwealth Office of Technology conducts the annual drawing.

    The 30-minute show features Wildlife Division Director Steve Beam answering questions about the drawing process.

  • Great late spring fishing...

    By Lee McClellan, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Early May is a fantastic time of year. Summer is around the corner and families start to go on summer vacations shortly.

    Taking your kids to catch some hand-sized bluegill is another great aspect of this time of year in our state.

  • Woodford ace baffles Bearcats

    A post-district letdown coupled with a hot Woodford County pitcher was not a good equation for Anderson County baseball last Wednesday.

    One night after a rousing win over Collins to clinch the top seed in the 30th District Tournament, the Bearcats absorbed a 10-0 loss in five innings at Barnes Memorial Field. Anderson managed just one hit off Woodford hurler Jack Ockerman. “We couldn’t catch up with his fastball and, just for giggles I think, he mixed in a few nasty curve balls, too,” Barnes said.

  • Bearcat basketball camp dates set

    The Anderson County Bearcat Basketball Camp will be held from Monday, June 5 through Thursday, June 8, according to a news release.

    The camp is open to boys and girls entering kindergarten through the eighth grade. Sessions are from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. daily.

    Kindergarten through third grade sessions will be held at Robert B. Turner Elementary School, fourth and fifth grade sessions will be at Emma B. Ward Elementary School with grades six through eight reporting to Anderson County High School.

  • Bearcat basketball celebrates...

    Anderson County seniors John Paul Garmon and Spencer Wooldridge and junior Cobe Penny each received five awards at the annual Bearcat basketball banquet, held Sunday at Anderson County High School.

    The Bearcats celebrated a season that ended at 21-12 and earned back to back 30th District titles and consecutive appearances in the Eighth Region championship game.

  • United Way sponsors Basham...

    United Way of the Bluegrass will be sponsoring the 20th Annual Larry Basham Memorial Golf Classic scramble at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course on Saturday, May 13. The scramble is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. All proceeds will benefit United Way-funded programs in Anderson County, according to a news release.

    Continental breakfast and lunch will be served, the release said.

  • Doing what few thought could be...


    When the 2017 high school baseball season opened the number of people believing Anderson County would be the top seed in the 30th District Tournament might have been less than the number of hits Luke Dowell gave up last Tuesday night at Collins.


    The senior right-hander quieted the Titan bats on the way to a 5-0 shutout to lift the Bearcats to a season-sweep of the Titans and the top seed in the district tourney, set to begin on May 22.

  • Anderson fortunes still unclear...

    Entering the final stages of the 2017 spring sports season at Anderson County, the crystal ball is as murky as it was when the seasons started six weeks ago. About the only things certain are that the Anderson teams will play and no one knows how long they will stay alive.

    In a way, that is part of the charm of high school sports. An athlete goes out, lays it on the line and lets the chips fall. To go very far in the post-season, a team or individual has to be good, really good, and have some good fortune fall their way.