Today's News

  • COLUMN: The face of Bearcat football

    It was fitting that I learned of Bob Ware's death at an Anderson County sporting event.

    I was sitting in the end zone at Henry County High School, getting ready for the Bearcats' Eighth Region Tournament opener last Monday when Tom Smith approached me with the news. “Did you hear about Bob Ware? He passed away this afternoon. Just happened about an hour, maybe two hours ago.”

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Oldham's clutch play stymies Anderson chance

    NEW CASTLE – All Anderson County ever wanted was a chance.

    It was a wish that had dominated off-season workouts. It drove the Bearcats when they gathered for pre-season practice in October.

    “We have a chance to be good,” Coach Glen Drury repeatedly said during that time.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Smith, Estes named all-tournament

    Two Anderson County High School basketball players were named to the Eighth Region's All-Tournament team following the regional championship game Saturday night at Henry County High School. Anderson County's Christian Estes and Jay Smith were selected to the squad. Estes scored 29 points in two games while Smith tallied 34 in leading the Bearcats to the regional semi-finals.

  • Channel catfish, rainbow trout coming to Community Park

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has partnered with Anderson County Parks and Recreation to provide a fishing opportunity at Anderson County Community Park Lake.

  • Girls' Eighth Region championship game postponed

    The girls' Eighth Region basketball tournament championship game between Anderson County and Simon Kenton, scheduled for Tuesday night, has been postponed until Wednesday, March 6. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. at North Oldham High School.

  • REGIONAL FINAL PREVIEW: Lady Bearcats can erase sting tonight

    (Editor's note: Due to the impending winter weather, the Eighth Region championship game was postponed after this preview was posted. Anderson County will play Simon Kenton for the title on Wednesday, March 6 at 7 p.m. at North Oldham High School.)


    The sting still drives Anderson County's girls' basketball team.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: One step from Diddle

    GOSHEN – As Anderson County ascended to the top of the Eighth Region girls' basketball rankings this season, the buzz word has been focus.

    “Forget the lofty rankings,” has been the mantra. “Just stay focused and play hard. Everything else takes care of itself.”

    Monday night, the Lady Bearcats were more focused than someone who had just gotten a good report from the eye doctor.

  • Fire destroys home on Glensboro Road

    Firefighters never stood a chance Monday afternoon when a fire flattened a home at 2300 Glensboro Road.

    Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes was at the scene just minutes after the fire was called into 911, but the home, owned by Timmy Perry, was already fully engulfed in flames.

    Barnes said it doesn’t appear that anyone, including three children who live at the residence, was home at the time of the fire.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Oldham ends Bearcat quest for Sweet 16

    Anderson County's trek to the Sweet 16 ended just short Friday night.

    Two-time defending champion Oldham County pulled away in the fourth quarter to post a 79-64 win over the Bearcats in the boys' Eighth Region Tournament at Henry County High School.

    Clinging to a 55-54 lead with 6:37 to play, Oldham reeled off 10 straight points to take firm control.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats pound Grant in regional opener

    GOSHEN – Grant County might not have known what it was running into Thursday night.

    Anderson County, ranked No. 2 in nearly every statewide poll for most of the girls' basketball season, ran off the first 11 points on its way to beating Grant 64-31 in the first round of the Eighth Region Tournament at North Oldham High School.