Today's News

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Shelby showdown highlights Bearcats' week

    Remember the days when the Anderson County-Shelby County basketball game was one of those must-see events?

    It really has been only four years since that night when C.J. Penny buried a 3-pointer at the buzzer to send Anderson, not the arch-rival Rockets, to the Sweet 16.

    For years, those emotion-packed contests were the norm, not the exception but things changed when Shelby was split to form Collins High in the fall of 2010.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats rout Lexington Catholic

    Anderson County notched a second impressive win in the early season when the Lady Bearcats routed Lexington Catholic 59-36 Friday night in Lexington.

    Makenzie Cann sank 5-of-10 three-point shots and scored 22 points to lead the Lady Bearcats. Eriel McKee added 10 points, four assists and three steals while Kali Whiteside pulled down 11 rebounds and blocked three shots.

    Anderson owned a 38-27 rebounding advantage and only committed six turnovers.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Not a thing of beauty, but Bearcats roll in opener

    It wasn't a beauty contest. Far from it.

    That was good for Anderson County as the Bearcats rolled to a 71-50 win over visiting Washington County in the Bearcats' season opener.

    Anderson ran off the first 10 points and never trailed but made things harder than necessary.

    “We were definitely inconsistent,” Anderson coach Glen Drury said. “I had seen that in practice.”

  • COLUMN: Costas is one of the best, but wrong this time

    An interview with Bob Costas is still on my bucket list.

    His insight into the good – and bad – of baseball is amazing. If you don't believe me, try to find a copy of his book, Fair Ball, talking about many of the ills of the game around the turn of the century. When put in that context, and seeing where it has headed since then is nothing short of amazing.

  • BASKETBALL: Bearcats roll past Washington in season opener; Lady Bearcats rout Lex Cath

    Both Anderson County High School basketball teams recorded big wins Friday night.
    The Bearcats opened the boys' basketball season with a solid 71-50 win over visiting Washington County. Senior guard Jay Smith poured in 30 points, a career high, while pulling down eight rebounds and dishing five assists. Classmate Austin Linzy pulled down 12 rebounds as the Bearcats owned the backboards, 37-17.

  • Deputy injured in meth-related scuffle

    A late-night vehicle and foot chase on Herndon Road injured an Anderson County deputy and resulted in the arrest of two people on methamphetamine charges, according to a news release from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    When deputies responded to a suspicious call vehicle around 11 p.m. Tuesday night on Herndon Road, the vehicle fled the scene and attempted to elude deputies, according to the news release.

    A chase ensued but ended when the suspect’s vehicle crashed into a tree at the intersection of Herndon and Puckett roads.

  • Church briefs: 11-28-12

    Salvisa Christian announces events
    A community free clothes day will be held Dec. 3 from 2-5 p.m. at Salvisa Christian Church, 155 Sugar St., in Salvisa. All sizes are available. For more information, contact Charlotte Fallis at 859-865-2226.
    Salvisa Christian Church will celebrate the beginning of advent with the Hanging of the Greens at the morning worship service Dec. 2 at 11 a.m.  All are welcome.  For more information, contact the Rev. Vicki Ray at 502-229-0515 or check the website at  www.salvisachristian.org.

  • Academy hosts Thanksgiving feast
  • The churches are full of sinners, so why not join us?

    Do you attend church regularly? No I do not mean Christmas or Easter, I mean are you a member of a church?
    I have touched on this issue before, but as more than half of Anderson County does not attend church at all, this is directed at those professing Christians who do not.
    Now, there are plenty of “spiritual people” who often say to me “I don’t have to attend church to be a Christian. I can worship God from the comfort of my home.”

  • Anderson Retired Teachers to meet Monday

    The Anderson County Retired Teachers will meet Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. at First Christian Church.
    The group asks members to bring a non-perishable item for Open Hands food pantry, and a hors d’ oeuvre to share.