Today's News


    Tickets for Anderson County's Sweet 16 game with Meade County will be available at the high school on Monday, March 10 and Tuesday, March 11 from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. and from 3:30 until 5:30 p.m.

    Tickets are $9 each and will be available at the school concession stand. Tickets at the school are located in the Anderson County pep section only, according to Anderson County athletic director Rick Sallee.

  • Lady Bearcats returning to Diddle!

    DRY RIDGE -- Around the Eighth Region Tournament, the talk had been quiet, but strong: Simon Kenton had what it took to take down Anderson County.

    The Lady Pioneers had traditionally given Anderson problems. Simon Kenton had the bitter taste of losing a big lead, then falling in overtime to Anderson in the regional final last year. The Pioneers had a terrific guard and some size – “bigs” in the hoops vernacular of today – to overcome the Bearcats.

  • Lady Bearcats, Simon Kenton go at it one more time

    It's doubtful that anyone could have foreseen what has evolved in girls' basketball since Simon Kenton was relocated to the Eighth Region in time for the 2005-06 season.

    Anderson County vs. Simon Kenton.

    Or, as the northern edge of the region would say, Simon Kenton vs. Anderson County.

  • Lady Bearcats ride second-half defense to another regional final

    DRY RIDGE – During Anderson County's ascent to the top echelon of girls' high school basketball teams in Kentucky there has been one constant refrain aroune the Lady Bearcats.

    “Defense wins!”

    “Take care of your defense and the offense will come!”

    Never was that more on display than Saturday afternoon as the Lady Bearcats rolled past Oldham County, 62-42, in the Eighth Region Tournament semifinal at Grant County High School.

  • Lady Bearcats have the horses, roll past Walton-Verona in regional opener

    DRY RIDGE – Perhaps the biggest testament to Anderson County girls' basketball was found in one of the Lady Bearcats' poorest quarters in several years Wednesday night.

    Anderson scored only two points in the third frame, went over 11 minutes without a field goal and still beat an up-and-coming Walton-Verona team, 75-57, in the opening round of the Eighth Region Tournament, being held at Grant County High School.

  • Updated Girls' Eighth Region tournament scores and pairings

    The updated bracket is as follows:

    Tuesday, March 4

    Simon Kenton 63, South Oldham 40

    Gallatin County 78, Shelby County 73 (overtime)


    Wednesday, March 5

    Oldham County 63, Henry County 32

    Anderson County 75, Walton-Verona 57


    Saturday, March 8


    Simon Kenton 78, Gallatin Co. 61

    Anderson Co. 62, Oldham Co. 42


    Sunday, March 9

    Championship game
    Anderson Co. 49, Simon Kenton 38

  • Birth: Robinson

    Danielle and Grant Robinson announce the birth of their daughter, Rylee Lynn Robinson, on Jan. 25, 2014.
    She was 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 1/4 inches long.
    Big sister Autumn Grace Yates welcomed Rylee home.
    Grandparents are Debbie and Jason Denny and Brenda and Ricky Robinson.
    Great-grandparents are June and Joe Denny.

  • DARE magic show fundraiser scheduled to be held March 21

    A magic show to raise money for the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office DARE program is scheduled to be held March 21 at 7 p.m. in the Turner Elementary school gym.
    “The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department DARE Program is once again asking the community for help in our local Drug Abuse and Resistance fundraiser,” event organizers said. “All money raised stays in Anderson County and continues to help educate the children of our community.”

  • Drury selected for political leadership group

    Donna Crain Drury of Anderson County, member of the Anderson County school board, has been selected as one of 25 students in the Class of 2014 of the non-profit training program Emerge Kentucky of Louisville, according to a press release.
    Emerge Kentucky, established in 2009, is a political leadership program for Democratic women, and part of the Emerge America network, the press release said.

  • Community calendar: 3-5-14

    Compassionate Friends announce upcoming meetings
    The Compassionate Friends will host meetings for bereavement parents who have lost children of any age.
    Meetings are held on the first Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and the third Monday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the hospice building, 643 Teton Trail in Frankfort.
    For more information, contact Kathy Wainscott at 502-517-6289.

    Anderson County Extension Office