Today's News

  • FOOTBALL: Clark not a typical 1-10 team

    George Rogers Clark might not be your average team coming off a 1-10 season.

    Anderson County takes on the Cardinals Friday in Winchester in the Bearcats' season opener, but despite Clark's showing a year ago, it should be a stern test for a team with designs on big things in the post-season.

    “Clark County is very much improved,” Anderson coach Mark Peach said after seeing the Cardinals Saturday night. “We have our work cut out for us.”

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats beat Mason County in final tuneup

    By Zack Klemme

    The Ledger-Independent

    MAYSVILLE -- It appeared for a moment that Anderson County's scrimmage at Mason County on Friday night had turned into a repeat of the Bearcats' scrimmage with Danville.

  • COLUMN: It's football time in Anderson County

    One of life's simple pleasures had to be listening to John Ward let his listeners know the Tennessee Volunteers were about to kick it off.

    “It's football time in Tennessee!” became the wonderful trademark of the man Vol fans revered in the same manner that Kentucky fans idolized Cawood Ledford.

    Since there is no local radio coverage, I guess what I can type will have to suffice.

    “It's football time in Anderson County!”

    (I hope both of the Tennessee fans in Anderson County accept my apologies!)

  • COLUMN: Changing sports for the better

    It is said that everything can improve. Everything.

    So with that in mind, I recently had a little too much time on my hands, so I jotted down – OK, I actually used my thumbs to type them into my iPhone – five things I wish I could change about sports.

    Some of these will never happen but if I ever get a magic wand that could change things with one wave, these would be the end result.

    1. Wild cards would end in pro sports.

  • SAMPLER: Bearcat golf drops first match of season

    Lexington Sayre stunned previously unbeaten Anderson County, taking a 153-156 win over the Bearcats in a boys' golf match held Tuesday at Tates Creek Golf Course in Lexington.

    Anderson turned in what was easily its weakest performance of the year and suffered its first loss in a dual match this season.

    “I was not happy with our performance,” Anderson coach Jim Beward said. “Four guys at 40 or above against any opponent is a recipe for defeat.”

  • VOLLEYBALL: Anderson sophomore Katy Carmichael has learned to overcome diabetes and play with gusto

    The diagnosis was harder and more sudden than anything any opponent will ever hit at Katy Carmichael during her volleyball career.


    “It is a life-changing disease,” says the Anderson County High School sophomore who is expected to be one of the mainstays of the Lady Bearcats' front line this year.

    Life-changing and, during the time immediately after doctors at the University of Kentucky broke the news to Carmichael and her family, very scary.

    Extremely scary.

  • FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Riding to a title?

    It's been an incredible ride over the last seven years of Anderson County football.

    Actually it's been a work in progress since that December day Mark Peach was introduced as coach of the Anderson County Bearcats. On Thursday, Peach spoke at a press conference that was attended by only one member of the media, the local newspaper.

    The following Monday, Peach was driving his new charges in conditioning drills through the halls of Anderson County High School. It was just the start.

  • FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Bearcats a heavy favorite in otherwise balanced district

    Trying to get a read on Class 5A, District 6 depends on who you ask.

    “There is not a team on our schedule that is not capable of beating us,” Anderson County head coach Mark Peach has said several times this off-season.”

    But ask the other coaches in the district about how things should go and the answer is almost unanimous: Anderson is the team to beat.

    “Anderson has a ton of talent returning,” Franklin County coach Chris Tracy said in the spring.

  • FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Duane Hammons, the last man standing

    Some call him, “The last man standing.”

    Anderson County football coach Mark Peach has called him many things since they started working together eight years ago.

    “Probably a lot of good and bad,” Bearcat assistant coach Duane Hammons says with his familiar laugh. “It depends on when he said it.”

    Nope. It's all good.

    For the record, Peach has referred to his defensive coordinator as, “The Genius” and “The Mad Scientist” over the years.

  • FOOTBALL PREVIEW: What to look for in Anderson County football in 2013

    The coming football season has the potential to be one of the most memorable in Anderson County history. Here are several reasons why.

    1. Anderson football could get over .500.