Today's News

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bearcats win at Rockcastle

    Anderson County survived a scare, but pulled out a 71-69 win at Rockcastle County in boys' basketball action Friday night.

    The Bearcats led at every quarter stop but had to rally late after the Rockets took a fourth quarter lead.

    “They overtook us with three minutes to play,” Anderson assistant coach Bryan Hyatt said. “Our guys responded with some hustle plays and that got us back in the lead. We showed a will to win when we could have folded.”

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bearcats hold off Gallatin for impressive road win

    It might have been Anderson County's most impressive road performance of the season.

    At least for three quarters, the Bearcats 77-72 win at Gallatin County last Wednesday was just that. Anderson had flexed its muscles to the tune of a 59-41 lead after 24 minutes, but had to hang on for dear life down the stretch.

    “We played really well in the second and third quarters but were too inconsistent,” Anderson coach Glen Drury said. “We are still having trouble closing out games.”

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats roll past perennial power

    Any question about how the Anderson County girls' basketball team would respond to a test found its answer last Tuesday night.

    The Lady Bearcats pulled away in the second half to post a 66-50 win over 10th Region favorite Montgomery County, running their record to 22-1.

    Eriel McKee led the Lady Bearcats with 22 points while Corrin Robinson added 13. Anderson shot 58.5 percent from the field.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Anderson girls flex muscles in romp

    There is a reason Anderson County is ranked No. 2 in nearly every statewide poll of girls' high school basketball. The Lady Bearcats showed why in a 66-33 rout of visiting Shelby County Monday night.

    “I don't think it would have made any difference who we played tonight,” Anderson coach Tony Kays said. “Our girls were ready to play.”

  • HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Around the region

    The weather might have been the biggest story in the Eighth Region last week with most teams losing games to the elements, including the South Oldham at Anderson County showdown on the boys' side. Without a full schedule of games, there is little movement in my rankings of the region, but Anderson County's scare at Rockcastle County drops the Bearcats a little and we move Oldham County over North Oldham but the reality is that the Eight Region is as wide open as it has been in years.

  • HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Bearcats, Lady Bearcats head into home stretch

    Following a week that saw the weather disrupt basketball schedules, the Anderson County boys' and girls' teams face a busy schedule just two weeks before the start of the district tournaments.

    The Lady Bearcats, ranked No. 2 statewide in virtually every poll, will travel to Christian Academy of Louisville on Thursday night, Feb. 7. The game had originally been scheduled for Feb. 2.

  • Destination: Saturday

    The steps to excellence are often small.

    In competitive swimming, they can be miniscule, but Anderson County High School junior Kylie Gehefer is inching her way up the ladder in hopes of becoming one of Kentucky's top performers in the pool.

    Gehefer will hit the water Friday in the first round of the Region 3 Swimming Meet, hosted by Russell County High School. In the back of her mind is Anderson County's first berth in the state meet, to be held at the University of Louisville later this month,  but she knows it might have to wait until 2014.

  • COLUMN: Times changing, even for weekly paper

    Times really are changing, even in a weekly newspaper.

    The truth is, they might be changing as much or more than any other news medium with the way we distribute information to our readers.

    Such was the case Friday in a news day as fluid as one could ever imagine in a small-town newspaper. You probably won't find us chasing after fired coaches or trying to track down a technician to give us an update on when the lights will be coming on at a football game.

  • WRESTLING: Optimistic Mat Cats looking for state berths

    Not many expect Anderson County's wrestlers to match their 2012 finish at the Region 2 Tournament this year, but Mat Cat coach Graham Carlton is optimistic.

    “I think we can take a half dozen (wrestlers) to the state,” he says.

    The tournament will get underway Friday night, Feb. 8, and finish the next day at John Hardin High School, near Elizabethtown.

  • Sports Briefs for Feb. 6, 2013

    Weather wreaks havoc on local sports schedules

    Last week's inclement weather played havoc with local athletic schedules as the winter sport seasons started winding down.

    The Anderson County High School boys' basketball team's home game with South Oldham, originally set for Jan. 25, but rescheduled for Saturday, was called off for the second time with Saturday's snow storm. The game will not be made up.