Today's News

  • ‘It’s extremely nasty’

    An estimated 1,500 gallons of raw sewage was pumped off the edge of Wildcat Road on Monday night, triggering a massive cleanup effort and an investigation by local, state and potentially federal authorities.
    “It’s extremely nasty,” said Tim Wright, interim health director for the Anderson County Department of Health. “There’s human waste, tissue paper, bacteria, viruses, sanitary female items, condoms … it’s just nasty.”

  • UK looking to Stoops for new heights

    The excitement over the University of Kentucky's hiring of Mark Stoops as its new head football coach isn't confined to a loyal fan base.

    While the Big Blue Nation has been abuzz since UK athletic director Mitch Barnhart announced, via Twitter, that Stoops had been hired last Tuesday, those who have worn the Blue and White on Saturdays might be even more excited about the guy with the famous football name taking on the challenge of turning around the Wildcats' football fortunes.

  • Dickerson fond of former coach Phillips

    There are probably few people in Kentucky that wanted Joker Phillips to succeed as Kentucky football coach than Jason Dickerson.

    The Anderson County resident played at Kentucky and for much of that time, Phillips served as an assistant coach under Rich Brooks. It pained Dickerson to see Kentucky's football fortunes slip so badly under Phillips' watch.

  • Maggard, Dickerson like Barnhart's approach

    Freddie Maggard and Jason Dickerson are both pleased with the way athletic director Mitch Barnhart went about hiring Mark Stoops as the new University of Kentucky football coach. While Stoops acknowledged during his introductory press conference that he reached out to Barnhart first, there is little doubt that the search was Barnhart's.

  • Wrestling: McDaniel leads Mat Cats at Wayne County

    The Anderson County High School wrestling team continued its impressive early-season showing, winning four of five matches in the Wayne County Duals, held Saturday.

    Chris McDaniel (126 pounds) led the Bearcats with a perfect day. McDaniel scored pins in each of his five bouts. Taylor Logsdon and Alex Swartz put four opponents' shoulders on the mat and won all five bouts. Cody Dillow also won all five of his bouts with three pins.

  • WRESTLING: Mustangs have big day at Madison

    The Anderson County Middle School wrestling team had a big day at Madison County Saturday, according to coach Jonathan Haddix. 

    All four of the Anderson team captains had perfect days. Andrew Goodlett and Jonah Perry both won all five of their matches, while Travis Walling took all four bouts he wrestled and Clay Bowman won all three of his bouts.

    Sixth-grader Joe Taylor also went unbeaten in four bouts, while seventh-grader R.J. Boies and sixth-grader Matthew Kuhn both went 3-1.

  • 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.