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Today's News

  • RV fire at Eagle Lake proves fatal

    One man is dead after the recreational vehicle he was living in caught fire Saturday afternoon, Anderson County Fire Chief Pat Krogman has confirmed.

    Timothy Garland, 43, was pronounced dead at a Cincinnati hospital, where he was transferred after initially being taken to Frankfort Regional Medical Center with injuries sustained in the fire.

    Garland, an employee at Eagle Lake Convention Center, lived in the RV behind the business.

  • Bearcats drop second straight to end regular season

    After returning home from a six-game road trip for Senior Night, the Anderson County boys’ basketball hosted Franklin County in hopes of ending their regular season with a win, but instead dropped their second straight game with a 47-35 loss to the Flyers.

    The Bearcats led by three at halftime, but were outscored 29-14 in the second half to end their regular season with a 14-12 record.

  • Lady Bearcats end regular season with eighth straight win

    The Anderson Co. girls’ basketball team ended their regular season with another win on Thursday night, defeating the two-time defending state champion Mercer County Titans 64-52.

    The Lady Bearcats capped off the season with a 24-6 record, winning their last eight games. Anderson held the lead throughout most of the game, holding a double-digit lead for most of the second half.

  • Summit in sight for Cats

    The Kentucky men’s basketball has been climbing the mountain during this month-long stretch of wins, and the top of the mountain is near.

    The mountain UK is climbing is the same one the Wildcats climb every year: the mountain of success that turns a group of young, inexperienced freshmen to a squad of unselfish, talented basketball players that play as one. John Calipari’s teams attempt to climb this mountain every year, with the 2012 national championship winning team making it the highest way up.

  • 1,000th basketball victory shows importance of sports

    On Jan. 24, Scott County boys’ basketball coach Billy Hicks logged his 1,000th win, making him the first Kentucky High School Athletic Association coach in Kentucky history to reach this mark.

    Why is it important to celebrate Coach Hicks’ milestone? Moreover, why is sports history important?

  • Bearcats continue clash with Spencer at District tourney

    For the fourth consecutive year, the road to the 8th Regional Tournament goes through Spencer County for the Bearcat basketball team.

    After earning the No. 3 seed for the 30th District Tournament, Anderson County will matchup against the Bears of Spencer County for their district tournament semifinal game. This will be the ninth time in the 14 years since Spencer joined the 30th District that the two teams have matched up against each other in the semifinals.

  • Lady Bearcats headline All-Region selections

    With the regular season just about wrapped up, that means it’s time for two things: the postseason and awards.

    On Monday, three Lady Bearcats were named to the 2018-19 Girls All 8th Region basketball team, as Jaclynn Ruble, Lauren Boblitt and Sophie Smith all received enough votes to make the 15-woman team

    Ruble and Boblitt made the All-Region team last season, making Smith the 18th Lady Bearcat to be named to the All-Region team.

  • Copenhaver named Homecoming Queen

    On Friday night in between the JV and varsity Lady Bearcat basketball games, Mattie Copenhaver was named the Anderson County High School Basketball Homecoming Queen.

    Copenhaver was escorted by Chase Smith. Copenhaver received the most votes out of five other candidates, with Marlie Garmon finishing as the runner-up.

    “It’s such an honor to be a representative of our high school,” Copenhaver said.

    Copenhaver and Smith are both seniors, meaning they only have a couple more months before their high school careers come to an end.

  • Lady Bearcats get a taste of postseason

    With the postseason tournaments not far off the horizon, the Anderson County girls’ basketball team got a little sneak peak of what the postseason will look like this past weekend.

    For the Lady Bearcats, it started on Friday night with a home game against Woodford County. Anderson handled the Lady Yellow Jackets pretty easily, beating them by 34 points, but the game had a postseason feel to it because of the many festivities that brought out a big crowd.

  • Mental improvements helping Maxberry in a number of ways

    For anyone who has watched Brennon Maxberry play basketball, they’ve seen the senior guard sprint up and down the court at full speed many times, either looking for some space in the paint for a layup or guarding the opposing team’s best player.

    Maxberry’s high-speed style of play can result in mistakes being made. With the game going as fast as it does for Maxberry, there are instances where he’s forced to make a decision in a matter of seconds, which sometimes isn’t enough time to make the right decision.