Today's News

  • Bearcats host Shelby Friday

    For years, anytime Anderson County and Shelby County met on the basketball court anywhere, it was major happening.

  • Lady Bearcats travel to Lincoln in New Year showdown

    Anderson County’s girls’ basketball team will be tested sternly in the Lady Bearcats’ first game of the new year.

  • 2018: A year of sports superlatives

    There were plenty of highs and lows in Anderson County sports during 2018. Looking back on the year that just ended, there were several stories that stood out above all other sports stories in Anderson County.

    In compiling this list, the top story stands out simply because of the number of people affected both on and off the basketball court.

  • Lady Bearcats take Cactus Jam title in Hall of Fame style

    It might have been fitting for the Anderson County High School girls’ basketball team to meet basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton while in Phoenix for the Cactus Jam Phoenix Basketball Classic last week.

    Like Walton’s great UCLA teams, the Lady Bearcats left little doubt of their superiority in the “Jam” division of the tournament, held at Scottsdale Christian Academy.

    Anderson won its three games by a total of 68 points to bring home the championship. Anderson players Sophie Smith and Jaclynn Ruble were named to the All-Tournament team.

  • Bearcats celebrate unbeaten season

    The Anderson County High School football team celebrated the 2018 season with the annual team awards banquet on Dec. 16.

    The Bearcats finished the season at 10-1 after navigating the regular season undefeated. Anderson also won the Class 5A, District 6 championship. It was only the fifth district championship in school history, dating to 1949.

  • Still giving and coaching after all these years

    (Editor’s note: As his tenure with The Anderson News draws to a close, sports editor John Herndon talks with three Anderson County High School coaches who were on the sidelines his first year writing for The News and are still around in his final year. The last two weeks, he has talked with football coach Sam Harp and basketball coach Glen Drury. This week, it is Jimmy Young, who was coaching at Western High in 1985 and is still an assistant basketball coach at Anderson County today.)

  • Man jailed for home invasion

    A Lawrenceburg man remained behind bars on Monday for allegedly breaking into a woman’s home and touching her as she slept, according to an arrest report on file in Anderson District Court.

    Police say Travis Sutherland, 29, of 1241 Alton Station Road allegedly broke into a neighbor’s home around 2 a.m. on Dec. 28 and, while a woman there slept, he lifted up her shirt and began touching her.

    When the woman woke up and yelled at him, police say Sutherland crouched in a corner of the room and said he was “just messing” with her and ran away.

  • ‘We grew up a bit as a team’

    There was little question Anderson County was at a crossroads last Thursday night.

    The Lady Bearcats had just dropped a 49-38 decision to Louisville Manual after leading most of the game. The Crimsons had used a similar formula as Oldham County had in upsetting the Lady Bearcats nine days earlier: Get physical with Anderson, push the Lady Bearcats around a bit and eventually things will go your way. It looked like Anderson didn’t like that style of play.


    MOUNT WASHINGTON – Anderson County didn’t bring home the biggest crown, but did earn a bit of royalty last week, winning three times in four starts in the prestigious Queen of the Commonwealth Tournament at Bullitt East High School.

    Playing against some of the state’s top teams, the Lady Bearcats had impressive moments and might shown the mettle needed to not only win the Eighth Region but be considered among the state’s best at the end of the season.

  • Three Bearcats picked as honorable mention all-state

    Three Anderson County High School football players have been recognized as honorable mention selections to the Courier-Journal All-State Team.

    Junior running back C.A. Collins and seniors Wesley Ruehrwein, a kicker, and Colton Cornish, a linebacker, were named to the prestigious all-state team in voting by the state’s coaches.

    The team was announced Friday.

    Collins ran for 1,474 yards and caught passes for 390 yards as the Bearcats went 10-1 on the year. Collins scored 170 points for the Bearcats.