Today's News

  • Deer season opens Saturday for archers

     Deer season for archers opens Saturday, and is expected to produce a bumper crop of big antlers.

  • Student removed for ‘serious’ threat against teacher

     A student from Anderson County High School’s APEX Academy had to be removed from the school last Friday after making what Sheriff Joe Milam called a “serious threat” against a teacher, Milam confirmed.

  • With Bearcat star sidelined, cruel reality is the games go on

    What had been a thunderous roar turned to silence in less time than it had taken Zach Labhart to motor 42 yards for a touchdown Friday night.

    The Anderson County junior had broken free at the line, then raced to the end zone to give Anderson a 6-0 lead over Meade County. As the crowd roared, Labhart celebrated.

    Then he crumpled to the ground. Even before trainers helped Labhart to his feet, there was a fear that his injury was much more serious than just keeping him out of the line up the rest of the night.

  • Bearcats earn first win in Capital City Classic

    The Anderson County High School boys’ soccer team picked up its first win of the season in last week’s Capital City Classic, but most of all the Bearcats learned something about themselves.

    “The Capital City Classic was a success overall for our program,” Anderson’s first-year coach Jeff Pritchett said. “We left no doubt that when we play hard and as a team we have an opportunity to compete.”

  • Lady Bearcat soccer splits two home matches

    Before the current soccer season began, Anderson County High School girls’ coach Jason Earnest said his team would be a work in progress.

    That was apparent in two matches last week.

    The Lady Bearcats hosted North Oldham last Monday night and took a 6-1 whipping that Earnest described as “terrible. Mostly, it was our effort. North Oldham made us look bad. They played smart, simple soccer and we looked out of sorts.”

    Earnest said his team “got outworked and got really beat bad in the second half.”

  • Western Hills defeats Lady Cats

    A great day on the links was not enough for the Anderson County High School girls’ golf team last Wednesday.

    The Lady Bearcats dropped a 196-207 nine-hole match to Western Hills at Juniper Hills Golf Course.

    “It was a beautiful weather day and that was about all that was positive about this match,” Anderson coach Robert Hanks said. “We came into this match a little flat, maybe resting our our recent good finish in the Joy of Golf Tournament.”

  • Volley Cats serve two wins

    The Anderson County High School volleyball team picked up a pair of wins last week, winning hat Bardstown Bethlehem last Tuesday, then returning home two nights later to beat Lexington Christian.

    The Lady Bearcats now stand at 4-1 on the year.

    After a sluggish start at Bethlehem, Anderson settled in for a 25-18, 25-15 sweep. Anderson coach Ryan Brown said his team dominated the front line and played solid defense for the win.

    The Lady Bearcats rolled to a 25-12, 25-19, 16-25, 25-14 win over Lexington Christian Thursday night at home.

  • Unpredictable rivalry renews

    A look at the records says Anderson County should be a solid pick to win its third straight game of the young football season Friday night at Mercer County.

    After all, the Bearcats have beaten a pair of Class 6A teams while Mercer is 0-2 after taking a 34-14 whipping from Louisville Waggener Saturday night.

    Mercer had blown a 19-0 lead against John Hardin in the season opener, losing 20-19.


    On a night when things looked to be going sour, Anderson County found a way to deliver one of the sweetest nights Bearcat football has seen in quite some time.

    Anderson came together to defeat gritty Meade County, 34-19 in a contest that was not decided until Bearcat Charles Andrew Collins swept around left end for a 10-yard scoring run with 2:13 to play.

    “All the adversity we faced,” Anderson coach Mark Peach said. “Whether it was injuries or turnovers or momentum changes, our guys hung in there.

  • Lawrenceburg police seize $20,000 worth of meth

    A traffic stop early this morning in Lawrenceburg resulted in the seizure of an estimated $20,000 worth of crystal methamphetamine.

    The Lawrenceburg Police Department used its K-9 officer, Joe, to sniff out 209 grams of meth following a traffic stop.

    Three people were charged and transported to the Shelby County Detention Center.

    Details on the seizure are pending. Check back here for more information as it becomes available.