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Today's News

  • Bearcats to get test with Paintsville in Raceland tournament

    Anderson County’s boys’ basketball team will face a very tough test Thursday afternoon in the opening round of the Derby Classic tournament at Raceland High School, near Ashland.

    The Bearcats will tangle with 15th Region power Paintsville in what could be the marquee matchup of the first round.

    Paintsville stood at 4-2 through the weekend after notching its third straight win, a 77-76 victory over North Laurel on Saturday.

  • Oldham stuns lethargic Lady Bearcats

    The best thing Anderson County’s girls could say about their stunning 51-47 loss to Oldham County last Tuesday was that it happened in December.

    Oldham County never trailed. The Lady Colonels built a 16-point lead early in the fourth quarter then held off a furious Anderson rally to defeat the Lady Bearcats for the first time since January 12, 2007. Since that day, Anderson had beaten Oldham 15 consecutive times.

  • Lady Bearcats shooting for hoops royalty

    The Anderson County High School girls’ basketball team will see if basketball royalty is in its blood this week as the Lady Bearcats compete in the Queen of the Commonwealth Tournament at Bullitt East High School.

    “You have a lot of Top 20, some Top 10 teams there,” says Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell. “We want to test ourselves.”

  • KDFWR places restrictions on deer taken in Tennessee

    From staff reports

    To further safeguard Kentucky’s deer and elk from chronic wasting disease, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources announced new restrictions Saturday on the importation of deer from Tennessee, according to a news release.

    Effective immediately, hunters are prohibited from bringing any deer from Tennessee into Kentucky unless the brain and spinal column have been removed first, the release said.

  • Middle School archers win Tates Creek Tournament

    The Anderson County Middle School archery team took first place in the 2018 Winter Shootout, hosted by Lexington Tates Creek High School on Dec. 8. The impressive win came in the Mustangs’ first tournament of the season.

    The Mustangs boasted five of the ten best individual finishes in the middle school division of the tournament.

  • Harp: Anderson hasn’t changed much, needs better facilities

    (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 interviews may contain some of John’s own reflections as well. This week, John talks with Sam Harp, who as a young head coach took Anderson football to a level it had never before reached, then returned 30 years later as an assistant coach.)

  • News briefs

     V.E.T.S. to host Christmas event

  • Church briefs

     Central Baptist offers Christmas Manger

  • Christ’s next appearance will bring full salvation

     The first Agreement had certain rules for the service of God, and it had a sanctuary, a holy place for the external God.

  • A wonderful Christmas tradition

     Christmas is a very special time of year, especially for my family.