Today's News

  • Bearcats get to regional tournament

    The mission for Anderson County High School baseball was simple: Get There.

    Just “get there” to the Eighth Region Tournament and try to do some damage.

    The Bearcats got there Monday night with a wild 10-6 win over arch-rival Shelby County in the 30th District Tournament semifinals at Anderson's Barnes Memorial Field. The Bearcats were to have played Collins, ranked No. 5 in last week's statewide poll, in the district final Tuesday night after press deadlines.

  • Thomas More inks Eliadis

    Anderson County High School senior Brandon Eliadis signs a national letter-of-intent to play baseball at Thomas More College, an NCAA Division III institution located in Crestview Hills, Kentucky.

  • Lady Bearcats celebrate season

    The Anderson County High School girls' basketball program celebrated the 2013-14 season with the annual team awards banquet, held May 8 at Eagle Lake Convention Center.

    The Lady Bearcats finished the season with a 28-5 record, taking their second consecutive Eighth Region championship. Anderson finally lost to Elizabethtown in the quarterfinals of the state tournament.

  • Eighth Region Softball Tournament info

    The Eighth Region Softball Tournament is set to get underway Monday, May 26, at Gallatin County High School, located just off U.S. Highway 42 in Warsaw.

    The four first-round games are tentatively set to be played on Monday, with the semi-finals set for Tuesday, May 27. The championship game would be played on May 28, but the final decision of the tournament schedule will be left up to the participating teams in the tournament meeting, set for Saturday, according to Gallatin County athletic director Jon Jones.

  • Lady Bearcats send message, rout Carroll

    Anderson County simply wanted to make a statement last Tuesday.

    Instead, the Lady Bearcats shouted their intentions of playing in the state high school softball tournament in two weeks.

    Anderson pitcher Mia Aldridge fired her second consecutive no-hitter and the Lady Bearcats erupted for 10 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to pound visiting Carroll County, 11-0, in a game called in the middle of the fifth due to the “mercy rule.”

  • The numbers don't lie

    When Kristen Phillips was running the show for the Anderson County girls' basketball team, she became known as one of the best high school point guards in central Kentucky.

    Phillips was able to thread a needle with her laser-like passing precision.

    Now married and a teacher in the Anderson County school system, Kristen Shouse can still locate the right target. This time, that mark was not a moving teammate, but a reflective comment about a coach who is retiring.

    Her coach.

  • What they are saying about Tony Kays

    “I know personally that he takes care of each and every one of his players and genuinely cares about them, even after they leave and graduate Anderson County. He reached out to me to help him with the basketball program as the girls' freshman basketball coach. I don't think he will ever know how much that means to me. It was truly an honor.”

    -        Kristen Phillips Shouse, Anderson County Class of 2003 and current Lady Bearcat freshman coach


  • Lady Bearcats say Kays' announcement was a surprise

    The news that Anderson County High School girls' basketball coach Tony Kays would be retiring came as a major surprise to members of the Lady Bearcat basketball team.

    After meeting with several administration officials, Kays gathered the returning players for a meeting at the school last Tuesday. Rising seniors Corrin Robinson, who has played for the Lady Bearcats since the sixth grade, and Missa Walker, who joined the team as a sophomore, talked with Anderson News sports editor John Herndon via their Twitter accounts last week.

  • Coach Kays steps down

    Tony Kays needed some time and a little pickin' and grinnin' to be sure.

    Kays, a guitar aficionado who has been coaching girls' basketball at Anderson County High School for 15 years, had changed his mind about returning to the sideline another year almost two weeks ago.

    He needed to get away.

    Just to be sure.

    After Kays and his wife, Susan, returned from an impromptu trip to Nashville on May 10-11, Kays just knew.

  • Search underway for Kays' successor

    Tony Kays announced he would be stepping down as girls' basketball coach at Anderson County High School last Tuesday afternoon and the search for his successor began in earnest on Thursday.

    “We are posting the position on the school website and I am also posting it on the (Kentucky High School Athletic Association) website,” school athletic director Rick Sallee said..

    The search might have begun earlier, but Sallee was out of town on a prior commitment on Wednesday.