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Today's News

  • Inaugural Glen Drury Classic Nov. 10

    When Glen Drury stepped down as basketball coach at Anderson County High School last spring, he left more than a legacy of 537 wins.

    He left more than seven district championships and two Eighth Region crowns.

    He left a legacy in the minds of hundreds of young men and women who were involved in the Bearcat basketball program. It was a legacy of tough love and good times. It was basketball and life tied together.

  • Spencer makes most of opportunities, downs Bearcats

    TAYLORSVILLE -- Missed opportunities cost Anderson County dearly last Tuesday night as the Bearcats dropped a 3-1 decision at Spencer County in a boys’ 30th District soccer match in Taylorsville.

    “In life or in a soccer game, when you are given an opportunity, you have to make the most of it,” Anderson coach Jeff Pritchett.

    Spencer made the most of its opportunities to get a key district win. The Bears scored 38 seconds into the contest, then put the game way in the second half, capitalizing on a couple of Anderson mistakes.

  • Lady Bearcats hope seventh-place finish prepares for Eighth Region run

    Playing good competition during the regular season pays off when the postseason comes around. At least Anderson County is hoping for that result.

    The Lady Bearcats placed seventh out of eight teams in the rugged Spine Center Showcase, hosted by Boyle County, last week, but it was a time for growth, according to Coach Jason Earnest.

    His team rallied to defeat North Laurel, 5-2, in the seventh-place game Saturday morning. Junior Anna Foley scored four goals and delivered an assist as the Lady Bearcats erupted for four goals in the final half.

  • Lady Cat golfers end season, look to 2019

    The Anderson County High School girls’ golf team ended its regular season last week with mixed results.

    Thursday, the Lady Bearcats took a 167-207 defeat at Shelby County.

  • Collins downs Volley Cats

    Anderson County’s district momentum could not carry the Lady Bearcats in last Wednesday’s match against visiting Collins.

    A week earlier, Anderson might have gotten its most impressive victory of the season in dispatching 30th District foe Spencer County in straight sets. However, any uptick the Lady Bearcats earned that night was not enough last Wednesday as Collins defeated Anderson, 3-1, to take command of the district seeding race.

  • Fire flattens barn, destroys hay

    When his hay barn on Rice Road burned to the ground in 2008, Michael Webster bought hay to feed his cattle.

    He won’t do the same this time.

    Webster lost between 500 and 600 round bales when his barn caught fire sometime early Monday morning. By the time one of his workers arrived to the barn later that morning, it had been reduced a twisted pile of sheet metal roofing and hundreds of smoldering bales of hay.

  • Four Roses strike is over!

    The three-week old strike at Four Roses Distillery ended this afternoon, much to the delight of union workers.

    “The strike is over!” said UFCW President Jeff Royalty told a crowd of about 30 union workers, who hooted and cheered while applauding the news.

    “We stood up, stood our ground and got what we needed,” Royalty said. “Life is good and the union’s strong.”

  • County highway worker injured after falling from bridge

    An Anderson County highway department employee sustained what were described as serious but not life-threatening injuries this morning when he fell from a bridge on Wildcat Road.

    The worker sustained what first responders said were serious leg injuries and head contusion when he fell about 14 feet and landed in the creek bed beneath the bridge.

    He was carried out on a backboard by first responders and fellow highway crew workers before being loaded into an ambulance. From there, he was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

  • Bearcats celebrate during annual Homecoming
  • Thoughtful detail outweighs righteous soundbites

     I recently encountered an acquaintance on the street, and because we both had worked in the court system, I was interested to get his opinion on the current U. S. Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.