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Bearcats-Rockets tip-off annual showdown Saturday; Game times changed

'Kentucky and Louisville at the high school level'

By John Herndon

GAME TIME CHANGE: The Anderson News was informed Wednesday night that the tipoff time for Saturday's game at Shelby County has been changed to 8 p.m., with the junior varsity game at 6:30 p.m.


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Explosion of opportunities for girls has changed the sporting landscape

COLUMN: A look back at the decade's biggest local sports stories

By John Herndon

Seems like just a short time ago that everyone seemed to be wondering about computers crashing, planes dropping out of the sky and an Armageddon created by Y2K.

Turned out to be nothing.

But it's 10 years later and there are still predictions about the end of the world – see Dec. 21, 2012 for details. Maybe this one is brought on by UK2K for all we know. Maybe the wrong person did the John Wall Dancc or gave someone a Boogie Noogie.


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Harsh early winter weather plays havoc with hunting seasons

By Jeff Lilly

The annual migration of the Lilly Deer Camp took place the weekend before Thanksgiving again this year right on schedule. The weather started out warmer than usual for this time of year in the mountains but ended up in typical fashion. If you can call five inches of snow and 45 mile-per-hour winds on 4,200 feet high mountains fashion, that is. 


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Roll past Owen for fifth place in Shelby tourney

Lady Cats scramble for late Christmas win

By John Herndon

SHELBYVILLE – It took nearly three quarters, but Anderson County finally got in the Christmas spirit last Wednesday.


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Former Bearcat coaches, player to make up broadcast crew

Bearcat radio to debut Saturday

By John Herndon

Can't make it to some Anderson County basketball games? If you have a computer with an internet connection, you can listen to the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats beginning with Saturday's boys' game at Shelby County.


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Coaches select Bearcat tandem for state honors

Russell, Cox named to All-State team

By John Herndon

For the last two seasons, Anderson County's Jacob Russell and Grant Cox have been one of the most feared passing duos in Kentucky.


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This week in Anderson County sports

By John Herndon

This week in Anderson County sports

Anderson County High School

Boys' basketball

Saturday, Jan. 2: Anderson Co. at Shelby Co.,8 p.m.

    Junior varsity game at 6:30 p.m.

Boys' freshman basketball

Monday, Jan. 4: Franklin Co. at Anderson Co., 6 p.m.

Girls' basketball

Wednesday, Dec. 30: Anderson Co. vs. Bullitt Central in Mercer Co. tournament, 10 a.m.


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Free youth hunt weekend on tap

By The Staff

After the presents, the huge meal, the Christmas movies, football games and leftovers, there’s another way to enjoy vacation time with your family this holiday season.

Kentucky’s free youth seasons offer families a chance to enjoy the outdoors without requiring their kids to buy a license or permit.

It’s a welcome break after buying all those Christmas presents.

Children and teens ages 15 and under may hunt deer with a firearm Dec. 26-27, and may hunt and trap small game and furbearers Dec. 26 – Jan. 1, all without a license or permit.


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Bearcats split first two in tourney

By John Herndon

The Anderson County boys’ basketball team has split its first two games in the Hoopin’ It Up Classic at North Laurel High School and were to have played Southwestern in a consolation semi-final Monday after press deadlines.

The Bearcats were impressive in beating Whitey County, 55-46 in the first game on Saturday night. Anderson grabbed a quick early lead and extended it to 29-18 by halftime. Anderson was never seriously threatened in the second half. Jacob Russell led Anderson with 26 points while Erik Newton scored nine.


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COLUMN: Christmas lesson found in a box

By John Herndon

If only I had taken pictures of the boxes on Christmas morning.

They carried the latest toys, from the simple to the must-haves. More importantly, they carried the lessons that we so often forget.

I should have learned that when my oldest daughter, for the first Christmas she really knew anything about, wanted a Snoopy house and a Snoopy baby carriage. Those things challenged Santa’s limited mechanical skills, but she liked them.

And she loved the boxes that presents came in.


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