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Today's News

  • Bearcats travel to Spencer for district showdown

    The Anderson County boys’ basketball team travels to Spencer County Tuesday, Jan. 23 for a contest with major ramifications on the 30th District Tournament seedings.

    Anderson will go into the game with a district win over Shelby County on its resume while Spencer lost to Collins on Jan. 5.

    “It is a huge game with Spencer,” Anderson assistant coach Bryan Hyatt says. “It’s at Spencer, so we know it will be a battle. Their freshman, Sam Conley can play with anyone in the region.”

  • Sports not exempt from budget woes

    If real education is indeed designed to develop well-rounded people, then one of the oldest maxims about the process is still true: Some of the best lessons are not learned in the classroom.

    We’re talking real life. You know, the things textbooks can’t teach and tests can’t measure. They can be learned through the hand real life deals or they can be learned in other ways.

    That’s where extra-curricular activities, like sports, come in.

  • Penny closing in on brother’s scoring record

    Anderson County High School senior Cobe Penny has the Bearcat boys’ basketball all-time scoring record in his sights.

    Penny, a four-year starter, had scored 1,985 career points through last Tuesday’s win at Casey County. That total puts Penny at third place on the Bearcats’ all-time scoring list, behind his older brother, C.J., who tallied 2,101 points and Jimmy Dan Conner, who scored an estimated 2,100 points in his career.

  • Penny, Pittman lead rout of Casey

    Cobe Penny and Dylan Pittman each scored 25 points as Anderson County routed host Casey County, 80-37, in boys’ basketball action last Tuesday.

    The Bearcats, now 6-8 on the year, showed no mercy on a struggling Casey team that is still winless on the year. The Bearcats jumped out to a 34-5 first quarter lead and led 54-18 at the half.

    Pittman drilled half of his 10 three-point attempts while Penny scorched the net, hitting 5-of-7 from long range. Pittman played just under 23 minutes while Penny exited the game with 14 minutes to play.

  • Reds Winter Caravan to make two area stops

    The annual Cincinnati Reds Winter Caravan will be making two area stops, according to a news release.

    The Caravan will be stopping in Louisville at Louisville Slugger Field on Thursday, Jan. 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. It will also be in Lexington at Fayette Mall on Saturday, Jan. 27 from 5 to 7 p.m.

    The Caravan is an opportunity for fans meet and interact with Reds’ players, broadcasters and front office personnel. All stops are free and open to the public and will include a question and answer session and opportunities for autographs as time allows.

  • KHSAA adds girls’ archery

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association has added girls’ archery to its list of championship sports.

    At its regularly scheduled meeting last Thursday, the KHSAA approved the change in archery, which the KHSAA classifies as a “sport-activity.”

    According to a news release, “Where Archery was conducted as a coed sport, awarding one overall team championship, the regional and state competitions will now award separate team championships for coed and all-girls divisions.”

  • Tradition rules as Lady Bearcats turn back stubborn Spencer

    TAYLORSVILLE -- There’s this little thing called tradition and Anderson County girls’ basketball bleeds it.

    The Lady Bearcats proved that Thursday night with a methodical 54-47 win at Spencer County before a near-capacity crowd.

    Armed with a team full of youngsters, the Lady Bearcats answered some early Spencer punches with an 8-0 scoring run to end the first half, then withstood two Spencer flurries in the second half to post their second win over the Lady Bears this year.

  • The Christian life is a gradual metamorphosis

     Are you being transformed? I suggest that you are. The word “transformed” shares the same root as metamorphosis—the same process of a caterpillar transforming into a beautiful butterfly. 

  • Shortage has Red Cross seeking blood donors

     From staff reports

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     Column as I see ’em …