Today's News

  • COLUMN: Scrappy all-stars a reflection of their coach

    Final thoughts on the Kentucky-Indiana basketball all-star games ...

    1. Anderson County’s Glen Drury did a marvelous job getting the Kentucky All-Stars to take on the personality of his Bearcat teams.
    While they were all-star games, the Kentucky-Indiana summer series is unlike any other. It has defense, no one is guaranteed playing time and it really does mean something to a lot of people.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats win state AAU title

    It was not the Sweet 16, but Anderson County girls’ basketball has a state championship under its belt.

    The Lady Bearcats rolled through the state AAU tournament, held over the weekend at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington.
    The team played its final three games on Sunday. Anderson’s pool play was completed on Friday with the first round of bracket play being played on Saturday.

  • Drury says coaching All-Stars was great, tiring experience

    Glen Drury knew how big the challenge would be when he accepted the job of coaching the 2011 Kentucky All-Stars.

    That was back in the fall of 2009. He knew it would require that he work as an assistant coach to Mike Listerman, then of Covington Catholic, last summer before being the man totally in charge.

    And he also knew that the Indiana Class of 2011 was loaded.

    His crop? Better than average, perhaps.

  • Kentucky falls just short vs. Hoosiers

    LOUISVILLE – When asked if there were any tears in the Kentucky All-Stars’ locker room Friday night, Coach Glen Drury simply said, “Mine.”

    It was not an unexpected response from Drury, who had poured his heart and soul into a high school basketball all-star game. Indeed, Drury could be seen mouthing the words of “My Old Kentucky Home” as one of his former players, David Young, sang prior to the first game of the summer series with Indiana.

  • BASEBALL: Mudcats split first four games

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats have opened their summer baseball season by splitting the first four games on the schedule.

    The local 15-and-under travel team dropped its first two games of the year, losing both to the Louisville Cyclones, but rallied to sweep a pair of games at Boyd County.

  • The British are coming for youth soccer camp

    Challenger Sports has been invited to hold a soccer camp in Lawrenceburg.

    Anderson Independent Youth Soccer has teamed up to host the week-long British Soccer Camp, June 20-24, at AIYSA soccer fields at Anderson County Community Park.

    The camp will run Monday through Friday and each child will be coached by a member of Challenger’s team of 1,000 British soccer coaches.

  • Kentucky takes fight to Hoosiers but comes up short

    Indiana went on a 13-0 run early in the second half, then held off a spirited Kentucky rally to post a 94-82 win at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Saturday night. 

    Indiana All-Americans Cody Zeller, headed to Indiana University, Branden Dawson (Michigan State) and Marquis Teague (Kentucky) led the Hoosiers to their third consecutive sweep in the series. Louisville Western's Ryan Taylor, who has committed to Louisville, but has not qualified yet, paced Kentucky with 24 points.

  • All-Star coaches remember past battle

    When one takes a look at Jason Booher's meteoric rise to the top of the high school basketball coaching ranks, it is hard to imagine his first game with everything riding on it.

    Go back to Feb. 23, 1999. Anderson County was playing Henry County in the semi-final round of the 30th District Tournament at Shelby County High School.

  • Father to daughter's killer: 'I hope you burn in hell'

    Moments away from being sentenced to 70 years in prison, Gary Bancroft listened as family members of the woman he murdered had their say.
    Then Bancroft did the unthinkable: He smiled.
    That momentary smirk nearly ignited an already tension-wracked courtroom last Thursday afternoon as deputies and family members had to restrain the slain woman’s father after he rose to his feet and yelled at Bancroft.

  • Meet a Kentucky All-Star: Jordan Gilbert


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    When the Kentucky All-Star selections were made public back in April, there was one name that stood out: Jordan.


    Not like Mike, but as in Jordan Gilbert, a point guard from Mason County.


    It was not that Gilbert can't play. He can, and will be for Transylvania University next winter.