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Today's News

  • Simon Kenton shows why it is one of state’s best

    BUCKNER -- Simon Kenton really is that good.

    Friday night, the Lady Pioneers gave a demonstration as to why they have been considered a prohibitive favorite to win the Eighth Region and have spent much of the 2016-17 girls’ basketball season ranked among Kentucky’s Top 5 teams. Simon Kenton, led by junior guard Ally Niece, ripped Anderson County, 66-44, in the semifinals of the Eighth Region Tournament at Oldham County High School.

  • Bearcats survive Eminence scare, advance in regional

    NEW CASTLE -- When the classwork is over and the end of course exams get underway, the grading scale is very simple.

    Survive. Or die.

    “Survive and advance. That’s all that matters now,” Anderson County boys’ basketball coach Glen Drury said after the Bearcats had done just that with a 69-60 win over Eminence in the first round of the Eighth Region Tournament last Thursday at Henry County High School.

  • Turner archers bullseye Bardstown Classic

    The Robert B. Turner Elementary School archery team won the Bardstown Classic tournament on Saturday, scoring 3,114 points out of a possible 3,600.

    The score was the second highest elementary team score in Kentucky during the current season. The team is also ranked ninth nationally.

    Bradley Collins won the boys’ division while Madalynn Puryear took high honors in the girls’ division. EmmaLi Dorman placed third in the girls’ division. All are fourth grade students.

  • Road access to Taylorsville Lake WMA benefits anglers

    Road access to a section of Salt River above Taylorsville Lake is now open according to a news release. The access for vehicles is in preparation for the coming white bass spawning run, the release said.

    The gated accesses at Palmer Road and Old River Road off KY 44 at Taylorsville Lake Wildlife Management Area will remain open from daylight until dark through late summer, except for closures during youth and spring turkey seasons.

  • Trophy bass program open for season

    When Murray resident Justin Gruner caught an 8.2-ounce largemouth bass bulging with developing eggs from Kentucky Lake on Feb. 10, he didn’t keep it.

    Instead, Gruner took his trophy to Fisherman’s Headquarters in Benton, where employees held it for pick up by a Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources hatchery truck.

  • Bearcats vs. Titans, Round 3, for all the marbles

    Tonight’s Eighth Region championship game is what Kentucky high school basketball is all about. Anderson County vs. Collins.  Or if you live on the west side of Shelby County, it’s Collins vs. Anderson County. Rivals located about 30 miles apart, families represented at both schools and co-workers who have kids attending the respective schools.

  • Simon Kenton ends Lady Bearcat season

    BUCKNER – Simon Kenton showed why it is ranked among Kentucky’s best girls’ high school basketball teams Friday night.

    The Pioneers dominated the second half, turning a close game into a 66-44 whipping of Anderson County in the Eighth Region semi-finals at Oldham County High School. Anderson saw its season end at 25-8.

  • Bearcats survive Eminence scare, advance to regional semis

    NEW CASTLE -- When March Madness arrives, there is only one measuring stick that matters.

    Survive and advance.

    It’s that time of the year when margins of victory are meaningless. There’s no tomorrow for learning from mistakes.

    Just survive and advance.

    “That’s all that matters now,” Anderson County boys’ basketball coach Glen Drury said Thursday after his team had survived a scare from Eminence in the Eighth Region Tournament at Henry County High School.

  • Lady Bearcats get shot at Simon Kenton

    Back in November, most observers saw the race kind of like the 1973 Belmont Stakes.

    “Secretariat is moving like a tremendous ma-chinnne! He is more than a sixteenth of a mile in front of the other horses!”

  • Retelling the story of John Harper’s last convert

    There is a wonderful and true story about a man named John Harper.

    John was born in Great Britain in 1872, and became a devout gospel preacher by the time he was 18 years old. He eventually became the pastor of a large Baptist church in Glasgow, Scotland, and became so well known that he was invited to preach at the renowned Moody Institute in Chicago. Here is where the story takes a turn. John Harper boarded the ill-fated Titanic in 1912, along with his 6-year-old daughter and his sister as a caretaker for his daughter.

    John was a widower.