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Today's News

  • ‘100 percent in awe’

    It’s doubtful that Will Shouse thought he would ever be sitting in one of the best seats in the house to see the Kentucky Wildcats play basketball in Rupp Arena.

    “I’m a huge UK fan,” Shouse says. “I am very supportive of (Coach John Calipari) and his methods.”

    Sunday night, Shouse won’t have a seat near the floor. He’ll be on the floor as the Wildcats host Asbury University in their final tune-up for the regular season.

  • The Cann-do attitude

    LEXINGTON – Makenzie Cann is ready.

    Ready to shoot 3-pointers. Ready to pass. Ready to rebound.

    She’s even ready to play defense.

    She’s ready and willing to do anything to get back on the basketball court for the Kentucky Wildcats’ women’s basketball team.

    That moment comes Thursday, Nov. 3 when the Wildcats take on Union University of Tennessee in an exhibition game at Memorial Coliseum. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.

  • UK Women single game, NCAA tickets on sale

    The University of Kentucky women’s basketball team will play an 18-game home schedule this season and although season tickets are still available, fans can purchase single-game tickets through ticketmaster.com.

    Although lower level chairbacks are sold out again this season, upper level chairback, lower level bleachers and general admission upper level bleachers are all available for $65 per seat. Purchasing season tickets offers the best option and price savings for fans.

  • Back by popular demand: Bearcat hoops and country music

    Expectations are high for Anderson County basketball in 2016-17. The Bearcats are tabbed by many as the team to beat in the Eighth Region after a run to the regional championship game last March.

    Veteran coach Glen Drury, who won his 500th career game last year, and Bearcat fans are itching for a Sweet 16 trip in March.

    The Lady Bearcats are also considered one of the top teams in the Eighth.

    You can get a glimpse of the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats at Cat Madness on Nov. 19.

  • Mustangs place high in state XC race

    Jordan McHugh and Mason Pierce, of the Anderson County Middle School cross country team, had a good day at the middle school state meet at Lexington’s Masterson Station Park on Oct. 22.

    Both runners turned in personal bests in the 4K race.

    McHugh finished sixth in the event with a 14:15 time while Pierce turned in a 14:35 for 13th place. The meet drew 540 runners from around the state.

  • Anderson runners qualify for state

    Anderson County cross country runners Elle Buser and Abram Gettlefinger both qualified for the state Class AAA meet. Both ran strong races in the Region 6 meet, held at Danville.

    Buser finished seventh overall in the regional race, turning in her best time of the year in the 5K race. Buser, a junior, ran a 21:40.71 and was the second individual qualifier.

  • Bearcats open playoffs hosting Bullitt Central

    Anderson County will be heading into the state Class 5A football playoffs with a losing record for the first time in the tenure of Bearcat coach Mark Peach, but Peach is upbeat about his team’s chcances.

    The Bearcats, 4-6 on the year, enter the playoffs with a losing record for the first time since the 2002 season, three years before Peach returned home.

    A year ago, the Bearcats went 5-5 but were the No. 3 seed in Class 5A, District 6. They lost to Covington Catholic in the first round.

  • Church briefs

    APEX Ministries

    Must-Dash 5K set for Nov. 5

    APEX Ministries’ Health and Wellness Ministry will host the Must-Dash 5K at the county park at 9 a.m. Nov. 5.

    Register online before Oct. 23 to receive a $5 discount on registration. Cost after Oct. 23 will be $20.

    To register, visit livingonpoint.com.

    Central Baptist Church

    Holiday bazaar, craft fair slated for Nov. 5

    Central Baptist Church will host its annual holiday bazaar and craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 5.

  • Two injured, one seriously, in Bardstown Road accident

    One person was transported to the University of Kentucky via helicopter with life-threatening head injuries following a two-car accident on Bardstown Road around 10:45 a.m. Monday.

    Johnny Davenport, of Lawrenceburg, was in the other vehicle in the accident. He was transported to Frankfort Regional Medical Center with what are described as non-life-threatening injuries.

    “My front tire blew out and I couldn’t hold it,” Davenport said from the back of an ambulance as he was receiving medical treatment.

  • Harp returning to Anderson as an assistant coach

    A Kentucky football coaching legend who led Anderson County High School during one of the best periods in its history is returning to the Bearcats.

    The Anderson News has confirmed that former Anderson County coach Sam Harp will be returning to the Bearcats as an assistant coach when the season ends for his current team.

    A Tennessee newspaper reported Saturday that Harp is returning to the Bearcats as an assistant coach.