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Today's News

  • Flyers take only stat that counts

    FRANKFORT – Through the 2014 football season, Anderson County had been winning by committee.

    Friday night, the Bearcats threw up a clunker by committee in a 35-21 district loss at Franklin County. So long four-game winning streak and most likely, so long to a repeat of last year’s Class 5A, District 6 championship.

    “We could not have picked a worse time to play our worst game of the year,” Anderson coach Mark Peach said.

  • College football roundup: Center beats Sewanee, stays perfect

    Centre 31, Sewanee 3

    Centre remained unbeaten with the win at Sewanee. The Colonels were never threatened as they moved to 6-0 on the year.

    Anderson County High graduate Steve Sims was credited with two tackles and two assists. Anderson grads Seth Carmichael and Tristin Ashburn are also members of the team at Centre.

    LSU 41, Kentucky 3

  • Russell tops conference for second time

    From staff reports

    Campbellsville University quarterback Jacob Russell was named Mid-South Conference Football Offensive Player of the Week last week.

    According to a news release, the honor was Russell’s second of the season after earning the award on Sept. 1.

    Russell set season-highs in completions and pass attempts as he helped the Tigers to a 28-24 upset win over No. 3-ranked Georgetown on Oct. 11 to earn Mid-South Offensive Player of the Week.

  • Spotted bass back in schools this fall

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    They were not even recognized as a distinctive fish species until 1927. People for many years believed these fish only existed in Kentucky.

    In 1956, the Kentucky legislature designated this species the “Kentucky bass” and made them the official state fish. Many anglers, especially in the south-central portion of the United States, still call the spotted bass a Kentucky bass.

  • Fall breeding season increases deer movement

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Cooler temperatures and shorter days bring out the fall colors that paint Kentucky’s landscape in warm hues before winter arrives.

    At about the same time, the breeding instinct in whitetail deer stirs, putting them on the move and more frequently into the paths of motorists.

  • Young hunters
  • Rockets blast in first half, destroy Anderson’s upset hopes

    SHELBYVILLE – Little went right for Anderson County when the 30th District boys’ soccer tournament kicked off last Wednesday.

    Host Shelby County erupted for five goals in the final 17 minutes of the first half on its way to a 9-1 thrashing of the Bearcats in the district semifinals.

    Anderson finished the season at 2-11-2 while Shelby advanced to the district championship game, where it lost to Collins, and the Eighth Region Tournament, being played this week at Shelby and Collins.

  • Sports briefs for Oct. 22, 2014

     

    SPORTS BRIEFS

    Big Red Glow race set for Oct. 25

    The inaugural Glow Big Red 5k race will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 5 p.m. The race starts at Anderson County Community Park with the course rolling around the park and Anderson County Middle School.

    The race will feature seven different age groups with awards to the top three overall male and female runners and to the top three male and female in each age group.

  • Lady Bearcat soccer advances to regional final; Volleyball falls in district championship

    Anderson County got an early goal from Taylor Harley, then another first half goal from Allie Johnson on its way to a 3-0 win over Gallatin County in the Eighth Region Girls' Soccer Tournament Tuesday night at Walton-Verona.

    Madeline Wilson added a late goal to set the final score.

  • Dramatic goal lifts Lady Cats to district title

    SHELBYVILLE – As Claire Prater went to the ground, Anderson County could only hold its collective breath Saturday afternoon.

    Prater, a senior had been pushed to the ground by a Shelby County defender inside the penalty box, but a similar play less than five minutes before had only resulted in yellow cards for Anderson head coach Jason Earnest and his assistant, Jamey Earnest.

    This time, with less than eight minutes remaining in a tie game for the girls’ 30th District soccer championship, the foul was called.