Today's News

  • Anderson Senior Center calendar - 12/22

    Wednesday, Dec. 22
    10:30 a.m., Blood pressure check
    10:30 a.m., Karaoke with David Perkins
    11:30 a.m., Lunch
    12:30 p.m., Games/cards

    Thursday, Dec. 23
    Friday, Dec. 24
    Center closed for Christmas holiday

    Monday, Dec. 27
    10:30 a.m., Balloon volleyball teams
    11:30 a.m., Lunch
    12:30 p.m., Games/cards
    7 p.m., Rook club

  • Community calendar - 12/22

    Wednesday, Dec. 22
    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.
    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.
    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.
    6:30 to 8:30 p.m., English as a Second Language, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

  • Sand Spring plans New Year’s Eve concert

    Sand Spring Baptist Church will host a New Year’s Eve Southern Gospel Concert on Friday, Dec. 31.
    Food will be served on the second floor of the fellowship hall beginning at 6 p.m.
    The concert will start at 8 p.m. in the sanctuary and will end at 12:01 a.m.
    Donations for food will be accepted.
    A love offering will be taken for the groups during the concert.
    Groups performing are The Hilltop Trio of Lawrenceburg, The Patriot Quartet of Salvisa, The Shireys of Columbia, S.C., and Steve Ladd of Nashville, Tenn.

  • Wrestlers to compete in Woodford tournament

    Some of Kentucky's best wrestling teams will be descending on Woodford County High School for the Yellow Jacket Invitational to be held on Monday, Dec. 27 and Tuesday, Dec. 28.
    Anderson County, which has several impressive wrestlers early in the season, will be part of the field.
    In the recent Bearcat Duals, held on Dec. 11, Anderson wrestlers Shea Sparrow (130 pounds), Austin Dillow (135) and Jacob Vincent (145) were undefeated in their respective weight classes.
    T.W. Stockton and Chris McDaniel went 4-1 at 160 and 125 pounds respectively.

  • Bearcats, Lady Bearcats hoping to spread holiday hoops cheer

    The Anderson County High School boys' and girls' basketball teams will continue their busy holiday schedules through next week with both teams looking for big tournament wins.

    The Bearcats were to continue play in the McCreary Central Tournament through Thursday, Dec. 23. Anderson fell to Wayne County on Monday afternoon but was to continue playing in the consolation rounds.
    Next week, the Bearcats will head to Lexington Sayre for the Spartans' Holiday Classic. Anderson will be in a round-robin affair with Harlan County, Somerset and the host school for the three-day event.

  • Turnovers not sweet for Lady Bearcats

    LEXINGTON – Elizabethtown showed why it is considered one of the top girls' basketball programs in Kentucky and that Anderson County has a way to go before it is considered in the elite Monday afternoon.
    The Lady Panthers dominated the final three quarters to score a 58-47 victory in the Republic Bank Classic at Lexington Catholic High School.

  • 100 years of basketball: The Legacy lives on

    HARRODSBURG – It still happens occasionally when Betsy Sale introduces herself.

    "Betsy Sale. Harrodsburg, Kentucky. “

    "Are you any relation to ‘Aggie’ Sale?”

    Betsy Sale smiles broadly. “It used to happen often,” says the daughter of the University of Kentucky basketball legend. “It happens occasionally now. It feels good. It is nice to know that people remember him.”

  • 100 years of basketball: Conner says Bearcats' 1971 run is what makes Kentucky special

    LOUISVILLE – To someone raised in the ESPN generation, it might seem strange that a high school basketball game played on a Saturday morning means as much to Jimmy Dan Conner as delaying Bobby Knight's first national championship by a year.

    But it's true. “Oh, absolutely!” Conner says from his office in Louisville. “I think the Sweet 16 is on the same par with the Final Four. I really do.” Has it really been 40 years?

    Forty years since Jimmy Dan Conner made one of the most legendary shots in Kentucky history?

  • 100 Years of Basketball: Girls' basketball comes to town

    Unless someone was around when it all started, he probably would not believe how girls’ basketball has changed since 1974. That is when the state was supposed to have given girls an equal opportunity to play the game.
    There were some things equal as soon as teams started gearing up for that first season of girls’ high school basketball in over 40 years. Like the boys, they would have a state tournament with 16 regional winners.
    Other than that, nothing much was equal.

  • 100 years of basketball: In His Own Words -- Jay Springate

    By Jay Springate
    (Editor's note: Jay Springate is a former student sports writer for The Anderson News. A graduate of Anderson County High School and the University of Kentucky, Jay now lives in Atlanta, where he works with an investment firm.)
    No better comparison between the past and the future of Anderson County basketball could be found than in the pages of The Anderson News I found myself thumbing through over Thanksgiving weekend.