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  • Cat fans party like it’s 1998

    Well, now, wasn’t that fun?

    Wasn’t it fun to finally breathe when Michael Kidd-Gilchrist blocked Tyshawn Tayler’s layup with a minute to go Monday night?

    Wasn’t it fun to let out that scream, pent up since 1998, when Marquis Teague sank a couple of free throws nine seconds later that all but put the national championship trophy on Kentucky’s plane back to Lexington?

    And for about 90 percent of the college basketball fans in Anderson County, it became a great day to be a Wildcat.

  • BASEBALL: Bearcats roll past Model, take first two games in Florida

    Anderson County pitching dominated Richmond Model as the Bearcats took a 7-1 win at Barnes Memorial Field last Monday.

    “We had a predetermined rotation set up in order to insure our guys got work and to also help set ourselves up for a week of baseball during spring break,” Anderson coach L. W. Barnes said. “(Steven) Watts got the start and finished the first two innings—five K’s, two walks and one hit. When he was around the zone, he was dominant, but in the second inning he was a little erratic.  

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    Turpin named MSC Pitcher of the Week

    Anderson County resident Courtney Turpin had a big week for Campbellsville University's softball team last week, earning the Mid-South Conference Pitcher of the Week honor.

    Turpin got both wins for the Tigers, taking a 4-2 complete game decision, then coming on in relief to get the victory in game two.

    Turpin totaled three wins in four decisions and picked up a save last week.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Brown invited to try out for All-Stars

    Anderson County High School senior Sydney Brown has been invited to tryouts for the Kentucky All-Stars girls' basketball team that will play the Indiana stars in the two-game summer series.

    A 6-foot-1 center, Brown averaged 7.9 points and 4.2 rebounds per game last season. She hit on 56.5 percent of her field goal attempts.

    No Anderson County girl has ever made the Kentucky All-Star team.

  • SPRING FOOTBALL: Bearcats confident despite large graduation losses

    The return trip to Bowling Green has already been in the planning stages, but begins in earnest next week.

    The Anderson County football team will start working in earnest toward a return to the state championship game when they open spring practice on Monday, April 9. The Bearcats will be allowed 10 practices in 15 school days as they work on plugging holes and finding new players in different roles for the 2012 season.

  • Former Bearcat is NFL’s top trainer

    Rod Martin was never a star football player at Anderson County High School but, somehow he's become one of the best at what he does in the National Football League.

    “I was on the football and baseball teams and Dutch Ishmael was our coach. I didn't play much, but the experience was priceless,” Martin said from Oakland, Cal., where he is the head athletic trainer for the Oakland Raiders.

    A 1970 graduate of Anderson, Martin received the Fain-Cain Memorial Award, given to the Outstanding NFL Trainer of the Year by the NFL Physicians Society.

  • COLUMN: Epic game was a lesson for all of us.

    It was an epic, that little Commonwealth Confrontation on Saturday. No doubt about that.

    It was a show worthy of the Final Four. A symphony directed by a pair of master conductors. And if there was any disappointment in that battle between Kentucky and Louisville on Saturday, then that person is just impossible to please.

    Or, perhaps a Cardinal fan who saw his team's season come to an end at the hands of the team it wants to beat the most.

  • Lawrenceburg celebrates national title, Cajun style

    Some photos shared by our readers who traveled to New Orleans for the Final Four. Check back often as we will post more photos if submitted.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Bearcats dominant in ‘mercy rule’ beatdown of Shelby County

    Anderson County has made it clear that it fully intends on competing for the Eighth Region softball championship this year.

    And the Lady Bearcats made a gung-ho statement to that effect last Tuesday when they routed visiting Shelby County 12-1, dominating the Rockets in every way possible.

    The Lady Bearcats capped the day when junior third baseman Kelsey New belted a 2-out, 2-run home run in the bottom of the fifth that extended Anderson's lead to 12-1 and invoked the “mercy rule.”

  • Police called hour after city inmate ‘walks off’

    An unwatched inmate on work release to the city of Lawrenceburg stepped outside for a smoke break Monday afternoon and simply walked away.
    Woodford County Jail inmate Kevin Spurlock, a 31-year-old white male with the words “white boy” tattooed on the left side of his neck, took off around 12:40 p.m. from the city’s maintenance garage, located near the county park.