Today's News

  • COLUMN: Done with slamming the one-and-dones

    We might as well get used to it.

    As long as John Calipari is winning big at Kentucky the criticism will be as sure as the sun coming up in the east.

    As long as talents like John Wall and Anthony Davis come through Lexington for one season of Big Blue basketball on their way to being the most-coveted commodity by the NBA, you are going to continue hearing that now-tired refrain, “Those one-and-dones are ruining the college game.”

    I wish Davis could just reject that statement like he swatted away 186 opponents' shots this year.

  • Jacob is just being himself as a ’Cat

    LEXINGTON – Six months ago, he might have been Connor Shaw one week, Jarrett Lee another, then Tyler Brey the final week.

    But today, he's just Jacob Russell, walk-on quarterback who is fighting for playing time at the University of Kentucky.

  • BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Bearcats win three in Florida

    A trip to Fort Walton Beach was more than just fun in the sun for the Anderson County High School baseball team last week.

    The Bearcats won three of five games in last week's Florida Beach Bash and showed some improvement as they moved to 6-4 on the year. Yet, the week also indicated the gap between where Anderson is and the status of regional contender is still quite large.

  • Anderson archery teams fare well at state

    Mary Aldridge of Bondurant Middle School in Franklin County and Bradley Long of Caudill Middle School in Madison County were the top overall archers at Kentucky’s National Archery in the Schools state tournament for elementary, middle school and high school students held April 2-3 in Louisville, according to a news release.

  • Davis commits to Thomas More

    Anderson County High School football player Travis Davis has verbally committed to play at Thomas More College, located in Crestview Hills, Ky.

    A starter on both sides of the ball during the Bearcats' run to the state championship game, Davis was a third team all-state selection as a defensive lineman on the Courier-Journal team selected by the state's coaches. He was also an honorable mention selection on the Associated Press all-state team.

  • Going back to the game's roots

    Former Anderson County High School all-stater Will Carlton poses with Helen Naismith-Carpenter, the granddaughter of Dr. James Naismith, inventor of the game of basketball, during the NAIA national championship game in Kansas City on March 20. Carlton, was honored that night as one of the 60 greatest players in the history of the tournament. He was Most Valuable Player in the 1998 tournament, playing for Georgetown College. “It's pretty cool to think her grandaddy is the one who nailed that first peach basket up on the wall,” Carlton said.

  • SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Lady Bearcats split games in Alabama

    Anderson County rode a gutty performance from pitcher Mackenzie Peavler and big offensive games from Molly Burkhead, Hannah Searcy and Bailey Curry to beat Robertsdale, Ala., 4-2, in the first game of the Lady Bearcats' spring break trip to the Gulf Shores area last Tuesday.

    Peavler scattered 11 hits but gave up only two runs, both earned, in picking up the victory.

    Searcy belted a 2-run double while Curry smacked a pair of hits, including a double. Anderson collected eight hits for the game.

  • Cumberlands wins MSC spring golf tourney

    The University of the Cumberlands women's golf team took the championship of the Mid-South Conference Spring Tournament at Cattails Golf Course in Kingsport, Tenn., last week.

    Anderson County resident and Cumberlands golfer Taylor Gillis shot a two-day total of 174 (32 over) to finish in 18th place individually, according to a news release. Cumberlands posted a 307-309 two-day team score to defeat second place Campbellsville by 10 strokes.

  • Have a safe spring turkey season by remembering these tips

    By Officer David Goodlett

    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

    The weather is finally starting to turn warmer and spring is in the air. Many people are looking forward to doing some fishing and trying to rid themselves of cabin fever.

    While spring is a fine time to do some fishing, with the arrival of spring also comes the time of year that turkey hunters have looked forward to since the distant gobbles of last spring.

  • Spring a great time to get largemouth bass trophy

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

    It's the mouth that gets you. 

    You hook a huge largemouth bass and all you can see is a giant, angry shaking mouth. 

    The size of the mouth lets you know this bass is one of the top ones you've ever hooked. You realize the giant, gaping shaking bucket with your lure impaled in it is the biggest you've seen. This can cause dry mouth, uncontrollable shaking and panic.