Today's News

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Region's top-ranked team has taken similar path to Bearcats

    For several years, the story was the same in the Eighth Region: Anderson County and South Oldham would be nipping at the heels of Shelby County, Oldham County and, until 2005, Scott County at the top of the region's pecking order.

    While Anderson finally broke through with a Sweet 16 trip three years ago, South Oldham has never been able to break through that barrier.

    When the 2011-12 season began, the Bearcats and Dragons were lumped together again, but this time as two perennially strong teams that were pegged to struggle.

  • OUTDOORS: New archery range opens in Madison County

    A new archery range is now open to the public at the Miller Welch-Central Kentucky Wildlife Management Area in Madison County, according to a news release from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

    Constructed on the northern edge of the WMA along Muddy Creek Road, the archery range consists of is a 12-target traditional range and a 30-target course through the woods, said Derek Beard, the department's wildlife coordinator said in the release. 

  • COLUMN:Hickey's heart made its way into Anderson coach's

    I'm pretty sure Glen Drury is a fan of John Calipari.

    The Anderson County boys' basketball coach has often marveled at how quickly Calipari got Kentucky back at the top of the national scene and how he has been successful in getting a different group of previously-coddled high school hot shots to play together as a team.

    After a win earlier this year, he talked about one of his players understanding the game much better and saying that the player had created some shots “off the dribble drive.”

  • OUTDOORS: Winter temps bring float and fly time

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

    The late Charlie Nuckols owned a tackle shop and lure company in east Tennessee, near South Holston Lake. Winter crappie anglers who fished small marabou jigs deep under bobbers complained to him about big smallmouth breaking off their rigs all of the time. 

  • Fultz undergoes surgery, lost for season at Georgetown

    Lindsay Fultz, a junior at Georgetown College, has been lost to the Lady Tiger basketball team for the season with an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

    Fultz had redshirted a season and is considered a sophomore for athletic considerations. She graduated from Anderson County High School in 2009 as the school's second leading all-time scorer.

    Fultz underwent surgery on Jan. 10, according to her mother, Gina Fultz.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats host 10th Region power

    Anderson County coach Tony Kays believes the best way to become the best is to play the best. The Lady Bearcats will continue to navigate a rugged schedule next Tuesday, Jan. 31, when they host Montgomery County, the team ranked at the top of the 10th Region.

    The Lady Indians stood at 15-5, the same as Anderson, after Friday's games. Montgomery has beaten South Oldham, the team that slipped by Anderson last week. Montgomery prevailed over South Oldham, 54-50, in the Gateway Holiday Classic at Montgomery on Dec. 28.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: South Oldham holds on in Top 10 battle

    It was everything anyone could want when No. 1 is playing at No. 2.

    “If you came and watched that game and were disappointed, then you are not a fan of the game,” South Oldham coach Frank Wright said Friday night.

    It was easy for him to say, though.

  • OUTDOORS: Youth hunting season yields good memories

    Happy New Year! Yep, I know it’s almost the end of January for the year 2012 but this is my first column of the New Year so it just seemed too easy not to open with it. I do hope that the New Year has started out well for you and wish you continued good fortune and blessings for the upcoming year.

  • HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Both regional races unfolding as predicted

    With the district tournaments starting in less than a month, it's time to start taking a serious look at who are the real contenders and the pretenders in the race for the Eighth Region championship. Fall sports

    should be well behind players now, freshmen and sophomores are no longer untested and coaches should have a feel about what their teams can and can't do.

  • OUTDOORS: Hunters find sandhills challenging during Kentucky's inaugural crane season

    Kentucky's first modern hunting season for sandhill cranes came to a close Jan. 15. The month-long season marked the first time in nearly 100 years that Kentucky sportsmen and sportswomen had the opportunity to hunt sandhill cranes in the Commonwealth. By closing day, hunters had harvested 50 birds, according to a news release.

    Kentucky had allowed for a maximum harvest of 400 sandhill cranes.