Today's News

  • 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. 

  • Sports Briefs for Jan. 25, 2012

    Sweet 16 draw to be shown live

    From staff reports

    The draws for the 2012 boys' and girls' state basketball tournaments will be held on Friday, Jan. 27 at 10:30 a.m. The draw will be aired live on WKYT-TV (Channel 27 in Lexington) and will be streamed live at www.khsaa.tv. The drawing will replay on CWKYT at 1 p.m. on Friday.


    Anderson County had one of its strongest showings of the high school swimming season on Saturday, when it finished third in a meet hosted by Western Hills at Kentucky State University.

    The Bearcats placed first in four different boys' events, including the 400-yard freestyle relay. James Mason took first in the 100-yard backstroke and Braden Peyton took first in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle races.

    Kylie Gehefer and Ben Spear also had strong days for the Anderson teams.