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Today's News

  • Lady Bearcat basketball looks to contend again in 2017-2018

    Expectations and perspective are best seen in high school sports in the way those involved describe a program

    Take the Anderson County girls’ basketball program, for example.

    Lady Bearcat coach Clay Birdwhistell talks of having to rebuild his program. He has done so for three seasons.

    Most other observers call the natural replenishing process at Anderson a reloading. It’s been that way ever since the Lady Bearcats became one of the Eighth Region powers a decade ago.

    For 2017-18, both would be right.

  • Dowell leads Cats to district win

    All Luke Dowell must have needed was a little reminder of history Monday night.

    Struggling early and even walking in a Spencer County run in the top of the first, Dowell got a visit from Anderson County pitching coach Chris Copenhaver.

  • Archers have big day at state meet

    An analysis of how the Anderson County High School archery team performed at the Kentucky High School Athletic Association state tournament last Thursday depends on who is doing the analyzing.

    The Bearcats placed eighth in the state championship meet with 3,400 of a possible 3,600 points. Madison Central won the title with Lafayette placing second. Perennial power Trigg County finished third.

  • Netting some points
  • Bearcats conclude spring practice

    Spring practice in high school football can be deceptive, but Thursday’s Red-White game at Anderson County High School showed the Bearcats potentially have some weapons they did not have last fall.

    “What I liked was a lot of different players contributing,” Anderson coach Mark Peach said. “With the mix of our returning players with our new additions gives us better team speed and also helps with the depth.”

  • Not with best intentions

    By now, Bailey Curry is used to the treatment she gets around the Eighth Region.

    And she knows there’s nothing she can do about it other than break into her huge smile and punish the opponent the best she can.

    Such was the case last Wednesday at Collins High School. The Titans had to believe they were at least Anderson’s equal, maybe even a bit better than the Lady Bearcats in 2017. After all, Anderson has been playing just a bit above .500 against a rugged schedule while Collins had routed Oldham County two nights before.

  • On Extension, UK giving us the shaft

    Column as I see ’em …

    I wasn’t aware until recently that the University of Kentucky is going broke.

    Please forgive my ignorance because while I don’t venture into the city very often, it would appear when I do that the state’s namesake university is humming along nicely. Not only does the construction of new buildings and such go on in perpetuity, the school certainly isn’t shy about hefty tuition increases each and every year.

  • Cattle ear tags help with fly reduction

    Cattle receiving insecticide-impregnated ear tags take their fly control system with them. Ear tags have provided a popular option to control the horn fly, a blood-sucking insect that hits producers with a $1 billion bill for losses and control costs each year. In addition, the tags can reduce face fly numbers on cattle.

  • Lexington Children’s Theater to offer summer camps here

    Would-be actors and musicians will have a chance to learn from some of the best this summer in Lawrenceburg.

    For the first time, Lexington Children’s Theater is coming to Lawrenceburg for a pair of week-long camps at Lawrenceburg Academy of Performing Arts, according to owner Meredith Lewis.

    The deadline to register at www.lawrenceburgacademyofperformingarts.com for the camps is May 15. Cost per week is $80 to register plus $125 for the camp.

  • Saffell singers perform anthem