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    Austin Cummins had one of those nights to remember but East Jessamine will be trying to forget.

    Cummins blistered the nets for 45 points, the most ever scored by an Anderson County boys’ basketball player, as the Bearcats defeated East Jessamine, 78-69, Thursday night in Nicholasville.

    Cummins bagged six 3-point shots in 14 attempts and hit 10-of-16 attempts inside the arc. If not for a cold night at the free throw line, where Cummins hit only 7-of-12 shots, Cummins could have flirted with the all-time Anderson County record, boys or girls.

  • Carmichael honored

    Anderson County quarterback Zachary Carmichael has been named the Class 5A, District 6 Player of the Year in a vote of the district’s coaches. Carmichael, a senior, accounted for 2,772 yards for the Bearcats this season. He led Anderson in rushing with 761 yards in 149 attempts. He also threw for 2,011 yards, completing 104-of-191 passes. He was intercepted 12 times. Carmichael also accounted for 28 touchdowns – 23 passing, five rushing – and kicked six extra points in eight attempts.

  • Maxing out classroom sure way for college good tidings

    Tis the season of good cheer, crowded malls, maxed out credit cards and signings.

    College signings.

    Even if you attend high school athletic events about as often as Rachael Ray pops in a frozen dinner, you know how every week or two, The Anderson News, along countless other media outlets run photos of high school kids who have decided to attend a college where they will also play their favorite sport.

  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Penny deals 13 assists, Asbury rolls

    Asbury 109, Morthland College 87

    Asbury pulled away in the second half to defeat Morthland on Dec. 5 in Wilmore.

    Anderson County’s C.J. Penny had just six points, but pulled down six rebounds. He had a whopping 13 assists for the Eagles.

    Asbury 67, Tennessee Temple 64

    C.J. Penny scored 15 points and pulled down nine rebounds as Asbury rallied from a halfitme deficit to defeat Tennessee Temple in the Eagles’ final home game before the Christmas holiday.

  • Centre women’s soccer advances to Elite Eight

    The Centre College women’s soccer team advanced to the NCAA Division III Elite Eight before falling to Illinois Wesleyan, 2-1, on Nov. 23 in Chicago.

    Centre ended the year at 16-6-3 and won the program’s third straight Southern Athletic Association conference championship and made a fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. The run to the Elite Eight was the deepest in Centre history.

  • Rams second in Nelson tournament
  • Few lures beat a tailspinner in cold water

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Some lures on the market have stood the test of time, catching fish decade after decade. The Dardevle spoon, the Panther Martin and Rooster Tail in-line spinners, the Jitterbug and the Hula Popper still catch fish today like they did when swing music topped the charts.

    The tailspinner is another old-time lure that still catches fish consistently, and one of the best winter lures for black bass.

  • Whooping cranes confirmed in Kentucky

    Wildlife biologists have confirmed the presence of five federally protected whooping cranes in Hopkins County and sixth in Barren County. 

    In addition to these confirmed reports, whooping cranes have been seen in more than a dozen counties across Kentucky in the last two weeks, according to a news release.

    Biologists with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources caution hunters to be vigilant for the possibility of whooping cranes being present in areas being hunted.

  • Recent deer harvest
  • Penny makes Bearcats rich over Sayre

    Anderson County went on a 16-4 run to end the first quarter, then gradually pulled away to whip Lexington Sayre, 76-53, in the Kentucky Bank Tip-off Classic, held Saturday at Paris High School.

    Freshman Cobe Penny showed flashes of his enormous potential, scoring 24 points in only 18 minutes of action to lead the Bearcats. Senior Austin Cummins, coming off a school-record 45 point night, followed with 18 as the Bearcats moved to 3-0 on the season.