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  • Friends before foes

    They’ve always been teammates.

    As long as they’d been playing competitive basketball it was always Anderson County’s Makenzie Cann and Eriel McKee.

    Or Eriel McKee and Makenzie Cann.

    Cann and McKee. McKee and Cann. It was almost impossible to mention one without the other back when they were leading to three Eighth Region championships in five years. They played six games in Diddle Arena, advancing to the state Final Four in 2013. In those six Sweet 16 games, Cann scored 98 points, McKee tallied 96.

  • Rams targeting a title

    Fresh off some big tournament performances a year ago, the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg boys’ basketball team has its sights set on something bigger this winter.

    “This team has the potential to be better than last year’s team,” says CAL coach Cory Robinson, who is also thinking of the state championship. “It will be tough but we have the potential to win it.”

    Most of the ingredients have been around for a while and Robinson says the onus is on the Rams to finish the job they almost took last year.

  • Lady Bearcats ready to open season at Thomas Nelson

    The Anderson County High School girls’ basketball team opens the 2016-17 season next Tuesday, Nov. 29, when the Lady Bearcats travel to Thomas Nelson.

    Tip off is set for 7:30 p.m.

    Anderson, which went 22-10 a year ago and won the 30th District Tournament for the seventh time in the last eight years, has some question marks going into the season. First on the Lady Bearcats’ mind is how to replace last season’s Eighth Region Player of the Year, Kaci Currens, now at Georgetown College.

  • Cann rips nets for 20 as Wildcats roll

    Anderson County High School graduate Makenzie Cann scored a game-high 20 points to lead No. 19 Kentucky to 92-43 rout of New Hampshire last Thursday in Memorial Coliseum.

    Cann buried 6-of-8 threes for her best night in her short career as a Wildcat.

    Cann, who sat out last season after playing a year at the University of Cincinnati, had scored 23 points for Cincy against Central Florida. She also hit 6 three-pointers in that game.

    Cann score 5 points Saturday but e Wildcats took their first loss of the season, 79-69, at Colorado.

  • Peach honored by district coaches

    Anderson County High School football coach Mark Peach has been named the Class 5A, District 6 Coach of the Year by the Kentucky Football Coaches Association.

    Peach, who just completed his 12th season at the helm of the Bearcats, led a young Anderson team to a 4-7 record. Despite numerous injuries to key players, the Bearcats were in contention for a title but fell just short against Madison Southern in the district championship game.

    Anderson saw its season end with an overtime loss to Bullitt Central in the state playoffs.

  • McKee returns to Morehead lineup, blisters nets in romps

    Eriel McKee’s time away from the basketball court was short.

    The Anderson County High School graduate was back in the lineup for Morehead State earlier than expected, scoring 12 points in 10 minutes of action in the Eagles’ 92-42 win over NAIA team Alice Lloyd last Tuesday.

    McKee also grabbed 8 rebounds in her first action after suffering a shoulder injury in Morehead’s season opening loss to Georgia State on Nov. 11.

  • Former Anderson player on Heisman Trophy list

    Former Anderson County resident Logan Woodside hs been notified by the Heisman Trophy Trust that he is a contender for the 2016 award and a candidate to be one of the finalists for the award, according to a news release.

    The Heisman Trust will anounce the five finalists on Dec. 5 and the winner will be announced in New York City on Dec. 10, the release said.

  • Gas Leak closes Alton Road

    Alton Road has been closed from McCormick Road to Green Wilson Road due to a natural gas leak and will remain closed for an estimated six hours. Anderson Public Safety Director Bart Powell says several homes have been evacuated as first responders continue to assess the risk. There is no word as to what caused the leak. We'll provide updates as they become available.

  • SLEEPING INTRUDER IS NO GOLDILOCKS

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Nov. 17, 1966

    Mayor John Giles received a check for $700 from 20th Century-Fox studio, payable to the city for 22 days of filming of “The Flim Flam Man” movie here.

    In a letter to the council, Lew Tate, location department head for the studio, said the check represented 22 days of filming at $25 a day plus six construction days for interfering with parking on the streets, loss of revenue and inconvenience to the city.

  • Turner Elementary students compete in annual spelling bee