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Today's News

  • Five who greatly influenced my writing

    Cawood Ledford

    I met this giant at the Kentucky football Media Day in 1985. I tried to interview this man who called the Kentucky Wildcat games for 39 years but I was so nervous that it probably turned out as one of the worst pieces I have ever done. Still, I have always remembered something he told me: “You can’t be around a team and not want them to win, but you have to tell the truth.”

    No one wants Anderson County’s teams to win any more than I do, but I still strive to tell the truth.

  • February a period of transition for outdoors enthusiasts

    By Jeff Lilly, Outdoors columnist

    February is usually a good month, at least for me, to wrap up hunting season with a few days of squirrel hunting to top off my freezer before the season closes until fall. I figure with the February snow and cold temperatures we’re having in the Bluegrass State this year the squirrels don’t need a freezer. God sure made his creatures on this earth tough.

  • Looking for a new place to fish? Try these fisheries this spring

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The deepest snow since this century pounded Kentucky this week, leaving in its wake stranded cars, sore backs from shoveling snow and grumbling citizens.

    It seems remote now, but in just a couple of weeks, we’ll be slipping on short sleeve fishing shirts and hitting the water. This bracing cold will soon pass.

  • Penny strong but Asbury falls at Brescia

    From staff reports

    Anderson County residents had a difficult week, as former Anderson County Bearcats got just one win against five losses last week.

    Men’s basketball

    Brescia 85, Asbury 74

    Brescia blistered the nets in the first half, hitting 17-of-27 shots (63 percent) on its way to an 85-74 win over Asbury last Thursday in Owensboro.

  • Cummins, Currens named all-region

    Anderson County High School basketball players Austin Cummins and Kaci Currens have been named to the All-Eighth Region teams, as selected by the region’s coaches.

    Cummins, whose 26.6 points per game scoring average was second in the state in statistics released by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association last week, was one of the headliners of the boys’ team while Currens has emerged as a consistent scoring threat for the Anderson girls.

  • Lady Bearcats oust Collins, advance to district final

    TAYLORSVILLE – Kaci Currens scored 25 points, nine coming in the decisive third quarter, to lead Anderson County past Collins in the Girls' 30th District Basketball Tournament Tuesday night at Spencer County High School.

    Trailing 31-29 midway through the third quarter, Currens scored the Lady Bearcats' next seven points. Her three-point play with 2:14 to go in the third frame put Anderson up for good at 36-34.

  • Anderson splits road tests against region foes

    Austin Cummins poured in more than 40 points in successive games, but Anderson County could only salvage a split when it defeated Owen County but lost to Simon Kenton the following night.

    Cummins tallied 44 Thursday night when the Bearcats won at Owen County, 73-65. The following night, Cummins tallied 41, but Simon Kenton defeated the Bearcats, 80-71.

    Complete statistics were not available at press time.

    It is believed to be the first time an Anderson County player has recorded consecutive 40-point outings.

  • Bearcats rip Carroll County

    Anderson County never trailed as the Bearcats routed overmatched visiting Carroll County 86-53 last Tuesday night.

    Austin Cummins, who had totaled 119 points in his previous three games, scored 19 this time to lead the Bearcats, who placed four players in double figures. The Bearcats continuously pushed the action and shot just over 50 percent from the field, many of the field goal attempts coming at the end of fast breaks.

  • Third quarter blitz fuels Lady Bearcats past district rival

    SHELBYVILLE – The good teams make the plays when they need to.

    At least that is what the old adage, or a reasonable facsimile thereof, says. If it is true, then the Anderson County girls make up a good team.

    After a night of sputtering like a car needing a tuneup, the Lady Bearcats blitzed host Collins for a 13-1 scoring spurt to go up 52-32 at the end of the third quarter last Wednesday.

    Game. Set. Match.

  • Lady Cats collapse in fourth, Woodford rallies for upset

    To say nothing went right for Anderson County in the fourth quarter of Friday's loss to Woodford County is akin to saying the temperatures dropped a bit over the weekend.

    The Lady Bearcats saw a 15-point lead disappear as they tasted defeat on their home court for the third time this year. Woodford closed things out with a 24-2 run to improve to 13-15.

    The Yellow Jackets avenged a 57-41 Anderson win in the Mingua Beef Jerky Classic at Bourbon County just after Christmas.

    It should have never happened, Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell said.