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    CRESTWOOD – It was too early to panic.

    But Anderson County needed a shot in the arm.

    And quick.

    Trailing 14-0 and showing just 10 yards, no first downs and a turnover in their first three possessions, the Bearcats looked nothing like a team ready to advance in the state Class 5A playoffs.

    “I was thinking, stay in and keep your head up,” Anderson senior Landon Curry said.

    Or, in this case, it might have been, “Keep your hands up.”

  • Big day for local college players

    Northwestern’s Jack Mitchell kicked a 41-yard field goal in overtime to lift the Wildcats past Notre Dame Saturday in South Bend, Ind. Mitchell kicked four field goals, including a 45-yarder with 19 seconds left in regulation to send the game to overtime.

    Northwestern rallied from a 40-29 deficit in the final 4:10 to move to 4-6 on the year.

    Anderson County High School graduate Chris Fitzpatrick is Northwestern’s long snapper and delivered perfect snaps on all four of Mitchell’s field goal attempts and three extra-points.

  • Taylor pins tournament title

    Anderson County Middle School wrestler Joe Taylor had a big day in the North Hardin Invitational, held Saturday in Radcliff.

    Taylor, an eighth-grader, won the 140-pound weight class with four victories, including two pins.

    Taylor won the tournament, which drew 27 teams from around Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee. In the finals, Taylor defeated Brandon Mulcahy of Walton-Verona.

    Seventh-grader Ben Jennings placed fourth in the 240-pound class.

  • Rams open with impressive wins

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg boys’ varsity basketball team opened the season with a pair of impressive victories as they look to defend their state championship.

    Christian Academy took the Ketucky Christian School Athletic Association Class 3A title last season.

    The Rams overcame a slow start to whip the Louisville Christian Home Educators, 63-32, in Shepherdsville on Nov. 4. They followed with a 63-48 home court win over Hearts for Christ, also of Louisville.

  • McKee rips Norfolk State, status questionable for UK

    Anderson County High School graduate Eriel McKee started her college basketball career with 20 points and 7 rebounds to lead the Morehead State women to a season opening win at Norfolk State Friday night.

    McKee’s 20 points was the first double-digit scoring output for a Morehead freshman in their first game since the 2006-07 season.

    McKee, however, left the game with an apparent concussion, with nine minutes to play and did not play in the Lady Eagles’ 79-70 win at George Mason Sunday.

  • HOOPS PREVIEW: Five questions about #teamAC as season begins

    I could take the questions about high school basketball in Anderson County to the social media but Twitter’s limit is 140.

    That’s 140 characters, not 140 questions.

    OK, I am not sure it would be quite that many, but an experimenter would have a field day with Anderson County basketball in 2014-15.

    We are talking #teamAC, as they are known on Twitter.


    Boys and girls.

  • Bearcats find way, defeat South Oldham in playoffs

    Anderson County turned three fumble recoveries and a blocked punt into touchdowns as the Bearcats defeated host South Oldham, 42-38, in the second round of the KHSAA state football playoffs Friday night.

    The Bearcats avenged a loss to South Oldham on Sept. 5 to advance to the Class 5A, Region 3 championship game next Friday night. Anderson will host Cooper, a 27-6 winner over Franklin County Friday, in the battle for the regional crown.

    It marks the fourth time in the last five years that Anderson has advanced to the regional championship game.

  • Anderson band places third in multi-state competition

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County Marching Bearcats saved their best for last.

    Anderson placed third in the Mid-States Band Association competition, held Saturday at Atrium Stadium in Mason, Ohio.

    Just a week after placing third in the Kentucky Music Educators Association state finals, the Marching Bearcats turned in their fines performance of the year at the Mid-States, according to band director Patrick Brady.

  • Gratitude brings awareness to God’s presence

    English poet John Milton, best known for his poem “Paradise Lost,” penned these words: “Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.”

  • 11-12 church briefs

    Central Baptist Church to host Shannon Bunch concert

    Central Baptist Church will host Shannon Bunch in concert Sunday, Nov. 16 during the Sunday worship service at 11 a.m.

    Everyone is invited to this free “gospel experience,” organizers said. 

    For more information or directions contact the Rev. Rick Clark at 502-319-0903

    Central Baptist Church is located at 1958 US 127 Bypass North in Lawrenceburg.

    -from staff reports