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Today's News

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats host 10th Region power

    Anderson County coach Tony Kays believes the best way to become the best is to play the best. The Lady Bearcats will continue to navigate a rugged schedule next Tuesday, Jan. 31, when they host Montgomery County, the team ranked at the top of the 10th Region.

    The Lady Indians stood at 15-5, the same as Anderson, after Friday's games. Montgomery has beaten South Oldham, the team that slipped by Anderson last week. Montgomery prevailed over South Oldham, 54-50, in the Gateway Holiday Classic at Montgomery on Dec. 28.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: South Oldham holds on in Top 10 battle

    It was everything anyone could want when No. 1 is playing at No. 2.

    “If you came and watched that game and were disappointed, then you are not a fan of the game,” South Oldham coach Frank Wright said Friday night.

    It was easy for him to say, though.

  • OUTDOORS: Youth hunting season yields good memories

    Happy New Year! Yep, I know it’s almost the end of January for the year 2012 but this is my first column of the New Year so it just seemed too easy not to open with it. I do hope that the New Year has started out well for you and wish you continued good fortune and blessings for the upcoming year.

  • HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Both regional races unfolding as predicted

    With the district tournaments starting in less than a month, it's time to start taking a serious look at who are the real contenders and the pretenders in the race for the Eighth Region championship. Fall sports

    should be well behind players now, freshmen and sophomores are no longer untested and coaches should have a feel about what their teams can and can't do.

  • OUTDOORS: Hunters find sandhills challenging during Kentucky's inaugural crane season

    Kentucky's first modern hunting season for sandhill cranes came to a close Jan. 15. The month-long season marked the first time in nearly 100 years that Kentucky sportsmen and sportswomen had the opportunity to hunt sandhill cranes in the Commonwealth. By closing day, hunters had harvested 50 birds, according to a news release.

    Kentucky had allowed for a maximum harvest of 400 sandhill cranes. 
   

  • Sports Briefs for Jan. 25, 2012

    Sweet 16 draw to be shown live

    From staff reports

    The draws for the 2012 boys' and girls' state basketball tournaments will be held on Friday, Jan. 27 at 10:30 a.m. The draw will be aired live on WKYT-TV (Channel 27 in Lexington) and will be streamed live at www.khsaa.tv. The drawing will replay on CWKYT at 1 p.m. on Friday.

  • SWIMMING

    Anderson County had one of its strongest showings of the high school swimming season on Saturday, when it finished third in a meet hosted by Western Hills at Kentucky State University.

    The Bearcats placed first in four different boys' events, including the 400-yard freestyle relay. James Mason took first in the 100-yard backstroke and Braden Peyton took first in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle races.

    Kylie Gehefer and Ben Spear also had strong days for the Anderson teams.

  • South Oldham holds off Lady Cats; Bearcats win

    South Oldham built a 14-point third quarter lead, then held off a furious Anderson County rally to defeat the host Lady Bearcats, 63-62 in a matchup of the Eighth Region's top two teams Friday night.

    South Oldham's Jasmine Whitfield, a Cincinnati signee scored 25 points, but it was her defense out of South's variety of looks that gave the Lady Bearcats the most trouble. At one point in the first half, Whitfield stole the ball near mid-court on three straight Lady Bearcat possessions, converting two into layups.

  • 'Doobie' found guilty

    Paul “Doobie” Dearinger was convicted this afternoon (Wednesday) on a second-degree cruelty to animals charge, sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $500.

    The six-person jury announced its decision around 3:45 p.m. in Anderson District Court, bringing the case of a murdered 8-month-old puppy to a close.

  • Drop the phony facade or lose everything

    Thanks to the magic of DVR I’ve been watching the first three seasons of “Mad Men.”
    Set in the early 1960s, the series is about a New York Madison Avenue advertising firm, centering around one character, Don Draper, who heads the creative department.
    He’s a fascinating character — aloof, suave and handsome and morally bankrupt. He’s married with two kids, but he sleeps with anything in a skirt. It’s not uncommon for him to not come home for a few days.