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  • Swank gets no pay, but his calls of Anderson games are rich

    It is not exactly the same road Dick Vitale or Bill Raftery took to basketball stardom, but Steve Swank is doing just fine in Internet radio.


     A long-time coach, Swank took over the play-by-play duties for Bearcat and Lady Bearcat basketballjust before the current season started. A novice in his first gig behind the microphone, Swank proved to be a quick learner and got started when the Bearcats hosted Collins on Jan. 7.

  • Sports Briefs for Feb. 2

    God 1st youth basketball registrations set
    From staff reports
    God 1st youth basketball will be holding registrations on consecutive Saturdays, Feb. 5 and Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Registrations will be held in the Simpson Center at Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church.
    Boys and girls, ages 3-12 (as of Oct. 1, 2010) are eligible to participate.
    The season will run from March 12 through April 23, with no games scheduled for April 9. There will be one game and one practice per week.

  • This week in Anderson County Sports, Feb. 2

    Anderson County High School

    Boys' basketball
    Wednesday, Feb. 2: Shelby Co. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.
    Game broadcast at www.pegasussportsky.com.
    Friday, Feb. 4: Anderson Co. at Woodford Co., 7:30 p.m.
    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.
    Saturday, Feb. 5: McCreary Central at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.
    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.
    Tuesday, Feb. 8: Henry Co. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.
    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Boys' freshman basketball

  • COLUMN: Only three weeks remain?

    Only three weeks remain?

    Three weeks left in the high school basketball season?

    Of course that depends on how long a team will be playing when everything gets down to the nitty-gritty in tournament time and the pretenders are separated from the contenders. Still, it has been a year that has gone by too fast.

    It seems like just a few days ago that I got an e-mail discussing girls' basketball in which the writer said, “I bet you are having a good time watching that Anderson girls' team, haven't you?”

  • Bearcats lose another squeaker

    Somewhere along the line, something will go right at the end of a basketball game for Anderson County.

    The Bearcats believe that. They have to believe it to fight through a stretch of misfortune that continued through last Tuesday. With the top seed in the 30th District Tournament on the line, the Bearcats came up just short.

    Again.

    For the sixth time in seven games, Anderson was on the wrong end of the score. Each time, the final margin was four points or less. The string continued Tuesday as heavily-favored Spencer County escaped with a 52-48 win on the Bearcats’ home court.

  • Basketball homecoming is Feb. 12

    Anderson County High School will be sponsoring its annual basketball homecoming on Saturday, Feb. 12 when the Bearcats will be taking on Grant County in boys' basketball action.
    The school is asking the local business community get involved as well.

  • Elite team wins Snow Angels Classic

    The Anderson Elite sixth-grade girls' basketball team won first place in the Snow Angels Classic, held at Lexington Christian Academy on Saturday and Sunday.

    The team defeated the Scott County Pride in the final, leading the entire game. The team went 3-0 in the tournament and has played more than 20 games in the current AAU season.
    All of the team members are students at Anderson County Middle School.

  • This week in Anderson County Sports, special edition, Jan. 31

    Anderson County High School

    Boys' basketball
    Wednesday, Feb. 2: Shelby Co. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.
    Game broadcast at www.pegasussportsky.com.
    Friday, Feb. 4: Anderson Co. at Woodford Co., 7:30 p.m.
    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.
    Saturday, Feb. 5: McCreary Central at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.
    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Boys' freshman basketball
    Wednesday, Feb. 2: Anderson Co. at Boyle Co., 7 p.m.
    Saturday, Feb. 5: Collins at Anderson Co., noon.

    Girls' basketball

    Tuesday, Feb. 1: Anderson Co. at Bardstown, 7:30 p.m.
    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

  • EDITORIAL: City, county merger deserves to be studied

    Only those afraid of what they might find will stand opposed to the creation of a committee to research the viability of merging city and county government.
    We support such a study, and will be mightily disappointed should the city council and fiscal court stand in the way. (Details, A1).
    No one — not the group of people assembled by attorney Walter Patrick or our elected officials — has clue one if such an idea makes practical, common sense.
    Nor does anyone know if the idea would actually save taxpayers one thin dime.

  • COLUMN: If taxing districts killed, merge all you like

    It doesn’t matter to me if merging city and county government would save money.
    Heck, I don’t care if it ends up costing more — well, a little more.
    Merging will be a hands-down winner with me if it accomplishes only one thing: kill the ridiculous taxing districts.
    As painful as it is to read and write, what this county needs more than anything right now is to “redistribute the wealth.” (President Barack Obama, 2008-present).