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Today's News

  • Late Marine’s death benefits ‘misused’

    When Marine Cpl. Timothy Lewis volunteered to defend his country, he made it clear that if he died doing while doing so, his young daughter was to receive the financial benefits paid to survivors of those who make the ultimate sacrifice.
    That apparently didn’t happen, though, and the child’s mother is now facing 33 felony counts for theft by failure to make required disposition.

  • FOOTBALL: Three Anderson players honored on all state team

    Three Anderson County football players were honored on the annual Courier-Journal All-State team in voting by the state's coaches. The team was announced on Dec. 24.

    Wide receiver Ross Cox and kicker Joe Rose were both named third team selections. Lineman Darius Harvey was named an honorable mention selection as a defensive lineman.

  • BASKETBALL: Bearcats stumble in Powell Tournament

    Anderson County seemed to be avoiding the customary sluggishness of the holiday season in the Red River Classic at Powell County High School last week but the uptick was short-lived.

    Anderson routed Estill County in the tournament's first round, but the Bearcats were spanked by eventual tournament champion Wolfe County in the semifinal, then dropped an overtime thriller to the host school in the third-place game Saturday night.

  • FOOTBALL: Edmondson leads Anderson contingent in All-Star weekend

    Anderson County Middle School football player Bryce Edmonson was recently selected to participated in the 2013 Kentucky East-West All-Star Game in Frankfort. The game was sponsored by the Middle School Football Coaches Association and brought together some of the best middle school football players in the state.

  • The top local sports stories of 2013

    The year 2013 was a memorable one in Anderson County sports, usually because of the great accomplishments of individuals, but in at least one instance, the story goes well beyond the sidelines.

  • COLUMN: Playing and praying story in a class of its own

    Picking the biggest stories of the year can sometimes be easy, but usually it is tough. When pondering all that happened in 2013, I came to realize the biggest story to hit Anderson County sports might not have been a sports story at all, but was in a class all its own.

    Surely you remember the week before Anderson County's football home opener. The Bearcats were to play South Oldham.

  • 12-point buck
  • Wrestling action at Woodford
  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: No. 2 E-town takes down top-ranked Lady Bearcats

    LEXINGTON – After his team had pulled the mild upset over No. 1 Anderson County in the championship game of the Republic Bank Classic last Monday, Tim Mudd, coach of No. 2 Elizabethtown, was quick note what the prestigious title meant.

    Very little.

    “There is still a lot of basketball to be played between now and the end of February,” Mudd said.

  • COLUMN: Plenty of sports memories in 2013

    I can't really tell you the best Christmas present I ever got.

    That electric football game – Packers vs. Colts – I got when I was nine years old has to rank near the top.

    Over the years, I have gotten my share of gifts that would mean little to most people but are etched in my mind because of the circumstances surrounding them. There have been a few books on that list. It is a list that includes some photos and even a pair of socks that I knew meant more to the person who gave them than they did to me.