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Today's News

  • Voting for the Wildcats!

    Forget the water. When your blood is blue, it is thicker than anything.
    Even thicker than minor matters such as how things should run in Frankfort or Washington, DC.
    Just ask Dave Disponett and Walter Patrick.
    For over 50 years, they have sparred over politics, usually on opposite sides of the fence. But when it’s time for tip-off in Rupp Arena, there they are, side-by-side in the lower level rooting on the Kentucky Wildcats.
    They have been sitting directly across from the opponent’s bench since Rupp opened in 1976.

  • Defending Beasmore lawsuit nears $50K

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court has burned through nearly half of its legal defense liability insurance coverage in defending itself against a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a fired county employee.
    And that’s just through February.
    The most current records show that the law firm representing the fiscal court has billed and been paid just under $44,000, including $1,341 in expenses.

  • Local fans follow Cats to Final Four

    Vicki Peavler was in the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., last weekend, but chances are people watching the Kentucky Wildcats take care of Ohio State and North Carolina at home saw more of the last-minute heroics from Brandon Knight and DeAndre Liggins.

    “Scott Padgett and his wife were directly in front of us,” she says of one of the heroes of Kentucky’s last national championship team in 1998. “When I was hiding my eyes in the last few minutes, she was updating me on the score.”

  • COLUMN: In love with The Young and the Relentless

    Go on, admit it.


    Admit that back on Feb. 23 you thought Kentucky’s chances of playing in the Final Four were roughly equal to those of Charles Barkley becoming commissioner of the Big East.


    It’s OK. Really.


    No one else did, either.


    Not when you are losing to Arkansas. Not when you are 7-6 in the SEC with Florida, Vandy and Tennessee (in Knoxville) as the next three bumps in the road.

  • FOOTBALL: Peach says Bearcats have good spring practice

    It is still almost five months until Anderson County opens the 2011 football season at Bryan Station on August 19, but the Bearcats got a good look at what they should be able to do in spring practice, which ended last Friday.


    Anderson was able to practice 10 times in a three-week span, as allowed by Kentucky High School Athletic Association rules.
    “Overall it went really well,” said Anderson coach Mark Peach. “We had around 30 boys out for spring practice.


    “I thought we had a great attitude.”

  • SOFTBALL: Bearcats split four games in Ballard tourney

    Anderson County showed why the Lady Bearcats have the potential to emerge as the Eighth Region’s best team with a good showing in the Ballard Invitational Tournament, held Friday and Saturday in Louisville.


    The Lady Bearcats split four games, defeating Madisonville-North Hopkins 6-5 in extra innings and Beaumont, a team from near Cleveland, Ohio, 9-2. Ballard defeated the Lady Bearcats 9-1 and perennial state power Owensboro Catholic, ranked third in the state, slipped past Anderson 3-2 in extra innings.

  • TRACK: Bearcats heat up on cold day

    FRANKFORT – With temperatures so cold that spectators looked like they were headed to a late-season football game instead of a track meet, there was only one thing Anderson County could do Friday.


    Run faster to stay warm.


    The Bearcats had a good showing at the ultra-competitive Wolverine Open Friday, probably a bit better than the placings would indicate. The Anderson boys finished ninth out 15 teams that scored, while the Lady Bearcats were 12th of 15.

  • Sports roundup

    Bearcat baseball struggles in early season
    Anderson County baseball saw its season-opening losing streak run to five games with losses to three Louisville schools in the latest diamond action.
    DeSales whipped the Bearcats 9-2 in the first game of the Charger Classic, held at Bullitt East High School Friday night.
    “DeSales threw their number one (pitcher), and we hit him hard, but often right at their defense,” said Anderson coach L.W. Barnes.

  • Spring turkey hunt looks promising

    When Kentucky’s spring wild turkey season opens April 16, hunters should get plenty of opportunities to match wits with the older, experienced gobblers that make the sport so challenging and exciting.

  • Kentucky River producing white bass, sauger, muskellunge

    Kentucky anglers who like sauger, white bass or muskellunge need to plan a trip to the Kentucky River in the next couple of weeks. Population sampling on the Kentucky River conducted by fishery biologists with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources over the past several weeks show healthy populations of white bass, sauger and muskellunge.