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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Twenty participate in archery shoot

    The Anderson County Sportsman’s Club held a 3-D archery shoot over the weekend, and 20 shooters participated despite the windy, cold weather.
    The results are as follows:

    Men’s Open
    Lee Marshal, 286
    Mark Embs, 264
    Lee Puckett, 257
    Ethan Steele, 230 (youth)
    Mike Riddle, DNF
    Mike Tracy, DNF
    Tim Fitzpatrick, DNF
    Eddie Baker, DNF

    Men’s Hunter
    Darryl Gibbs, 307
    Noel Hudson, 301
    Brent Hudson, 293
    Mike Holder, 280

  • In retrospect, elk for crappie trade a good will gesture

    My column last month stirred up a little conversation that leads me to address it a bit further this month. Some outdoorsmen, including me, had a beef over the deal with Missouri to swap 150 of our eastern Kentucky elk for crappie.  


    Yes, elk for fish.

  • Frankfort to host NAIA national championships

    The City of Frankfort has been selected as the site of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Division I Women’s Basketball National Championships for the next three years, the NAIA announced on Monday.


    The 32-team national tournament -- which will be co-hosted by the City of Frankfort and the Mid-South Conference -- will be held March 14-20, 2012, at the Frankfort Convention Center. The tournament will return to downtown Frankfort from March 13-19, 2013, and from March 19-25, 2014.