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Today's News

  • 100 years of basketball: Little has changed, Terry Young looks like he could still fill it up

    Terry Young looks like he could still fill it up. He's trim and still sports a boyish grin that belies the fact that one of the greatest shooters in Anderson history is now 63 years old. But in many ways, Young hasn't changed.

  • 100 years of basketball: Newly-formed Anderson continues hoops tradition

    There was never any doubt that Anderson High School would field a top-notch basketball program. After all, how could a school formed by the merger of Lawrenceburg and Kavanaugh high schools be anything else?
    Kavanaugh and Lawrenceburg had been two of Kentucky's storied programs from the time Centre College put on he first state tournament in 1916 up until the the 1949 11th Region Tournament, when University High, of Lexington, ousted Kavanaugh in the school's final game.

  • Sports briefs for Dec. 8

    Anderson girls to play perennial power in Rupp
    The Anderson County girls' basketball team will be part of the inaugural Racing to the Rim Showcase to be held at Rupp Arena and Scott County High School from Friday, Dec. 10 through Sunday, Dec. 12.
    The Lady Bearcats will be playing long-time power Sacred Heart Academy of Louisville at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 12 in Rupp Arena.
    Sacred Heart is a four-time state champion, including a run of three straight titles from 2002-2004, Sacred Heart coach Donna Moir had compiled a 435-170 record heading into this season.

  • Christian Academy volleyball continues to improve

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg volleyball team continues to improve. The junior varsity squad has added wins over Nelson County Baptist and Madison Christian Academy, making their record 3-1. The varsity squad (0-6), which includes several JV players, hasn’t quite come together yet, but the signs are all there.
    The Lady Rams hosted Nelson County Baptist on Nov. 23 at Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church.  In the JV match, CAL was resilient, winning several points on long rallies and defeating Nelson County 2-0. 

  • 100 years of basketball: One man's picks of the best Anderson County teams before 1950

    Anderson County's top high school basketball teams before 1950

    1.Kavanaugh, 1930
    The Tigers were 30 seconds from a state championship. They lost to Corinth High on a last second shot in the state championship game.

    2.Lawrenceburg, 1928
    The Bulldogs made their deepest penetration into the state tournament, reaching the semifinals.

    3.Lawrenceburg, 1946
    Lawrenceburg dethroned defending state champion Male, led by Gene Rhodes, in the Sweet 16.

    4.Kavanaugh, 1942

  • Bardstown rips Bearcats

    Bardstown rips Bearcats
    By John Herndon

    Bardstown bolted to an early lead and never looked back as the Tigers routed visiting Anderson County 68-38 in boys' high school basketball action Monday night.
    Bardstown led 18-6 after the first quarter and extended the lead to 35-16 by halftime.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: 100 years of basketball -- Last Lawrenceburg-Kavanaugh game was a classic

    The Anderson News account of final Lawrenceburg-Kavanaugh game.
    From March 3, 1949 Anderson News

    “The Lawrenceburg-Kavanaugh game was hard fought all the way with the Kavaliers winning by a score of 38 to 35. It was the third time the teams had met this season with the Orange and Black on top each time, 17, 6, and 3 points.
    Kavanaugh took a quick lead and, after four minutes, led 8-3. Lawrenceburg whittled this to 8-7, but Kavanaugh spurted to a 13-9 first quarter lead.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: 100 years of basketball -- Kavanaugh's place in history

    The Legend of Mrs. Kavanaugh.

    The legend of Mrs. Rhoda Kavanaugh, principal of Kavanaugh High School, is one of the most colorful in Kentucky history.
    A stern disciplinarian who had a love of basketball, Mrs. Kavanaugh often stood under one of the baskets during a Tiger game, holding an umbrella in her hand.
    Over the years, the legend grew that she would whack one of her players or an official after a mistake.
    However, those who played for Kavanaugh said the legend was not true.

  • Bearcats rally in final minutes for season-opening win

    The Anderson County boys' basketball team rallied from seven points down in the fourth quarter to claim a 60-57 win at Casey County to open the season on Tuesday night.
    Erik Newton scored a career-high 22 points to lead the Bearcats. Newton scored Andersons first 10 points, then hit a pair of free throws with 10 seconds left to set the final margin.
    Casey had a chance to tie the game but the Anderson defense did not allow the Rebels to get a good look, according to Anderson assistant coach Bryan Hyatt.

  • Kindling Christmas spirit

    The City of Lawrenceburg is providing several chances to get citizens in the holiday spirit this weekend.