Today's News

  • SPRING FOOTBALL: Bearcats confident despite large graduation losses

    The return trip to Bowling Green has already been in the planning stages, but begins in earnest next week.

    The Anderson County football team will start working in earnest toward a return to the state championship game when they open spring practice on Monday, April 9. The Bearcats will be allowed 10 practices in 15 school days as they work on plugging holes and finding new players in different roles for the 2012 season.

  • Former Bearcat is NFL’s top trainer

    Rod Martin was never a star football player at Anderson County High School but, somehow he's become one of the best at what he does in the National Football League.

    “I was on the football and baseball teams and Dutch Ishmael was our coach. I didn't play much, but the experience was priceless,” Martin said from Oakland, Cal., where he is the head athletic trainer for the Oakland Raiders.

    A 1970 graduate of Anderson, Martin received the Fain-Cain Memorial Award, given to the Outstanding NFL Trainer of the Year by the NFL Physicians Society.

  • COLUMN: Epic game was a lesson for all of us.

    It was an epic, that little Commonwealth Confrontation on Saturday. No doubt about that.

    It was a show worthy of the Final Four. A symphony directed by a pair of master conductors. And if there was any disappointment in that battle between Kentucky and Louisville on Saturday, then that person is just impossible to please.

    Or, perhaps a Cardinal fan who saw his team's season come to an end at the hands of the team it wants to beat the most.

  • Lawrenceburg celebrates national title, Cajun style

    Some photos shared by our readers who traveled to New Orleans for the Final Four. Check back often as we will post more photos if submitted.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Bearcats dominant in ‘mercy rule’ beatdown of Shelby County

    Anderson County has made it clear that it fully intends on competing for the Eighth Region softball championship this year.

    And the Lady Bearcats made a gung-ho statement to that effect last Tuesday when they routed visiting Shelby County 12-1, dominating the Rockets in every way possible.

    The Lady Bearcats capped the day when junior third baseman Kelsey New belted a 2-out, 2-run home run in the bottom of the fifth that extended Anderson's lead to 12-1 and invoked the “mercy rule.”

  • Police called hour after city inmate ‘walks off’

    An unwatched inmate on work release to the city of Lawrenceburg stepped outside for a smoke break Monday afternoon and simply walked away.
    Woodford County Jail inmate Kevin Spurlock, a 31-year-old white male with the words “white boy” tattooed on the left side of his neck, took off around 12:40 p.m. from the city’s maintenance garage, located near the county park.

  • BLOG: Roles are reversed from UK's last title


    The road finally comes to an end tonight and Kentucky fans are going to be mighty happy.

    It's been 14 years since the Wildcats have been on this stage. Bill Clinton was in the White House and Tubby Smith was in his first year leading the Kentucky program.

  • BLOG: The day after

    Saturday brought about 2.5 hours of glorious basketball that did the state of Kentucky proud. We fancy ourselves as being the best college basketball state in the nation, you know.

    For almost 40 wonderful minutes of clock time and more than three times that in real time – commercials, you know – Kentucky and Louisville put on one of the most intense, yet cleanest Final Four games I have seen.

  • BLOG: Why both teams will win and why they won't

    OK, just a few hours from tipoff and here are five reasons Louisville will win and five that Kentucky will win.


    Five for the Cardinals

  • Sports Blog: State's hoops fans are crazy

    By now everyone in the country knows about the two guys that got in a fight over the Kentucky-Louisville game in the Final Four.

    And you know about the guy that offered to trade his wife for tickets to Saturday's showdown.

    Part of me reads these stories and wants to laugh, knowing how unbelievably bizarre those stories are. Part of me also wants to cry, since the rest of the nation took those stories and underscored the reputation as a bunch of uneducated hillbillies.

    Guys fighting at a dialysis center?