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Today's News

  • BLOG: Catching my breath

    Still stunned

    I'm still stunned that the Anderson County girls' basketball team will not be playing in Diddle Arena on Wednesday.


    But that is the beauty (if you win) and craziness (if you lose) of March Madness. Unlike the NBA, where the best team nearly always wins a series, high school and college tournaments are one-and-done affairs.


    Teams get in foul trouble. Some teams get hot, or as was the case for Anderson County on Saturday night, teams that normally shoot well, don't.

  • Parks and rec director dies

    The man whose name was synonymous with youth sports in Anderson County has died.

    Chip Bishop, 49, died early Monday morning at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington following a brief illness.

    Born Leslie Howard Bishop but known as Chip, Bishop served as director of the Anderson County Parks and Recreation Department for the past 27 years.

    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway said replacing him won’t be easy.

    “People always say that anyone can be replaced, but it’s going to be hard to replace Chip Bishop,” Conway said.

  • Walton-Verona upsets Lady Bearcats in regional final

    Walton-Verona's Courtney Sandlin sank a 10-foot jumper with 12 seconds to play giving her team a 40-39 win over defending regional titlist Anderson County in the girls' Eighth Region basketball tournament final at Gallatin County High School.


    Walton-Verona, now 25-8, advances to next week's state tournament at Bowling Green. Anderson, which was shooting for the school's first-ever regional repeat, finished at 23-9.

  • BLOG: Lady Bearcats can make basketball history Saturday

    It is tough enough to win a regional championship in Kentucky basketball. Out of more than 260 high schools only a select few, the “Sweet 16” are fortunate enough to have the combination of basketball skill and luck to make it through five or six win-or-go-home games.  Each game, in theory at least, is a bit tougher than the next.

  • Going for another crown! Lady Bearcats advance to regional final

    WARSAW – For the fourth consecutive year, Anderson County will be playing in the girls' Eighth Region Tournament basketball game.


    The Lady Bearcats assured themselves of a shot at repeating their Sweet 16 appearance of last season with a 47-44 win over Owen County on Friday night at Gallatin County High School. Anderson will play 32nd District champion Walton-Verona, which upset regional favorite South Oldham by an identical 47-44 count in overtime in the first game of the night.

  • BLOG: Anderson 'will have its hands full' with Owen on Friday night

    Anderson County will have a major challenge in Friday’s Eighth Region Tournament semi-final when the Lady Bearcats tangle with Owen County.

  • BLOG: Final Four atmosphere awaits Lady Bearcats

    I can't think of a better basketball day than when it is time for the semi-finals of the regional tournament.


    Four teams, all good, all with the same goal, usually gathered in a high school gymnasium not quite equipped to handle a crowd of that magnitude. But they manage that one night a year.

  • BLOG: McKee can do her talking with a championship

    When I heard the news that Anderson County’s Eriel McKee had not been named to the coaches’ All-Region team, I reacted like any normal person who has seen much girls’ basketball this year would.

    “You ARE kidding, right?”

    No kidding. When the 15-girl team was announced recently, there was no McKee on it.

    It is unbelievable.

  • Legacy of 2011 team will go beyond wins and losses

    When I started thinking about the way the 2011 Anderson County boys' basketball team would be remembered, the litany of anything, everything that could go wrong crossed my mind.

  • Rams Roll to KCSAA state tourney championship

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg Rams swept through the Kentucky Christian Schools Athletic Association state tournament last weekend at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington. The two-day tournament showcased some of the best Christian school talent in the state in three divisions, with the Rams coming out on top in the Class 2A division.