• COLLEGE: Hamrick named All-Conference

    Anderson County resident Kristen Hamrick has been named an honorable mention All-Mid-South Conference tennis selection in voting by the league’s coaches.

    Hamrick, a freshman, had posted a 14-4 record going into Monday’s MSC Tournament championship match. The Tigers fell to Lindsey Wilson, 5-4, in the tournament final.

    Hamrick, who played in last year’s Kentucky high school state tournament, helped lead Campbellsville to its first Mid-South regular season championship

  • 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.”

  • McKee leads Kentucky Christian to win in national tourney

    Eric McKee scored 29 points in 22 minutes to lead Kentucky Christian University to an 85-77 win over Lancaster Bible College in the first game of the National Christian College Athletic Association tournament being held in Springfield, Mo.

    McKee and Kat Haney led Kentucky Christian to a 49-35 halftime lead with 14 points each in the first 20 minutes. The Knights scorched the nets at a 67 percent clip and hit 54 percent from beyond the 3-point line, according to the school website.

  • Kentucky Christian NCCAA tourney games online

    The Kentucky Christian University men’s basketball team will begin play in the National Christian College Athletic Association Division II tournament on Tuesday March 8 against Lancaster Bible College. If the eighth-seeded Knights win that game, they will play top-seeded Grace Bible College on Thursday, March 10 at 2 p.m., Central Time. The tournament is being held on the campus of Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri.

    Here is a link to the tournament pairings. You will need to scroll down on the page. http://netcom.cbcag.edu/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=814

  • Russell decides to pursue dream as a Wildcat

    (Editor's note: The following article was written by Anderson County resident Ryan Alves, the sports editor of The Eastern Progress at Eastern Kentucky University.)

    Jacob Russell has decided to pursue his dream.

    Russell, a 6-foot-2, 225-pound quarterback from Anderson County who was on scholarship at Eastern Kentucky University last fall, said he has started classes at the University of Kentucky and has decided to walk-on for head coach Joker Phillips and the Wildcats.

  • Milam scores career-high in win

    The St. Catharine College women's basketball team found its game midway through the first half last Monday night and never looked back in recording a 91-72 victory at Asbury College.

    Lena Bramblett’s squad found themselves down 18-14 at the ten minute mark after the Eagles (3-6) went on a 13-2 run. But St. Catharine (4-3) went on their own 26-6 run that gave them a 40-24 halftime lead.
    “It was the best basketball we have played,” said Bramblett. “We played with some emotion and enthusiasm that has been missing. We played like a team with no letdowns when we substituted.”

  • These Blue Kentucky Wildcat women out to make sure they are being heard

    LEXINGTON -- Things have sure changed since Loretta Lynn introduced the world to the Blue Kentucky Girl.

    Some mornin' when you wake up all alone
    Just come on home to your blue Kentucky girl.

    Let's just say the Blue Kentucky women are a long way from being alone these days.
    No country blues allowed. Just high-energy fun, all in line with the Wildcats' season motto, “Can you hear us now?”
    Alone? Hardly. In the building that was once the hoops home of Hagan, Nash, Dampier and Issel, there are new stars, new expectations and new fans.
    Lots of new fans are hearing the Wildcats now.

  • Reed takes on new challenge at Ky. Christian

    GRAYSON – It's always been about “my boys” to Ron Reed.

    Even though the last time he directed a basketball team was guiding the Russell High School girls in the 16th Region tournament at Morehead State University, Reed wanted to make sure his boys would be the first to know about the latest development in his life.

    “I asked them not to say anything until I told my boys,” Reed said of his new employer at Kentucky Christian University. “I wanted to tell my boys first.'