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  • Fun again as Bearcats thump...

    You had to know something was up less than 90 seconds into Friday’s duel for a high seed in the state football playoffs.

    Anderson County quarterback Zach Carmichael lofted a rainbow over the East Jessamine defense, connecting with Chris Toomey for a 68-yard score.

    Given the explosive nature of the Anderson offense under Coach Mark Peach, the quick score was not that much of a surprise. No one, however, could have predicted the response.

    No one.

  • Still a mystery

    What really happened that night in Shelbyville?

    I mean what really happened? For over 20 years, I have heard stories about that night when the Anderson Bearcats were robbed of their first district football championship.

    Or it was the night when the Bearcats played their collective hearts out but saw their first district championship slip through their fingers when an official had the courage to make a crucial call that nullified what might have been the winning touchdown.

  • Collins pays visit, unsure of...

    You can forget the notion that when Collins comes to town Friday night, Anderson County will be hosting a meaningless football game.

    For one thing, ever since he took over at his alma mater 10 years ago, Anderson coach Mark Peach has bristled at the suggestion that any game is meaningless. This one is no exception.

    “Collins is a quality football program,” Peach says. “This is a good opportunity for us to work on some things and get better prior to the playoffs.”

  • Lady Cats fall short of title

    SHELBYVILLE – Whether it was Anderson County’s tradition – or more precisely, the lack of such – or that Collins just has the Lady Bearcats’ number in big volleyball games, the bottom line was still the same in the 30th District title match.

    Collins took its third crown in the five year history of the school while Anderson could only think of an opportunity lost in the tournament, played at Shelby County High School.

  • History lives in regional final

    VERONA – According to the experts, history teaches those valuable life lessons.

    And those lessons were in abundance Thursday night as Anderson County was going for its first girls’ regional high school soccer title.

    Trailing 3-0 at the half, Anderson coach Jason Earnest drew on his team’s past to tell his charges they were not hopelessly behind. He knew.

  • Lady Bearcats outlast North...

    By Brad Stephens, Landmark News Service

    GOSHEN – Anderson County has spent recent weeks working on penalty kicks after missing all three it took in a shootout loss Sept. 11 against Paul Laurence Dunbar.

    That work paid off Monday night to help the Lady Bearcats keep their season alive.

    All five Anderson shooters hit their kicks in a PK shootout to give the Lady Bearcats a 2-1 road win against North Oldham in the Region 8 quarterfinals.

  • ‘Spent’ Lady Cats score early,...

    Anderson County overcame physical and mental fatigue to whip Gallatin County, 3-0, in the girls’ Eighth Region Soccer Tournament at Walton-Verona last Tuesday.

    “They were physically and emotionally spent,” Earnest said of his team, which had upset North Oldahm on penalty kicks the night before. “Gallatin was jacked up and ready to play.”

  • Scenes from the Anderson County...

    Scenes from the Anderson County Marching Bearcats' regional win and recent football game performance.

  • What would you do if you saw an...

    By Jeff Lilly

    Outdoors Columnist

    I wanted to start out this month’s column with a question to readers and hunters in our community. Before asking the question, I’ll set it up for you.

    Gavin Dingman is an 11-year-old hunter who lives in Michigan. A couple of weeks ago Gavin harvested a nice 12-point trophy buck with a 30-yard shot from his crossbow.

  • Overcoming challenges found in...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    You arrive at the Holcomb’s Landing Ramp just after dawn and look at the shoreline of Lake Cumberland. A line of damp rocks several inches thick rings the lake and the rip rap on the face of Wolf Creek Dam.

    Your heart sinks. They are releasing a lot of water quickly through the dam and into the Cumberland River below it. The first smallmouth bass trip of the fall may be a bust.