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Today's Sports

  • Bearcats celebrate basketball...

    The Anderson County High School boys' basketball team celebrated the 2013-14 basketball season with the annual team awards banquet, held at the school on May 4.

    Head coach Glen Drury and his staff recognized all high school players during the ceremony.

  • Beast of the Bluegrass returns...

    The seventh annual Beast of the Bluegrass will be held on Saturday, May 17 at Eagle Lake Convention Center.

    The strong man and powerlifting competitions are expected to draw some of the top competitors from around the nation. “Last year, there were over 100 competitors from all across the country,” said Davey McCann, one of the organizers of the event. “Athletes competed in either strongman or power-lifting. Both contests were nationally-sanctioned and winners earn spots in national level competitons.”

  • Hunter Education teaches safe...

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    It is a few minutes before 6 p.m. on Friday and vehicles continue pulling into the parking lot at the Scott County Extension Center.

    An orange sign marked “Hunter Education” confirms the visitors are in the right place and directs them to proceed to the North Room, where a uniformed Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources conservation educator welcomes his new students.

  • Striped bass coming back at Lake...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    A jointed Thunderstick or Redfin lure slowly worked on the surface along a main lake bank on Lake Cumberland at 3 a.m. in late April may provoke a reaction from a striped bass that feels like it could rip your arm off your shoulder.

    The savagery of a surface strike from a striped bass on a late spring night on Lake Cumberland is one of the outdoor experiences that sears into the brain, leaving a lifelong scar that itches every April.

  • Leave young wildlife alone at...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

     

    It is a demonstration of the best traits of the human race, but can end in error.

    At this time of year, people see young wildlife seemingly abandoned by their parents. Deer fawns left alone in a grassy field. Baby birds that fall from their nests, seemingly helpless in your backyard.

  • Dedication for memorial to...

    Officials will dedicate a memorial to Kentucky’s fallen conservation officers during a ceremony set for 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, according to a news release.

    The memorial is located on the campus of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources in Frankfort.

    The memorial, a project of the Kentucky Conservation Officers’ Association, honors the six Kentucky conservation officers killed in the line of duty since 1918, the release said.

  • Lady Bearcats pound Franklin in...

    Anderson County showed how a softball team should pull out of a bit of a slump last Wednesday night.

    The Lady Bearcats pounded host Franklin County for seven runs in the fourth inning to post a 7-2 win. Anderson became the first Eighth Region team to reach 20 wins this year and the Lady Bearcats avenged an earlier 2-1 loss to Franklin in the Capital City Classic.

    This time, the Lady Bearcats, ranked 18th in the state, left no doubt this time with the fourth-inning uprising that doomed the 16th-ranked Flyers.

  • Sims, Yett jump to regional...

    LEXINGTON – Three Anderson County High School performers qualified for the state Class 3A state track and field meet in the Region 6 competition, held Saturday at a rain-soaked Henry Clay High School.

    Anderson jumpers Alorra Sims and Tyson Yett led the Anderson contingent, both finishing first in the triple jump. Yett also qualified for the state with a second-place finish in the high jump. Pole vaulter Tyger Gilkison also made it to the state with a second place finish.

  • TENNIS: Oldham star uses AP to...

    FRANKFORT – There could not have been a more fitting reason for a tennis match to be delayed.

    Anderson County's Hannah Wampler had to wait until after 7 p.m. – more than two hours after all other quarterfinal matches started – to get things underway against Oldham County's Aspen Jarrett last Tuesday. Jarrett was scheduled to take an Advanced Placement test and could not make it to Western Hills High School by normal 4:30 start.

  • Even without McKee and Cann,...

    The reality will probably hit Tony Kays sometime around October 15.

    That's when high school basketball teams can drop the “informal” and “conditioning” tags from their gatherings and get to work on the 2014-15 season.