Today's Sports

  • Lexington First and Second Round...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – All-session and single-session tickets for the 2017 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament First and Second Rounds to be held in historic Memorial Coliseum on March 17 and March 19 in Lexington, Ky., are now on sale.
    Tickets may be purchased online at ukathletics.com/ncaatickets, in person at the Joe Craft Center Ticket Office or by calling the UK Ticket Office at 800-928-2287.

  • No. 18 UK Selected to Host...

    University of Kentucky Media Relations release

  • Bearcats left to wonder why

    NEW CASTLE – Someday, you just hope to understand.

    Chances are that understanding will never materialize.


    Why did Cobe Penny's buzzer-beating runner that would have sent Anderson County to this week's Sweet 16 fall off the rim after a tantalizing roll stopped breathing among the 4,500 fans packed in the field house at Henry County High School.

  • ‘Family’ still with Lady Bearcats

    Mad notes …

    One of the traits of a successful high school athletic program is seeing alumni show up at big games. That is especially true in the highest profile sports like basketball and the enormous interest in March Madness.

    Over the last decade, the Anderson County girls’ basketball program has been enormously successful with over 250 wins, 8 district championships and 3 Eighth Region crowns.

  • Calm Cats roar to regional final

    NEW CASTLE – The record will show that Anderson County knocked South Oldham from its Eighth Region throne on March 6 but the seeds for Anderson’s unexpected run to the Eighth Region championship game had been sown long before.

    Anderson delivered a version of calm mayhem as the Bearcats defeated South Oldham 65-56 in Monday’s semifinal game at Henry County High School. The win somewhat avenged a loss to the Dragons in last year’s regional championship contest.

  • Simon Kenton shows why it is one...

    BUCKNER -- Simon Kenton really is that good.

    Friday night, the Lady Pioneers gave a demonstration as to why they have been considered a prohibitive favorite to win the Eighth Region and have spent much of the 2016-17 girls’ basketball season ranked among Kentucky’s Top 5 teams. Simon Kenton, led by junior guard Ally Niece, ripped Anderson County, 66-44, in the semifinals of the Eighth Region Tournament at Oldham County High School.

  • Bearcats survive Eminence scare...

    NEW CASTLE -- When the classwork is over and the end of course exams get underway, the grading scale is very simple.

    Survive. Or die.

    “Survive and advance. That’s all that matters now,” Anderson County boys’ basketball coach Glen Drury said after the Bearcats had done just that with a 69-60 win over Eminence in the first round of the Eighth Region Tournament last Thursday at Henry County High School.

  • Turner archers bullseye...

    The Robert B. Turner Elementary School archery team won the Bardstown Classic tournament on Saturday, scoring 3,114 points out of a possible 3,600.

    The score was the second highest elementary team score in Kentucky during the current season. The team is also ranked ninth nationally.

    Bradley Collins won the boys’ division while Madalynn Puryear took high honors in the girls’ division. EmmaLi Dorman placed third in the girls’ division. All are fourth grade students.

  • Road access to Taylorsville Lake...

    Road access to a section of Salt River above Taylorsville Lake is now open according to a news release. The access for vehicles is in preparation for the coming white bass spawning run, the release said.

    The gated accesses at Palmer Road and Old River Road off KY 44 at Taylorsville Lake Wildlife Management Area will remain open from daylight until dark through late summer, except for closures during youth and spring turkey seasons.

  • Trophy bass program open for...

    When Murray resident Justin Gruner caught an 8.2-ounce largemouth bass bulging with developing eggs from Kentucky Lake on Feb. 10, he didn’t keep it.

    Instead, Gruner took his trophy to Fisherman’s Headquarters in Benton, where employees held it for pick up by a Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources hatchery truck.