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  • Butler hands Lady Bearcats first...

    SHELBYVILE -- There were times Monday night when Anderson County resembled a veteran basketball team with lofty goals and the means to accomplish them.

    And there were times that the Lady Bearcats looked like a team that has just one senior on the roster.

    In the end, there were more of the latter as Louisville Butler handed the Lady Bearcats their first loss, 53-47, in the first round of the Lady Rocket Invitational Tournament at Shelby County. Eighth-graders Makenzie Cann and Eriel McKee led Anderson with 11 points while Butler’s Megan Cureton scored 14.

  • Bearcats split first two in...

    The Anderson County boys’ basketball team has split its first two games in the Hoopin’ It Up Classic at North Laurel High School and were to have played Southwestern in a consolation semi-final Monday after press deadlines.

    The Bearcats were impressive in beating Whitey County, 55-46 in the first game on Saturday night. Anderson grabbed a quick early lead and extended it to 29-18 by halftime. Anderson was never seriously threatened in the second half. Jacob Russell led Anderson with 26 points while Erik Newton scored nine.

  • One last go-round for district...

    Somebody forgot to tell Shelby County’s girls’ basketball team that it was not supposed to be very good this year.

    Or if someone did tell them, the Lady Rockets did not listen.

    “They are playing as well or better than any one in the (Eighth) Region,” says Anderson County coach Tony Kays.

  • Balanced Madison Central awaits...

    All anyone needs to know about Anderson County’s road through the Mercer County Titan Clash can be found in looking at Madison Central.

    The Lady Indians will be Anderson’s first opponent in a gathering of some of Kentucky’s best girls’ basketball teams at Mercer County High School, beginning Monday, Dec. 29. Anderson and Madison Central tip it off at 2:30 p.m. It will be the fourth game of the opening session.

  • Lady Bearcats to play Owen in...

    The Anderson County girls' basketbal team rode 21 points from Sydney Brown to defeat Male, 59-56, in the Max Performance Lady Rocket Invitational tournament Tuesday at Shelby County. The Lady Bearcats advanced to the consolation bracket final, where they will play Eighth Region foe Owen County Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. Owen lost to Shelby County in the first round of the tournament but routed Owensboro in the consolation semi-finals.

    Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students.

    Bearcats beat Barbourville in Hoopin' It Up Classic

  • Free youth hunt weekend on tap

    After the presents, the huge meal, the Christmas movies, football games and leftovers, there’s another way to enjoy vacation time with your family this holiday season.

    Kentucky’s free youth seasons offer families a chance to enjoy the outdoors without requiring their kids to buy a license or permit.

    It’s a welcome break after buying all those Christmas presents.

    Children and teens ages 15 and under may hunt deer with a firearm Dec. 26-27, and may hunt and trap small game and furbearers Dec. 26 – Jan. 1, all without a license or permit.

  • Russell named to prestigious...

    The accolades continue to keep rolling in for Anderson County football player Jacob Russell.

    The senior quarterback was named to the Lexington Herald-Leader’s Class of the Commonwealth team in Sunday’s edition. Russell was one of eight quarterbacks on the 22-player squad, which was selected by the paper’s staff.

    The Class of the Commonwealth is not a traditional all-state team but honors the 22 top seniors in Kentucky, regardless of position.

  • Girls rout Shelby in district...

     

     

    SHELBYVILLE – It is very easy to look at Anderson County’s very bright girls’ basketball future and discount the present.

    As the Lady Bearcats showed Friday night, it is also very wrong.

    You name the category and Anderson dominated it in a 61-46 thrashing of 30th District rival Shelby County. The Lady Bearcats controlled the paint, controlled the 3-point arc and controlled the tempo. About the only thing out of their grasp was a toddler who strayed on the court with just over four minutes to play.

  • COLUMN: Christmas lesson found...

    If only I had taken pictures of the boxes on Christmas morning.

    They carried the latest toys, from the simple to the must-haves. More importantly, they carried the lessons that we so often forget.

    I should have learned that when my oldest daughter, for the first Christmas she really knew anything about, wanted a Snoopy house and a Snoopy baby carriage. Those things challenged Santa’s limited mechanical skills, but she liked them.

    And she loved the boxes that presents came in.

  • Bearcats, Lady Bearcats in...

    Updated Holiday Tournament schedule

    The Anderson County boys' and girls' basketball teams will be playing in holiday tournaments over the Christmas break. Here are the pairings for the tournaments for the coming week.

    Boys

    Hoopin' it up Classic at North Laurel and South Laurel high schools.

    Saturday, Dec. 19 at North Laurel

    Whitley Co. vs. Anderson Co., 6:30 p.m.

    North Laurel vs. Williamsburg, 8:15 p.m.

    Saturday, Dec. 19 at South Laurel