Today's Sports

  • Questions and answers for modern...

    By Art Lander, Jr.
    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources
    Modern gun season for deer, the highlight of the fall hunting calendar, opens Nov. 12, 2011. Hunters often wonder about rules and regulations concerning deer hunting. Here are some frequently asked questions about Kentucky’s most popular big game hunting season:

    Q: Does modern gun season for deer open on Nov. 12 every year? 
    A: No. It opens statewide on the second Saturday in November. The actual date changes annually due to calendar shift. 

  • Bearcats win regular season...

    LEBANON – Lexington on an August evening seemed so far from the football field at Marion County High School last Friday night but things had almost come full circle for Anderson County.

    “They have speed, speed and more speed,” Anderson coach Mark Peach had said in the days leading up to last week’s game. It was almost verbatim what he had said about the season opener at Bryan Station.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Collins scores...


    Collins scored with 46.5 seconds to play to down Anderson County in the junior varsity football conference championship game Monday. The game was played at Daniel Field, long the home of the old Shelbyville High School teams.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats to end...

    It’s not Athens, Ga., but Anderson County will be playing down between the hedges Friday night.

    The Bearcats will be traveling to Marion County for the regular-season finale against a team with a tradition that belies the Knights’ 3-6 record in 2011.

    “Marion County is truly one of the great venues to play high school football,” Anderson coach Mark Peach said Monday. “They have the hedge row all around the field and it is a very pretty setting.”

  • GOLF: Gillis earns conference...

    Taylor Gillis has been named to the All-Tournament team for the fall season in the Mid-South Conference.

    A sophomore at the University of the Cumberlands, Gillis shot 82-81 over the two-day tournament held Oct. 6-7 in Portsmouth, Ohio. She placed sixth in the tournament to earn the all-tournament team selection.

    Earlier, she had also finished sixth and was named to the all-tournament team in the Don Bishop Invitational, hosted by Campbellsville University, in September. Gillis fired an 81-80 in that two-day event.

  • COLUMN: Anderson victory like...

    NICHOLASVILLE – This time, Anderson County's Band of Brothers took some real history and put it to use in a football game.

    And the way the Bearcats clinched a home-field advantage in the first round of the state Class 5A playoffs could not have been more fitting.

    Anderson County put together a splendid performance at East Jessamine Friday night by doing what Easy Company did in World War II. The Bearcats took to the air.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Tates Creek...

    LEXINGTON – The emotions flowed and the tears were profuse.

    For Anderson County, a soccer season that saw the Lady Bearcats mesh and become a true team had ended last Wednesday. And it had ended in the most cruel of ways.

    Tates Creek's Abby Vanbussum got a penalty kick just out of the reach of Anderson goalie Emily Mager with 15:03 to play, giving the home-standing Lady Commodores the only score they needed for a 1-0 victory in the Region 13 Tournament semi-finals.

  • Fall brings back hunting and...

    Gotta love Fall in Kentucky. It’s here once again. There is one slightly disturbing aspect of this Fall arriving that has me thinking even more than usual.  

    As I get older it sure seems that the seasons, as well as time in general, just fly by. Add the fact that Hunter is a sophomore at the University of Kentucky and Suzanne is a junior at Anderson County High School and it really gets me to thinking, “Where has time gone?”  

  • Fishing good at McNeely Lake

    Jefferson County's McNeely Lake is a good destination for canoeists, kayakers and those in small boats because the use of gasoline-powered motors is prohibited. 

    Located in Okolona, a suburb about 15 miles south of downtown Louisville, the 51-acre, L-shaped impoundment is reached via the Beulah Church Road exit off the Gene Snyder Freeway. Turn right onto Cooper Chapel Road and follow the signs. The lake is located within the 746-acre McNeely Lake Park, operated by the Louisville Metro Parks system. 

  • Bearcats rout East Jessamine,...

    NICHOLASVILLE – Seth Carmichael can only hope his Saturday turned out somewhere in the neighborhood of his Friday went.

    About 12 hours before he was scheduled to take the ACT college placement test, Anderson County's senior quarterback tied his own school record by throwing six touchdown passes. On a night when East Jessamine dared Anderson to pass, Carmichael took the dare, completing 12 of 15 throws for 340 yards.