Today's Sports

  • Going back to the game's...

    Former Anderson County High School all-stater Will Carlton poses with Helen Naismith-Carpenter, the granddaughter of Dr. James Naismith, inventor of the game of basketball, during the NAIA national championship game in Kansas City on March 20. Carlton, was honored that night as one of the 60 greatest players in the history of the tournament. He was Most Valuable Player in the 1998 tournament, playing for Georgetown College. “It's pretty cool to think her grandaddy is the one who nailed that first peach basket up on the wall,” Carlton said.

  • SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Lady Bearcats...

    Anderson County rode a gutty performance from pitcher Mackenzie Peavler and big offensive games from Molly Burkhead, Hannah Searcy and Bailey Curry to beat Robertsdale, Ala., 4-2, in the first game of the Lady Bearcats' spring break trip to the Gulf Shores area last Tuesday.

    Peavler scattered 11 hits but gave up only two runs, both earned, in picking up the victory.

    Searcy belted a 2-run double while Curry smacked a pair of hits, including a double. Anderson collected eight hits for the game.

  • Lung Association golf booklets...

    The American Lung Association's 2012 Golf Tour Book is now available. The discount golfing booklet offers more than 5,000 discounted rounds of golf at over 500 courses, practice ranges and indoor facilities in Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana and three other states, according to a news release.

    Among the courses participating in the program is Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course in Anderson County.

    Golf tour books are available from the American Lung Association for $35 each or four for $105, a buy three, get one free special.

  • Have a safe spring turkey season...

    By Officer David Goodlett

    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

    The weather is finally starting to turn warmer and spring is in the air. Many people are looking forward to doing some fishing and trying to rid themselves of cabin fever.

    While spring is a fine time to do some fishing, with the arrival of spring also comes the time of year that turkey hunters have looked forward to since the distant gobbles of last spring.

  • Spring a great time to get...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

    It's the mouth that gets you. 

    You hook a huge largemouth bass and all you can see is a giant, angry shaking mouth. 

    The size of the mouth lets you know this bass is one of the top ones you've ever hooked. You realize the giant, gaping shaking bucket with your lure impaled in it is the biggest you've seen. This can cause dry mouth, uncontrollable shaking and panic. 

  • Popular Elkhorn Creek fishing...

    A popular fishing access to Elkhorn Creek in Franklin County is closing indefinitely due to the start of a major expansion project at Pfeiffer Fish Hatchery, according to a news release.

    Walk-in access to the creek from the hatchery grounds will close due to heavy construction equipment being moved onto the property for the start of a $5 million expansion project. Public tours of the hatchery, which is located off Indian Gap Road in northern Franklin County, have been suspended.

  • BASEBALL: Bearcats roll past...

    Anderson County pitching dominated Richmond Model as the Bearcats took a 7-1 win at Barnes Memorial Field last Monday.

    “We had a predetermined rotation set up in order to insure our guys got work and to also help set ourselves up for a week of baseball during spring break,” Anderson coach L. W. Barnes said. “(Steven) Watts got the start and finished the first two innings—five K’s, two walks and one hit. When he was around the zone, he was dominant, but in the second inning he was a little erratic.  

  • College Sports Roundup

    College sports roundup



    Turpin named MSC Pitcher of the Week

    Anderson County resident Courtney Turpin had a big week for Campbellsville University's softball team last week, earning the Mid-South Conference Pitcher of the Week honor.

    Turpin got both wins for the Tigers, taking a 4-2 complete game decision, then coming on in relief to get the victory in game two.

    Turpin totaled three wins in four decisions and picked up a save last week.


    Anderson County High School senior Sydney Brown has been invited to tryouts for the Kentucky All-Stars girls' basketball team that will play the Indiana stars in the two-game summer series.

    A 6-foot-1 center, Brown averaged 7.9 points and 4.2 rebounds per game last season. She hit on 56.5 percent of her field goal attempts.

    No Anderson County girl has ever made the Kentucky All-Star team.

  • SPRING FOOTBALL: Bearcats...

    The return trip to Bowling Green has already been in the planning stages, but begins in earnest next week.

    The Anderson County football team will start working in earnest toward a return to the state championship game when they open spring practice on Monday, April 9. The Bearcats will be allowed 10 practices in 15 school days as they work on plugging holes and finding new players in different roles for the 2012 season.