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Today's Sports

  • Harp returning to Anderson as an...

    A Kentucky football coaching legend who led Anderson County High School during one of the best periods in its history is returning to the Bearcats.

    The Anderson News has confirmed that former Anderson County coach Sam Harp will be returning to the Bearcats as an assistant coach when the season ends for his current team.

    A Tennessee newspaper reported Saturday that Harp is returning to the Bearcats as an assistant coach.

  • The Cann-do attitude

    LEXINGTON – Makenzie Cann is ready.

    Ready to shoot 3-pointers. Ready to pass. Ready to rebound.

    She’s even ready to play defense.

    She’s ready and willing to do anything to get back on the basketball court for the Kentucky Wildcats’ women’s basketball team.

    That moment comes Thursday, Nov. 3 when the Wildcats take on Union University of Tennessee in an exhibition game at Memorial Coliseum. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.

  • Photos from the KMEA State...
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  • Cat Madness raises curtain on...
  • ‘Deplorable’ comment fueled...

    Caution: You might find the next few hundred words deplorable.

    Not that I am trying to get one last needle at Hillary Clinton after the election. We got in enough of those to go around from the end of the Democratic National Convention up through Tuesday when Donald Trump did what few believed possible.

  • Schoolhouse lives to fight...

    The old Glensboro school rotting in the high school’s front yard was given a stay of execution when the Anderson County Board of Education opted to continue looking for a buyer rather than having it torn down.

    Superintendent Sheila Mitchell told board members at their meeting Monday night that despite extending the bidding process for 60 days to find a possible buyer, no one had submitted a bid.

    “The deadline was Friday at noon,” said Mitchell, who has been working for the past year to find a buyer for the aging but historic structure.

  • Lady Cat golfers celebrate season

    The Anderson County High School girls’ golf team celebrated the 2016 season with the annual team awards banquet held Sunday at the home of team parents Joe and Tamara Smith.

    Seniors Cheyenne Searcy and Amy Kate Smith received the Dependability Award based on their attendance during the season. Neither player missed a match or tournament all season, according to Coach Robert Hanks.

  • Taking on the state

    Two Anderson County runners competed in the state high school cross country meet at the Kentucky Horse Park Saturday.

    Anderson Abram Gettlefinger ran in the boys’ race, covering the 5K course in 18:28.80 for 173rd place of approximately 250 runners. He was just under three minutes behind the winner, Yared Nuguse of Dupont Manual and more than three minutes ahead of the last runner to complete the course.

  • Wildland fires, dry conditions...

    More than 300,000 Kentucky hunters preparing for this weekend’s modern gun deer season opener should be aware there are at least 22 wildland fires burning, many in southeast Kentucky, as drought conditions persist across the state. About 14,000 acres have burned in the Commonwealth since Oct. 29.

    Gov. Matt Bevin declared a statewide emergency last week and urged all citizens to refrain from outdoor burning and use extreme caution during outdoor activities.