Today's Sports

  • BASKETBALL: Smith invited to try...

    Anderson County High School basketball player Jay Smith has been invited to try out for the Kentucky Junior All-Star team this weekend at Georgetown College.

    The junior team will be selected by tryout for the first time this season. In the past, a statewide all-star team had been put together in various ways, but never did a player who might have been under the radar and not invited have a chance to play.

    The team will scrimmage the senior all-stars in preparation for the summer series with Indiana and coiuld play against the Indiana junior team this summer.

  • FOOTBALL: Red whips White in...

    Quarterback Zachary Carmicheal hit on 8-of-16 passes for 224 yards and four touchdowns as the Red team defeated the White, 42-7, in the intra-squad scrimmage to end spring football practice at Anderson County High School.

    A sophomore-to-be, Carmichael also returned an interception for a touchdown.

    Rising senior Zach Kearns caught two passes for 125 yards and a score while Sam Laytart caught two for 88 yards and a touchdown. Laytart, who will be a junior in the fall, also carried the ball seven times for 61 yards and a touchdown.

  • No bread? Flying Pigs? It's...

    While the rest of the sports world will be watching horses that seem to fly this weekend, Hannah Horton will have her mind on another kind of airborne animal.


    Flying Pigs, at that.

    The morning after much of the sports world focuses on the Kentucky Derby, Horton, a 2007 graduate of Anderson County High School will be lacing up the shoes and pounding the pavement for the Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati.

    It will be her first race at 26 miles, 385 yards.

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Davis caps...

    DANVILLE – Travis Davis had already had a good day and he knew things were going to just get better last Friday.

    Less than six hours after signing a football letter-of-commitment with Thomas More College, making his collegiate destination official, Davis put together his best track and field day for Anderson County at the Boyle County Invitational.

    Davis, a senior, won the shot put, his best event, with a heave of 45-10.50, more than a foot better than second-place Robbie Irgang of West Jessamine.

  • BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Bearcats erupt...

    Anderson County scored 12 times in the top of the sixth inning to defeat Nelson County, 18-11 in a wild one at Bardstown last Thursday.

    “It was a combination of good hitting and bad pitching,” Barnes said of Anderson's uprising.

    Nelson had rallied for eight runs in the bottom of the fifth to take an 11-6 lead. Anderson had pulled starter Darrin Laswell with the bases loaded and clinging to a 6-3 lead in the fifth, but suddenly found itself on the wrong end of the 11-6 count.

  • BASEBALL: Shelby gets walkoff...

    SHELBYVILLE – Another nail-biter. Another walk-off. But this time it was Anderson County leaving the field with the heads down.

    Shelby County's Jakub Noonan ripped a clean single to left field, driving in courtesy runner Tyler Eades to give the Rockets a 2-1 win over Anderson in district play last Tuesday at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

    With one out, Noonan lined Landon Case's offering just out of the reach of diving left-fielder Josh Brown. Eades, running for catcher Tee Goble, who had laced a one-out double, scored easily.

  • COLUMN: On the court and off, UK...

    The stage might have been different but Darius Miller's message was the same when he spoke to a group of giddy kids at Turner Elementary School last Thursday.

    For the last two seasons, when the lights got brighter, Miller's shots suddenly got a bit straighter. When the expectations where higher, Darius Miller soared.


    Early in the second half of the national semifinal against Louisville, the Miller's Kentucky Wildcats were clinging to a 37-32 lead after being in front by double digits on several occasions in the first half.

  • Elk hunt deadline is April 30

    By Dave Baker

    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

    The deadline to apply for Kentucky's hunt of a lifetime is fast approaching. 

    Hunters have until midnight, Monday, April 30 to apply for a Kentucky elk hunt. The quota hunt drawing for an elk permit is open to residents and non-residents. 

    Kentucky will issue 900 general quota hunt permits this year, an increase of 100 permits over the 2011 season. Kentucky's elk herd is expected to surpass 10,000 animals by fall.   

  • Early hunting brings some...

    Hallelujah! Spring turkey season in Kentucky is here. 

    The early spring we’ve experienced here in the Bluegrass has had me on edge for weeks before the season actually opened April 14. I’ve strutted around the house and made a hundred trips out on the deck listening for gobbling birds. I’ve also worn out my binoculars searching the woods and fields around my place in search of turkey birds to try and satisfy the hunger to go hunting.   Well, no more waiting. The season is here and is open thru May 6.

  • Former Anderson basketball coach...

    Jim Lindsey, who coached at Anderson County High School for two seasons, died recently in Glasgow.

    Mr. Lindsey passed away on March 18 at his home. He was 72.

    He came to Anderson County for the 1971-72 school year, following Jack Upchurch, who had left after taking the Bearcats to the state championship game the previous season. Mr. Lindsey coached basketball and baseball at Anderson, winning district titles in both sports. He also served as an assistant football coach on the school's first district champion.