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  • Bearcats overcome annoying...

    CECILIA -- Anderson County’s win at Central Hardin Thursday might have been quite a bit like the snow covering the ground last week.

    It was annoying. Frustrating. And ultimately very beautiful.

    The Bearcats displayed some of the traits that had them atop the Eighth Region rankings in the pre-season but had been largely missing through the first 14 games of the 2017-18 season.

    Anderson fought through mistakes and misfortune to post a 66-63 win over one of the Fifth Region’s better teams.

  • Hunters have fifth-highest deer...

    By Kevin Kelly, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Looking at the total number of deer harvested by hunters in Kentucky during the 2017-18 season, it would appear nothing was out of the ordinary.

    The season ended earlier this month. When it did, hunters had combined to take more than 136,000 deer across the state, making it the sixth consecutive season with a harvest total greater than 130,000 and the fifth highest total on record in Kentucky.

  • Bearcat archers on target in...

    The Anderson County High School archery team has opened its season with three wins in as many tries.

    The Bearcats took the championship of the Anderson County Winter Blast Saturday, with Henry Thompson and Anna Rose sweeping the first-place male and female honors. Thompson scored a 298 out of a possible 300, while Rose tallied a 288.

    Luke Slone’s 292 was second in the boys’ division with Clay Thacker’s 288 placing fourth. Tanner Miller and Colin Spencer finished fifth and ninth, respectively, in the boys’ division.

  • Middle schoolers place high in...

    The Anderson County Middle School archery team placed second in the middle school division of the Anderson County Winter Blast, hosted by the Mustangs.

    Anderson County’s Bryce Foster took first place in the boys’ competition with Michael Bishop placing third.

    On the girls’ side, Micah Maggard finished third with Emmali Dorman coming in fifth.

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  • Penny 86 points from school...

    Anderson County High School basketball player Cobe Penny tallied 30 points in the Bearcats’ win at Central Hardin Thursday night.

    Penny’s effort brings his four-year varsity total to 2,015 points as a Bearcat, leaving him 86 points short of the Anderson County boys’ basketball all-time scoring record.

    Penny’s older brother, C.J., scored 2,101 points from 2005-2009 and holds what is recognized as the school scoring mark.

  • Bearcats travel to Spencer for...

    The Anderson County boys’ basketball team travels to Spencer County Tuesday, Jan. 23 for a contest with major ramifications on the 30th District Tournament seedings.

    Anderson will go into the game with a district win over Shelby County on its resume while Spencer lost to Collins on Jan. 5.

    “It is a huge game with Spencer,” Anderson assistant coach Bryan Hyatt says. “It’s at Spencer, so we know it will be a battle. Their freshman, Sam Conley can play with anyone in the region.”

  • Penny closing in on brother’s...

    Anderson County High School senior Cobe Penny has the Bearcat boys’ basketball all-time scoring record in his sights.

    Penny, a four-year starter, had scored 1,985 career points through last Tuesday’s win at Casey County. That total puts Penny at third place on the Bearcats’ all-time scoring list, behind his older brother, C.J., who tallied 2,101 points and Jimmy Dan Conner, who scored an estimated 2,100 points in his career.

  • Penny, Pittman lead rout of Casey

    Cobe Penny and Dylan Pittman each scored 25 points as Anderson County routed host Casey County, 80-37, in boys’ basketball action last Tuesday.

    The Bearcats, now 6-8 on the year, showed no mercy on a struggling Casey team that is still winless on the year. The Bearcats jumped out to a 34-5 first quarter lead and led 54-18 at the half.

    Pittman drilled half of his 10 three-point attempts while Penny scorched the net, hitting 5-of-7 from long range. Pittman played just under 23 minutes while Penny exited the game with 14 minutes to play.

  • Reds Winter Caravan to make two...

    The annual Cincinnati Reds Winter Caravan will be making two area stops, according to a news release.

    The Caravan will be stopping in Louisville at Louisville Slugger Field on Thursday, Jan. 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. It will also be in Lexington at Fayette Mall on Saturday, Jan. 27 from 5 to 7 p.m.

    The Caravan is an opportunity for fans meet and interact with Reds’ players, broadcasters and front office personnel. All stops are free and open to the public and will include a question and answer session and opportunities for autographs as time allows.