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Today's Sports

  • Upcoming deer season looks...

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

    Many archery hunters in Kentucky will spend the last long weekend of summer getting an early jump on fall.

    Kentucky’s 2016-17 deer season kicks off the first Saturday in September with the start of the 136-day archery season. “Everything right now points toward another good season,” said Gabe Jenkins, deer program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

    That is welcome news following a string of record harvests.

  • Publie input sought on state’s...

    From staff reports

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is encouraging deer hunters to participate in a new online survey about deer hunting and management in Kentucky, according to a news release.

    The survey is available at www.research.net/r/KYDeerInput2016 through Sept. 9, according to the release.

  • Bearcats winging it for better...

    It might come as a surprise that Mark Peach is winging it this football season.

    A stickler for details in preparation, Peach has been known to spend countless hours studying film looking for ways to make his team more perfect and finding flaws in an opponent’s armor. There’s a reason he’s the winningest coach in Anderson football history and has been named the state’s Coach of the Year more than once. That preparation played a key role in advancing to three regional championship games in four years.

  • Labhart gives new meaning to ‘...

    If you ever try to describe Bryndon Labhart, the football player, chances are you are going to use the term “Old School” much sooner than later.

    The Anderson County High School senior is an honest-to-goodness fullback. We aren’t talking about those guys who just line up a few feet behind the quarterback and are given the name because it sounds good.

    Nope. Labhart is the real thing. Think a miniature Larry Csonka.

  • Bearcats look to dethrone Eagles...

    With a new statewide football alignment taking effect last year, it was widely assumed that Class 5A’s District 6 would be little more than a coronation for Anderson County.

    After all, the Bearcats had advanced at least to the regional finals four of the previous five years and seemed to be simply reloading. Meanwhile, none of the other three district teams had experienced much success over the previous decade.

    Someone forgot to tell Madison Southern.

  • Fun at Lady Bearcat softball camp
  • How could NFL botch big weekend...

    Notes scribbled after trying to watch football at home Sunday night...

    Has there ever been a more bizarre scene than the one that unfolded for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game?

    Admittedly, I am not a huge fan of the pre-season games, especially the early part of August. Most of the time, the games are being played by rookies along with veterans who have been cut by one team and are trying to make an impression with another.

    It’s not the highest quality of pro football, but it’s...

    Football.

  • Smallish Lady Bearcats dreaming...

    Replacing nearly every cog in a machine is not easy, but that is what awaits the Anderson County High School volleyball program in 2016.

    Not only did the Lady Bearcats lose nine seniors, they are without tall frontline players who had the ability to dominate at the net and a defensive specialist who is now playing college volleyball.

  • Parents, businesses raising...

    Beth McFarland does not claim to be a football expert but she knew something was wrong when she attended one of her son’s practices at Anderson County Middle School recently.

    “The blocking sled pads were literally falling off,” she says. “They were in terrible shape.”

    McFarland’s husband, Tommy, is a welder, so he volunteered to repair the frame of the five-station sled, but replacing the pads will cost money. Quite a bit of money that the program does not have.

  • Mentor-youth dove hunts offer...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The excitement of an opening day dove hunt when you are young spawns a lifetime of memories. Each year, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources plants dove fields that host mentor-youth hunts to introduce young people to the fun of dove hunting. Sign-ups for these fields began Monday, Aug. 8.