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Today's Sports

  • Spring weather creates optimal...

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    An extended stretch of stable weather and seasonably warm temperatures in late April created optimal spring fishing conditions for anglers across Kentucky.

    The calm broke at the end of the month when rounds of storms over a period of days preceded a cold front. In their wake, rivers and streams that had been running low and clear and warmer than normal rose and cooled off a bit.

  • Learn to hook and cook your own...

    From staff reports

    People in search of their own locally-sourced, organic fish need to look no further than the nearest lake or river.

    For those foodies who are lost when it comes to catching their own meals, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources offers a special Hook and Cook program from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 28 at Jacobson Park Lake in Lexington.

  • ON TARGET WITH HIS COMEBACK

    Checking the results of Noah Kidwell’s efforts, it is quickly apparent this is no typical eighth-grader handling a bow and arrow.

    On the target set up in his family’s driveway, nearly every arrow is in or near the bullseye.

    A few feet over, stands a 3D deer figure where several arrows are stuck near where the heart would be located.

    “He normally averages around 280,” says Noah’s father, Chris Kidwell.

  • High school tennis tournament...

    Girls' Region 8 tournament results (Anderson Co. only)

    Singles

    Rachel Dove (Shelby Co.) def. Ally Hayes, 2-6, 6-4, 10-5.

    Kieran Birdwhistell def. Gilstrap (Spencer Co.) 6-1, 6-0; Barker (Franklin Co.) def Birdwhistell 6-0, 6-0.

    Doubles

    Lauren Lambdin-Ally Henderson (Spencer Co.) def. Kenzi Herndon-Nich Kiem, 6-1, 6-4.

    Spenneberg-Davidson (Carroll Co.) def. Molly Mullins-Nita Kiem 6-0, 6-1.

  • Bearcats still playing for May

    All season long, Anderson County baseball coach L.W. Barnes has been saying his team is “playing for May.”

    It means that Barnes felt his team, faced with a major rebuilding job against a rugged schedule could improve enough to be a factor in the 30th District and perhaps the Eighth Region by tournament time, which begins May 23.

    If last week is any indication, the Bearcats, despite a 3-18 record, might be living up to that plan.

  • Four inducted into Anderson Lady...

    Four local softball greats have been inducted as the first class of the Anderson County Softball Hall of Fame.

    Selected to the class were Nikki Lay, Colleen Fitzpatrick Fyffe, Courtney Turpin, and Corrin Robinson. The four were honored at various home softball games this year.

    The inductees were selected by a committee of past and present players and coaches.

    Each of the four received a “Lady Cat Legend” crystal and each will have her picture hanging in the Anderson softball facility.

  • Lady Cats no lock to repeat,...

    Before I got in my car to leave Owensboro’s Jack Fisher Park last June, the notion that Anderson County would be back was already embedded in my mind and the minds of nearly every Lady Bearcat fan that made the trip west.

  • Duncan 3-peats as CKC champ

    Anderson County High School hurdler Connor Duncan took the championship of the boys’ 300-meter hurdles in the Central Kentucky Conference meet Friday in Harrodsburg.

    Duncan turned in a 40.59 time to outlast Mercer County’s Dustin Baker by .18 second. The title was Duncan’s third consecutive CKC championship.

    Duncan was Anderson County’s only event champion. He just missed another title in the 110-meter hurdles, turning in a 15.80, just .01 second behind Mercer’s Aaron Johnson.

  • Louisville Slugger Museum and...

    From staff reports

    Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory will unveil a lifelike sculpture of Jackie Robinson on Thursday, May 12 at 11 a.m. according to a news release.

    As the first African-American major leaguer in the 20th Century, Robinson broke the color barrier in the big leagues. Over the course of his Hall-of-Fame career, Robinson faced-down racism and inspired millions of people. After retiring from baseball, he was dedicated to the advancement of civil rights and remained active and vocal on the issue until his death in 1972 at the age of 53.

  • Bearcat basketball camp dates...

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County Bearcat Basketball Camp will be held from Monday, June 6, through Thursday, June 9 according to a news release.

    The camp sessions will last from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day.

    The camp is open to boys and girls entering kindergarten through eighth grade.

    Those entering kindergarten through third grade should report to Robert B. Turner Elementary School. Those entering grades 4 and 5 should report to Saffell Street School with those entering grades 6-8 should report to Anderson County High School.