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    It was just another chapter in the long history of one of Kentucky’s best high school basketball rivalries.

    Here’s what Anderson County’s 74-65 win over Shelby County produced last Friday night in Lawrenceburg:

    Four technical fouls.

    Five players finishing their night’s work early after fouling out and 34 total fouls with 66 free throws.

    Two of the state’s most respected coaches flailing their arms and questioning a load of officials’ decisions before sharing a long embrace at the game’s end.

  • Lady Cats deadly, romp past...

    One of the oldest of all basketball truths says when the shots are falling, everything else goes easier.

    Much easier, in fact.

    Anderson County was reminded of that fact Saturday afternoon when the Lady Bearcats rolled to a much-easier-than-expected 71-46 win over district rival Collins.

    Anderson ripped Collins for 13 three-pointers, four coming in the first quarter as the Lady Bearcats roared to a 22-11 lead and were never threatened afterward.

    Anderson improved to 9-7 on the year and 2-1 in district play. Collins fell to 9-6 and 1-2.


    Asbury University’s C.J. Penny came within one rebound of a triple-double, and five Asbury players reached double digits in points as the Eagles cruised past IU Southeast on Saturday afternoon, 82-60.

    Penny finished with 12 points, 10 assists, and nine rebounds. Perhaps the only thing that kept him from a triple double was a shot to the mouth he took with about two minutes remaining. He left the game and did not return, according to a news release.

  • Reds’ Caravan to stop in...

    The annual Cincinnati Reds’ Caravan will be making two area stops to give fans a chance to interact with Reds’ players and front office personnel.

    According to a news release, the South tour, one of four legs of the caravan, will stop in Louisville at Slugger Field on Thursday, Jan. 22, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The tour will make stops in Nashville, Tenn., and Bowling Green before stopping in Lexington at Fayette Mall on Saturday, Jan. 24 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

  • Kentucky to help Wisconsin...

    Kentucky will help Wisconsin boost its elk herd by providing 150 elk cows, calves and yearling male elk over the next 3-5 years, according to a news release.

    “Kentucky’s own free-ranging elk herd began with the release of seven elk from Kansas in 1997,” Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Commissioner Gregory K. Johnson said in the release. “We eventually released more than 1,500 elk from six states to create a herd of approximately 10,000 elk in Kentucky today.

  • Second quarter outbreak sends...

    FRANKFORT – If Franklin County presented Anderson County with its biggest test of the girls’ basketball season last Tuesday, the Lady Bearcats would have received a passing grade.

    No, the Lady Bearcats were not able to spring the upset of the top-ranked team in the rugged 11th Region. Franklin County used a second quarter scoring spree to defeat the Lady Bearcats 64-52 in the Flyer gym.

    Franklin, which broke a four-game losing streak in the series with Anderson, improved to 10-2 on the year.

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  • Resolutions no more, just...

    On the can-do scale, New Years resolutions are usually about as effective as a middle school team trying to score on Willie Cauley-Stein and company.

    It might happen, you know, but, really now.

    So, with that in mind, I refrained from making any sports resolutions this year and decided to think about what I would change if I had a magic wand to make everything right.

    I would get students back to high school sporting events.


    Just about anything you would want to know about the current edition of Anderson County basketball could have been learned in 32 minutes of action Saturday night.

    Collins, a 30th District foe, handed the home-standing Bearcats a 60-52 loss that demonstrated that Anderson could be multiple degrees of good and bad – along with several levels in between – all in the same game.

  • Lady Cats tighten D after loose...

    The scoreboard was not the problem for the Anderson County girls’ basketball team Saturday afternoon.

    More at issue was how Spencer County had invaded the Lady Bearcats’ domain and had taken an 8-7 lead less than three minutes into the 30th District contest.

    “They got the first three loose balls,” Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell said. “That is just not how we play the game. … We have to play a certain way in order to be successful and we had not been doing that.”