• SPORTS BLOG: Some thoughts on Kentucky's win over Tennessee

    I had one of those rare opportunities that will stay with me the rest of my life Thursday night.

    Fortunate enough to secure a couple of press credentials, my Landmark Community Newspapers colleague, photographer Jonna Spelbring Priester of the Henry County Local, and I watched Kentucky beat Tennessee, 61-60 in one of the best college basketball games I have ever seen.

    Not one of the best women's college basketball games.

    One of the best. Period.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Why I picked the stories I did and some other big 2011 stories

    In this week's Anderson News, I ranked my top five sports stories that affected or impacted Anderson County this year. Like any time someone undertakes such a project there will be disagreements on what should and should not be on the list or how the ones I ranked should be ranked.

  • BLOG: Shocking can't describe events at Penn State

    I really don't have a lot to offer on the scandal at Penn State that has now cost Joe Paterno his job. Like you, I get news like that from the national media.

    And I am stunned.

  • Sports Blog: Wednesday sports update

    Wednesday sports update

    Not a lot going on right now locally, so it might be a good time to look around the area at some things happening.
    First, in high school football, no one predicted Anderson County would have an easy time winning a district title for the second consecutive season. The Bearcats were realigned into a district that includes East Jessamine, which has had a solid program for some time, and Franklin County, which has enough speed that the Flyers are a threat to beat anyone.
    Everyone who follows Kentucky high school football knew those two teams would be good.

  • Sports Blog: Tuesday morning tidbits


    Kind of a slow weekend in sports with the Labor Day holiday, but there are a few things of note locally.

  • SPORTS BLOG: Bearcats mighty impressive in Danville scrimmage

    Anderson County showed a glimpse of why the Bearcats and their fans are excited about the 2011 football season Friday night. Anderson defeated Danville 41-35 in a scrimmage at Admiral Stadium.

    You read that right. Anderson defeated perennial state power Danville in a scrimmage.

    The scrimmage was only three quarters with the clock running before the junior varsity teams went at it for two sets of 10 plays each. Anderson won that segment, too, three touchdowns to one.

  • BLOG: Ponderosa Speedway opens season Friday night with a new look

    UPDATED, Friday, April 15, 2 p.m.   I just got a release from Ponderosa saying the season opener has been canceled by rain. The season is now set to open next Friday, April 22.   Check back for more details.


    If you are into auto racing, especially the dirt tracks where someone has to be just a tad crazy to compete, Ponderosa Speedway, located at Junction City, is hoping that you will pay the track a visit soon.

  • BLOG: Controversy comes with Cal, but good things are overlooked

    Controversy surrounding John Calipari is about as predictable as the sun coming up in the east. Kentucky basketball fans have been reminded of that twice on Friday.

    One came when a national media member at a Final Four press conference asked Calipari about his first trip to the Final Four. Only one word can describe such a question on the day before the biggest stage in major college basketball: Cheapshot.

    Yet, it surprised no one that the fact that Calipari has had two Final Four appearances stripped would come up.

  • BLOG: Some quick thoughts on the Final Four

  • BLOG: Headed to the Final Four

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    It looks like quite a few Anderson County residents are heading to Houston for the Final Four. I've gotten several e-mails and seen notes on Twitter and Facebook. To say that Wildcat fans are giddy that the longest Final Four drought in UK history has ended is an understatement of epic proportions.