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Today's Sports

  • Bearcat season summarized in...

    SHELBYVILLE -- Anderson County’s baseball season that began with high hopes ended with a two-day summary of the frustration the Bearcats experienced all season in the 30th District Tournament at Collins High School last week.

    The scoreboard said Collins rolled to a 10-1 win in the semifinals of the district tournament, quickly ending Anderson’s season. In the Anderson dugout, though, it was a reminder of a season coming off a run to the regional championship game ending with a 7-24 record.

  • Unplanned holiday reminds of...

    It just seemed weird to spend time with my family on Monday.

    I mean real family time not just being in the same zip code for a while.

    To most people that statement seems weird since most people see Memorial Day as the unofficial start of summer.

    But while many families have been grilling hot dogs or spending time at the lake on that last Monday in May, my Memorial Day is usually different.

  • Hyatt takes the helm of Bearcat...

    Anderson County High School announced Monday afternoon that longtime assistant boys’ basketball coach Bryan Hyatt has been named head coach of the Bearcat program.

    Hyatt replaces his mentor, Glen Drury, who retired two weeks ago after 31 years at the helm. Hyatt served on Drury’s staff for 19 years, the last 10 as Drury’s top assistant coach.

  • Still saying thanks

    Most people knew. Or at least they had an idea that 2018 would be Glen Drury’s last season as boys’ basketball coach at Anderson County High School.

    Nothing was certain, as Drury had not said publicly he was stepping down. Privately, he’d told a very few that 2018 would be the final round of a stellar career that had earned nearly every coaching award imaginable. But he would wait until a few weeks after the season so the focus would be on the Bearcats’ quest for a Sweet 16 berth.

  • Who will lead the Bearcats now?

    Whoever is sitting at the end of the Anderson County bench next basketball season might want to pay Joe B. Hall a visit.

    Hall, now a beloved Kentucky legend in his own right, succeeded Adolph Rupp as the coach of the Kentucky Wildcats in 1972. At the time, Rupp had won more games than any other college basketball coach but Hall did good in his own right, winning a national championship and going to three Final Fours in 13 years. He’s widely considered as the most successful coach to replace a legend at the college level.

  • Drury leaves a lifetime legacy

    Glen Drury can only laugh about working a basketball camp at Anderson County High School in the summer of 1982.

    Fresh off spending a year as an assistant coach at Berea College, where he had played the previous four seasons, Drury was playing a pickup game that included the Anderson head coach at the time, Kermit Koenig.

    “We got in a little verbal spat,” Drury laughs. “We were pushing a little and got in a little spat. We were both such competitors.”

  • Fish without a license this...

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will celebrate Free Fishing Weekend June 2-3, according to a news release.

    Free Fishing Weekend, an annual event since 1992, offers residents and non-residents the opportunity to fish Kentucky waters without a license or permit. Limits on the size and number of fish that anglers may keep still apply. Additionally, anglers may keep trout without possessing a trout permit during free fishing weekend.

  • Collins ousts Bearcats from...

    SHELBYVILLE -- Anderson County’s baseball season that began with high hopes ended with a two-day summary the frustration the Bearcats experienced all season in the 30th District Tournament at Collins High School last week.

    The scoreboard said Collins rolled to a 10-1 win in the semifinals of the district tournament, quickly ending Anderson’s season. In the Anderson dugout, though, it was a reminder of a season coming off a run to the regional championship game ending with a 7-24 record.

  • Mistakes doom Lady Bearcats in...

    SHELBYVILLE – Shelby County took advantage of crucial Anderson County mistakes to build a big lead, then held on to defeat the Lady Bearcats, 10-6, in the 30th District Tournament semifinals Monday night at Collins High School.

    Anderson saw its season end at 14-13. It is the first time since 2011 that the Lady Bearcats have been eliminated in district tournament play.

  • Jim Boyd touched many beyond the...

    Until his health deteriorated in recent years, there was never a question of whether Jim Boyd would be somewhere on the sidelines when the Anderson County Bearcats took the football field.

    The only uncertainty, for me at least, was if I was going to get a chance to speak to the local fixture.

    The last few years usually saw Mr. Boyd standing at the fence, near the steps on the west end of Hollie Warford Stadium. He often had a program rolled in his hands as he watched the action. If I was in the vicinity, he always waved.