Today's Sports

  • Deciphering the white bass runs...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    This spring seems like one long continuation of late winter. As soon as we get a warm day, the temperature plunges and we are back in February again. It even snowed on Monday of the third week of April.

    This up and down weather combined with cold rains has the spring fishing season behind by a few weeks. The spawning runs of white bass into the headwaters of reservoirs are scattershot so far this spring, with some movement followed by retreat.

  • Time running out to apply for...

    Hunters interested in entering this year’s elk hunt drawing have until midnight April 30 to buy applications, according to a news release. Hunters can apply online at the department’s website, fw.ky.gov, the release said.

    Kentucky residents and non-residents are eligible to apply for four permit types but can only be drawn for one. Each application costs $10.

  • Bearcat Basketball Camp dates...

    The Anderson County Bearcat Basketball Camp will be held from June 11-14, according to assistant coach Bryan Hyatt.

    The camp will run from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day and is open to boys and girls entering kindergarten through the eighth grade. Grades K-3 will report to Robert B. Turner Elementary School while those entering the fourth and fifth grades should report to Emma B. Ward School. Campers entering grades 6-8 should report to Anderson County High School.

  • Penny named to Kentucky All-Stars

    Cobe Penny is continuing a family tradition.

    The Anderson County High School senior Cobe Penny has been named to the Kentucky All-Star team for the annual summer series against the Indiana All-Stars.

    Penny was chosen from tryouts conducted by the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches at Paul L. Dunbar High School in Lexington Saturday and Sunday. The team was announced Sunday night.

    Penny was also named to the Courier-Journal All-State second team last Friday. The team was selected in a vote of the state’s coaches.

  • COLUMN: Facing fiscal reality in...

    It’s time for a reality check when it comes to high school sports.

    We are talking a real reality check in a world where reality is far too often in short supply.

    In case you missed it, there was a little bit of action in Frankfort last week. A large number of teachers and other school personnel made their voices heard as the Kentucky legislature overrode Gov. Matt Bevin’s veto of the budget they passed earlier in the now-completed session.

  • Wrestling with priorities

    What if a baseball game was scheduled and there was no one there to pitch?

    Or what about the wrestling meet without a referee? Could a March Madness game be rescheduled because neither team had enough to play?

    None of those scenarios would be far-fetched if Anderson County wrestling parents Brad Briscoe and Blake Drury have their way. The two are part of what is now an informal local drive to challenge parents to reevaluate priorities when it comes to one’s faith and how it relates to sports.

  • Taking a stand the right way

    It would be more than a stretch to say it was my day of reckoning, but it was one of those high school basketball games that just made me think about where I was and where we were headed.

  • Hall of Famers, hoops heroes

    Even though he was still in elementary school when the Kentucky Colonels basketball team folded, the memories are still vivid for Keith Currens.

    The Anderson County resident revisited some of those memories along with many other moments of hoops history when he and his wife, Tamara, attended the American Basketball Association Reunion at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis Saturday.

    All proceeds from the event benefited the Dropping Dimes Foundation, formed to offer financial assistance and other support to former ABA players who did not have a pension.

  • Education-based sports designed...

    By Bob Gardner, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Julian Tackett, Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

    Today many parents are trying to live out a dream through their sons and daughters – the dream of landing a college athletic scholarship by specializing in a sport year-round. Equally unfortunately, most of these dreams are never realized.

    The odds of a sports scholarship paying for even a portion of a college education are minuscule.

  • "He's tougher than...

    Talk to  just about any high school basketball coach in Kentucky and when the name Glen Drury comes up, the conversation will likely turn to preparation and toughness.