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Flora scorches greens in Boyle tourney

By John Herndon

Jacob Flora showed why there is such optimism surrounding Anderson County boys' golf in the Boyle County Invitational, held Saturday at Old Bridge Golf Course in Danville.

Flora birdied the first hole, then went on to a 3-under 69, leading the Bearcats to a fourth-place finish among 17 teams in the always strong early-season tournament.

Flora finished in a four-way tie for the individual second place, three strokes behind Clay County's Todd McDaniel.


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Anderson grad tackles challenge of heading Equestrian Games

Linking Kentucky to the World

By John Herndon

LEXINGTON — It’s hard to believe, but the guy heading up the 2010 World Equestrian Games is not really an expert in the saddle.


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But we can use your help in fall sports

COLUMN: Ready as I can be

By John Herndon

Beginning about July 1, the question comes my way at least once a day.

“Are you ready for football (or the fall sport of your choice) to get started?”

Or sometimes, it comes in a more generic form: “Are you ready for school to start?”

It means the same as the person that asks is usually just trying to make some friendly conversation that often evolves into our respective expectations for that sport in the upcoming season.


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Peavler's perfection punctuates August Blowout

By John Herndon

Mackenzie Peavler fired a perfect game as the Central Kentucky Batcats 14-and-under softball team routed the Gateway Heat, 9-0, in the championship game of the August Blowout, held over the weekend at Anderson County Community Park.


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Filled with lots of potential, young Lady Cat golfers open season

Hoping to get better

By John Herndon

Even with the graduation of its most successful performer since Anderson County formed a girls' golf team in 2002, there is no fretting around the Lady Bearcat camp as they get ready to open the season.

The team opens against Spencer County, next Wednesday, Aug. 11 at Wild Turkey Trace.

Part of that calm is simply head coach Lynn Gritton's demeanor. He's laid back, does not put much emphasis on won-loss records, and preaches getting over a bad hole or bad day quickly.


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Top three make Anderson serious threat for state berth

Bearcat golfers looking to state

By John Herndon

If there were any bad side effects from an abrupt, somewhat unexpected coaching change, the Anderson County boys' golf team sure has not shown them.

“We haven't talked about (team goals) but I hear them talking about going to the state (tournament),” says new Bearcat coach T.J. Spivey.

Fresh out of Georgetown College and planning to teach fourth grade math at Emma B. Ward Elementary School, Spivey quickly accepted the position despite being contacted about the opening three days after the official start of fall practice.


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COLUMN: Local Reds fans relishing pennant race

By John Herndon

There is joy in Reds Country again.

At least for now there is.

Being in a pennant race 100 games into the baseball season for the first time in more than a decade will do that to you, you know.

If some conversations at the Anderson County Invitational for youth league baseball teams are correct, Anderson County is still the territory of the Cincinnati Reds. The passion for professional baseball's oldest franchise is alive and well locally and it has been energized by what is going on in the National League's Central Division.


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Little goes right for local team in semis

North Laurel ends Anderson run at state

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CORBIN – For more than two weeks, Anderson County's Little League tournament run had been an unlikely meshing of Cinderella with the firepower of the Nimitz Strike Force.


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Kentucky Wanderers heading to Philly for soccer finals

Carbajal, Beasley team up again, go for national title

By John Herndon

When they walked off the soccer pitch for the last time together, little did Abril Carbajal and Sydney Beasley know the twists and turns of the sport would make them teammates again almost seven years later.


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Bears making comeback in Kentucky

Zone changes could affect deer hunters

By Jeff Lilly

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife has officially issued its official hunting and trapping guide for the upcoming seasons. Not much has changed from last year’s regulations but always pick up a copy of the guide and read it before going afield. 

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