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Angling for a good time at DARE Fishing Derby

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By Bria Granville

The Anderson County sheriff’s office held its annual DARE fishing derby last Saturday, giving families living in and out of Anderson County the opportunity to have fun fishing while interacting and communicating with each other.
“It’s always been a great event and the kids have fun doing it,” Lawrenceburg native Tyler Moore, who brought his four children to the derby, said.
Children of all ages were offered the opportunity to fish, some for the first time. The anglers of the top three largest fish were given consolation prizes at the end of the day.  
The derby has been so successful that police offices from surrounding counties are taking hints to improve their own fishing derbys.
Billy Whitenack, the chief of police at the Harrodsburg police department, brought his family and grandson, who lives in Anderson County, to the event in an effort to not only have a good time but to get ideas to improve the Harrodsburg DARE fishing derby as well.
“It (the derby) helps kids to stay out of trouble,” Whitenack said, “and gets them of the video games and out of the house so they can interact with each other and their families.”
See our multimedia queue on the home page of www.theandersonnews.com for more photos of Saturday's fishing derby.