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Today's News

  • Davis-Smith duo should make Pelicans a hot item

    Notes to be blown up by  a firecracker …

    Other than watching some local, ahem, experts discuss the NBA draft on Twitter last week, the most interesting tidbit came when Russ Smith was taken by the Philadelphia 76ers, then shipped to the New Orleans Pelicans quicker then John Hancock could have signed the Declaration of Independence.

    For much of his college career, I doubted Smith.

    He was too small. Too streaky.

    He always answered the critics with too many ways to win. The guy can play.

  • Allen Dennis Memorial scramble tees off Aug. 9

    The annual Allen Dennis Memorial Golf Scramble will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9 at Tanglewood Golf Course in Taylorsville. Benefits from the scramble will go to the Allen Dennis Scholarship Fund, named for a young man who drowned in 2001.

    The fee for the scramble is $50 per player or $200 per team. The scramble will feature a shotgun start at 8 a.m.

  • Lacrosse team celebrates season, Harrod leads state in scoring

    The Anderson County boys' lacrosse team finished the 2014 season with a 5-12 record, but coach Chris Harrod termed the year a success.

    “Every category in the stats book showed a major increase in numbers,” Harrod said.

    Senior Dillon Harrod led the state with 73 points (52 goals and 21 assists), at least 10 points better than anyone else in Kentucky.

    Harrod was selected as a first team all-state midfielder and second team all-state as an attacker.

  • Anderson County athletes blazing the track

    Anderson County track athletes Alorra Sims and Carley Duncan have moved into national qualifying rounds for the AAU Junior Olympics. The qualifying round is scheduled to be held this weekend in Murfreesboro, Tennessee with the national finals set for the end of July in Des Moines, Iowa.

    Both had outstanding days at the AAU state meet, held in Elizabethtown on June 21.

  • Youth take the diamond
  • Local player on Sports Reach team
  • Kentucky Speedway: Keselowski stitches together second Quaker State 400 victory

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark Community News Service

    Penske Racing driver Brad Keselowski wrapped up a competitive three-race weekend at the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta with his second victory in three years, leading 199 of the 267 laps of Saturday’s Quaker State 400 en route to the win. Keselowski placed fifth in Thursday’s UNOH 225 Truck race behind winner Kyle Busch and second in Friday’s Natiowide race won by Kevin Harvick.

  • Early deadlines!

    All submitted information for the July 9 issue of The Anderson News must be in by noon Thurs., July 3. The Anderson News office will be closed Friday for Independence Day.

  • Birdwhistell is picked to lead Lady Bearcat basketball

    Anderson County High School did not have to look far to find the new leader of the its girls’ basketball program.

    Clay Birdwhistell, an assistant coach since 2006, has been picked to take over the reins of the program from the program’s winningest coach, Tony Kays, who retired in May.

    The school received numerous applications for one of the prime coaching vacancies in Kentucky.

  • Burkhead crowned Miss Lawrenceburg

    Molly Kate Burkhead was crowned the 2014 Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show Monday night.

    Burkhead, a recent Anderson County High School graduate, beat out 10 other contestants for the title of Miss Lawrenceburg.

    The contestants are judged 50 percent on stage presence and poise. The other 50 percent is based on a pre-pageant interview.

    “This feels wonderful,” said Burkhead. “I’m so proud of the other girls who worked so hard.”