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Today's News

  • Aldridge plays in Kentucky all-star sweep

    Anderson County High School graduate Mia Aldridge played for the Kentucky All-Stars in the annual softball series with the Tennessee All-Stars on June 29.

    Kentucky won both games, 2-0, in the series played in Bowling Green.

    Kentucky had four hits in both games, while Blue Grass pitching limited Tennessee to two hits in each game, according to Anderson County coach Brent Aldridge.

    Mia Aldridge went 0-for-3 in the games, playing in the outfield in both games.

  • Awareness changes but basics same

    To say baseball has changed is kind of like noting it’s been a while since the Chicago Cubs won the World Series.

    The Cubs seem to have their best shot in years in ending a drought of 107 years this year and the big reason is pitching. Lots of good pitching.

    But one statistic stands out when considering how pitching and an awareness of how the arm works has changed.

    Complete games. Once an indicator of a pitcher’s effectiveness, complete games at the major league level are almost a thing of the past.

  • Art of pitching requires getting loose, mastering location of fastball

    Improper warmup plus excessive arm strain is an equation that is likely to equal arm problems for young pitchers, according to Steve Herrenbruck, Regional Sports Medicine Coordinator for KORT Physical Therapy.

    Herrenbruck, who works out of the company’s Lawrenceburg office, also serves as trainer for the Anderson County High School sports teams.

    With studies showing many arm injuries happening in youth baseball, Herrenbruck says preparations are vital.

  • High school fall sports begin practice

    With the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s mandated dead period ending last Sunday, the Anderson County High School fall sports teams are able to start official practice this week.

    Some teams were conducting off-season workouts prior to the 15-day dead period and have been in workouts since Monday.

    For more information on participating in varsity sports, contact Anderson County High School at 502-839-5118 or email assistant athletic director Jeremy Cook at jeremy.cook@anderson.kyschools.us.

  • Lady Bearcat golf meeting set

    From staff reports

    Anderson County High School girls’ golf coach Robert Hanks has announced the Lady Bearcats will have their first practice, team tryouts and an organizational meeting at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course on Friday, July 15 from 4-6 p.m.

    For more information, contact Hanks at 502-330-0756.

  • Church briefs

    Waddy Church of Faith homecoming planned

    The Waddy Church of Faith homecoming begins at 10 a.m. July 10.

    Lunch will follow the service.

    The annual camp meeting is set for July 11 through 15, with services at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

    Breakfast and lunch will be provided by the church.

    Food can be purchased following evening services.

    Events include visiting ministers and special music each evening.

    Sunday school is at 10 a.m., followed by worship at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m.

  • Jesus offers us hope in life’s storms

    If you happen to read this article with any frequency, you would know that I like to point out the cultural shifts, and what I see as challenges for society (our children) going forward.

    Tim Challies said, “The gospel was not given to a world without sin, without confusion, without difficulty and persecution — that world needs no gospel. The gospel was given to a world like this one, a world marked by every kind of pain and perversity.

    This world needs a gospel, and praise God, he gave us one. He gave us the gospel of his son.

  • Summer salads are a great way to ‘beat the heat’

    Hope you all had a happy and safe Fourth of July.

    It’s been hot, and it’s about to get hotter. Just the thought of turning on the grill, let alone the furnace (also known as the oven), on a hot day makes us sweat.

    The temptation to eat out, order take-out or just skip dinner altogether is enormous.

  • Calendar of events

    July 6

    8:30 a.m. — Breakfast club at the Anderson County Senior Center

    10:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks at the Anderson County Senior Center

    10:45 a.m. — CareSource bingo at the Anderson County Senior Center

    11 a.m. to noon — Tom Sparough, space painter at First Baptist gym (Part of Anderson Public Library 2016 Summer Reading Program)

    11:30 a.m. — Lunch at the Anderson County Senior Center

    1 p.m. — Gentle yoga, card club, and games at the Anderson County Senior Center

  • Browns have annual reunion

    The family of the late William B. Brown had its annual family reunion June 25 at Fairview Christian Church.