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Today's News

  • Mudcats softball team shows improvement

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats’ 12-and-under softball team went 4-2 in the National Softball Association tournament held at Anderson County Community Park on July 15-17.


    The finish was good enough for fourth place and ran the team’s record to 6-4 on the summer.


    The Mudcats defeated the Lunachiks by forfeit and later defeated the Ambush 12-1, the Richmond All-Stars 11-2 and the Eastern Kentucky Storm 6-1.


    The team lost to the eventual runner-up, the Taylor County Cardinals, 4-3, and the Madison County Jinx 5-3.

  • Rockers win state title

    The Kentucky Rockers’ 16-and-under McCoy softball team won the American Softball Association B state championship the weekend of July 16-17 at Woodford County Park. The Rockers won all five games, outscoring the opposition 32-13.


    The Rockers defeated the Lexington Riot 8-0 as Sarah Griffie, of Anderson County, and Rachel McCoy combined for a shutout. The Rockers also defeated the Louisville Stars 5-3.

  • When it comes to wildlife, resist the urge to adopt

    Most people I know really like, if not love, baby animals.


    The reaction to them is much the same as the actions towards our own babies of the human race. We all love to watch the little tricycle motors grow up and watch in amazement as they go from crying, eating and cooing poop machines to the adults of the future. They need nurturing and a lot of care to reach a point of independence. Baby animals, however, are typically not as helpless as human babes or nearly as helpless as humans think. That brings me to the main point of my column this month.  

  • Goose, dove, squirrel seasons near

    The first fall hunting season in Kentucky opens in less than a month. Here are some highlights of what’s to come:


    The 2011-2012 Kentucky Hunting & Trapping Guide is being printed and will be mailed to license vendors statewide next week.


    The 66-page guide is free, and details the season dates, bag limits and regulations for deer, elk, bear, turkey, small game and furbearers.

  • Sports briefs for July 27

    Fall baseball registrations under way
    Registrations for fall baseball, sponsored by the Anderson County Little League, are under way and will continue through Saturday, Aug. 6.
    Players can sign up at www.aclittleleague.com or access the registration form on the league’s Facebook page.
    Registrations will also be held at Legion Park on Saturday, July 30 and Saturday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. until noon.
    Registration fees are $55 per person. Contact Dale Freeman at 502-352-0892 for more information.

  • The Way We Were, 7-20-2011

    50 YEARS AGO
    July 20,1961
    Pleasant Hill Christian Church was destroyed by fire at 5:30 p.m. July 19.
    Several residents heard when lightning struck but did not know what was hit. Charles Burgin immediately went in his car to see if the church had been struck but didn’t see any evidence so he returned to his home for supper. A short time later he looked in the direction of the church and saw the entire building in flames.
    Lightning struck in a gable and was burning in the loft.

  • Tyrone quarry celebrates 100 years in business

    The Hanson quarry in Tyrone celebrated 100 years of business with a pig roast for employees and dignitaries last Thursday afternoon.
    That the quarry has been operating for a century is a testament to its owners commitment to Anderson County, company officials said.
    “It shows the dedication to its employees, dedication to the community and to serving the community and to running an ethical business,” said Darrell Owsley, area operations manager for six of Hanson’s quarries in the central and western Kentucky region.

  • It’s called ‘parkour’

    They leap from things most folks would be uncomfortable standing on.
    They flip, run, jump and hang, scaring onlookers certain they’re going to break an ankle, or perhaps their necks.
    “They” are a growing number of Anderson County teenagers practicing the little-known but increasingly popular discipline known as parkour.

  • Snip, can way to year-round veggies

    Well, the mercury is rising again and with the exception of the high electric bill, I’m enjoying it.
    Remember a deep red sunset usually indicates prolonged good weather. A deep red sky in the morning usually means rain is on the way.
    The garden is simply loving this weather.  High temperatures and an inch (or more) of rain a week is perfect. The canning and preserving books are flying out the door at the library. Those of you new to bumper harvests may need a little help.

  • Fasting from nostalgia

    Going back is my specialty.
    Recently, I journeyed to my birthplace and personal Mecca all of things food, sand and sea—Long Island, NY.
    My childhood is wrapped up in hazy memories of trips on the ferry, my face smacked with the smell of salt in the air. Melted coconut Popsicle on sandy toes. Biting my lip right before diving before the white crest of a wave.