Today's News

  • Jumping for more than joy

    A Lawrenceburg man doesn’t want to set a new state record for the most skydives in one day.
    He wants to shatter it.
    Troy Woods will start jumping out of a perfectly fine airplane at daylight Friday, June 22 and doesn’t plan to stop doing so until dark.
    If all goes well, he hopes to make 80 jumps that day, twice as many as the current Kentucky record of 40.

  • COLUMN: Anderson County great for high school sports, but that’s not all

    It happened again. Three times.

    Make that three times in less than two hours.

    Three times I was asked, “What are you doing these days now that the ball games are over?”

    I could only laugh about it since one of the inquiries came at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course, where I was shooting some photos from the Pepsi Junior Golf Tour tournament. The others came shortly after.

  • SOFTBALL: Curry named all-region

    Anderson County softball player Bailey Curry has been named to the All-Eighth Region team in a vote of the region's coaches.

    A seventh-grader, Curry led the 30th District champions in nearly every offensive category. Curry sported a .505 batting average, getting 56 hits in 111 at-bats for the Lady Bearcats. She belted three home runs and smacked 14 doubles, leading Anderson in both categories. She also drove in 34 runs (second on the team) in 35 games. She struck out just nine times and had a .556 on-base percentage.

  • GOLF: Riley breaking par on junior tour

    As Kaitlyn Riley headed to the turn in last Friday's Pepsi Junior Golf Tour event at Wild Turkey Trace, her father, Mike, looked over her scorecard.

    “She is playing all right, I guess,” he said. “She is one-over right now.”

    All right became outstanding on holes one through nine – Riley started on No. 10 – as she turned in a one-under 70 to win the girls' 16- to 18-year-old division of the event.

  • GOLF: Robinson wins Weissinger event

    Lee Robinson might be the master of the understatement.

    “I played a really good round,” Robinson said of his 18 holes in the Pepsi Junior Golf Tour event held at Weissinger Hills Golf Course in Shelbyville last Tuesday.

    Robinson, who will be a junior at Anderson County High School this fall, turned in a one-over 73 to take first place in the Boys' 15- and 16-year-old division of the tournament. Robinson was four strokes better than Thomas Pettus, of Springfield, to take the division title.

  • Golf news and notes

    Local golfers shine during KGA event

    Three local golfers won first place and another took second during the Pepsi Junior Golf Tour event, held at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course last Friday. Kaitlyn Riley took first place in the girls' 16-18 division with a tournament-best 70, while Anna Marie Hyatt was second with an 82 over 18 holes.

    Zachary Toles captured the boys' 13-14 division with an 86 while Hayden Elder won the boys' 11-12 division with a nine-hole score of 44.

    The tour is overseen by the Kentucky Golf Association.

  • SPORTS BRIEFS for June 13, 2012

    Ponderosa closed this weekend

     Ponderosa Speedway, located in Junction City, will be closed this Friday, June 15, so that patrons may attend the Lake Cumberland Classic, being held at Burnside, Ky.

     Ponderosa will re-open on Friday, June 22 with the regular weekly series of races. On Saturday, June 23, the track will host the 17th Annual Pete Abell Memorial, paying $2,000 to win in late models.

  • Congratulations to the Class of 2012!
  • Church briefs: 6-6-12

    New Hope Baptist
    announces coming events
    New Hope Baptist Church has announced the coming events.
    Sunday, June 10 will begin “Summer Time Sunday Nights” at 6 p.m. for kids ages 3 through fifth grade.
    On June 13, congregation members will be leaving New Hope at 9:45 a.m. to deliver bananas and fellowship with Heritage Hall residents in Lawrenceburg.
    All are welcome to come join this ministry.  

  • Auxiliary presents checks for Miracle Network

    The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 presented a check to Brian Coligan and Kyle Burleson of Rite Aid for Children’s Miracle Network.
    A check was also presented to Hoss Cartwright for the All Veterans Reunion held at Lawrenceburg on Post 34 grounds.