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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Travel teams fueled by big dreams

    Like most kids, I had big dreams.

    My backyard was unique in that it often transformed from the place I hated to mow to Crosley-Riverfront-Sugar-Memorial-Freedom Hall-Coliseum-Bowl-Stadium-Field.

    Someday within the space of an hour, that field was home to  a game-winning home run in the World Series, a 3-pointer giving the Kentucky Colonels an ABA title and a field goal propelling the Kentucky Wildcats to a Sugar Bowl championship.

  • COLUMN: A snipe hunt to remember

    Trash bags, flashlight, full moon and friends, that’s all you need.

    We took these when we went hunting in the middle of the night. It wasn’t funny at the time, but now that it’s over with I’ll tell you the story of my hunting trip, I’m sure it will bring a laugh or two.

  • Russell starts for victorious East team

    LOUISVILLE – Anderson County basketball player Jacob Russell admits he hasn't been keeping up on his hoops skills this summer but he was still in the starting lineup for the East team in the East-West All-Star Classic held Saturday night at Bellarmine University.

    “I haven't been playing much basketball lately,” said Russell, a rising senior at Anderson who was all-state honorable mention in thrree sports as a junior. “They had a practice Thursday night, but I couldn't come because of football.”

  • Community calendar 7.22-7.28

    Wednesday, July 22

    Education

    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Story Time for Toddlers, Anderson Public Library. (No school, no program.)

    11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Story Time for Preschoolers, Anderson Public Library. (No school, no program.)

    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.

  • Ace celebrates ‘grand’ grand opening

    Ace Hardware celebrated its grand opening over the weekend.

    For the fully story, including pictures from the event, see this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

    Subscribe online or call 502-839-6906.

  • THE SPORTS BUZZ for July 22: How can travel teams be “frustrating, humbling and beneficial at the same time?”

    Over the last three weeks, I have used the sports pages of The Anderson News to examine the travel team explosion in youth sports. These kind of teams have been around, it seems, forever in the form of American Legion baseball and a myriad of softball teams, fast-pitch and slow-pitch. There have been elite teams in practically all sports for many years, but it seems that over the past 10-15 years, there has been an explosion of growth and that players are starting younger and younger.

    I am not sure what to make of that.

  • Sports training injuries now seen as a major concern

    (Editor's note: Information contained in this article is intended to be general in nature. Athletes who suspect injury should always check with their medical professional for specific information and guidelines.)

    Chances are that you'll never see a pitcher's duel like the one Juan Marichal and Warren Spahn staged in San Francisco back on July 2, 1963.

    They kept battling for 16 innings before Willie Mays hit a one-out home run off Spahn to give the Giants a 1-0 win over the Milwaukee Braves.

    Sixteen innings and not a single pitch came out of the bullpen.

  • COLUMN: Still learning life’s lessons

    At 24 and a little over two full years out of college, I still consider myself a student — of life, if nothing else.

    I hope I never stop learning because, as Henry Ford once said, “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”

    In an effort to keep my mind (and yours) young, I’ll share a few things I’ve learned recently.

  • Dentist charged with two DUIs in week

    A local dentist was charged twice in one week for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol, according to police reports.

    Dr. Dana Dahlen, 62, whose dental office is located at 311 S. Main St., was charged June 30 by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department and again July 6 by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Dahlen registered a .27 on a Breathalyzer test, nearly 3 1/2 times the legal limit, when arrested by the sheriff’s department, according to an arrest report.

  • South Anderson lifts boil water advisory

    The South Anderson Water District on Saturday lifted the boil water advisory for part of its service area, according to a news release.

    The advisory was issued on Friday and affected all customers from approximately 2040 Bardstown Road (close to the Highway 62 water station) to Hickory Grove Road, and customers on Beaver Lake, Ballard Road, Bear Creek Road, Mill Creek Pike, Fox Creek/Goshen roads and Paxton Road.