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Today's News

  • High school sports practices begin next week

    Official fall practice for Anderson County High School sports can begin on Tuesday, July 15. While most teams have been conducting off-season conditioning workouts, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association does not allow “organized practices” prior to July 15.

    Prospective high school athletes should call the school at 839-5118 for more information.

  • Get your news to The News

    If you have a sports news announcement, score or picture, there is no better place to get the word out than The Anderson News.

    With the many youth baseball and softball tournaments going on along with the start of scholastic fall sports, it is impossible for The News' one-man sports department to cover everything.

    However, we still welcome any local sports information.

  • Follow John Herndon on Twitter

    For up-to-the minute Anderson County sports news, be sure to follow Anderson News sports editor John Herndon at www.twitter.com/ANewsJPHerndon.

  • High school golf tryouts set

    Tryouts for the Anderson County High School boys' golf team will be held beginning on Tuesday, July 15 at Wild Turkey Trace golf course, according to head coach Jim Beward. The initial meeting will take place that day at 10 a.m.

    Anyone trying out for the team must have a completed sports physical form before going on the golf course.

  • Free Lady Bearcat basketball camp scheduled for next week

    The Anderson County High School girls' basketball program will be hosting a free camp at the school beginning Monday, July 14 and going through Friday, July 18. The camp is open to girls in grades 1-5 and will run from 9 a.m. until noon daily.

    For more information, contact Lady Bearcat coach Clay Birdwhistell at clay.birdwhistell@anderson.kyschools.us.

  • Cardinals, Tops win in collegiate map-shifting

    You almost have to have a map to tell where any college is playing these days.

    Obviously, I am referring to the latest big shift, the University of Louisville to the Atlantic Coast Conference.

    Kudos to the Cardinals for a move that, in today's landscape, is bold and elevates an already fast-moving athletic program into the realm of the big boys.

  • Make safe boating part of your summer plans

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    With summer activities in full swing, Kentucky’s lakes and rivers are teeming with boaters enjoying the water.

    Officials with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources want it to be a fun and safe experience for everyone.

  • Local softball teams take big trophies
  • Duncan, Sims place high at AAU meet

    Anderson County track athletes Carley Duncan and Alorra Sims both had strong showings in the AAU Region 6 qualifer, held at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesbor, Tennessee last weekend.

    Duncan, a student at Anderson County Middle School, placed second in the 100-meter hurdles to advance to the national meet, to be held next month in Des Moines, Iowa.

  • Learning real lessons for real life

    John Updike earned a third-place finish in the Mid-South Conference track meet this spring, but that did not warrant a mention on his Facebook account.

    There was just a photo of the Anderson County native throwing the discus with the caption, “My last throw as a Blue Raider.”

    About a week later, however, Updike posted, “In less than six days I will be the first person from my family to graduate college.”