Today's News

  • church briefs

    Activities planned at Pigeon Fork Baptist

    Pigeon Fork Baptist Church will host a community “Bridge” event at the Waddy Ruritan Club on Friday, Aug. 4, from 7 to 9 pm.

    Come hear gospel and country groups sing, grab a hot dog or some popcorn, try out the inflatable obstacle course, play washers, corn toss, and ladder toss, or just enjoy fellowship with your neighbors, organizers said in a news release.

    On Saturday, Aug. 5, Revival will begin at 7 p.m., led by Ron Aldridge, following by a “pizza pig-out.”

  • Gearing up for dog days of summer

    Last week was a scorcher. I’m hoping this week will be a little cooler with the rain. I’m trying to gear myself up for the dog days of summer. The kids go back to school, traffic picks up, and I feel less and less like cooking. It’s time for big dinner salads, cold soups, lighter fare, and as much as possible on the grill. (no cleanup) .

    I like to use leftover corn that I’ve grilled previously. If using fresh, uncooked corn, you can char the outside in about 5 minutes over a gas flame.

    Roasted corn soup with avocado

  • Give KHSAA a hand over headgear rule

    I have often marveled at just how quickly things happen in fast-pitch softball.

    The pitching rubber is only 43 feet from home plate, which means a pitcher is usually less than 40 feet away as she completes her follow through. Given that slap-hitting is a common practice in softball, there are many times when the pitcher is probably no more than 12 yards from the bat when it connects with the ball.

  • Thompson completes sweep with world titles

    Anderson County Middle School archer Henry Thompson completed a clean sweep of his competition Saturday when he took first place in both the bullseye and 3D IBO competitions at the National Archery In the Schools Program World Tournament in Orlando, Fla.

    Thompson carded a 297 with 27 tens in the bulls eye division to finish first out of 1,744 male competitors. His teammate, Luke Slone, finished eighth with a 291.

  • Only rain could stop Mudcat bats

    As the Central Kentucky Mudcats were rolling through their own tournament last weekend, it appeared the only thing that might stop them was a force of nature.

    In the end, that proved true.

  • Kicking and grappling to his goal

    The goal seems so far away and might sometimes feel like it is on another planet.

    But it’s realistic for Braxton Briscoe.

    The eighth-grader at Anderson County Middle School wants to be a world champion and those in the know say it could happen.

    And could happen soon.

  • Thinking ahead to fall hunting in the heat of summer

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Fall can seem like an eternity away when the heat index soars into the triple digits and air conditioners must work overtime to meet unrelenting demand.

  • Sportsman’s Club to host Tim Farmer Classic

    The Anderson County Sportsman’s Club will host the 22nd Annual Tim Farmer Classic archery shoot on Sunday, July 30, according to a news release.

    The festivities will begin at 8 a.m. at the club, located at 1070 Old Joe Road, Lawrenceburg.

    All archers, from National Archery in the Schools Program participants to professionals are welcome, according to the release.

    The shoot will include 30 targets with a bowhunter class, open class, kids class and more.

  • Local archery teams place high in NASP World Tournament

    Anderson County archers were on target in the 2017 National Archery in the Schools Program World Archery Tournament, held last week in Orlando, Fla.

    In the bulls eye competition, the Turner Elementary School team finished sixth in the elementary school division with 3,211 of a possible 3,600 points.

    Anderson County Middle School’s team score 3,164 of a possible 3,600 points and placed 23rd in the middle school competition.

  • Capital City Crush announces softball tryouts

    The Capital City Crush travel softball team will be holding tryouts on two different occasions next week.

    Tryouts will be conducted on Wednesday, Aug. 2 from 6-8 p.m. and on Saturday, Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. until noon. Both sessions will be held at Sally Gaines Field at Franklin County High School in Frankfort.

    The team will be competing in the 12-and-under division and is looking for players born in 2005 and 2006, according to a news release.