Today's News

  • KHSAA trying to educate about head injuries

    Nearly anyone who has attended even a few football games has experienced that scary moment when two players collide full speed and one does not get up or, at best, gets up slowly and groggily.
    For years, fans and media passed it off as just a temporary problem with no long-term effects.
    While a knee or shoulder injury causes visible problems, a head injury or concussion was simply passed over.
    Research over the years has identified the dangers of concussions in many sports, prompting the Kentucky High School Athletic Association to act.

  • Football head injury scrutiny has increased over time

    Football has come a long way since the days of playing with no helmet.
    Next came the leather headgear, followed by molded plastic helmets with no facemask. Helmets with no internal padding – only a web of straps kept the helmet away from the head – finally gave way to padding, air suspension and the high-tech equipment worn today.

  • Head injuries no longer ‘getting bell rung’

    Mark Peach remembers the day he got a concussion playing football.
    At least he thinks it probably was one.
    One day, while playing offensive tackle for Campbellsville University about 20 years ago, Peach was a bit woozy after taking a hit.
    But there was no blood. No broken bones.
    At the time, it was considered a minor thing. He’d “gotten his bell rung.”
    “I remember one of the coaches was over on the sidelines and told me just to walk it off,” Peach says. “I went back in that game.”

  • Peach notes high school hits are different from NFL

    Head injuries are common in high school sports and medical research has shown that adolescent brains are vulnerable to them.
    However, there is very little data on the long-term effect of head injuries on people who have not played football or other sports past the high school level. Gathering statistics for such a study is considered very difficult, given privacy laws and the failure of people to report injuries in past years.

  • COLUMN: Looking back at head injuries shows we still have much to learn

    It might have been the defining moment of my football career.
    As an eighth-grader, I was a member of the Anderson County High School freshman team, listed well down the depth chart as a defensive tackle but was getting some work in a live practice session.
    When the center snapped the ball, a huge hole suddenly opened in front of me. Eager to make an impression, I shot through the hole looking to hit some ball carrier in the backfield. The problem was the offense had other ideas.

  • Report: Russell leaves UK football

    Former Anderson County High School football player Jacob Russell has left the University of Kentucky football team, according to an internet report released Monday.
    Ira Combs, owner of Tri-State Sports Media services, reported that Russell has left the Wildcat football team and will join the UK baseball team this year.
    Russell, an all-state performer at Anderson County, began his college career at Eastern Kentucky University but transferred to UK after one year in order to pursue his dream of playing college football at the highest level.

  • Legion and Auxiliary honor veterans on the Fourth

    The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 celebrated the Fourth of July by inviting veterans and other parade participants to the Legion clubhouse for hot dogs, chips, cookies and soft drinks prior to the start of the parade.
    Unit members decorated two 16-foot trailers with patriotic decorations for veterans and American Legion family members to ride on in the parade.
    Trailers were provided by David Montgomery with Ted Montgomery as the driver and All Through the House with Jacob Hibbs as the driver.

  • Student receives Kohl’s Cares recognition

    Braden Peyton of Lawrenceburg was named as a recipient of the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program.  
    According to a press release from the department store chain, Kohl’s will recognize more than 2,200 young volunteers nationwide who have made a positive impact in their communities through volunteerism. Thirty-two youth from Kentucky will each receive a $50 gift card and recognition certificate from Kohl’s to honor their community service efforts. In 2012, Kohl’s celebrates its 12th year of rewarding remarkable young volunteers.

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  • Church briefs: 7-11-12

    Farmdale Baptist offers free clothing,
    fresh vegetables
    Free clothing will be available for men, women and children July 14 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Farmdale Baptist Church, the church announced.
    There will also be a limited supply of fresh vegetables from the church's community garden.
    The clothing was donated through the church’s Clothes Closet Ministry.
    The church is located at 5610 US 127 South, just across the Franklin County line.

    Magician to perform
    at First Baptist Church