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    Injuries in sports are a given. So are the costs involved with the treatment and prevention of those injuries.

    Those realities have prompted the Anderson County Board of Education to approve athletic participation fees beginning with the 2015-16 school year. The fees are being instituted as a way of being able to provide a certified athletic trainer for teams representing Anderson County schools, something the local schools have not been doing over the years.

  • New athletic fee not a bad thing...

    When it comes to the new athletic participation fees being implemented in Anderson County Schools this year, it’s easy to get worked up about kids and their families having to fork over a little more cash to play sports.

    But that is a short-sighted knee-jerk reaction because the move, as it stands right now, is a good one.

  • Fees common among area schools

    When the Anderson County Board of Education decided to implement athletic participation fees for the coming year, it joined a growing number of school systems to go that route as a way to offset the ever-growing costs associated with interscholastic athletics.

    In fact, Anderson County High School athletic director Rick Sallee says the local school system was one of the last to resort to passing that cost on to athletes and their families.

    “I would say 90 percent of the high schools in the state have this,” Sallee said last week.

  • What is a certified athletic...

    A certified athletic trainer is a health care professional that works with athletes in the prevention and treatment of injuries. The trainer is instructed in first aid and the analysis of injuries.

    It is different from phyiscal therapist, whose training is in the restoration of strength and motion.

    While the disciplines have some similarities, they have different courses of study and different certifications.

  • Mudcats battle wet summer

    It has been a difficult summer for the Central Kentucky Mudcats’ baseball teams.

    The local organization, which fields travel teams in the 14-and-under and 16-and-under divisions, serves as a development program for the Anderson County High School baseball program. Many of the Mudcat games are played against teams comprised of players from several different schools.

  • High school teams getting ready...
  • Tennis anyone?
  • Registrations being taken for...

    The Eighth Annual Allen Dennis Golf Scramble will be held on Saturday, Aug. 8 at Tanglewood Golf Course in Taylorsville.

    The scramble will feature a shotgun start at 8 a.m.

    Proceeds from the scramble will benefit a scholarship fund in honor of Allen Dennis, who drowned at age 9. The scholarship is awarded to a student from Anderson, Shelby or Spencer counties. The cost is $50 per person or $200 per team.


    ELIZABETHTOWN – Jimmy Dan Conner looks like he could still launch one of those patented high-arching rainbows 25-feet from the basket.

    Of course, it would swish through the net.

    Jimmy Dan is 62 now, but is trim. The hair has some streaks of gray and his face shows some wrinkles, but Conner looks like he could leap high, grab a pass from a teammate, then twist for the same basket that lifted Anderson County over Louisville Central in the 1971 state semi-finals.

  • All-around excellence

    Alorra Sims, a rising junior at Anderson County High School has qualified for the USA Track and Field Junior Olympic Nationals meet, to be held in Jacksonville, Fla., later this summer.

    Sims took first place in the heptathlon, a compilation of seven events to measure overall athletic ability. The USATF regional meet was held at North Oldham High School in Goshen.

    Sims, running for the Kentucky Elite, also took first place in the triple jump and javelin throw.