Today's Sports

  • Mudcats enjoying big return to...

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats’ baseball team is back in action in 2017. So far the team is showing exactly why it was created 16 years ago.

    The Mudcats are technically a “travel team” that plays against similar clubs in Kentucky and surrounding states. The Mudcats work on developing all parts of the game throughout the summer, closing out the season shortly before school is back in session in August.

  • Herndon honored by SPJ

    Anderson News sports editor John Herndon was honored at the annual Society of Professional Journalists Louisville Chapter Awards Dinner Thursday night in Louisville.

    Herndon received a pair of first place awards in the Non-Metro/Community Newspapers division in judging by the Hawaii Chapter of the SPJ. The contest was open to journalists in a large area of Kentucky and southern Indiana. Entries were published in the 2016 calendar year.

  • Anderson grads named to Midway...

    Several Anderson County High School graduates are among 160 student-athletes earning a spot on Midway University’s Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for the 2017 spring semester.

    The award is bestowed on student-athletes earning at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, according to a news release.

    Among those named to the honor roll were Libby Pike (women’s basketball), Missa Walker (women’s basketball and softball), Trista Craigmyle (softball) and Granville Hayes (men’s golf).

  • Curry plays for Kentucky team

    Anderson County High School graduate Bailey Curry participated in the Kentucky-Tennessee All-Star softball series, held last week at Belmont University in Nashville. Kentucky won the series by taking two of the three games. Kentucky now leads the series 7-5.

    Despite being the state’s career home run queen, Curry saw limited action in the series.

    Kentucky won the first game, 5-3 before Tennessee came back for a 2-1 victory in the second game. Kentucky took the third game, 3-2.

  • Mudcats off to good start

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats’ baseball team for 13- and 14-year-olds have gotten off to a hot start in the summer travel baseball season.

    The team has put together a 7-2-1 record in the early season, according to coach Chris Copenhaver.

    “The team is a 13u/14u team comprised of seven 13-year-olds, four 14-year-olds and one 12-year-old,” Copenhaver said. “This group could really be special. Not only have they posted a good record against strong competition, they listen extremely well and truly enjoy playing together.

  • Special deadline for July 5

    From staff reports

    Because of the Independence Day holiday, all submitted sports news for the July 5 edition of The Anderson News must be received by noon, Friday, June 30 for publication.

    Regular sports news deadlines will resume for the July 12 edition of The Anderson News. Thank you for making The Anderson News your spot for Anderson County sports.

  • Youth football sign-ups resume...

    From staff reports

    Anderson County Youth Football registrations will be held at the Anderson County Parks and Recreation office on Saturday, July 8 and Saturday, July 15 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    The fee is $75 for the first child in a family and $50 for each additional child.

    For additional information, contact Parks and Recreation Director Jason Chesser at 502-598-7512.

  • Sportsman’s Club to host Tim...

    The Anderson County Sportsman’s Club will host the 22nd Annual Tim Farmer Classic archery shoot on Friday, 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.

  • Kayaks can make good...

    By Lee McClellan, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    A car, truck or sport utility vehicle with a couple of kayaks on the roof with fishing poles visible through the back window is an increasingly common sight on Kentucky highways.

    Sales data shows kayak fishing and related kayak accessories increasing in popularity. Some of this popularity has to do with many baby boomers reaching retirement age and wanting a new hobby.

  • Daylily farm will open to public

    Daylily World, a local farm that holds the title of winning more medals and awards than any other in the history of the Daylily Society, calls Lawrenceburg home.

    From June 27 through July 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the farm will be open to the public for all who wish to come and order or possibly dig up their very own daylily.

    “People can come this year and there will be a lot more that are far less expensive,” said David Kirchhoff, who owns Daylily World along with his partner Mort Morss.