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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Real life should look to sport...

    Greg Sankey says things are going great in the Southeastern Conference.

    When the new SEC commissioner delivered his first state-of-the-league address at the league’s Football Media Day Monday, he talked about the SEC Network helping the league earn record revenue last year and he praised the administrations at South Carolina and Ole Miss in their stands on Confederate battle flag, according to an Associated Press story.

    The story said those administrations showed the SEC is now a leader in social issues.

    I can’t say if that is true or not.

  • CONNER INDUCTED TO HALL OF FAME

    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.

  • Locating thermocline aids...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Fishing instruction for decades preached anglers should fish deep, cool water during the hottest days of the summer.

    This makes sense as fish are cold-blooded animals and their bodies are the same temperature of the water that surrounds them.

  • Sports briefs for July 15

    Last call for Bearcat Youth Football and Cheerleading

    Registrations are underway for Bearcat Youth Football and Cheerleading at Anderson County Parks and Recreation.

    Saturday, July 18 is the last day prospective players and cheerleaders can sign up. Registrations will be taken from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Community Building in Anderson County Community Park.

    For more information, contact Kenton Bottoms at 502-680-7530.

    Lady Cat golf meeting set

  • League champions

    Photo furnished

    League champs!

    The Bad News Bears took the championship of the 18-and-under division of the Anderson County Parks and Recreation softball league. The team won both the regular season and tournament titles. Team members are, front row, from left: Samara Murphy, Amber Colston, Lauren Ritchie, Courtney Emmons and Elizabeth Watkins. Second row: Coach Ashley Cotton, Mikayla Rice, Heather Benson, Emily Crowe, Savanna Bechstein and coach Margaret Cotton. Absent from photo was Makayla Gamble.

  • Hall of Fame coach Earle Jones...

    The widow of former Kavanaugh basketball coach Earle Jones says her husband had great memories of his short tenure in Anderson County.

    “He talked about Kavanaugh quite a bit,” Coralie Jones said as she participated in the induction ceremonies for the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame Saturday in Elizabethtown.

    Earle Jones was selected for the Hall of Fame based on his 24 seasons as head coach at Maysville High School, where his teams appeared in eight state tournaments, winning the title in 1947.

  • Trail cameras are windows into...

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    A few paces inside a tree line that borders an open field thick with chest-high grass lies a tangle of narrow, sun-dappled game trails just a stone’s throw from the Kentucky River below.

    Bo Spencer knows deer, turkey, raccoon and the occasional bobcat travel these thoroughfares because a trail camera he set up to photograph the spot has captured images of them.

  • Pete is still part of the Cincy...

    Baseball’s best will be coming to Cincinnati next week.

    The all-star game returns to Cincy for the first time since 1988 when the Reds were still at Riverfront Stadium, Schottzie was running the team and Jerry Springer was still in town.

    Those, my friend, were the days.