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Today's Sports

  • GOLF: Riley advances to State Am...

    Kaitlyn Riley had no idea what to expect at the women's State Am golf tournament last week. But now she knows she wants more.

    Much more.

    The Anderson County High School junior might have put together the best four days of her young career last week when she advanced to the quarterfinal round of the match-play tournament, held at Elizabethtown Country Club.

    Not bad for someone who had never played the 5,603-yard, par-72 course and had never participated in a match-play tournament before.

  • County building new football...

    Anderson County will soon be the home of a new football field. This one will be serving the youth leagues of Anderson County.

    “It is something that has been talked about for as long as I can remember,” Anderson County Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway said last week.

  • COLUMN: Not what I expected but...

    CINCINNATI – What I love most about baseball is that you never really know what you are going to get when you go to the ball park.

    Such was the case last Tuesday when my wife and I journeyed up to Cincinnati for our annual two-game excursion at Great American Ball Park.

    The Reds were hosting the Milwaukee Brewers in a game that could have had some major ramifications in the National League Central Division race.

  • GOLF: Goodlett falters at State...

    Laurie Goodlett knew what the competition was at the women's State Am golf tournament last week. After all, the former Anderson County High School and University of Kentucky golfer had won the event twice in the 1990's.

    But at the Elizabethtown Country Club last Monday, Goodlett shot a 12-over 83 in the qualifying round of the tournament, putting her in the first flight, one of the consolation brackets of the prestigious tournament.

  • GOLF: Gillis makes championship...

    Anderson County resident Taylor Gillis found the third time really was a bit of a charm at the women's State Am golf tournament last week at Elizabethtown.

    Gillis, who now plays golf for the University of the Cumberlands, shot a 7-over 79 in the qualifying round, good enough to earn a berth in the championship flight of the top 32 scores at the Elizabethtown Country Club. But in the match-play championship bracket, Gillis ran into some tough luck and went out in the first round.

  • OUTDOORS: Establish small plots...

    By Art Lander, Jr.

    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

    Establishing small plots of clover throughout your hunting area can pay big dividends during deer and wild turkey seasons.

    Summer is a good time to start preparations for an initial planting in the fall.

  • FOOTBALL: Middle School Football...

    Anderson County Middle School football coach Brian Holloman has announced a parental organization meeting to be held at the school's cafeteria on Tuesday, July 10 at 7 p.m. All parents of prospective players should attend.

    The Mustangs will open practice on Monday, July 16 at 6 p.m. at the practice field located behind the school. Players should bring current sports physicals and wear appropriate practice clothing. For more information, call 502-598-6206 or 502-600-3647.

  • Great Buffalo Chase to be run on...

    The Great Buffalo Chase, Buffalo Trace Distillery's 11th annual 5K race will be held at the distillery grounds in Frankfort on Wednesday, July 4. The race begins at 8 a.m. and proceeds from the race will be used to help fund the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 4075, annual fireworks show to be held that evening, according to a news release.

  • ESPN Golf Challenge comes to...

    Nine teams of golfers from around Kentucky took part in the ESPN Golf Challenge, held at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course on Saturday.

    While more twosomes had been expected to put their games on the line in the elimination tournament, Rick Hawkins, one of the course owners, was philosophical. “There is just a lot going on right now,” he said. “We are going to try again next year.”

    Hawkins teamed with Greg Pike to form the only local team in the event. Pike shot an 82 and Hawkins fired a 92, both near their normal scores.

  • GOLF: Goodlett's short game...

    By John Groth

    Landmark News Service

    ELIZABETHTOWN – It’s taken Laurie Goodlett some 20 years to learn one very valuable golf secret.

    It doesn’t matter how far you drive the ball, it’s your short game that makes the difference.

    Armed with her old-school bull’s-eye putter, the 42-year-old Lawrenceburg resident stayed consistent on the fast, hard greens and sunk the 51st Lady Bug Invitational competition Saturday afternoon.