Today's Sports

  • When it comes to wildlife,...

    Most people I know really like, if not love, baby animals.

    The reaction to them is much the same as the actions towards our own babies of the human race. We all love to watch the little tricycle motors grow up and watch in amazement as they go from crying, eating and cooing poop machines to the adults of the future. They need nurturing and a lot of care to reach a point of independence. Baby animals, however, are typically not as helpless as human babes or nearly as helpless as humans think. That brings me to the main point of my column this month.  

  • Goose, dove, squirrel seasons...

    The first fall hunting season in Kentucky opens in less than a month. Here are some highlights of what’s to come:

    The 2011-2012 Kentucky Hunting & Trapping Guide is being printed and will be mailed to license vendors statewide next week.

    The 66-page guide is free, and details the season dates, bag limits and regulations for deer, elk, bear, turkey, small game and furbearers.

  • Sports briefs for July 27

    Fall baseball registrations under way
    Registrations for fall baseball, sponsored by the Anderson County Little League, are under way and will continue through Saturday, Aug. 6.
    Players can sign up at www.aclittleleague.com or access the registration form on the league’s Facebook page.
    Registrations will also be held at Legion Park on Saturday, July 30 and Saturday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. until noon.
    Registration fees are $55 per person. Contact Dale Freeman at 502-352-0892 for more information.

  • Boys' high school golf team...

    The Anderson County High School boys’ golf team will be holding an informational meeting on Monday, July 18 at 4 p.m. head coach T.J. Spivey has announced. The meeting will be held at Wild Turkey Trace golf course and is for any boy interested in playing golf this fall.

  • Local teen one of Kentucky'...

    It would be safe to say that Emily Smith really has flipped over gymnastics.

    “I saw my cousin (Chelsea Hower of Louisville) flipping and I wanted to do that,” says the Anderson County teenager who has become one of Kentucky's best in the sport. “I started cheerleading but wanted to do more.”

    Do more?

    “A lot of people will ask, 'Can you do the splits?'” Smith says with a big smile. “That is a very basic move.”

  • COLUMN: Putting the brakes on...

    The NCAA makes sense about as often as the Cincinnati Reds close out someone these days, so it was really good to see the recent Associated Press story that said the college athletics governing body was trying to distance itself from the glut of summertime AAU tournaments.

    It is about time.

    The story, which appeared in the Lexington Herald-Leader, and many other publications, on July 1, said that the NCAA is trying to cut down on the summer recruiting period to cut down on the potential of “unsavory influences of AAU coaches.”

  • Kyle Busch dominant in inaugural...

    By Dave Taylor

    Landmark News Service

    Kyle Busch dominated the competition en route to capturing the inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Kentucky Speedway Saturday.

    Busch led 125 of 267 laps, including the last 11, to claim the Quaker State 400 in front of an overflow crowd.

  • Sports briefs for July 13

    Lawrenceburg Legends open play in E-town

    The Lawrenceburg Legends' 13-and-under baseball team competed in the recent Players' Dugout Tournament, held in Elizabethtown. The Legends dropped an 11-7 decision to the Kentucky Rockers in the first game of the tournament. In that game, Josh Quire delivered two singles and drew a walk while driving in three runs. In the second game of the tournament, the Legends fell behind early and could not catch up to the M.W. Mudcats. No final score was provided.

  • Richmond National ends local...

    This was one time things really were much closer than the scoreboard indicated.

    The linescore will say that Richmond National ended Anderson County’s dream of a Little League district championship with an 8-3 win at Legion Park last Friday evening. The team from Madison County got a stellar pitching performance from right-hander Bryar Rose and the team belted three home runs, one by Rose in the first inning to erase Anderson’s early 2-0 lead.

  • Little Leaguers advance to...

    The Anderson County Little League All-Stars romped past Harrison County, 12-2 in five innings Thursday night. With the victory, Anderson moves into the championship round of the double-elimination tournament, being held at Legion Park.

    Anderson's Daniel Whalen started a triple play when he caught a ball on the fly, then touched second for the second out and fired to third for the triple-killing. Logan Stephens went the distance to pick up the win.