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Today's Sports

  • Herndon honored by Society of...

    Anderson News sports editor John Herndon was honored for his work by the Society of Professional Journalists, Louisville Chapter, at the organization's 2015 awards banquet Thursday night in Louisville.

    Herndon was awarded first place in sports writing for his story on Anderson County High School baseball coach L.W. Barnes being inducted into the the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame. The story, which was titled, “From Huck Finn to the Hall of Fame,” was published in January 2014.

  • Duncan shooting for national...

    Anderson County resident Connor Duncan is planning to compete in the AAU regional meet, being held at Knoxville, Tenn., from June 30 to July 3.

    Duncan, a rising senior at Anderson County High School, needs to be one of the top six finishers to qualify for the Junior Olympics, to be held in Norfolk, Va., in August.

    Running unattached due to a scheduling conflict that kept him from competing with USA Track and Field, Duncan has had a busy summer. He competes in the 17-18 year old division.

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  • Ultimate teammate loved by all...

    Kentucky lost a good one last week.

    Make that a great one that our state lost when Eric Chrisman, a Kentucky State Trooper who was less than six months into his career, died in the line of duty.

    Our state lost a great young man who just happened to grow up in Anderson County.

    Even though we were distant cousins through our mothers, I didn't really know Eric Chrisman well. I had seen him play basketball when he was attending Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg and really remember only one thing about his career.

  • An old-school message to modern...

    Tommy Bowden is a football coach. At least that’s how he’s known to the masses.

    And even though he’s been away from the sidelines for more than six years, that success he had at Tulane and Clemson give Bowden an avenue to share his first love.

    Bowden, who also spent a year as Bill Curry’s first offensive coordinator at the University of Kentucky, was in town over the weekend, speaking at Hope Community Church Sunday morning.

    He was using a platform given by his enormous gridiron success to talk about his deep Christian faith.

  • BEARCATS WRAP UP STRONG SUMMER

    The Anderson County High School boys’ basketball team was scheduled to complete summer basketball Tuesday. Since the Bearcats began playing other teams in off-season workouts, they have given glimpses that the accolades putting them among the contenders for the Eighth Region championship in 2016.

  • Currens helps East to victory in...

    Anderson County’s Kaci Currens scored 11 points as the East team beat the West, 71-69, in the Kentucky High School Coaches Association Junior All-Star Game held Saturday night at Bellarmine University in Louisville.

    Currens’ three-point shot gave the East a 49-48 lead late in the third quarter, the team’s first lead since the opening quarter. The East later went on a 10-0 run to take command of the annual all-star game.

  • Hoops Hall of Fame induction...

    Tickets for the celebration to induct the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2015 are now on sale, according to a news release.

    The event is scheduled for Saturday, July 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the State Theatre in Elizabethtown.

  • Eye protection important for...

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Every angler has at one time or another forgotten something in their rush to leave for a fishing trip.

    It’s disheartening when that something is sunglasses. Squinting and shielding your eyes for hours takes some of the fun out of the experience.

  • New web section for anglers...

     

    Fisheries crews with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources routinely see a variety of trophy smallmouth bass, muskellunge, catfish and walleye while doing their sampling studies.

    Now the department is unveiling those stream secrets through a new information section on the department’s website, according to a news release.

    “Stream fishing is a whole lot better than people think it is,” said Fisheries Biologist David Baker, who headed the effort. “You can catch the fish of a lifetime in a stream.”