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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • The buck stops here in sports,...

    I wonder what Harry Truman would have thought about that press conference the University of Louisville held last week.

    You know, the one after the NCAA announced its verdict on the stripper scandal.

    For those who think anything that went on before ESPN is ancient history, Truman was the 33rd President of the United States. He approved the use of the atomic bomb to end World War II and fired Gen. Douglas McArthur in Korea.

    And whether he was praised or pounded in the press, the buck stopped with him.

  • Peach receives honor named for...

    Mark Peach is far too young to remember Blanton Collier, but he knows what kind of record the legendary coach forged at the University of Kentucky and with the Cleveland Browns.

    It was a record of excellence, highlighted five divisional title and the 1964 NFL Championship with the Browns. At Kentucky from 1954-1961, Collier posted a 41-36-3 record and was the last Wildcat coach to have a career winning slate.

    And Collier did it with class and an emphasis on sportsmanship.

  • Creating her path on the mat

    It was only her first wrestling match but there was just something different about Courtney Pittman.

    And it had little to do with the fact the she was taking the mat against boys.

    Yes, she.

    And even though she lost, she was good.

    Courtney was in the sixth grade at Anderson County Middle School when a teacher, Shannon Knight, suggested she do something almost unheard of in these parts and give the Mustang wrestling team a try.

  • Curry named to Kentucky All-Stars

    Anderson County High School softball player Bailey Curry has been named to the Kentucky All-Star team for the annual 3-game summertime series against the Tennessee All-Stars. This year’s matchup will be held Friday and Saturday, June 23-24, at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.

    Curry was named to the Kentucky team after the East-West All-Star series last weekend at the University of the Cumberlands. The Kentucky-Tennessee series matches the best seniors from each state.

  • Bearcats getting ready for the...