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Today's Sports

  • More than 50 years later,...

    Wendell Bruce had no idea what was in the package he received in the mail recently.

    But now he proudly wears his state championship ring.

    “It’s the only ring I wear other than my wedding band,” he said last week.

    He’d never played in the state tournament. He’d never been a high school coach, either. But he has his ring to commemorate Breckinridge County’s 1965 state championship.

  • Mudcats roll to classic title

    By John Herndon

    Sports Editor

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats improved their summer baseball record to 14-2-1 by winning the championship of the Central Kentucky Classic for the Rings Sunday in Lebanon. The Mudcats went 5-0 in the tournament with Grayson Shouse being named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Shouse hit .583 for the weekend.

    Other Mudcat players named to the All-Tournament Team were Gabe Elliott, Gabe Lewitt, Austin Vincent and Tyler Walton.

  • Website offers help in finding...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Two employees of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources recently used the department’s website at www.fw.ky.gov to glean information on catching saugeye.

    They used the 5-foot contour maps on the “Find a Place to Fish” to study the bottom of Guist Creek Lake in Shelby County and determine a place to fish. They later fished those areas and caught their first saugeye.

  • ALDRIDGE STEPS DOWN AS LADY...

    Down deep in his heart, Brent Aldridge knew.

    He wanted to make sure that the time was right to step down from his position as head coach of the Anderson County High School softball program, but in the innermost part of his heart, Aldridge knew even before the Lady Bearcats played a game this year.

  • Everything happens for a reason

    WILMORE -- Everything seems to happen for a reason.

    Always.

    It can be something small and insignificant. Or it can be a life-altering tragedy. But everything happens for a reason and you will never be able to convince Will Shouse otherwise.

    He’s lived it. He continues to live with that knowledge and an unshakeable belief that God is in control.

    “It’s my testimony,” Shouse said last week.

  • Making a lasting difference

    It does not seem possible, but high school sports – fall variety – are almost on us again.

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s mandated “dead period” ended at midnight Sunday night and by Monday morning, several local teams were already at work for the upcoming seasons.

    The truth is that most of those teams had been having some informal workouts before the dead period but for most kids, getting back into the training groove after a two-week layoff is not anything earth-shattering.

  • Fish and Wildlife Commission...

    The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed several new fishing regulations during a special called meeting last week, according to a news release.

    The commission recommends all hunting, fishing and boating regulations for approval by the General Assembly and approves all expenditures by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. All recommendations must be approved by legislators before they become law.

    If approved by legislators, fisheries regulations proposed at the meeting would take effect March 1, 2018, the release said.

  • Fast-growing saugeye offer...

    By Kevin Kelly, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    With every passing season, anglers are building their knowledge base about how to catch saugeye stocked in a handful of central and northern Kentucky lakes.

  • Sportsman’s Club to host archery...

    The Anderson County Sportsman’s Club will host the 22nd Annual Tim Farmer Classic archery shoot on Sunday, 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.

  • Tennis Anyone?

    Anderson County High School girls’ tennis players Kieran Birdwhistell and Kenzi Herndon were among several members of the Lady Bearcat team who took advantage of great weather Monday morning to get a work out in on the first day back after the dead period. Birdwhistell, a sophomore, and Herndon, a junior, were the top two singles players for the Lady Cats last spring.