http://www.spencermagnet.com/sports/rss.xml/sports/rss.xml en Celebrating the season http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/celebrating-season <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_5044.jpg" alt="Several members of this T-ball team rushed to make a play on a ground ball during a game Saturday morning." title="Several members of this T-ball team rushed to make a play on a ground ball during a game Saturday morning." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Spencer County Youth Baseball Association held their annual Baseball Bash Saturday at Ray Jewell Park.</p> Cycling time trials returning to Taylorsville http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/cycling-time-trials-returning-taylorsville <p> The USA Cycling Amateur Road National Championships are coming to Taylorsville.<br /> <br /> Louisville will be hosting the national road cycling competition for several of the men&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s division, with time trials being held here.<br /> <br /> The Louisville Sports Commission has asked the City of Taylorsville to assist in the competition which will also be held in 2017.<br /> <br /> The competition includes a time trial, road race and criterium that will be held over four days at three different locations beginning June 30.<br /> <br /> Special Olympians earn Gold http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/special-olympians-earn-gold <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dscn0850.jpg" alt="Athletes Miranda Kasey, Neil Lambert, Brittany Ware, Samantha Reeser, Brittany Hill, Clayton Collins, Noah Miller, Alexis Clem, Jacob LeCompte, Luke Purdy, Justin Goodlett, Chad Morrow, Mason Coke, Nautica and Madison Denham – not pictured Landon Bentley and Brayden Anderson. Coaches – Rick Reeser, Sonia Hood, Veronica Crouch, Kathy Fickel, Lynn Ware, Ingrid Hudson, Tonya Bentley and coach in training Maddie Hood – not pictured Amanda Bruce. " title="Athletes Miranda Kasey, Neil Lambert, Brittany Ware, Samantha Reeser, Brittany Hill, Clayton Collins, Noah Miller, Alexis Clem, Jacob LeCompte, Luke Purdy, Justin Goodlett, Chad Morrow, Mason Coke, Nautica and Madison Denham – not pictured Landon Bentley and Brayden Anderson. Coaches – Rick Reeser, Sonia Hood, Veronica Crouch, Kathy Fickel, Lynn Ware, Ingrid Hudson, Tonya Bentley and coach in training Maddie Hood – not pictured Amanda Bruce. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> UK freshman adjusting to college football http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/uk-freshman-adjusting-college-football <p> Linebacker Kash Daniel knew playing football at Kentucky and in the Southeastern Conference would be a big adjustment. What the former Paintsville High School star did not know was just how big it would be.</p> <p> &ldquo;It has been challenging mentally every day to prepare yourself to go work and do everything you have to do 100 miles per hour no matter what kind of drill it is. It can be a walk through, a lift session. You better bust your tail or you will be an outcast and people will see that very clearly. Just the pace of the game is so different,&rdquo; said Daniel.</p> Three good stream floats for smallmouth bass http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/three-good-stream-floats-smallmouth-bass <p> Fishing for many species slows in the daytime hours during the heat of summer, but smallmouth bass who inhabit Kentucky streams bite willingly even on the hottest days.<br /> <br /> Kentuckians who enjoy canoeing or kayaking are lucky to live in a state with bountiful amounts of cool, flowing water that hold smallmouth bass. It is hard to beat a summer day spent paddling a tree canopied Kentucky stream, navigating stream drops and catching smallmouth after smallmouth.<br /> <br /> Lady Grizzlies runners-up http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/lady-grizzlies-runners <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_4829.jpg" alt="The Spencer County Lady Grizzlies softball team finished as conference runners-up following an 11-1 loss last week to a strong Marion County team. ABOVE: Infielders rally at the mound following an out in the second inning that kept the game close early on." title="The Spencer County Lady Grizzlies softball team finished as conference runners-up following an 11-1 loss last week to a strong Marion County team. ABOVE: Infielders rally at the mound following an out in the second inning that kept the game close early on." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /> Government control is out of control http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/government-control-out-control <p> JIM WATERS</p> <p> Are Washington&rsquo;s policies these days regarding everything from bathrooms to broadband intentionally designed to systematically trash the constitutionally protected power of states, local governments and even the people themselves? &nbsp;<br /> Maybe. Maybe not.</p> <p> <br /> Intentions aside, those are the results.</p> Working together helps reduce overdose deaths http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/working-together-helps-reduce-overdose-deaths <p> DR. PAUL KENSICKI<br /> WellCare of Kentucky</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> More than 1,000 Kentuckians die each year from drug overdoses, more than 200 of them from heroin. Heroin use has surged over the past few years, contributing to drug overdoses becoming a more common cause of death than car accidents in Kentucky. This is a serious public health crisis &ndash; one that must be fought on many fronts at once.</p>