Today's Sports

  • Bears relying on effort this...


    If you aren’t blessed with an over abundance of talent, you’d better make up for that with effort. That’s the recipe Coach Jason Burns hopes to use for success this season as the Spencer County Bears prepare to take the court next week.

    “This is the least talented bunch that we’ve had in my three years here, but we do have really good kids that work their butt off,” he said.

  • Lady Bears: A year older and a...


    A casual glance at the roster, and one might think the Spencer County Lady Bears are in for a long year. With just one senior and a host of underclassmen, they’ll once again be one of the youngest teams in the state.

    However, they do return a considerable amount of experience, including a seasoned backcourt of sophomore Lauren Lambdin and freshmen Alyssa Howie, both of whom have two years of varsity experience.

  • A season to remember


    Heads were hung as the Spencer County Bears walked off the field at John Hardin High School nearly two weeks ago, falling 23-15 to the Bulldogs in the second round of the playoffs. However, Coach Mike Marksbury said the memories of this season will not be of that game, but rather the thrills that encompassed a 10-2 season that saw records set and a community energized.

  • Holbrook, Marksbury honored

    The team’s amazing season produced some individual awards this week.

    Spencer County senior running back Logan Holbrook was named the 4A District Player of the Year.

    Holbrook gained over 1600 yards rushing and had 24 touchdowns during the year. He occasionally lined up at quarterback and threw a couple of touchdown passes, caught passes out of the backfield, was the team’s punter, kickoff returner, and was a key defensive player as well.

  • Duck count at an all-time high


    The work done by conservation groups as well as state and federal fish and wildlife agencies over the past 60 years to increase waterfowl populations is nothing short of remarkable.

    “This year, we’ve had the highest counts of ducks as a whole by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Canadian Wildlife Service,” said John Brunjes, migratory bird coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “It is the highest counts ever with 49,522,000 ducks as well as 11,643,000 mallards, also a new record.”

  • Dream season ends, 23-15


    A spectacular high school football season came to a disappointing end Friday night for the Spencer County Bears, as they fell to John Hardin High School in Elizabethtown, 23-15.

    After a sluggish offensive start, the Bears came out in the second half with senior Logan Holbrook leading the charge. The Bears were able to finally get a one-point lead, and looked as though they might expand that lead early in the fourth.

  • Hoops on the horizon...


    The Spencer County High School boys basketball team had an intersquad scrimmage Saturday afternoon, which allowed fans a sneak peak at this year’s team.

    The Lady Bears also had an intersquad scrimmage. The team is young, with only one senior, but they return a lot of experienced players.

  • Sometimes, it’s more than ‘just...


    It’s just a game,

    We use that little phrase to console ourselves, or others, when we come out on the losing end. Often, it’s quite appropriate. In the grand scheme of things, the score will soon be forgotten, a new game or a new season will take our minds off the disappointment, and life will go on.

  • Kentucky hunters also targeting...


    Rural mail carriers who volunteer to help the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources reported seeing fewer rabbits along their routes this year, but hunters can still expect to encounter plenty of rabbits this season.

    “If you look back at the data, we’ve had really high numbers of rabbits, some of the highest in several years,” said Ben Robinson, small game biologist with Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. “There should be good numbers of rabbits on the ground, which should translate into good rabbit hunting.”

  • Bears advance with 42-6 win


    The first round of Kentucky high school football playoff action typically results in some lopsided scores, and Friday night was no exception as high-seeded teams easily dispatched lower-seeded opponents across the Bluegrass. In Taylorsville, that was evident with Spencer County’s 42-6 victory over Louisville Western.