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Today's Sports

  • Safe boating is no accident

     

    As many families prepare to enjoy time on Kentucky’s numerous lakes and rivers for summertime getaways, Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) urges boaters, swimmers, fishers and skiers to be alert and exercise caution while enjoying their day on the water.

  • Baseball Bash 2015...

     

    The youth baseball season ended Saturday much as it began, with volunteers working feverishly to prepare the fields for the annual Baseball Bash following heavy rains Friday night. Their work paid off and youth baseball teams enjoyed a full day of activities at Ray Jewell Memorial Park.

  • Will flag flap mute Rebel yell...

    A pick-up truck swung smartly across two lanes into a service station in Hardin County. Planted firmly in its bed, a huge flag, star-and-bars.

    All the way to Kentucky, tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina, touches our lives one way or another. That state’s governor Nikki Haley’s idea to move the rebel flag from capitol grounds in Columbia into a museum is reasonable and serves to elevate discussion of racial strife that continues to bedevil Americans.

  • Anglers, hunters often overlook...

     

    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.

  • Big money is the story at UK

    Top story for University of Kentucky basketball fans this week involves 10 players getting rich on Thursday night, right? Karl Anthony Townes down to second round surprises, we’re familiar with the names already.

    It is not the top story.

    That would be elephant-in-the-room linkage between the following ...

  • SCMS athletes set new records

     

    The elementary portion of the Spencer County Middle School Track team competed in the Elementary State Track Meet at North Oldham High School earlier this month.

    Wade Hutt placed second in the 100-meter run and second in the long jump. Gabe Bowling placed fourth in the 400-meter run and third in the 200-meter run. Brice Roark placed second in the long jump and third in the 100 meter dash. Chris Rollier placed fifth in the long jump and 12th in the 100-meter dash. James Hall placed 13th in the 100-meter dash.

  • Lake algae issues diminished

    Some lakes in Indiana and Kentucky still carry warnings for toxic blue-green algae, but recent cooler, drier weather may have helped suppress the potentially dangerous cyanobacteria in many waters, officials said Friday.

    All of those lakes are open as the summer recreation season arrives.

  • Kentucky is not a basketball...

    Indiana is a basketball state. Kentucky isn’t. Hard to swallow isn’t it, living this side of the Ohio River?

    The Hoosier high school all-star boys swept another pair from its Kentucky Kousins last weekend. Is 13 in a row and 92nd in 134 games dating to 1939. Last time Kentucky won a game in this series, the U.S. government was freezing Osama bin Laden’s bank accounts.

  • Hoosiers top Kentucky in...

    Editor’s Note: Just 15 minutes after writing this column, I received Bob Watkins’ column via email. To my shock, his topic was the same as mine. At first thought, I considered just deleting mine and filling this space with something else. However, on second thought, I figured that any sports fan in Kentucky who values what once made us special, may need a double dose of reality that basketball in Kentucky is not in good health.

  • Lady Bears Basketball camp...

     

    More than 40 girls attended the Lady Bears Basketball Camp last week at the high school. The camp was a mix of fun and fundamentals as the girls participated in drills to hone their skills, as well as scrimmages and fun games designed to foster teamwork. Lady Bears’ Coach Brandy Scott said she was pleased with the turnout, which was about a dozen more campers than last year. Members of the Lady Bears high school team worked with the campers each day.