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Today's Sports

  • It’s football’s talking season

    Fan and expert buzz four Saturdays out from season chasing Ohio State and Alabama.

    Referencing records past, projections forward and expectations (real and imagined) for 2015, the new Bluegrass pecking order for D-Is is: 1. Louisville, 2. Western Kentucky, 3. Kentucky.

    With this caveat to stir the stew – by 11 o’clock News September 5, fans and experts in the Bluegrass State won’t be shocked if the aggregate record is 3-0 or 0-3.

  • Expert thinks cougar killed last...

    A wildlife expert suspects that the mountain lion shot by a fish and game officer in Central Kentucky last year was a wild animal — not someone’s escaped pet, as Kentucky officials initially suggested.

    Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources officials must certainly know the truth by now, because it does not take eight months to complete genetic testing, said ecologist Michelle LaRue, executive director of the Cougar Network.

  • Browning wins Gold at World...

     

    Taylorsville Special Olympics bowler Amanda Browning became the first Kentucky athlete competing in the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games to grab a medal when she and her Special Olympics USA team claimed Gold in their division of the team bowling event at Luck Strike Lanes in Los Angeles.

  • Fishing high waters

     

    Anglers become conditioned to expect high water on lakes in spring and stable conditions in summer before the fall drawdowns to winter pool.

    After an unusually wet spring, this summer has been anything but predictable in Kentucky. High and falling water have added a degree of difficulty at a time when fishing can be challenging under normal conditions.

  • Caution urged while boaters deal...

     

    The middle of July usually means less grass mowing because of the parched, brown conditions of most lawns. Streams normally run low and clear in mid-summer and concern about drought clouds people’s minds.

  • Fans and family

    I will admit, covering fair pageants is not my favorite thing to do. But there was a moment at the fair last week that reminded me of some good sports memories from a few years back.

  • Catch phrase for Kentucky and...

    New (old) catch-phrase to get us ready for college football season?

    To whet one’s appetite, how about, Trap Game?

    Intriguing idea, isn’t it? Internet site Bleacher Report studied schedules of all SEC teams “to isolate the biggest potential game they could overlook and lose,” Barrett Sallee wrote. “Kentucky could sneak up on Auburn, Georgia and South Carolina.”

    Uh ... well.

  • Browning going for the gold

    After nearly a year of preparation, Taylorsville Special Olympics bowler Amanda Browning will finally travel to the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games next week.

    Browning will leave for Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 21, with her three Kentucky Special Olympics USA teammates and three Kentucky coaches who will serve at the Games. Their flight will leave from Louisville International Airport at 6 am.

    The Games will open on Saturday, July 25, with an opening ceremony that for the first time will be shown live on ESPN. The Ceremony will begin at 7 pm CDT.

  • Sports Briefs - week of July 22

    Allen Dennis Memorial Golf Scramble

    The 8th Annual Allen Dennis Memorial Golf Scramble will be held Aug. 8 at Tanglewood Golf Course in Taylorsville. There will be a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Please call John Shouse at 517-2576, Keith Stinnett at 664-0469, or Don Dennis at 410-8910 for more information or to sign up. Fees are $50 per player or $200 per team. All proceeds benefit a scholarship fund in honor of Allen Dennis given in Anderson, Spencer or Shelby counties.

    SCHS Football Camp for K-8th Grade

  • Don't fish too deep on lakes

    By Lee McClellan
    Fishing instruction for decades preached anglers should fish deep, cool water during the hottest days of the summer.
    This makes sense, as fish are cold-blooded animals and their body temperature is the same temperature as the temperature of the water that surrounds them.
    However, fishing deep water in summer on a lake such as Taylorsville Lake may mean your offerings are in a “dead zone.” Warming air temperatures change the nature of the water in a lake. Anglers need to consider these changes while summer fishing.