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Today's Sports

  • SCMS track team competes at...

    The Spencer County Middle School Track team had a successful season in 2015, with 10 members qualifying for middle school state competition.

     

    McKenzie Bell placed third in the state in the 400- meter dash with a time of 59.64, and third in the 800 meter with a time of 2:26:86.

    Lindsey Bush placed 10th in the 1600 meter run with a time of 5:55:84.

  • What’s in your attic?

    Remember a cloudy June day at Grandma’s house? Soft rain that caused puddles, not streams. Time on the front porch with enough quiet so we could hear a woodpecker at work? A moment to lift a person to reminisce, let imagination sparkle, and a thought climb to summit of a cluttered priority list.

    All serving to make room for: “what can I do right now?” kind of moments.

    Rainy days can blend nostalgia and imagination with energy to take to the stairway up top to the seldom opened small door, the attic. Treasure hunt time.

  • Don’t interfere with young...

     

    Encounters with young wildlife increase in spring as people spend more time outdoors.

    An unattended deer fawn curled up in tall grass. A litter of rabbits discovered alone in the backyard. A baby bird furiously flapping its wings but struggling to get off the ground.

  • Winning Gymnists...

     

    Local gymnists competed at the 2015 AAU District Championship on April 18. The team took first place in the all-around for the second year in a row out of a field of seven other teams. Pictured back row, left to right is: Coach Ashley Stratton, Sydney Warren, Alyson Howie, Lilly Brown, Coach Kelsie Hill and Coach Stacy Curtsinger. Front row, from left to right is: Ryann Truax, Kate Brove and Eva Ebertshauser.

  • Kentucky Surge wins league...

     

    Kentucky Surge, a traveling volleyball team from Spencer County, recently won the championship of an 8th grade league. Team members are, back row, left to right: Coach John Howie, Madison McClain, Kelsey Cotton, Kyona Hamilton, Haylee Cox, Emily Sibert and Coach Jason Cox. Front row, left to right are: Kayleigh Hamilton, Alyssa Howie, Kelsey Lear, Maddie Wood. Absent from the photo is Coach Kelly Wood.

  • Kids Fishing Derby next Saturday

    The Kids Fishing Derby will be held next Saturday, June 13, at the Taylorsville Lake Tailwaters from 8 a.m. until noon.

    There will be 500 Rainbow trout released for the event designed for children ages 15 and under.

    There will be free food and prizes during the event.

    For more information, contact Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Officer Scott Herndon at 492-3166.

  • Nicole Bush receives the Jim Ray...

     

    Nicole Bush, left, a senior for the Lady Bears softball team, was presented with the Jim Ray Memorial Scholarship during the 8th Region softball tournament last week. The honor is presented by the 8th Region Umpires Association.

  • Cal’s words put him in spotlight

    American Pharoah’s hold on media headlines had gone on long enough. Having put asunder Kentucky Derby and Preakness contenders and now within mile-and-a-half of being first triple crown winner since 1978 (Affirmed), Pharoah was forced out as media darling last week when University of Kentucky issued a news release.

    Perfect, I thought, for a little pop quiz. Did the release say ...

    A. Record number of graduates will do advanced studies at Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

    B. Anonymous donor writes into his will $100 million for cancer research.

  • Free fishing in state this...

     

    Free fishing weekend is one of the best avenues to introduce kids to the wonders of fishing and launch a lifelong passion. This year, Free Fishing Weekend is Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7 in Kentucky.

    “Free fishing weekend is a great tool for teaching kids how to fish,” said John Gutzeit, aquatic education coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “This is also a great time for those lapsed anglers who’ve gotten away from fishing to get fishing again and come back into the fold.”

  • Sports Briefs - week of June 3

    Lady Bears Basketball Camp

    The Spencer County Lady Bears basketball team will host a Youth Basketball Camp on June 8-11 for girls from Kindergarten through 8th grade.

    The camp will be held at the high school from 8:30 a.m. until noon.

    Cost for the camp is $50 (which includes a T-shirt) and if you register by June 1, you can save $10. There are also family discounts available for siblings.

    If you are interested in sending a girl to camp, contact Coach Brandy Scott at 502-558-9646 or email her at brandy.scott@spencer.kyschools.us.