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Today's Sports

  • Turtleman found fame by being...

    By STEPHEN LEGA, Landmark News Service

    Editor’s note: This article originally ran in The Lebanon Enterprise, a sister paper to The Spencer Magnet. The Turtleman Ernie Brown Jr., a native of Marion County, is scheduled to appear at a fundraiser at the Spencer County Fairgrounds on April 21. Tickets are $10, and all proceeds will benefit the Mikie Monroe family.

    Ernie Brown Jr. has been the Turtleman around Marion County for decades, but that means something a little different today than it did just a few years ago.

  • Wildcat fan's labor of love...

    By PETER W. ZUBATY, Landmark News Service

    Fandom can take on many forms, and many levels of severity. For decades, fans have been finding new and elaborate ways to express devotion to their favorite teams.
    Few could match the path taken by Darleene Wimsett, who this year completed an 18-year labor of love and dedication to her favorite team, the Kentucky Wildcats.

  • Groundhog Day is every day for...

    While we wait for Bobby Petrino’s lips to move again, these things . . .
    For Hoops fans in Kentucky, today is a Bill Murray Groundhog Day . . . and tomorrow and the day after that.
    A national championship for Big Blue Nation; two state schools reached a Final Four, four locals made the Big Dance, and next season looks bright for all.
    The 2011-12 college basketball season in Kentucky was the grandest of grand statewide parties, bigger than the Barnstable Twins Derby bash and bigger than a Richie Farmer ballyhoo for No. 32.

  • PHOTOS: Good game!

    Youth Soccer is in full swing at Waterford Park and Saturday brought some cooler temperatures and a slight mist, but didn’t dampen the fun.

  • Busy season for local ‘diamonds’

    The local diamonds have been busy the past week with high school baseball and softball action.

  • Each generation has its favorite...

    As I write this the UK-Kansas bout for the 2012 National Championship is still hours away from tip-off. The general feeling around the Bluegrass State is, and has been for the past several months, that banner number eight will be hanging in Rupp Arena after the final buzzer sounds tonight. (Editor’s note: The Wildcats defeated Kansas Monday night to bring home their eighth national championship.)

  • PHOTO: A sunny day on the courts

    The Spencer County High School girls’ tennis team was in action last week and enjoyed a sunny day on the courts. Pictured above are the doubles team of Heidi Brooks, front, and Madison Caudill.

  • COLUMN: Kentucky rises to...

    Voila! There it was Saturday evening — the cosmic hue over the Bluegrass State reverted to blue again. Rick Pitino had congratulated John Calipari and would say later how much he liked Kentucky’s team.
    Louisville’s coach spoke for most of us. His orange-clad team was pretty good, too, and should open next season near the top, if not the top, of the polls.
    Kentucky fans were aglow, having witnessed a school record 37 wins already, pushing its all-time wins lead over North Carolina to 24.

  • Kentucky high school basketball...

    Operating in borrowed office space behind a desk relocated from the basement of his own home, Rick Whobrey began work as executive director of the new Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

  • Survey finds ‘Fishing in...

    A recent survey conducted at eight Fishing in Neighborhoods (FINs) lakes across Kentucky found the program both popular and helpful in recruiting new anglers.
    “Feedback has been positive,” said Fisheries Biologist Dane Balsman, who manages the program for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “About 85 percent of the anglers surveyed rated their overall fishing trip satisfaction as good or excellent.”