Today's Sports

  • Lady Bear Volleyball tryouts...

    The Spencer County High School Lady Bears Volleyball Team will be hosting tryouts July 15-16 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.
    Anyone interested in trying out for the team should attend conditioning on the following dates:
    July 11 — 4-6:30 p.m.
    July 12 — 4-7 p.m.
    July 13 — 4-6:30 p.m.
    July 14 — 4-7 p.m.
    July 15 — Tryouts 4-7 p.m.
    July 16 — Tryouts 4-7 p.m.
    For more information, contact Tim or Wendy Elder at:
    502-354-0141— after 7 p.m.
    502-428-1186 — after 4 p.m.

  • COLUMN: NBA draft storylines

    The impact of the NBA Draft in Kentucky? Mixed and fun.
    Top end, the Free Enes T-shirt frenzy got a bounce and may have a new market when Kentucky’s big man, who never played a minute, was chosen third by Utah.
    Enes Kanter gushed gratitude. Not to God and country, family and friends, or his old team in Turkey, not even John Calipari.
    Instead, the man thanked “fantastic Kentucky fans” for their devotion and loyalty despite his 0.0 points-rebounds stat line. In a classy gesture, Kanter dedicated his rookie season to them.

  • Floating Kentucky streams in...

    Floating a stream and catching smallmouth bass after smallmouth bass, a few spotted bass, rock bass, green sunfish and even an occasional white crappie is one of the best ways to spend a summer afternoon. On a blistering hot day, you can beach your boat, wander out into a flowing, shallow shoal and sit down, letting the cool water of the stream flow over you and wash away the sweat and heat.

  • Youth basketball camp starts...

    The seventh-annual Spencer County High School youth basketball camp is scheduled from June 27-July 1 at the high school.
    The camp will be from 8:30 a.m. until noon each day and is open to boys and girls of all ages.
    The cost is $60 per child.
    Campers will receive a t-shirt, basketball and daily snacks.
    The camp will focus on individual fundamental basketball skills, as well as give children the opportunity to play 3-on-3 and 5-on-5.
    Campers wishing to pre-register can do so by coming to the high school lobby Friday from 7-9 a.m. or 7-9 p.m.

  • SCHS football meeting planned

    Any high school freshman through senior who is interested in playing football for Spencer County High School this fall is invited to attend an informational meeting on Sunday, July 10, at 6 p.m.
    The meeting will be at the high school gym and players should bring a parent or guardian.
    For more information, contact coach Mike Marksbury at 502-507-0035.

  • COLUMN: Rhodes unlikely arrival...

    Cordia High School and new basketball coach Rodrick Rhodes, congratulations and may the force be with you.
    From the clanking mean streets of Jersey City to the relatively rural serenity of Lotts Creek Road in Knott County, a romantic Kentucky kind of tale. It has Norman Dale-and-Hickory possibilities.
    Cordia is Hickory, Lions are Huskers. A sequel to Angelo Pizzo’s Hoosiers. I like it.

  • Braves win Bash Day tourney

    The U8 Braves won a tournament on Saturday at Ray Jewell Park during the Bash Day for SCYBA. Their season record was 13-2. Pictured from back left are assistant coach Tom Ealey, head coach Eric Heckert, Matthew Lynch, Eli Goodlett, Daniel Seaforth, Nolan Lewis, Devin Heckert, Jason Nichols, Drew Dunaway, Colin Bradham, Chase Goodlett, and Dakota Cook. Not pictured from the team are, assistant coach Jon Ealey, Nick Ealey and Cody Knuettel.

  • Three Lady Bears make all-...
  • Watch out for fawns, turkeys...

    Everything is “growing like a weed,” as the old saying goes, because of heavy rainfall in April and early May followed by unseasonably high temperatures in early June.

  • COLUMN: Travathan, Hines get eye...

    Refreshing. At the opposite end of the show-me-the-money scale for one-and-doners, find Danny Travathan and Stuart Hines. The UK football stars spent a week in Ethiopia recently visiting villages, helping distribute food, spending time with children and giving away a ball or two.
    Think, giving a poor kid a new football – magical.
    Travathan said in a release, this trip was an eye opener, a reality check. (These) People have so little and are so happy for what they get. They appreciate things we take for granted like water.