Today's Sports

  • PHOTO: Tournament champs

    The Spencer County 10 and under fast pitch softball team won the Munfordville Invitational Tournament this past weekend.

    Pictured, from back left, are coaches Chris Allen, Bill Vannatta, Darren Cole, and head coach John Howie. Second row, from left, are Destiny Waldridge, Macy Bruner, Sarah Durbin, Audrey Michels, Deborah Lewis and Alyssa Howie. Front row, from left, are Emilee Hardin, Allison Dunbar, Emily Cole, Katie Wilburn, Elizabeth Vannatta and Emma Allen. The team is scheduled to play in a state tournament in Fern Creek on July 7-10.

  • Bottoms at top of this week’s...

    Surprising. That’s how Taylorsville resident Derek Bottoms characterizes his first feature event win at Bluegrass Speedway.

  • Fishing derby draws almost 100...

    Ninety-six children participated in the annual kid’s fishing derby at the Taylorsville Lake Tailwaters on June 11.

    Pictured are Officer Jason Ice; Victoria Worley, 9, winner of the smallest fish award (a 3 1/16-inch sunfish); Max Dipple, 12, winner of the largest fish award (a 20 3/4-inch catfish); Dalton Helton, 11, who caught the most fish (46); and Officer Darvin Chesser.

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife stocked 500 rainbow trout for the kids to catch.

  • PHOTO: Now, that’s a fish!

    Jacob Armstrong, 9, of Taylorsville, caught this 45-pound catfish on June 24 while fishing with his father. The fish was 41.5 inches long. Jacob is a son of Eddie and Linda Armstrong.

  • 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.