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Today's Sports

  • Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Eagle...

    The bow of the CQ Princess barely cleared the no-wake zone at Kenlake State Resort Park Marina when Lake Barkley State Park Naturalist Mary Schmidt spotted them.
    “There are two juvenile eagles to our right,” she announced over a microphone on the second deck of the excursion yacht. The mottled brown plumage of the birds showed their youth as bald eagles don’t develop that familiar white head until roughly age 5.

  • COLUMN: When your picks finish...

    Ever have a weekend when, to borrow a horse racing analogy, all your picks hit the finish line first? Sure you have.
    A perfect weekend...
    • No. 2 ranked Kentucky beat Tennessee in Knoxville and put the Wildcats atop the SEC standings again. The occasion brought to mind a declaration by a reporter a decade ago, “Kentucky’s reign over the SEC is over.”  

  • Parasites found on Lake...

    Fisheries biologists at Lake Cumberland found a parasitic copepod is the cause of unusual sores on the tongue and mouth of striped bass in the lake.

  • Lady Bears earn impressive win

    The Spencer County Lady Bears got an impressive win at home last week, but took two big losses as they saw their record go to 4-12 on the season.

  • Bears lose to North Oldham,...

    The Spencer County Bears dropped two games this past week, a 76-48 loss to North Oldham and a 60-40 defeat to Bullitt Central during an event in Marion County.

  • PHOTO: Tipton signs with Bryan...

    Hunter Tipton, of Elk Creek, has signed his letter of intent to pitch and play first base for the Bryan College Lions of Dayton, Tenn.

    Tipton is a senior at Louisville DeSales. He has received the following awards going into this season: All District, All Region, All Region Tourney, 6th Region All Stars, Sentry Insurance All Catholic First Team, and the Rawlings Top Prospect Team (Perfect Game Ohio Valley Showcase).

  • Lady Bears rally comes up just...

    The Spencer County Lady Bears lost a game but found some respect last week with a heartbreaking 61-60 loss to Shelby County in Shelbyville last Tuesday.

  • COLUMN: WKU’s Harper needs help...

    Western Kentucky University sent its basketball coach packing last week. Ken McDonald’s departure was overdue, coming with all the surprise of a New Hampshire exit poll.
    McDonald’s name goes onto a “Just Didn’t Work” list at WKU beneath Murray Arnold, Matt Kilcullen and Darrin Horn. A list set next to job jumpers — Ralph Willard, Dennis Felton, Gene Keady and Clem Haskins.

  • Bears split two games last week

    The Spencer County Bears split two games with two very different styles last week and saw their record fall to 5-8 on the season.

  • Ky. Afield Outdoors: Arctic...

    The late Charlie Nuckols owned a tackle shop and lure company in east Tennessee, near South Holston Lake. Winter crappie anglers who fished small marabou jigs deep under bobbers complained to him about big smallmouth breaking off their rigs all of the time.