Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: Sports — Heroes and...

    Lance Armstrong has never fully shaken off rumors that his record-setting performances on a bicycle were not tainted by the use of performance enhancing drugs. He’s denied them over and over again, successfully argued his case in the media and before sanctioning boards. He’s never been found guilty.

  • COLUMN: Will Joker’s Gameday...

    Temperature gauge at your local bank reported mid-90s this week. Must be time for football.
    Beginning Sunday at Lincoln Park in Franklin, Kentucky coach Joker Phillips opens a four-stop road show. Fun, games and souvenirs for Big Blue Nation kids and families. And, unlike John Calipari $ummer $tops, Joker’s Gameday Ready Tour price is right — it’s free.
    Why a fee for the former and not the latter? UK basketball is about supply and demand economics, it sells. Football begs.

  • COLUMN: Will Louisville and IU...

    Let us pause and examine Major League Baseball’s draft last week and find it to be a pragmatic, sober mutually realistic with minimal hype. NBA drafters should be less greedy and so fortunate. Ditto, NCAA rules-makers counting cash as  Scrooge McDuck did, by the dump truck load. No time for innovation, let alone political courage to force change.
    A few ball coaches will have time.

  • Venom strikes, finishes 2nd at...

    The Kentucky Youth Soccer Association held its annual state tournament in Richmond. The tournament hosted 78 teams from different age groups from all across the state.


    Mercy Academy of Louisville won the 2012 KHSAA High School State Softball Championship on Saturday in Owensboro. Hayley Twyman, left, and Leigh Ellen Thomas of Spencer County are both pitchers for Mercy. Mercy’s record was 37-8 for the season, and the team went undefeated in the state tournament.

  • Go Grizzlies!

    The Spencer County Middle School Grizzlies recently participated in their first 7-on-7 tournament at Westport Middle School.

  • UK fans forced to love NBA?

    I’ve never been one to follow the NBA. During the regular season, my remote may accidently stop on a few minutes of a game every now and then, but I doubt it adds up to a full game over the course of the year. During the playoffs, there’s a tad bit more interest, maybe. I’ll check the paper for the scores, and may even catch five or 10 minutes of a game on television. Seems the NBA was a bit more interesting back when guys like Magic Johnson, Larry Byrd and Michael Jordan were around.

  • I'll have another: Let us...

    What American loveth a story-line more ardently than one in which this athlete or that one is labeled: “your chances are two ... slim and none.”
    I’ll Have Another is at Belmont Park this week and predictors and poets are holding forth with forecasts and verse calling up, for background, ghostly silhouettes of Affirmed and Citation and the Triple Crown Club.
    Does this I’ll Have Another belong? With an eye on the weather forecast, we will see.

  • Sports Briefs

    Free children’s fishing derby Saturday
    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will host a free fishing derby Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at the tailwaters at Taylorsville Lake.
    The event is open to children ages 15 and under, and will feature free food and prizes.
    Around 500 trout will be released into the tailwaters for the children to catch.
    For more information, call Officer Darvin Chesser at 502-243-5597 or Sgt. Scott Herndon at 502-492-3166.

  • PHOTO: Bears bow out in first...

    Spencer County’s Chase Barnes slides into third base as Anderson County’s Clay Guffey unsuccessfully tries to make the tag. Barnes advanced on a wild pitch. The Bears lost 4-0 to the Bearcats.