Today's Sports

  • Allen Dennis Memorial Scramble...

    A golf scramble to benefit The Allen Dennis Scholarship Fund is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 17 at Tanglewood Golf Course in Taylorsville. The scramble gets underway with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.
    The fee for the scramble is $50 per player or $200 per team.
    Allen Dennis was an Anderson County youth who drowned in 2001 at age 9. Scholarship funds have been distributed over the last five years to benefit young people in Anderson, Spencer and Shelby counties.
    To register by mail, send a check to John Shouse, 1273 Denney Drive, Lawrenceburg, Ky., 40342.

  • Twyman represents Ky. in all-...

    Hayley Twyman of Fisherville, a senior pitcher for Mercy Academy, was chosen to represent Kentucky in the Kentucky/Tennessee fast-pitch softball all-star game. She also received first team all-state honors.

  • Young track star has bright...

    When Stacy Bell brings out the box of her daughter, McKenzie’s, medals, it’s as if Christmas came early. The jangle of more than 30 medals fills the room, a testament to everything McKenzie has accomplished as a 10-year-old track star.

  • COLUMN: News and views

    With fewer than 40 days until Kentucky and WKU open the college football season in Nashville, there is news buzz across the land.
    NEWS. Coaches Charlie Strong (Louisville) and Mark Stoops (Kentucky) broke bread together this week at the Kentucky Derby Museum to promote the upcoming Governor’s Cup.
    VIEW. All plus. Does football in Kentucky get any better than ... Strong’s team vying for a national title and Stoops waving a magic wand (recruiting) over his program at UK enough to have 49,000-plus show for a spring game?

  • Blue water trails: Learning...

    The karst topography surrounding the Green River in Hart County produces some of the highest water quality in Kentucky. Many springs empty into the river in this stretch that pump a constant flow of clean, cold water and give the river a color more reminiscent of the shallows of the Caribbean than south-central Kentucky.

  • Sport Shorts - July 17 Edition

    Lady Bears to host girls basketball camp
    The Spencer County Lady Bears are hosting a girls basketball camp for second- through eighth-grade girls only July 22-24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.
    The camp will be held at Spencer County Middle School and is $35 per child.
    For more information, contact Coach David Marion at david.marion@bullitt.kyschools.us.

    Travel team tryouts

  • All-Stars shine this weekend
  • Kenny Perry is Kentucky's...

    When Kenny Perry came huffing and puffing to the 18th green at the 34th Seniors Open Golf Tournament Sunday in Omaha, we had to smile. An age thing.
    Here’s our guy again. Two weeks removed from winning his first Senior Players Championship in Pittsburgh, Perry had wobbled the first two days in Omaha then charged to the front and led by five as he came up the hill to enjoy TV face-time, applause and whistles reserved for a winner on a Sunday evening ahead of 60 Minutes.

  • COLUMN: Offering scholarships at...

    Imagine the stir it would cause if Alabama head football coach Nick Saban waltzed into Taylorsville one day to observe a middle school football practice.
    With the way football recruiting is going these days, that may not be out of the realm of possibility if Taylorsville were to someday produce any abnormally athletic seventh-graders.

  • Fish offshore for post-spawn...

    The wet and unseasonably cool weather pattern lately seems more consistent with Derby week than early July.
    Chris Hickey, black bass research biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, said the cool weather delayed the largemouth bass spawn a couple of weeks, but now everything is on schedule as we head into the heat of summer.
    He said anglers report largemouth bass gathering on the channel ledges on Kentucky and Barkley lakes.