Today's Sports

  • Track stars

    Spencer County track had a good day at the races on Saturday at the EG Plummer Invitational in Danville.

  • The best way to catch bass in...

    I recently fished Cedar Creek Lake with an old and trusted buddy with whom I’ve fished a thousand times. A slow fishing day by Cedar Creek’s standards, I brought only one largemouth bass to hand by 2:30 p.m.

  • COLUMN: A toast, please, for...

    Raise a glass, please. A congratulatory toast to…
    You and your winning ticket for Kentucky Derby 137. All half dozen of you.
    At 20-to-1: Animal House. Uh, Animal Cookies. Er, Animal World?
    Who? Animal Kingdom paid $43.80.
    Reflective of a more sophisticated time in our Sport of Kings, Derby 137 was Animal Kingdom’s first race on dirt. Pause on that a moment, a horse running on dirt. What a novel idea.

  • Stallions sign-ups planned

    Stallions football and cheerleading sign-ups for the 2011 season will take place over the next couple months.

    Sign-up dates are:
    May 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the football field
    May 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the football field
    June 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ray Jewell Park

  • Baseball, softball teams win two...

    Rain has continued to hamper the schedule of Spencer County’s baseball and softball teams but a brief break in the drops did allow for a few games this past week.

  • COLUMN: Navy SEALs – my new...

    Growing up I always hated the Dallas Cowboys, but I’m not sure why. I liked quarterback Roger Staubach, loved the uniforms and Coach Tom Landry seemed like a really decent guy. I think it all stemmed from the arrogance that the organization had by labeling itself “America’s Team.”
    Just what gave them the right to be called “America’s Team?” I mean there were over two dozen cities with professional football teams, including the one I rooted for, Cincinnati. Why did they get to be America’s team?

  • COLUMN: Beautiful Kentucky gets...

    It’s Derby Week.
    One event capable of drawing a coast-to-coast crowd larger than say, Fancy Farm or a basketball or football game involving universities of Kentucky and Louisville, is the Kentucky Derby.
    We arrive at our state’s pinnacle party time for the 137th springtime. A kaleidoscopic pageant just when the Commonwealth is green as a mint julep, a parade of celebrities view for face time, all surrounded by glitterati and armies of tulips standing at attention while women try to out-hat each other.

  • Mortality’s impact on wildlife...

    The drama of predator versus prey plays out every day in Kentucky’s woods, fields and waterways.
    Many species of wildlife prey on other animals to survive.
    Predation along with animals taken by hunting, called harvest mortality by biologists, are two of several mortality factors. Wildlife biologists also recognize animals may die from a number of natural causes, including old age, diseases, parasites and injuries.

  • Rain, rain, go away

    The Lady Bears continue to impress with an 11-7 record on the season, including a couple of easy wins last week.

  • COLUMN: Entitlement leads to...

    So how does a young man with a hefty bank account and a promising future spend his days before reporting to the ballpark? According to police reports, he steals T-shirts from a downtown Macy’s department store.
    Mike Leake was charged with shoplifting six T-shirts with a value of less than $60 last week and then a few days later, was on the mound for the Reds and earned a win in a 7-4 Cincinnati victory over Arizona. He should have been benched for a month.