Today's Sports

  • Exemption permit allows hunters...

    Hunters required to complete a hunter education course to legally be in the field, but who haven’t had time to get their orange card, don’t have to miss Kentucky’s spring turkey season April 16 through May 8.
    Kentucky’s hunter apprentice opportunity – the Temporary Hunter Education Exemption Permit – allows a person otherwise required to carry a course completion card, to use the one-time, one-year exemption instead. Hunter education is mandatory when a hunter turns 12 years old, and includes those born on or after Jan. 1, 1975.

  • Joe Dan Gold’s one shining...

    The man who fame forgot. It’s hardly an original sentiment, but too often appropriate.
    Joe Dan Gold was buried Saturday near his hometown of Benton in Marshall County. An Internet obituary intended to highlight his 68 years was well intentioned, but too shallow by 94 feet at least. Not mentioned – Gold’s one shining moment 48 years ago. One that must have stirred our best angels to song.

  • COLUMN: Cal to the Knicks is...

    Before shifting to Basketball Season III – spring recruit signings this week – and before coach carousel rumors, what-ifs and third-guesses carry us away – a few reflections on Seasons I and II.
    First, John Calipari leaving Kentucky any time soon is circle talk in Coach Carousel prime time.
    Circle Talk is whisper-in-an-ear, run-around gossip based on insufficient facts to support a conclusion. In sports blog parlance – “throw (something) against a wall and sees if it sticks.”

  • Collecting broodstock an...

    The phone calls started in the late afternoon along with posts on fishing related web sites. Some anglers recently witnessed the Fisheries Division of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources collecting smallmouth bass broodstock from Dale Hollow Lake and grew concerned something funny just occurred.

  • Bluegrass Speedway opens season...

    Bluegrass Speedway track promoters David and Anita Ferrell are set to present the 17th Annual Season Opener at the 1/2 mile high-banked Nelson County clay oval Saturday evening with a full racing program for all divisions.  
    The season opener on April 16 will feature the 44 Auto Mart Super Late Models in a 25-lap, $1,000-to-win feature event.  The UMP Modifieds will race for $500-to-win in a 20-lap feature event.

  • Bread on the brain

    Minnie Naive taught three different yeast breads to 10 students on March 22.

  • Lady Grizzlies open season strong

    The Spencer County Middle School softball team opened up its season with a 17-0 rout of visiting Washington County at Waterford Park. Behind the pitching of Christen Housley, left, who tossed a no-hitter, the Lady Grizzlies A-team had little trouble notching its first win of the season. With the B-team, a solid pitching performance by Halle Cotton, right, who tallied 11 strikeouts, paced the way for a 4-1 victory.

  • COLUMN: College basketball’s...

    NASCAR has its silly season every year when teams sometimes seem to change drivers faster than tires are changed in a pitstop and fans are left trying to decide if their loyalties should stay with a driver, a car, an owner or a sponsor.

  • Adding to the win column

    The Spencer County High School softball team had a stellar performance to beat Bullitt Central 5-0 on Thursday.

  • All you need to know about...

    With Kentucky’s general wild turkey season opening April 16, here’s what you need to know before going afield:
    Q: What are the season dates and bag limits?
    A: Kentucky’s spring youth-only turkey season is April 2-3. The 23-day general spring turkey season opens Saturday, April 16 and continues through Sunday, May 8. The spring bag limit for all hunters is two turkeys with visible beards (male or female), but hunters may take no more than one bird a day.
    Q: What license and permits are needed to hunt turkeys?