Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: Bob Knight tops UK fans...

    Any villains list created by University of Kentucky basketball fans would include Billy Clyde Gillispie, Eddie Sutton, whoever coaches at  Tennessee and Louisville at the time, and a handful of others.
    The top name on that list, though, is Bob Knight, of course.
    The former Indiana coach has criticized, antagonized, polarized and always energized Big Blue Nation. Fun, isn’t it?
    Scorn for college basketball’s winningest coach has its own season and it came around again a fortnight ago.

  • Deluge is both positive and...

    April 2011 is one of the wettest on record. Just a couple more inches of rain would propel this month into the most rained-soaked April of all time.

  • Girls tennis team faces Anderson

    The Spencer County girls tennis team was in action Monday afternoon for matches against Anderson County.

  • Lady Bears record now 9-7

    The Spencer County High School softball team improved its record to 9-7 after splitting two games at Franklin County this weekend and dropping a game to Oldham County on Monday.

  • He's out!

    Spencer County third baseman Tyler Brewer applies a tag on a diving Eminence base runner for an out in the Bears win over Eminence Monday afternoon. Spencer County is now 5-9 on the season. Spencer County has had several games rained out recently, but was slated to be back on the diamond Tuesday against Anderson County, and home games are scheduled against Washington County on Thursday and Gallatin County on Saturday.

  • 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.