Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.