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Today's Sports

  • Bottoms wins second heat race of...

    Spencer Countian Derek Bottoms won his second heat race of the season at Ponderosa Speedway this weekend to start on the front row of the Sportsman feature event. Bottoms was the top qualifier with a 16.845 second lap, then won the heat. The heat race determines starting position in the feature event, so Bottoms started on the inside of the front row. Bottoms battled eventual winner Bartley Grant, and finished second in the feature event. Bottoms currently sits second in points in that series.

  • Establish small plots of clover...

    By ART LANDER, Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

    Establishing small plots of clover throughout your hunting area can pay big dividends during deer and wild turkey seasons.

    Summer is a good time to start preparations for an initial planting in the fall.

  • Sports briefs - 6.20.12

    SCHS volleyball tryouts July 15-16
    Spencer County High School Lady Bears volleyball tryouts are set for July 15 and 16 from 2 to 5 p.m.
    Interested students must have a current sports physical to tryout and should bring a water bottle.
    For more information, contact Head Coach Tim Elder at 502-428-1186 or JV Coach Wendy Elder at 502-422-1161.

  • COLUMN: Sports — Heroes and...

    Lance Armstrong has never fully shaken off rumors that his record-setting performances on a bicycle were not tainted by the use of performance enhancing drugs. He’s denied them over and over again, successfully argued his case in the media and before sanctioning boards. He’s never been found guilty.

  • COLUMN: Will Joker’s Gameday...

    Temperature gauge at your local bank reported mid-90s this week. Must be time for football.
    Beginning Sunday at Lincoln Park in Franklin, Kentucky coach Joker Phillips opens a four-stop road show. Fun, games and souvenirs for Big Blue Nation kids and families. And, unlike John Calipari $ummer $tops, Joker’s Gameday Ready Tour price is right — it’s free.
    Why a fee for the former and not the latter? UK basketball is about supply and demand economics, it sells. Football begs.

  • COLUMN: Will Louisville and IU...

    Let us pause and examine Major League Baseball’s draft last week and find it to be a pragmatic, sober mutually realistic with minimal hype. NBA drafters should be less greedy and so fortunate. Ditto, NCAA rules-makers counting cash as  Scrooge McDuck did, by the dump truck load. No time for innovation, let alone political courage to force change.
    A few ball coaches will have time.

  • Venom strikes, finishes 2nd at...

    The Kentucky Youth Soccer Association held its annual state tournament in Richmond. The tournament hosted 78 teams from different age groups from all across the state.

  • PHOTO: STATE CHAMPS!

    Mercy Academy of Louisville won the 2012 KHSAA High School State Softball Championship on Saturday in Owensboro. Hayley Twyman, left, and Leigh Ellen Thomas of Spencer County are both pitchers for Mercy. Mercy’s record was 37-8 for the season, and the team went undefeated in the state tournament.

  • Go Grizzlies!

    The Spencer County Middle School Grizzlies recently participated in their first 7-on-7 tournament at Westport Middle School.

  • UK fans forced to love NBA?

    I’ve never been one to follow the NBA. During the regular season, my remote may accidently stop on a few minutes of a game every now and then, but I doubt it adds up to a full game over the course of the year. During the playoffs, there’s a tad bit more interest, maybe. I’ll check the paper for the scores, and may even catch five or 10 minutes of a game on television. Seems the NBA was a bit more interesting back when guys like Magic Johnson, Larry Byrd and Michael Jordan were around.