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Today's Sports

  • DNA used to solve deer poaching...

    Using DNA as a way to identify individuals is not restricted to the investigation of crimes against humans.
    Wildlife law enforcement officers have been relying on DNA evidence since the late 1980s to help prosecute persons who take wildlife illegally. Biologists discovered that DNA provides valuable information about the population dynamics of the wildlife they monitor and manage.

  • Bears’ returning players can hit...

    In boxing, an outsized, outclassed fighter who has enough will and determination to climb into the ring with a bigger, stronger opponent can still swing away and is given a “puncher’s chance” to beat any opponent.

  • Lady Bears bring experience,...

    The Spencer County Lady Bears will bring experience to the court this season as Coach Daniel Cox’s squad tips off the season with the hopes of getting back to the 8th Region Tournament for the first time in four years.

  • PHOTO: A big catch

    Parkie Gividen caught a 41-inch red fish on Oct. 24 in Beaverville, La. This photo was taken by Sidney Barnett of Spencer County. Gividen also caught another big one, which was released.

  • COLUMN: Thankful for family,...

    As we sit down later this week to feast on turkey and football, let us also take time to give thanks. On a serious note, the things for which we are thankful should include our families and our freedoms. But since this is a sports column, here are some things I’m thankful for this year:

  • Blue/white scrimmage

    High school basketball season tips off in Kentucky next week and Spencer County fans got a glimpse of their teams last Wednesday during the annual Blue-White night at the high school.

  • COLUMN: Thanksgiving week in...

    Over the bridge and through the woods,
    let us dawdle a bit and savor the good.

    Over the bridge and through the woods,
    Recall aroma and voices of good old times.
    Hear again the sing-song twang of Gra’ma’s rhymes.

    Over the bridge and on to our Home Place,
    Thanksgiving in America, I love this place!

    This week, events and people in sports for which I am grateful, along with relief to know I don’t depend on poetry for a living.

  • PHOTO: Runners-up

    The Spencer County Strikers U-14 team finished second in the Commonwealth Tournament last weekend in Bardstown.

  • PHOTO: District honors

    Allie Stevens and Hannah Jaggers were recognized during the final district 16 soccer game for making the all-tournament team.

  • ‘Footie Chicks’ bring home...

    The girls in pink made a name for themselves, and not just in Kentucky.