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Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: Thursday kicks off NFL,...

    Monday brought with it the year’s first truly fall-like temperatures and, with the smell of football in the air, another reminder that if I knew someone with a time machine, I’d go back to this season three years ago and politely punch myself in the face.

    You’re right, while I am usually that sarcastic, I’m not usually that violent – so let me explain.

    Three years ago, my husband of approximately two months asked if I would be interested in joining a fantasy football league with him and a few of his friends.

  • Lady Bears even record after two...

    After enduring a murderous schedule to open the season, the Spencer County Lady Bears soccer team has won four games in a row and has evened its record to 5-5 after a Labor Day victory over Shelby County, 5-2 at home.

    The victory comes on the heels of last week’s 8-0 shut-out of Marion County.

    In that win, the Lady Bears got two goals from Bri Bonham, Hannah Jaggers and Libby Cox, and single goals by Madison Ratchford and Shelby Lurie as the girls put the game away early and enjoyed a 5-0 intermission lead.

  • Bears get 21-20 win

    The Spencer County Bears used a late-game goal-line stand to secure a thrilling 21-20 win over LaRue County on Friday night, and in doing so snapped a 19-game losing streak that spanned three seasons.

    First-year head coach Mike Marksbury got a little emotional in a postgame end zone huddle as he told his squad how important it was to finally get that monkey off their back, but was quick to remind them that the hard work must continue as the Bears look to turn their program around.

  • ONLINE ONLY PHOTO: Volleyball...

    The Lady Bears volleyball team its first victory of the season last week with a 2-0 win over Anderson County, taking a 25-23 set and a 25-21 set for the sweep.

    On Monday night, the Lady Bears traveled to Mount Washington and took a thrilling 2-1 victory over Bullitt East.

    In that contest, Spencer County won the opening set 25-18, lost the second by the identical score, then won the final game in a thrilling 25-23 fashion.

    The girls will be home again tonight (Sept. 1) against Henry County

  • Middle school student wins...

    A Spencer County Middle School student joined the ranks of Tiger Woods, Tom Watson and other golfing legends who have claimed victory at the famed Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville.

  • Habitat Day planned for Sept. 10...

    Learn more about the benefits of native plants during Habitat Day at the Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept.10. The event is free.
    Habitat Day features guest speakers who will provide valuable tips about attracting native wildlife to your own backyard. You don’t have to wait to begin transforming your property – the event includes a special sale of native plants  at the Salato Center picnic shelters.

  • Lady Bears get 2 big wins

    The Spencer County Lady Bears soccer team is back on track, notching two big wins over the last week as it improved to 3-5 on the season.
    The girls took a big 9-1 victory over Kentucky Country Day last week and then scored a 4-1 victory over Louisville Eastern on Monday night.
    Coach Charlie Traughber chalked up Monday’s win to a great defensive effort, which he says starts up front as soon as the opponent gains control of the ball.

  • Bears hang tough, but fall 29-20

    They didn’t get a victory Friday night, but the Spencer County Bears are still winning over new coach Mike Marksbury with their effort despite a 29-20 loss to East Jessamine in their home opener.

  • PHOTO: 15U Spencer Co. travel...

    The members of the 15-and-under Spencer County travel team spent the majority of their summer on the baseball field and have an impressive record to show for it.

  • COLUMN: College football in...

    That time of year has come again. College football week one is marching back to the center stage of our consciousness. Seems it was just here.
    Or, maybe this is week one of the six-week countdown to Midnight Madness and basketball’s early signing period buzz.
    Or, both.

    Kentucky vs. Western Kentucky
    A few things to watch for Thursday.
    • How effective Hilltopper running back Bobby Rainey operates against a Southeastern Conference defense.