Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: Kentuckians carved...

    Many heroes have lived before; a
    multitude are unknown,
    unwept over and forgotten
    in everlasting night,
    for want of a spirited chronicler
    to chisel their deeds in stone.
    – Horace (modified)

    Beyond Breeder’s Cup trumpets, LSU bruising ‘Bama and Arkansas’ ambush on the Ball Coach, there was history at home last week. Football in the commonwealth made for a weighty list of milestones and heroes, too.

  • Bears score first win in playoff...

    Seniors on the Spencer County High School football team will be able to look back on 2011 as the year they did something no other class at the school before them had done – they won a playoff game.

  • COLUMN: Football turnaround in...

    A few weeks ago, excitement over big time college football was hard to stir up in these parts. Fans of Kentucky, Louisville and Western Kentucky had little to be excited about and all three programs were staring at losing seasons, being home for the holiday bowl season and possibly some coaches on some very warm seats heading into 2012.
    A lot has changed in recent weeks.

  • Kentucky Afield Outdoors:...

    November is the month when most hunters “put up” their winter’s supply of venison.
    A review of Telecheck records reveals that last deer season hunters bagged 80,516 deer in November, about 73 percent of the entire season’s harvest of 110,376 deer.
    Venison as tablefare is unmatched. It’s the original local, free-range red meat with fewer calories than beef or pork and less cholesterol than chicken.

  • Middle school boys finish strong...

    Spencer County Middle School competed over the weekend in the KTCCCA state meet in Lexington at Masterson Station Park.

  • Bottoms, Blackwell finish in top...

    Two Taylorsville residents finished in the top five of the 2011 Bluegrass Speedway Clayton Homes of Stanford UMP Sportsman series for this season.

    Derek Bottoms placed third in points. Bottoms had one feature win, two heat race wins, five top five finishes and two top 10 finishes in his Sherrard Automotive and Detailing sponsored No. 93 Cutlass Supreme Sportsman.
    Bottom is pictured with his wife and crew chief, Tracy.
    Blackwell finished fourth in points, and also had one feature win this season.

  • COLUMN: Dodge ball?

    Remember that favorite recess game of our youth when the P.E. teacher, maybe out of a morbid fascination or maybe because he wasn’t prepared for anything else, simply rolled out the red rubber balls, divided the class in half and said those magic words: “dodge ball.”

  • COLUMN: Autumn is for...

    Menifee to Marshall counties, high tide in Kentucky is autumn. Our pristine place in time is a weave of yellows and reds and vistas painted in hues and silhouettes so golden they take our breath and send storytellers to their keys and fiddlers to their picks.
    A Thomas Kinkade-like canvas on which sport, in our case, football-morphing-to-basketball, is, for a fleeting moment or so, almost important.
    At grassroots, Louisville Trinity, Fort Thomas Highlands and the rest embark on their real season this week. High school playoffs.

  • Bears tame Wildcats on senior...

    The Spencer County Bears bid farewell to eight seniors and hello to the postseason during their 40-27 victory over Henry County Friday night.

  • PHOTO: Local man gets 900-pound...

    Spencer County resident Ernest Fulkerson killed this 6-by-6 bull elk with the help of his son, Kevin. Ernest killed the elk, estimated at 900 pounds, in Perry County. It had a 40-inch spread and a score of 300.