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Today's Sports

  • Kentucky laws keep deer from...

    A disease fatal to deer and elk now exists in 23 states. Kentucky is not one of them – and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources hopes to keep it that way.

    Hunters traveling to other states for the holidays should know the law before bringing a harvested deer or elk back to Kentucky. Violations can trigger a fine and potential confiscation of the animal and hunting equipment used to take it.

  • Women invited to outdoor workshop

    Women 18 and older have until Jan. 4 to register for a special Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshop at Kenlake State Resort Park, Jan. 15-17.

    Co-sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and the Kentucky Department of Parks, this weekend workshop features numerous opportunities for women to learn more about outdoor skills, activities, wildlife-watching and conservation efforts in the state.

  • Turn your Christmas trees into...

    Help create habitat for fish while disposing of your old Christmas tree this season with Kentucky Fish and Wildlife’s Christmas for the Fishes program.

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is accepting natural Christmas trees through Jan. 15 at 33 locations in 26 counties across the state. Trees must be free of lights, ornaments, tinsel, garland and any other decorations.

    To find the location nearest you, visit the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife website at fw.ky.gov and type in the keyword “Christmas.”

  • Bears outscore Iroquois 64-54

     

    The Spencer County Bears improved to 4-6 on the season with a 64-54 victory over Iroquois High School Sunday during the first round of the Mike Miller Classic in Taylorsville.

    The Bears jumped out early with a 21-12 lead after one quarter to set the pace for a victory in the first round of the six-team event they hosted.

  • Lady Bears look to bounce back

     

    After starting the season 4-0, the Spencer County Lady Bears have hit a rough spot on their schedule, and have now lost four in a row following a 72-59 loss to Whitley County at home Saturday during the Salt River Electric Holiday Classic.

    The Lady Bears jumped out to an early lead against the Lady Colonels, who are 6-2 on the season, but Whitley County took the lead early in the second quarter and the Lady Bears dropped their fourth straight decision.

  • After-holiday outdoor options...

    After the stress, bustle and eventual enjoyment of Christmas passes, many Kentuckians still have several days off from work. After a belly full of bowl games, board games, card games and sweets, boredom and restlessness can set in for outdoors enthusiasts.

    Many perceive the closing of modern gun deer season as the ending to hunting and fishing until the arrival of warm winds next spring. Winter is one of the best times of year to hunt and fish. Time off during the holidays presents a golden opportunity to get outside and enjoy three fantastic outdoors opportunities.

  • Hunters take 45 bears, 500...

    Kentucky’s first black bear hunt in modern times was held just six years ago in Harlan, Letcher and Pike counties. Not one hunter harvested a bear.

    This year stands as a stark contrast.

    The record 45 bears taken by hunters this year includes the largest bear harvested in Kentucky in the modern era. Taken on opening day of the modern gun season, it tipped the scales at 500 pounds, smashing the old mark set almost two months earlier during the archery-crossbow season.

  • Phantoms bring home title

     

    Kentucky Youth Soccer hosted their Fall Commonwealth Cup last month, and the Spencer County Soccer Association was well-represented with six teams. Team Johnson’s Phantoms brought home the championship trophy, while Team Wheeler and Team Mallory came away as runner-ups in their respective groups.

  • Pundits weigh in on UK-UofL...

    What many Kentucky or Louisville basketball fans would like for Christmas is to have a win in Saturday’s UK-Louisville game in Rupp Arena in the annual Battle of the Bluegrass. It’s a game that five months ago seemed like one where Kentucky would be a solid favorite. Now with the way both teams are playing, Kentucky fans have a lot more reasons to worry and Louisville fans have a lot more reason to be optimistic.

  • Even in loss, Lady Bears impress

     

    How far has the Spencer County High School girls basketball program come? Two years ago, Anderson County came to Taylorsville and whipped the Lady Bears 70-8. Last year, the Bearcats took two games against Spencer County by an average of 37 points. On Saturday, Spencer County’s young Bears traveled to Lawrenceburg and with about four minutes left in the game, were down just six points.