Today's Sports

  • Improvements to climbing trails...

    Kentucky’s Red River Gorge has been a popular climbing destination for decades and has attracted climbers from all over the world. Lately, the Red River Gorge has begun to show a few signs of aging.

  • Basketball season starts this...


    High school basketball season starts this week. Last week, the Bears engaged in a very physical scrimmage with Louisville Southern, besting the visitors in a game that featured two ejections and a number of fouls.

  • Hey Bears fans... It’s...

    This community rediscovered the joy of high school sports this fall with the amazing success of the Bears’ football team. Friday night home games usually had the stands packed and Bear fans traveled impressively for road games.

    The calendar has now turned to December, and it’s high school basketball time in Kentucky. This state has always had a special love affair with basketball, and the game is at it’s purest form at the high school level.

  • Six Bears earn district honors


    Postseason accolades continue to pile up for the Spencer County Bears football team.

    Last week, the Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association released their All-District teams.

    Class 4, District 4 winners included a number of Spencer County players.

    On offense, running backs Logan Holbrook, a senior, and Branden Leff, a junior, were named to the All-District team. Both gained over 1,600 yards rushing on the season as they helped lead the Bears to a 10-2 record. Holbrook was previously named 4A 4th District Player of the Year.

  • UK recruit Gabriel will be good...

    Wenyen Gabriel thought it would be “intriguing” to play at Kentucky after having coach John Calipari personally recruit him for months. That’s why the 6-10 forward from Wilbraham & Monson (Mass.) signed with the Wildcats as part of Calipari’s No. 1 recruiting class for next season.

    “The positionless basketball he talks about is exactly what I wanted. I believe in what he is doing. It’s really exciting to think about playing for him and how he will develop me. I want to show what I can do and it will be fun,” said Gabriel.

  • Bears relying on effort this...


    If you aren’t blessed with an over abundance of talent, you’d better make up for that with effort. That’s the recipe Coach Jason Burns hopes to use for success this season as the Spencer County Bears prepare to take the court next week.

    “This is the least talented bunch that we’ve had in my three years here, but we do have really good kids that work their butt off,” he said.

  • Lady Bears: A year older and a...


    A casual glance at the roster, and one might think the Spencer County Lady Bears are in for a long year. With just one senior and a host of underclassmen, they’ll once again be one of the youngest teams in the state.

    However, they do return a considerable amount of experience, including a seasoned backcourt of sophomore Lauren Lambdin and freshmen Alyssa Howie, both of whom have two years of varsity experience.

  • A season to remember


    Heads were hung as the Spencer County Bears walked off the field at John Hardin High School nearly two weeks ago, falling 23-15 to the Bulldogs in the second round of the playoffs. However, Coach Mike Marksbury said the memories of this season will not be of that game, but rather the thrills that encompassed a 10-2 season that saw records set and a community energized.

  • Holbrook, Marksbury honored

    The team’s amazing season produced some individual awards this week.

    Spencer County senior running back Logan Holbrook was named the 4A District Player of the Year.

    Holbrook gained over 1600 yards rushing and had 24 touchdowns during the year. He occasionally lined up at quarterback and threw a couple of touchdown passes, caught passes out of the backfield, was the team’s punter, kickoff returner, and was a key defensive player as well.

  • Duck count at an all-time high


    The work done by conservation groups as well as state and federal fish and wildlife agencies over the past 60 years to increase waterfowl populations is nothing short of remarkable.

    “This year, we’ve had the highest counts of ducks as a whole by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Canadian Wildlife Service,” said John Brunjes, migratory bird coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “It is the highest counts ever with 49,522,000 ducks as well as 11,643,000 mallards, also a new record.”