Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • COLUMN: Some thoughts about Tim...

    A couple of years ago, my son and I were in Commonwealth Stadium watching UK’s annual beatdown at the hands of the Florida Gators. The Cats were getting demolished, but unlike many other lopsided football losses in Lexington, most of the blue-clad faithful kept their seats.
    That is until the Gator quarterback took what might have been the most punishing hit of his college career. Number 15 went down hard, and in so doing, the back of his head hit the knee of a teammate, knocking him unconscious.

  • Running backs in the Bluegrass

    With due respect to the national landscape and its Heisman candidates, a genuflect this week please, for running backs in Kentucky.
    In Bowling Green, Western Kentucky’s Bobby Rainey is a national running back of the week after a three-touchdown and 206-rushing-yards showing at Hilltopper homecoming last week. He had 99 yards in the fourth quarter pacing Western to a home win for the first time since Mr. Obama was a senator.

  • Bears fall to Mustangs

    The North Oldham Mustangs used a powerful running attack to blow open a close game in the second half, sending the Spencer County Bears to a 42-13 defeat on the road Friday night.

  • Bears lose to Oldham in district...

    Spencer County’s Josh Ferency fights off a couple of South Oldham players during the first round of the district tournament last Monday night at Oldham County High School. The Bears saw their season come to an end with a 5-1 defeat.

  • Volleyball team keeps it close...

    Spencer County’s Gaddie Mariane rose up to block a return during Spencer County’s 2-0 loss to Bullitt Central in the District Tournament on Tuesday night. Spencer County kept it very close during the first match, losing 25-22, then fell in the deciding match, 25-21. The girls finished the season at 10-21 on the year.

  • Parks and Rec basketball signups...

    Signups for this year’s Spencer County Parks and Recreation basketball leagues will be today and Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Ray Jewell Park.
    Leagues this year will be divided into boys and girls, but will be co-ed if there are not enough signups for the age groups.
    Age groups this year are kindergarten through first grade, second through third grade, fourth through fifth grade, and sixth through eighth grade.
    Evaluations for players fourth grade and up will be Sunday, Oct. 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Spencer County High School.