Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: There’s no reality TV...

    For the last 20 years, television producers have squeezed their last ounce of creativity and, in some cases sanity, to develop the latest craze in reality television. But despite all their efforts, they’ll never match the unscripted excitement, unpredictability and drama of televised sporting events.
    For proof, talk to anyone who was watching the Alabama-Auburn football game Saturday evening.

  • Leaves are gone, but it’s...

    Winds blowing straight from Santa Claus’ abode at the North Pole rocketed across Kentucky this past week, bringing with them the start of reservoir smallmouth bass fishing season.
    “From now into late winter, if you can stand it, is the best time of year to catch trophy smallmouth bass,” said John Williams, southeastern fisheries district biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “The whole cold water period of the year is the most productive time for large smallmouths.”

  • PHOTO: 12-pointer

    Kaleigh Jolly, 13, harvested a 12-point non-typical deer recently on a farm in Spencer County. Kaleigh is the daughter of Maggie Chandler and Kyle Jolly.

  • COLUMN: Does NFL moniker warrant...

    The power to set the agenda is one that should be exercised with great caution. Unfortunately, that power is too-often placed in the hands and minds of those who would rather push an agenda than simply set it.

  • Bears football wrap-up

    Spencer County Head Football Coach Mike Marksbury has mostly positive reflections of the just-completed 2013 campaign and an even brighter outlook for the future as the Bears already begin work on next season.
    The Bears finished the season with a 6-5 record on the year and a first-round loss to Nelson County in the playoffs, but instead of focusing on the wins and losses, Marksbury said he was proud that his team made week to week improvements in nearly all aspects of the game.

  • PHOTO: Wethington, Martin top...

    The 2013 Cross Country Coaches National Youth Championship meet was at EP Tom Sawyer State Park on Saturday. Competition was a lot tougher than the state meet with teams from Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Tennessee. Hunter Wethington placed 14 out of 100 in his age group of 11-year-olds and Tabitha Martin placed 44 out of 117 in the 13-year-old age bracket. Pictured are Tabitha Martin, Hunter Wethington and Coach Billy Talley.

  • First-year head coach hopes to...

    Basketball fans over a certain age remember a brash young coach coming to Kentucky with an undersized, inexperienced team. The coach instilled an up-tempo game, a lot of pressing defense and utilized the three-point shot. The Wildcats surprised fans and opponents alike.
    There’s no promise that the 2013-14 Spencer County Bears will duplicate the success of the first Rick Pitino-led team at the University of Kentucky, but new Bears’ Head Coach Jason Burns is going to utilize much of the same recipe and hope for positive results.

  • Marion hopes to win one game,...

    Coach David Marion begins his second year as the head coach of the Spencer County Lady Bears and his goal for the 2013-14 season is not a modest one, only a modest-sounding one.
    “Our goal is to win one game this season,” he said in what he admitted was an extreme example of coach-speak. “Once we have accomplished that, we will work on win number two.”

  • COLUMN: 24 reasons why there’s...

    Has the intrinsic value of the holiday become a hiccup until 12:01 Black Friday? Is it a series of YouTube images of a shopper stampede past pushed back glass doors into retail stores for “pictures at 6” news?
    Last week, I was standing at drugstore near a front aisle where the first display to get shopper attention might have been a pilgrim or a cardboard turkey, but was instead a life-sized Santa Claus.

  • PHOTOS: First deer

    Have a deer photo you’d like to submit? Email it to editor@spencermagnet.com with the details, including who killed the deer, its size and where it was killed.