Today's Sports

  • Former SCHS standout now at Ohio...


    As a senior, Hannah Jaggers helped lead the Spencer County Lady Bears to the school’s first soccer district championship in 2013. Today, she’s got lofty goals at a higher level as her Ohio University Lady Bobcats have dreams of reaching the NCAA tournament.

    Jaggers’ role has increased since her freshman year at Ohio, and just recently, her efforts paid off with the coach rewarding her with a full scholarship.

  • Morris latest in hoops bloodline

    When it comes to playing basketball, Maci Morris has to have it in her blood.

    The Kentucky sophomore guard’s mother, Patti, was a standout at Harlan High School and played at Transylvania. Her father, Lewis, was a standout athlete at Cumberland High School and went on to play at East Tennessee State and Cumberland College.

  • Fall Sports season to kick off

    The Spencer County Bears football team will kick off the season on Saturday, August 20 when they host Bardstown. However, fans can get an early look at the Bears when they travel to North Hardin Friday night at 7:30 for a scrimmage.

    Look in next week’s Spencer Magnet for a preview of the upcoming fall sports season as football, volleyball, and soccer teams all get ready for a successful 2016 season.

  • Outdoors - Mentor-youth dove...


  • Kash brings passion

    Fans will have a chance to meet and greet University of Kentucky football players Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium during Fan Day. My guess is that one of the most popular players will be freshman linebacker Kash Daniel of Paintsville.

    Sure, he’s a Kentucky guy. And a Kentucky guy from eastern Kentucky who never wavered in his commitment to the Wildcats.

    He’s also a special football player with unique skills. He won the Paul Hornung Award in Kentucky and was a U.S. Army All-American.

  • It doesn’t get better than high...


    My job is about to get fun again.

    Don’t get me wrong, I love sitting through three hour fiscal court meetings and reporting on riveting topics such as sewage line expansion and mold in the Sheriff’s Office - but there’s only so much excitement  I can take.

    So like millions of Americans, I find a relaxing respite in the world of sports. And over the course of several years, I’ve found that the purest level of sport is played on the high school fields and courts.

  • Barker looking to be a leader

    Give Drew Barker credit for understanding that many University of Kentucky fans really do not yet know him -- and he wants to keep working to change that.

    “I know I have had some setbacks before but I would not label that as who I am as a person. I am definitely nice and polite. Sometimes people get the wrong picture of someone and you can’t tell that is really not right if you don’t know them,” said the Kentucky sophomore quarterback.

  • Outdoors - Hunters gearing up...

    Although Kentucky is baking in the hottest temperatures of the year, hunters will be afield in a little over a month pursuing migratory birds such as dove, wood duck, American woodcock and resident Canada goose.

    Those planning to hunt during these seasons must be aware of some significant changes for the September Canada goose and American woodcock seasons.

    The September Canada goose season historically ran during the first two weeks of September, but will open Sept. 16 and close Sept. 30 in 2016.

  • Outdoors - Hunting and Fishing...

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will host a celebration in honor of National Hunting and Fishing Day at the Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort on Saturday, Aug. 6. Activities and demonstrations will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (EST). Admission is free during the event.

  • Patterson forging long career

    When Patrick Patterson joined the Toronto Raptors two years ago, his mother admits she did not know coach Dwane Casey was a former Kentucky player or assistant coach.

    “I just did not know that at all,” said Tywanna Patterson. “But I love Dwane Casey. He lets young men play their game. The NBA is a little different from college. In college, whatever the coach says goes. In the NBA, there is more leeway and if a player has an idea for setting up a play or something, the coaches listen.