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Today's Sports

  • Kentucky is not a basketball...

    Indiana is a basketball state. Kentucky isn’t. Hard to swallow isn’t it, living this side of the Ohio River?

    The Hoosier high school all-star boys swept another pair from its Kentucky Kousins last weekend. Is 13 in a row and 92nd in 134 games dating to 1939. Last time Kentucky won a game in this series, the U.S. government was freezing Osama bin Laden’s bank accounts.

  • Hoosiers top Kentucky in...

    Editor’s Note: Just 15 minutes after writing this column, I received Bob Watkins’ column via email. To my shock, his topic was the same as mine. At first thought, I considered just deleting mine and filling this space with something else. However, on second thought, I figured that any sports fan in Kentucky who values what once made us special, may need a double dose of reality that basketball in Kentucky is not in good health.

  • Lady Bears Basketball camp...

     

    More than 40 girls attended the Lady Bears Basketball Camp last week at the high school. The camp was a mix of fun and fundamentals as the girls participated in drills to hone their skills, as well as scrimmages and fun games designed to foster teamwork. Lady Bears’ Coach Brandy Scott said she was pleased with the turnout, which was about a dozen more campers than last year. Members of the Lady Bears high school team worked with the campers each day.

  • Annual Kids Fishing Derby

     

    The annual Kids Fishing Derby at Taylorsville Lake was held Saturday morning, and while the fish were slow to bite, the fun started early. Fish and Wildlife Officer Scott Herndon said the event is nearly 20 years old and is put on with local support, including prizes donated by the Kentucky Conservation Officers Association and food donated by the Bullitt Co. Rod and Gun Club.

  • SCMS track team competes at...

    The Spencer County Middle School Track team had a successful season in 2015, with 10 members qualifying for middle school state competition.

     

    McKenzie Bell placed third in the state in the 400- meter dash with a time of 59.64, and third in the 800 meter with a time of 2:26:86.

    Lindsey Bush placed 10th in the 1600 meter run with a time of 5:55:84.

  • What’s in your attic?

    Remember a cloudy June day at Grandma’s house? Soft rain that caused puddles, not streams. Time on the front porch with enough quiet so we could hear a woodpecker at work? A moment to lift a person to reminisce, let imagination sparkle, and a thought climb to summit of a cluttered priority list.

    All serving to make room for: “what can I do right now?” kind of moments.

    Rainy days can blend nostalgia and imagination with energy to take to the stairway up top to the seldom opened small door, the attic. Treasure hunt time.

  • Don’t interfere with young...

     

    Encounters with young wildlife increase in spring as people spend more time outdoors.

    An unattended deer fawn curled up in tall grass. A litter of rabbits discovered alone in the backyard. A baby bird furiously flapping its wings but struggling to get off the ground.

  • Winning Gymnists...

     

    Local gymnists competed at the 2015 AAU District Championship on April 18. The team took first place in the all-around for the second year in a row out of a field of seven other teams. Pictured back row, left to right is: Coach Ashley Stratton, Sydney Warren, Alyson Howie, Lilly Brown, Coach Kelsie Hill and Coach Stacy Curtsinger. Front row, from left to right is: Ryann Truax, Kate Brove and Eva Ebertshauser.

  • Kentucky Surge wins league...

     

    Kentucky Surge, a traveling volleyball team from Spencer County, recently won the championship of an 8th grade league. Team members are, back row, left to right: Coach John Howie, Madison McClain, Kelsey Cotton, Kyona Hamilton, Haylee Cox, Emily Sibert and Coach Jason Cox. Front row, left to right are: Kayleigh Hamilton, Alyssa Howie, Kelsey Lear, Maddie Wood. Absent from the photo is Coach Kelly Wood.

  • Kids Fishing Derby next Saturday

    The Kids Fishing Derby will be held next Saturday, June 13, at the Taylorsville Lake Tailwaters from 8 a.m. until noon.

    There will be 500 Rainbow trout released for the event designed for children ages 15 and under.

    There will be free food and prizes during the event.

    For more information, contact Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Officer Scott Herndon at 492-3166.