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Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: Louisville to ACC is the...

    University of Louisville’s entry to the Atlantic Coast Conference last week is, I think, the most important sports story of the new millennium in Kentuckiana.
    Among the high, if least mentioned, positives: Economic impact possibilities regionally; and, the nearest NBA franchise will remain at a distance, Indianapolis.
    New league, new television option for fans, new everything. Included, Rick Pitino spin/coach-speak.
    “Rick Pitino could charm the gold out of your teeth and not even leave you a toothache,” a friend said awhile ago.

  • COLUMN: Soccer, a fad for...

    We are a nation of fads. In my childhood, I witnessed senseless trends like disco music, mood rings and bell bottom jeans. In my teens, America endured big hair and big hair bands. I watched otherwise sensible people become enamored with punk rock, Swatches and the mystery of Who Shot J.R.?

  • Anglers reel in winners at...

     

  • Bears participate in College...

     

    Five Spencer County Bears Baseball Players participated in Prep Baseball Reports College Showcase at Western Kentucky University on July 18. All five players are incoming  juniors and have a goal of playing college baseball after high school. Pictured left to right: Brandon West, Blake Lambdin, Noah Dockery, Avery Vannatta and Jacob Cole.

  • COLUMN: Remembering Tony Gwynn

    As a baseball fan in the 70s and 80s, hardly anything ever excited me about the San Diego Padres. They played mediocre baseball out on the west coast when that market was dominated by teams like the Dodgers and Athletics.

  • Winners named in fishing derby...

    The annual kids fishing derby at the Taylorsville Lake Tailwaters attracted almost 100 kids. Pictured are winners Dalton Helton, Elly Offutt and Trenton Shepard. Helton won the award for smallest fish caught, Offutt won largest fish caught, and Helton and Shepard tied for most fish caught. The Kentucky Department for Fish and Wildlife, the Kentucky Conservation Officers Association, the Spencer County Fish and Game Club and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers help sponsor the annual event.

  • County bowler wins Special...

    Amanda Browning of Spencer County, left, and teammate and Julia Steinman win silver in the doubles competition in the Special Olympics USA 2014 Games. Browning earned a gold medal in Trenton, New Jersey at the USA Special Olympics. Thirty-five hundred athletes competed in Trenton last week in the games. Browning won gold in her individual competition and two silver medals, one each in doubles and team bowling. Coach Lynn Ware of Spencer County says Browning is the first athlete from Spencer County to attend a National Special Olympic Games.

  • COLUMN: Doing things the right...

    I’m not much of an NBA fan. In fact, the last quarter of the NBA Finals Sunday night represented the longest stretch I’d watched all season. I tuned in not so much because I was a fan, but because I love a good story.
    San Antonio is a good story. This team of mostly veteran players who have been loyal to their team, their city and each other for several years just claimed their fifth NBA title in the last 15 years. In doing so, they removed the Miami Heat from the lofty perch that LeBron James and Company purchased with big bucks.

  • Who would be on your sit and...

    Getting old, how much dearer the afternoons. How mellow and pleasing, the quiet. We see more, listen better and hold the tongue more easily than before. Minutes have new value and hours can be sweet as strawberry ripple in June. And melt at much the same speed.
    At dusk fire flies kindle fond memories on the front porch and a breeze simply has to be a kiss from angels. When the sun climbs down to a tree line, if you’re like me, a grateful sigh comes along followed by a barely audible whisper, “thank you ... for this day.”

  • Young athletes earn state honors