Today's Sports

  • Team goes undefeated


    The Spencer County 12U girl’s fast-pitch softball team went undefeated in league play and will be playing in two upcoming tournaments. Pictured are, from left: back row, Coach Mike Olmstead, Arianna Olmstead, Maggie Eisenback, Cassidy Goss, Brooke Johnson, Tori Manley, Alli Manley and Coach Ray Manley; front row: Raven Hagerman, Addison Raque, Taylor McMillian, Harley Denzik, Hailey Tobaban, Brianna Lawrence.  (Not pictured:  Brinley Barmore.)

  • Small horses are a big deal for...


  • Dragons are the champs...


    Last week, the Spencer County Youth Baseball played their 8U Championship. It was a well played game by both the Pirates and the Dragons. The Dragons came out on top with a score 10-1. Pictured bottom row are: Gunner Quire, Ben Allen, Andrew Williams, Brady Smith, Austin Huff and Dawson Laber. Pictured in second row are: Dylan Barnes, Hayden Bogard, Caden Cole, Jackson Combs, Conner Barnett and Lucas Frank. Coaches are: Jason Smith, Jeremy Barnett, Jerry Allen, Raina Allen and Mary Dayton.

  • Three local track athletes...


    Three Spencer Countians competed in the AAU Track Regionals in Knoxville this past weekend.

    All three qualified for the nationals that will be held at Norfolk State University in early August.

  • Home state recruit ups Cats’...

    Kash Daniel flexing his pipes and a commit to Kentucky football on America’s birthday was as star-spangled-banner natural as Roy Hobbs holding a stick called Wonder Boy.

    Paintsville-to-Kentucky, Kid Kash is like native sons Joey Couch going to Flagship U. in the '80s, Tim Couch in the ‘90s, Patrick Towles and Drew Barker more recently.

  • Reds honoring their Kentucky fans

    Who says Northern Kentucky can’t fill the stands at Great American Ball Park?

    Not St. Elizabeth Healthcare. The medical system is asking Reds fans who work or live in Northern Kentucky to transform the Great American Ball Park into a sea of Bluegrass pride at an upcoming ballgame.

    The first Northern Kentucky Night at the Great American Ball Park is set for the 7:10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 Reds game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

  • Trail cameras can be hunter’s...


    A few paces inside a tree line that borders an open field thick with chest-high grass lies a tangle of narrow, sun-dappled game trails just a stone’s throw from the Kentucky River below.

    Bo Spencer knows deer, turkey, raccoon and the occasional bobcat travel these thoroughfares because a trail camera he set up to photograph the spot has captured images of them.

  • Sports Briefs - week of July 8

    SCHS Cheerleading Clinic for K-5th Grade

    The Spencer County High School Cheerleaders will host a cheerleading clinic July 21-23 from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the SCHS main gym. The clinic will be for girls Kindergarten through fifth grade.

    Campers will learn cheer fundamentals and will be invited to cheer at the SCHS home football game on Aug. 28. Campers will also receive a cheer T-shirt to wear to the game.

    The cost for the clinic is $50 per participant. Please go to the SCHS website under athletic sport activities for detailed information.

  • Safe boating is no accident


    As many families prepare to enjoy time on Kentucky’s numerous lakes and rivers for summertime getaways, Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) urges boaters, swimmers, fishers and skiers to be alert and exercise caution while enjoying their day on the water.

  • Will flag flap mute Rebel yell...

    A pick-up truck swung smartly across two lanes into a service station in Hardin County. Planted firmly in its bed, a huge flag, star-and-bars.

    All the way to Kentucky, tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina, touches our lives one way or another. That state’s governor Nikki Haley’s idea to move the rebel flag from capitol grounds in Columbia into a museum is reasonable and serves to elevate discussion of racial strife that continues to bedevil Americans.