Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Top water lures effective for...

    An old saying among bass anglers declares they would rather catch one bass on a top-water lure than 10 on anything else.

    The shake-inducing strike of a huge black bass savaging a top-water lure at dawn is as addictive as free donuts in the break room at work. Once bitten by the top-water bug, it becomes part of your fishing arsenal for life.

    Daytime bass fishing grows increasingly tough in the heat of July and August. Fishing a top-water lure during the edges of the day draws vicious strikes.

  • Youth sports to help local parks


  • Walk-on proving his worth for UK...


    During a talk to the Louisville Quarterback Club, then offensive coordinator Neal Brown told the group that one of the most talented players in Kentucky’s 2014 recruiting class was Charles Walker of Louisville’s St. Xavier.

    What made that statement so unusual was that Walker was a preferred walk-on, not a highly-touted, four-star scholarship player.

  • Cycling event draws hundreds


    Hundreds of young cyclists pedaled June 30 down Highway 44, covering as fast as they could the distance from the high school east to a turnaround point and back.

    With time trials starting at 8 a.m. and running until mid-afternoon, it was the first day of a four-day event that brought about 850 riders to Taylorsville and Louisville.

  • Cobras excel on court


    The Spencer County Cobras 6th grade team recently won a championship at Optimum Sports Complex.