Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Baseball Bash 2015...


    The youth baseball season ended Saturday much as it began, with volunteers working feverishly to prepare the fields for the annual Baseball Bash following heavy rains Friday night. Their work paid off and youth baseball teams enjoyed a full day of activities at Ray Jewell Memorial Park.

  • Anglers, hunters often overlook...


    Every angler has at one time or another forgotten something in their rush to leave for a fishing trip.

    It’s disheartening when that something is sunglasses. Squinting and shielding your eyes for hours takes some of the fun out of the experience.

  • Big money is the story at UK

    Top story for University of Kentucky basketball fans this week involves 10 players getting rich on Thursday night, right? Karl Anthony Townes down to second round surprises, we’re familiar with the names already.

    It is not the top story.

    That would be elephant-in-the-room linkage between the following ...

  • SCMS athletes set new records


    The elementary portion of the Spencer County Middle School Track team competed in the Elementary State Track Meet at North Oldham High School earlier this month.

    Wade Hutt placed second in the 100-meter run and second in the long jump. Gabe Bowling placed fourth in the 400-meter run and third in the 200-meter run. Brice Roark placed second in the long jump and third in the 100 meter dash. Chris Rollier placed fifth in the long jump and 12th in the 100-meter dash. James Hall placed 13th in the 100-meter dash.

  • Lake algae issues diminished

    Some lakes in Indiana and Kentucky still carry warnings for toxic blue-green algae, but recent cooler, drier weather may have helped suppress the potentially dangerous cyanobacteria in many waters, officials said Friday.

    All of those lakes are open as the summer recreation season arrives.