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Today's Sports

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  • Sports in Kentucky: College...

    Before the first crunch of shoulder pads there are hints that college football 2013 may be the season you tell the grandchildren about.
    Louisville could run the table.
    Western could make the Sun Belt a last roundup and stepping stone to bowl game not in Detroit.
    And, Kentucky could win a half-dozen games.
    Before all that, however, football’s glamour boy Johnny Manziel has put football in the stage lights.
    Kid from Texas A&M earned as much sensational prose the last 12 months as Edward Snowden, Ryan Braun and A-Rod combined.

  • Sports Shorts - July 31 Edition

    Ducks Unlimited to host sporting clays event
    Ducks Unlimited will host its Summer Sporting Clays Classic on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 9 a.m. at the Merwin Ray Shooting Range in Eminence.
    The event style is similar to a golf scramble, but on a shooting clays course.
    Prizes will be awarded and an entry fee of $100 is required. The fee includes 18 stations with four targets per station and lunch.

  • Bottoms claims first season win...

    Second place, move over. Spencer Countian Derek Bottoms cruised into first at this weekend’s race at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City.
    In June, Bottoms told The Spencer Magnet he finished in second place in four out of five races to that point, but on Friday, Bottoms earned the top spot in the D&D Pallet Recyclers Sportsman event.
    Bottoms took the lead from race leader Donnie Sullivan on lap 8 of the main event and survived a green/white-checkered restart to claim his first win of the season.

  • Paying for playing?

    Trial balloons were floated in 2011. Last month an NCAA conference commissioner issued a new set of  buzz words for college sports fans to wrap their minds and tongues around. The town crier was sent to the gate ringing his bell to declare “Hear ye, hear ye all!”
    Transformational change.
    Transformational ... what?
    A five syllable synonym for money. Also a fool’s temptation to open the proverbial Pandora’s Box.

  • Allen Dennis Memorial Scramble...

    A golf scramble to benefit The Allen Dennis Scholarship Fund is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 17 at Tanglewood Golf Course in Taylorsville. The scramble gets underway with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.
    The fee for the scramble is $50 per player or $200 per team.
    Allen Dennis was an Anderson County youth who drowned in 2001 at age 9. Scholarship funds have been distributed over the last five years to benefit young people in Anderson, Spencer and Shelby counties.
    To register by mail, send a check to John Shouse, 1273 Denney Drive, Lawrenceburg, Ky., 40342.

  • Twyman represents Ky. in all-...

    Hayley Twyman of Fisherville, a senior pitcher for Mercy Academy, was chosen to represent Kentucky in the Kentucky/Tennessee fast-pitch softball all-star game. She also received first team all-state honors.

  • Young track star has bright...

    When Stacy Bell brings out the box of her daughter, McKenzie’s, medals, it’s as if Christmas came early. The jangle of more than 30 medals fills the room, a testament to everything McKenzie has accomplished as a 10-year-old track star.

  • COLUMN: News and views

    With fewer than 40 days until Kentucky and WKU open the college football season in Nashville, there is news buzz across the land.
    NEWS. Coaches Charlie Strong (Louisville) and Mark Stoops (Kentucky) broke bread together this week at the Kentucky Derby Museum to promote the upcoming Governor’s Cup.
    VIEW. All plus. Does football in Kentucky get any better than ... Strong’s team vying for a national title and Stoops waving a magic wand (recruiting) over his program at UK enough to have 49,000-plus show for a spring game?

  • Blue water trails: Learning...

    The karst topography surrounding the Green River in Hart County produces some of the highest water quality in Kentucky. Many springs empty into the river in this stretch that pump a constant flow of clean, cold water and give the river a color more reminiscent of the shallows of the Caribbean than south-central Kentucky.