Today's Sports

  • ‘Footie Chicks’ bring home...

    The girls in pink made a name for themselves, and not just in Kentucky.

  • Bears bow out of playoffs

    The Spencer County Bears bowed out of the playoffs Friday night with a 33-14 loss to Collins at Shelby County, but the 2011 team built a solid foundation for a program on the rise.

  • ‘Fun Day,’ tourney end soccer...

    The fall soccer season officially ended Oct. 9 for the U6/U8 divisions.

  • COLUMN: Hapless UK surrenders to...

    Darkest corner in college football this side of (un)Happy Valley, Penn., this week? Lexington.
    Much as Rich Brooks was a “Crucify him!” target near the end of his second season at Kentucky in 2004, Joker Phillips is hearing the mean howls from that constituency in Big Blue Nation. This week, the cacophony is louder, longer and makes Phillips’ job pushing the boulder up the hill, harder.

  • COLUMN: Kentuckians carved...

    Many heroes have lived before; a
    multitude are unknown,
    unwept over and forgotten
    in everlasting night,
    for want of a spirited chronicler
    to chisel their deeds in stone.
    – Horace (modified)

    Beyond Breeder’s Cup trumpets, LSU bruising ‘Bama and Arkansas’ ambush on the Ball Coach, there was history at home last week. Football in the commonwealth made for a weighty list of milestones and heroes, too.

  • Bears score first win in playoff...

    Seniors on the Spencer County High School football team will be able to look back on 2011 as the year they did something no other class at the school before them had done – they won a playoff game.

  • COLUMN: Football turnaround in...

    A few weeks ago, excitement over big time college football was hard to stir up in these parts. Fans of Kentucky, Louisville and Western Kentucky had little to be excited about and all three programs were staring at losing seasons, being home for the holiday bowl season and possibly some coaches on some very warm seats heading into 2012.
    A lot has changed in recent weeks.

  • Kentucky Afield Outdoors:...

    November is the month when most hunters “put up” their winter’s supply of venison.
    A review of Telecheck records reveals that last deer season hunters bagged 80,516 deer in November, about 73 percent of the entire season’s harvest of 110,376 deer.
    Venison as tablefare is unmatched. It’s the original local, free-range red meat with fewer calories than beef or pork and less cholesterol than chicken.

  • Middle school boys finish strong...

    Spencer County Middle School competed over the weekend in the KTCCCA state meet in Lexington at Masterson Station Park.

  • Bottoms, Blackwell finish in top...

    Two Taylorsville residents finished in the top five of the 2011 Bluegrass Speedway Clayton Homes of Stanford UMP Sportsman series for this season.

    Derek Bottoms placed third in points. Bottoms had one feature win, two heat race wins, five top five finishes and two top 10 finishes in his Sherrard Automotive and Detailing sponsored No. 93 Cutlass Supreme Sportsman.
    Bottom is pictured with his wife and crew chief, Tracy.
    Blackwell finished fourth in points, and also had one feature win this season.