.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Sports

  • Eminence to host Kentucky State...

    The best water skiers in the state will converge on Stillwater Lake in Eminence this weekend to vie for top spots in the annual Kentucky State Water Ski Championships. The last two times Stillwater played host to the state championships, sanctioned by the American Water Ski Association, were in 2005 and 2002. Stillwater opened the statewide competitions June 14 with a slalom-only event that attracted 18 skiers, which was down more than 20 percent from previous years.

  • Henry Countians get a jump start...

    The Henry County Purple Thunder, playing in the Shelby County Parks and Recreation Girls 6-8 Fastpitch League, celebrated enough feel-good moments this past season to keep them smiling for days. They were a perfect 13-0, won the regular-season championship, claimed the tournament title, crossed home plate 239 times, held opponents to just 37 runs and, hopefully, jump started a softball career that might one day land them a spot on the high schools roster.

  • For the first pick, the Bulls...

    After I drafted high school football players in Henry County for the 2008 NFL draft and wrote about it, I received lots of comments all positive about the column. Of course, it was just for fun, and Im sure not everyone agreed with my picks.

    Now, thanks to some people in the community that liked the idea and thought I should do it for basketball as well, Im at it again.

  • Jim McKee umpiring Olympic trials

    While the top athletes in the country are vying for elusive spots on the USA team this week in Eugene, Ore., Jim McKee of Henry County will be alongside the top tier athletes as an umpire. This makes McKees second umpiring stint at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials he also worked at the 2004 trials in Sacramento, Calif.

  • Campbellsburg White Sox claim...

    The Campbellsburg White Sox picked a good time to peak as they swept through the Henry County Youth Baseball Leagues 8-10 division with a perfect 4-0 record in the double-elimination tournament, ending with a 17-7 win over the Pleasureville Bulldogs last Monday night at Pleasureville's field.

  • Chris Cole wins Rod and Club...

    When a storm swept through the Henry County area last Saturday at 5 p.m., two hours before the scheduled start of the Henry County Rod and Gun Club fishing tournament, it shrunk the turnout to just 37 less than half of the number of fishermen and women that fill the lakes bank at a typical tournament.

    But in the end, after 12 hours of non-stop fishing, the predicted bad weather had stayed away in a turn of events that left those along the bank pleased. And the severe thunderstorm watch that lasted until 2 a.m. never flourished.

  • Swinging for the fence

    Between chasing the always elusive butterflys, drawing circles in the dirt and the sound of laughter, the young and enthusiastic players in the Pleasureville T-Ball League finished their season last Thursday evening. The players, age 4-7, played each Thursday at Pleasureville’s baseball field.

    Katelyn Stine (above) swings with all her might, while Owen Suter (left) throws the ball back to the pitcher with a smile after tagging first base.

  • Kasten resigns as HC softball...

    By Tommie Kendall

    Sports editor

    Shortly after winning his 100th game on the diamond, Jon Kasten decided to step down from his coaching position for Henry County’s softball team.

    Kasten will back away from the program after leading the Ladycats to a 17-14 season, the 31st District title and a third straight appearance in the 8th Region tournament, where the squad lost to Shelby County (8-5) in opening-round action.

  • Nationals come from bottom...

    The Nationals erased four earlier losses to the Renegades with two surprising wins at New Castles field Monday night to claim the championship in the Henry County Youth Baseball Leagues 11- and 12-year-old division.

    The Renegades beat the Nationals to win the title last summer, then followed with a perfect season that included four more wins over the Nationals two in the regular season, one in the annual Spring Fling Tournament and one in post-season action that dropped the Nationals to the losers bracket.

  • Idea for stories, anyone?

    Im at a crossroad. I can either write about past athletes, teams or coaches like Ive done the past three summers or choose another un-thought-of topic that I just cant grasp yet. Im hoping you can help me out a bit.