Today's Sports

  • McKamey wins tennis tourney again

    Ten-year-old Michelle McKamey was a double winner at last week’s Joe Creason Kentucky State Qualifying Tennis Tournament in Louisville.

    She won the singles championship defeating Kailey King of Louisville 6-1, 6-1. Then, along with her partner Kailey King, she won the doubles title 7-6,6-3.

    McKamey was a repeat winner  as she won these same two titles last year as a 9-year-old.

    By winning, Michelle earned an invitation to the USTA Southern Tournament in Lexington, S.C., in mid-June.

  • Bourbon City Go-Kart racing...

    June 20


    First-#10 Lee Gray

    Second-#4 Lucas Chaudoin

    Third-#21 Kevin Lee

    Fourth-#23 Carter Bergin

    Fifth-#664 Matt Henon

    Sixth-#66 Tanner Wimsett

    Seventh-#84 Mary York

    Eighth-#UR2 Theresa Bellah

    Ninth-#11 Melissa Arnett



    First-#155 Cadillac Bland

    Second-#20 Tyler Lee

    Third-#99 Chris Pendleton

    Fourth-#38 Casey Payton

    Fifth-#1 Anthony Arnett

    Sixth-#007 Brandon Lewis

    Seventh-#14X Chris Howell

  • Mushroom hunter shares &...

    When Marty Stillwell goes fishing, he doesn’t require a rod and reel, or pole; he doesn’t even need water.

    All the Mt. Sherman resident carries is a sack to put his catch in and plenty of patience, for Stillwell is a dryland fish hunter.

    Dryland fish is what many people in Kentucky and Tennessee call a type of mushroom known as a morel. Other terms also exist for the delicacy - hickory chicken, sponge mushroom or merkels (miracles, based on a story of how a mountain family was saved from starvation by eating morels).

  • Moore competes in state am

    A local man competed in the at&t Men’s State Amateur Championship at Champion Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville last week.

    Former LaRue County High School golfer Cody Moore, who transferred to Taylor County his sophomore year (2005), entered the three-day, 156-player event.

    Moore tied for 133rd after firing 11-over 83s.

  • Lady Hawks honored at softball...

    The Lady Hawks softball team held its annual banquet Tuesday night to recognize the 43 players. Although the theme was to reflect on the past season, it was also a night to remind the underclassman that preparations for the 2009-10 season begins now.

    The banquet began with the recognition of the five seniors. Unfortunately, they could not hold the traditional senior night on the softball field, as the last home game was rained out.

  • Christian Cox gets sole hit in...

    Former LaRue County High School Lady Hawk Christian Cox competed in the East vs. West All-Star game June 12-14 at the University of Kentucky.

    Cox, who played for the West Seniors, played three games that weekend – two seven-inning games on Saturday and one nine-inning game on Sunday.

    Lady Hawk coach Mielle DiStefano coached the West Junior All Stars. 

    DiStefano said her team defeated the West Seniors, with pitchers combining for a one-hitter.

  • Cyclists travel through county

    A group of cyclists following the Wilderness Trail passed through Hodgenville June 10.

    The 12 cyclists on the 31-day tour started in St. Louis and will end in Virginia July 1, with riders traveling 50-60 miles a day.

    Organizer Tom Armstrong said the members of this group come from all across the United States. Their ages range from 50 to 75-years-old.

  • Dylan Parr named Sophomore of...

    Dylan Parr was a crucial piece in LaRue County’s first region tennis title in 2008.

    This season, he was the only piece of that puzzle to return.

    In a completely foreign situation, Parr still managed to shine, garnering a No. 3 seed in the conference tournament and a No. 6 seed in the region tournament.

    Area coaches took notice of Parr’s success and voted him Sophomore of the Year.

    “Oh man, that’s unbelievable,” Parr said. “It’s just amazing to win.”

  • Honors keep coming for Lady Hawks

    The accolades keep coming for recent graduate and Lady Hawk Christian Cox.

    Cox was named to second team All-State in Class 2A fast-pitch softball Sunday.

    “This is another great accomplishment to end her high school career,” said Lady Hawk coach Mielle DiStefano.

    “Anytime our program can get attention on the state level, you know our program is doing something right.”

    Cox, the daughter of Mike and Joy Cox, joins an “elite list of Lady Hawks who have made either first team or second team all state,” DiStefano said.

  • Bluegrass Speedway Top 10 track...

    44 Auto Mart Super Late Models

    1. Jason Keltner (Campbellsville)- 102

    2. Michael Chilton (Salvisa)- 79

    3. Jeff Watson (Campbellsville)- 77

    David Webb (Nicholasville)- 77

    5. Dustin Linville (Bryantsville)- 76

    6. Mike Jewell (Scottsburg, Ind.)- 71

    7. Justin Rattliff (Campbellsville)- 69

    8. Tim Tungate (Campbellsville)- 68

    9. Mike Marlar (Winfield, Tenn.)- 63

    10. Victor Lee (Stanford)- 57

    Open Wheel Modifieds

    1. Benji Lee (Raywick)- 144