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Today's Sports

  • Breaking down the 2012 NBA Draft...

    Now that the 2012 NBA Draft is in the books, I just wanted to take a little time to break down how I think the lottery played out. That said, I'll admit that I'm not a huge fan of the NBA so I asked one of my best friend, Matt Smythe, to help me out. This is a bit of a departure from stuff normally on the site so let me know what you think. If you agree or disagree with any of my critiques, let me hear about it. 

  • James Buescher wins the ESPN...

    The racing weekend at Kentucky Speedway kicked off last night as James Buescher captured the top finish at the UNOH 225 in his No. 31 Chevy, leading 119 laps at the race. He started in third.
    Brad Keselowski, the winner of the Nationwide at the speedway last year, climbed from a 17th place start to finish in second.
    Ty Dillon, Matt Crafton and Timothy Peters also finished 3-4-5 to round out the top-5. Of those, Dillon was the only one to grab the top spot during the race, leading 27 laps.

  • La Grange doesn’t expect much...

     Though set to take place nearly 40 miles away, the Quaker State 400 expects to bring plenty of money to the region when it comes to the area over the coming weekend. The only problem? Many local business say they don’t expect to see a dime.
       Part of that is due to a new race getting off the ground, Discover Downtown La Grange Executive Director Linda Goin noted.

  • State police take measures to...

    A year nearly 13,000 fans missed last year’s Quaker State 400 because of traffic problems, Kentucky Speedway officials think they have a plan to make this year’s edition run smoothly.
    In addition to widening the exit ramp connecting Interstate 71 to Ky. 35 to three lanes, and widening Ky. 35 to seven lanes, the Speedway has added nearly 20,000 more parking spots and constructed a pedestrian tunnel to connect 170 new acres of parking to the original speedway
    property.

  • Locals take on State Amateur...

    Taking to the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville from June 19-21, five local golfers made the cut in the 2012 Kentucky State Amateur Championship with two of those finishing inside the top-3.
    Crestwood’s Ryan McCann led the way for the local group, checking in just four strokes behind the winner, Murray State’s Patrick Newcomb.
    McCann started the final round five strokes back of the lead in fifth place but was able to move ahead in the pack after firing a 70.

  • Semi-pro team enjoys early...

    With the rising popularity of soccer around Kentucky, it was only a matter of time until the talent around the state would be showcased at the national level.
    That time is now.
    The River City Rovers are the first team in the state to join the Premier Development League, a subcomponent of the United Soccer League.
    The PDL is similar to minor league baseball in that it gives players the opportunity to climb the ladder to professional levels.

  • Simons, Leanhart earn All-State...

    Though their seasons ended a little over a week ago, two local players picked up some hardware late last week as South Oldham’s Jordan Simons and Oldham County’s Jessica Leanhart were named to respective All-State teams.
    Simons, the 8th Region Player of the Year and future Louisville Cardinal, had a hot spring at the plate, registering a .312 batting average while chipping in 24 RBIs, seven doubles and three home runs for the 20-16 Dragons.
    That said, the senior might have been better from the mound, tossing an 8-2 record with a 1.30 ERA in 61 innings of work.

  • Father, daughter duo take on...

    In 1976, Jim Wilhite’s life changed in an instant. After a motorcycle accident claimed the use of his right leg, he was left with plenty of questions.
    Now, 36 years later, he’s found some answers — answers he hopes will help other amputees struggling to see the bigger picture.
    “In the beginning, you’re not really sure which way to go,” Wilhite noted, “but as life continues on you learn you can do what everybody else does.”
    Wilhite, who uses crutches, said it just takes time to adjust.

  • Apple Patch team picks up plenty...

        Taking to eastern Kentucky for the Special Olympics two weeks ago, several local residents were on hand to represent Oldham County in the annual two day event.

  • Goshen man files Title IX...

        The Kentucky Board of Education is under fire recently as Dick Richards, a resident of Goshen, Ky., has filed a federal civil rights complaint against the organization.
        Citing Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Richards maintains statewide discrimination against girls in high school sports is still a very real problem and one the board isn’t addressing.
      After two appearances before the KBE in December of 2011 and February 2012 yielded no action, Richards decided to move forward with the filing.