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Today's Sports

  • Aces in the hole

    The weather wasn’t the only thing heating up the Shelbyville Country Club this weekend.

    Kate Henninger and Roger Odenweller both carded aces on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

    The first came from Henninger while she was trying to show one of her partners the proper form. It turned out that her form was perfect. The hole-in-one, her first, came on No. 13.

    “I lined up and hit the shot and I was shocked when it went in,” Henninger said. “The funny thing is, I’m not even that great of a golfer myself.”

  • Cates to take over Rockets...

    New Shelby County boys’ basketball coach Ken Cates knows that for the team to get better in the win-loss column, its going to have to get better at the minute details.

    “I’m real big into the details, from the way we look, to how we enter the gym for road games,” he said. “All those little details, like the way we warm up, add up to wins.”

  • Players play to be seen

    More than 400 athletes came out to Collins High School Thursday in order to showcase their skills in a satellite camp hosted by Western Kentucky University.

    The Collins Titans had 14 players compete in the camp, which was attended by recruiters from both WKU and other small colleges around the state.

    “It was great for us. I talked to a coach from Western Kentucky and he said this is the biggest camp they’ve ever put on,” said Jerry Lucas, Collins coach. “I guarantee we had over twenty smaller schools as well.”

  • Post 37 rips through 4-game...

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team has come out of the gate on fire.

    The group of players from Shelby and surrounding counties opened the summer season over the weekend in Floyds Knobs, Ind., picking up three wins in four games and averaging a blistering 11 runs per game.

    “Overall, I was pleased with the weekend,” said coach J.R. Wiley. “I couldn’t have been happier with the pitching or the hitting.”

  • The wild Muscovy Duck

    When I was about 7 years old, our family was living on a farm on KY 44 in Spencer County that was just south of the Shelby County line.  We, of course, raised the usual farm animals and fowls, and one species we raised were Muscovy Ducks. 

  • Glossy Ibis seen in Kentucky

    The Glossy Ibis has been seen in Kentucky on the following dates from Franklin County to the western Kentucky lake area: March 20, April 21 and 30, May 1, 7 and 12, Aug. 25 and 30, Sept. 17-19, Oct. 23, Nov. 1 and 21 and Dec. 3 and 4. This species breeds along the Atlantic Coast from southern Maine down to southern North Carolina. Their winter range is from southern North Carolina along the Atlantic Coast and Gulf Coast and about 3/4 of the way down the Texas Coast and throughout Florida.

  • Greater Yellow-legs

    In Kentucky, the Greater Yellow-legs is recorded chiefly west of the Cumberland Plateau. An early spring date that they have been seen is Feb. 15 and a late autumn date is Dec. 15.

  • Short-billed Dowitcher is...

    The Short-billed Dowitcher is uncommon during migration in Kentucky, recorded west of the Cumberland Plateau and is usually seen in autumn.

    Early recorded autumn dates are June 30 and late autumn dates are Sept. 30 while early spring dates are April 5 with a late spring date of June 2.

  • Canvasback is fast, big and...

    The Canvasback is uncommon to fairly common during migration, a rare to uncommon winter resident, extremely rare in the summer, recorded chiefly west of the Cumberland Plateau and is usually found on the larger lakes and rivers.

    A late spring sighting date is June 5 and an early autumn date is Sept. 3. My accompanying photograph depicts a male on the left and a female on the right.

  • Red-breasted Merganser visits...

    The Red-breasted Merganser is fairly common during migration, uncommon in winter and rare in the summer.

    They are recorded chiefly west of the Cumberland Plateau and I have seen them on Guist Creek in Shelby County in the winter. Late spring dates for a Kentucky sighting is June 22 and an early autumn date is Sept. 12.