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Community Sports

  • Culvertown Youth Kickball League in its fourth year
  • YOUTH SPORTS PHOTOS: Maywood hosts youth golf camp to teach kids the basics of the sport
    More than 30 kids participated and this week’s youth golf camp at Maywood. A second series of instructions for the youngsters is scheduled for July 11-13.
  • NELSON COUNTY LITTLE LEAGUE: A night to remember
    For Parker Greer, the baseball looked much bigger than usual during a recent Friday night doubleheader. “Like a beachball.” Parker, 12, plays for the Yankees in Nelson County Little League’s Majors Division. The soon-to-be seventh-grader at Bardstown Middle School had never experienced brushes with superhuman, Ted Williams-like vision. Not until Friday, May 26. That was his day for the ages. “I just felt like I could hit the ball that day,” Parker said.
  • PHOTOS: Nelson County Little League
    The Nelson County Little League had regular league play Friday at Dean Watts Park. The league's regular-season tournaments start this week for softball and next week for baseball.  
  • PHOTOS: Nelson Co. Little League Mid-Season Celebration
    The Nelson County Little League held its mid-season celebration and parade of teams Saturday at Dean Watts Park.
  • COMMUNITY SPORTS: TNHS coach never stops running
    Thomas Nelson High School counselor Jessica Sekulski was somewhat in shock to see Matt Hoyes walking down the hallway at the school the morning of May 1. It’s not that she thinks the Generals’ cross country and track coach is one of those slackers who misses school quite often, especially on a Monday. “He ran in the Kentucky Derby Marathon on Saturday, and then he ran another one on Sunday,” she said. “That’s 52 miles in two days. That’s crazy!”
  • GOLF: Cedar-Fil marks 50 years
    Cedar-Fil Golf Course could be described as Nelson County’s blue-collar facility for area golfers. When you pull into the entrance on KY 245, the site of an extravagant clubhouse will not bedazzle you. Instead, there is a modest building that more than serves its purpose. As you check in and pay your bargain-priced greens fee, you don’t have to inquire about your tee time because they are not required.
  • NELSON COUNTY LITTLE LEAGUE: Opening Day
    The rains stayed away Monday night long enough for the Nelson County Little League to open its 2017 season at Dean Watts Park. The league will have its official opening ceremonies Saturday, May 20.
  • HORSE RACING: NTRA exec talks racing, Derby
    Keeneland’s glorious spring meet is underway and the Kentucky Derby is right around the corner, which prompted a timely discussion about the horse racing industry at Wednesday’s meeting of the Bardstown Rotary Club. Jim Mulvihill, director of media and industry relations with the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, was the guest speaker, and the longtime veteran of the racing industry was there to discuss issues facing the sport, and attempted to dispel some myths.
  • Local master gets lifetime achievement award
    By Toni Wiley Special to The Standard The story began when three veterans, after serving in Korea, opened the first tae kwon do school in the Kentuckiana area, in Jeffersonville. Dennis Wiley had been a sickly, asthmatic kid whose doctor had recommended him taking martial arts because of the benefits the breathing exercises would provide. Forty-nine years later, Master Dennis Wiley of Y-Lee’s School of Martial Arts was recognized by the EMAC, a national martial arts association, with a Lifetime Achievement Award.