Today's Sports

  • Cowboys test their mettle...

    Photos from the Culvertown Adult Co-Ed Kickball League from Wednesday, July 11.

  • STRAIGHT ARROW: A quote from...

    Fred Bear was the founder of the Bear Archery Company and considered by many to be the Father of Modern Archery.

    During the 1970s, Fred Bear’s hunting adventures were being shown on TV and they were very inspirational to me as a young bowhunter.

    Bonnie and I started the Bent Arrow Archery Shop in 1978 after meeting and being inspired by a pro staff shooter who worked for Bear Archery, and two years later at an archery show in West Virginia I was privileged to meet my hero, Fred Bear.


    Sports Shots photos from the week of July 13, 2018.

  • RIVER RAT: Tiller’s departure...

    The closing of a longtime local employer such as American Greetings is a tough economic blow for any community, as many of the plant’s seasoned workforce was forced to go job-hunting.

    That unfortunate closure also had a residual effect that negatively impacted local youth sports, as one of the company’s longtime employees who didn’t lose his job — Mitch Tiller — is no longer devoting countless hours to his pet cause.


    Sports Shots for July 4-6, 2018.

  • STRAIGHT ARROW: How can we...

    According to the Archery Trade Association (ATA), the number of hunters across the country is on a decline and fish and wildlife agencies and the ATA are trying to figure out why the decline is occurring and how to retain and recruit more hunters.

    The reasons for the decline seem to be older hunters give up on the sport of hunting, either because of a lack of a place to hunt or for health reasons, and fewer people are taking up the challenge of hunting.

  • COMMUNITY SPORTS: Kirkpatrick...

    Don Kirkpatrick says it’s good to have goals, especially during retirement.

    Granted, his goals aren’t like most 62-year-olds. He just wants to get faster.

    “I still don’t feel like I’ve reached my ceiling,” said Kirkpatrick, a Bardstown resident who competes in Senior Games across the country, specializing as a sprinter. “The goal is to get under 13 seconds.”

  • Straight Arrow: Bowhunters,...

    We are starting to see a lot of customers getting their bows out, checking them over themselves, or bringing them to me to inspect it for them or to install a new string and cables or any other repairs needed before they start shooting. If you need work done on your bow, right now is a good time to bring it in before we get swamped.

    With the opening of the archery deer season less than three months away, if you haven’t been practicing it’s time to start, but first use the following guide to inspect your bow and arrows.

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