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Petrino’s deliberation over quarterback slot causing headaches for Auburn defenders

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  By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent   LOUISVILLE — While University of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino continues to take his time naming a starting quarterback for the Sept. 5 opener against Auburn, he’s causing an extra workload for Auburn …

Former Reds’ player, broadcaster Flynn replaces Shuffett as host of Kentucky Life

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Doug Flynn, a former Major League Baseball player and Cincinnati Reds broadcaster, is the new host of our popular series Kentucky Life. He steps up to the plate when the series premieres its 21st season in November.   “We’re happy …

Previously unlisted dove field in Johnson County opened by state Fish and Wildlife

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  Three dove fields listed in Kentucky’s 2015 dove guide will not be open for public hunting this year, however, the department is adding an extra field in Johnson County that was not originally included.   Growing conditions may change …

Legends pop four homers, but Rome rallies with six-run ninth-inning outburst to win

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  The Rome Braves came from behind with six runs in the ninth inning and took a 13-9 win over the Lexington Legends Wednesday night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark, a game that saw the teams combined for 33 hits, 17 …

Three Park-and-Ride locations set for racing fans attending the Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland

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Breeders’ Cup and Keeneland released detailed public transportation service plans for the 2015 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which include shuttle service from three Park-and-Ride locations in the Lexington area to and from Keeneland Race Course on Oct. 30-31.   Due …

Bluegrass Adventures: Improved connectivity one way to get more people to enjoy outdoors

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  By Daniel Leathers KyForward columnist   It is a sad, but true fact that fewer and fewer people are having outdoor experiences. With every generation that ventures afield less, the subsequent generation will continue the decline.   The number …

Zayat Stables pledges percentage of American Pharoah’s purses to New Vocations program

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  New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced Wednesday that Zayat Stables has committed to donating a percentage of American Pharoah’s purse earnings for the remainder of his racing career to support the program’s mission to rehab, retrain and rehome retired …

Calipari adds pair of walk-on guards David and Pulliam to 2015-16 Kentucky roster

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  The Kentucky men’s basketball team has added Jonny David and Dillon Pulliam as walk-ons for the 2015-16 season.   With the addition of David and Pulliam, UK’s roster stands at 14 entering the 2015-16 academic year.   David, a …

Tenuta, two relievers handcuff Braves, Hill stars on offense as Legends pitch shutout

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  Lexington starter Matt Tenuta and relievers Eric Stout and Jake Newberry combined to scatter nine hits as the Legends shut out the Rome Braves 3-0 Tuesday night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.   Michael Hill keyed the Legends’ offense with …

Cats represented on 2015 preseason All-SEC team by kicker MacGinnis, Swindle, Stamps

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  The Southeastern Conference announced its 2015 Preseason Coaches All-SEC Team on Tuesday with sophomore kicker Austin MacGinnis, senior offensive lineman Jordan Swindle and senior safety A.J. Stamps earning honors from the league coaches.   MacGinnis was named to the …

Art Lander’s Outdoors: With herd numbers up, prospects for fall deer season excellent

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  With Kentucky’s 2015-16 deer season set to open in 10 days, with the start of archery hunting, the outlook for the season is excellent, with more opportunities for hunters to take antlerless deer in the counties with the highest …

Keith Taylor: Towles and Wildcats developed a ‘close-knit’ bond as fall camp comes to close

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  If fall camp is any indication, Patrick Towles is confident Kentucky is going to have a successful season.   The University of Kentucky quarterback and Fort Thomas Highlands graduate has been through three fall camps while with the Wildcats …

Hilltoppers add pair of in-state players to roster, Hansbrough joins coaching staff

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Western Kentucky men’s basketball head coach Ray Harper has added Kentucky natives Keifer Dalton and Dylan Sanford to the Hilltoppers’ roster for the 2015-16 season along with Ben Hansbrough, who will serve as the program’s staff as coordinator of player …

Keeneland’s ‘Prelude to the Cup’ set for Oct. 29, features $100,000 Lafayette Stakes

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  Keeneland will celebrate its first time to host the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Oct. 30-31, with a special day of racing titled Prelude to the Cup to be held Thursday, Oct. 29.   Individual ticket reservations for Prelude to …

NKU sophomore Frey earns Offensive Player of Week honors from Horizon League

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Northern Kentucky University sophomore forward Jessica Frey has been named Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week after scoring three goals and leading the Norse women’s soccer team to a pair of wins in its opening weekend of play as …