Spicer joins Daily Times sports staff


By Ben Spicer



2012 Estill County (Ky.) High School and 2017 University of Louisville graduate Ben Spicer was officially hired as the newest sports reporter for the Daily Times on Monday. Spicer, who presently lives in Rosemount, originally hails from Greenup County.


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In life, having supportive people around a person usually tends to be of benefit to one’s development going forward. It certainly has for me.

My name is Ben Spicer. I will be working as a sports reporter for the Daily Times. I have many local ties — I was born in Ashland, Ky. and attended Greenup County Schools for most of my life. Upon graduating from Estill County High School in 2012, I went to Shawnee State University for two years before transferring to the University of Louisville. This May, I graduated from U of L with a bachelor’s of science degree in communication.

My parents and family have made a huge impact on my life. Both of my parents worked in radio, and my mom eventually went on to write for the Greenup County News-Times. It was my mom who encouraged me to pursue writing, even when I was young and thought I was going to make it to the NBA. Both of my parents have motivated me and supported so much along my journey, and I am so grateful for everything they have done for me.

My grandpa also helped shape me into the person I am today. I blame him for fueling my obsession with college football. We have and still spend many Saturday afternoons together watching games, and I always enjoy listening to him talk about all of his memories of past games and players.

Recently, I met my girlfriend McKenna who has also inspired me. She is a nursing student at Shawnee State, and is always uplifting and there for me when I need her. She has been a great girlfriend and friend to me, and I look forward to our future together.

Besides my obvious love for sports, some of my other hobbies include listening to music and hanging out with friends. I also like to travel and see new places. On occasion, I enjoy playing video games, and am a firm believer that I am unbeatable at NCAA Football 14.

Prior to joining the Daily Times, I worked as a part-time supervisor at United Parcel Service (UPS) in Louisville, Ky. I also served as a sports intern for WLKY-TV in Louisville, and worked for the university’s student newspaper, The Louisville Cardinal.

In addition to writing for the Daily Times, I am also a sports broadcaster for WNXT Radio here in Portsmouth. You can listen to me online and on the air this fall, doing play-by-play for local football and basketball games.

I look forward to getting to cover the many talented athletes and coaches of our area. Scioto County and the surrounding Tri-State Area has many great teams, and many great stories along with them. I am thrilled to be a part of the Daily Times sports team, and hope you are just excited as I am to read about the schools and kids that make our area great.

2012 Estill County (Ky.) High School and 2017 University of Louisville graduate Ben Spicer was officially hired as the newest sports reporter for the Daily Times on Monday. Spicer, who presently lives in Rosemount, originally hails from Greenup County.
http://portsmouth-dailytimes.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2017/07/web1_BenPhoto.jpg2012 Estill County (Ky.) High School and 2017 University of Louisville graduate Ben Spicer was officially hired as the newest sports reporter for the Daily Times on Monday. Spicer, who presently lives in Rosemount, originally hails from Greenup County. Submitted Photo

By Ben Spicer

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