Jerry Smith said he noticed the scrapes and marks on a tree on his property last week and can’t think of anything other than a bear that could have caused them. He said he planned on looking around his several acres of property to see if he can find any other evidence of the animal.
Was there a bear up there?


They’ve been spotted in Nelson, Meade and other nearby counties, so it would not be surprising at all to hear of a bear roaming through Spencer County. A local man thinks he has evidence of just that.

Jerry Smith lives off Goose Creek Road and noticed some marks on his tree that he supposes could only have been made by a bear. He’s lived there for 26 years and his home is surrounded by woods and is frequently visited by all sorts of wildlife.