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Today's News

  • Despite losses, Lady Bears continue to progress

     

    Salvaging a win over Waggener Thursday night after four straight days of games, the Spencer County Lady Bears took a few lumps but hopefully learned a few lessons during their participation in the Queen of the Commonwealth Tournament at Bullitt East last week, despite going 1-3.

    Spencer County bounced back after three straight losses with a 68-29 victory over the Lady Wildcats to move to 4-6 on the season. While that lopsided win helped their record, it was their play in the three losses that might prove most helpful as the season progresses.

  • Local wrestlers grapple for gold

     

    The medal count kept growing as the day went on for our youth wrestlers from Spencer County. They paired off in the season’s opening event against kids from all over the U.S., and many walked away with the hardware to show for it. Justin Kendrick scored a bronze, Josh Lingle and Mallyah Nation both brought home silver.

  • Tipton readies for legislative session

    It is hard to believe that the year 2016 is coming to end. With the New Year comes the next session of the Kentucky General Assembly which begins on January 3.

    This year’s session will have 30 legislative days and must be completed by March 31, 2017. There will be many new faces in the legislature with 28 new members in the House of Representatives and two new members in the State Senate.

  • Making Christmas about more

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year. That’s what the song says. It’s the message on holiday greeting cards, sappy commercials and is the overriding theme of Christmas specials and movies that seem to have been playing on a loop since before we even finished carving up the Thanksgiving turkey.

  • Fiscal court must loosen the gridlock

    Monday night’s Fiscal Court meeting was eventful to say the least. The court cut the Sheriff’s payroll budget, moved ahead with remediation plans in order to have the mold issue in the Sheriff’s Office resolved, and they also approved the payroll budget for the County Clerk.

    They split on some issues, and remained deadlocked on others. But whether you agree or disagree with Monday’s actions, issues that have mired the court in gridlock for many months are beginning to be resolved.

  • Agriculture - Know how to help pets survive bitter cold

    Snow and bitter cold sent shivers across the nation in recent days, and experts are urging all dog and cat owners to protect their pets from the freezing temperatures.

     Pets can suffer from frostbite and hypothermia just as humans can, say veterinarians who treat dogs and cats all winter long for winter-related injuries.
     
    “If it feels cold to you, it’s probably cold to your indoor cat or dog,” said Dr. Will Fischbach, a senior clinician in emergency medicine.

  • Agriculture - Give the gift of gardening

    Amassing a good set of gardening tools usually takes a while and the holiday season, with various traditions of gift giving, is a perfect time to help gardeners achieve that goal.  Good tools don’t come cheap, but if you buy right the first time the investment pays off in the life of the tool and the efficiency of the job.  The right tool often means less time spent on tackling the chore.  

  • Bears win third straight game

     

    Despite a lack of size and a lot of youth and inexperience, the Spencer County Bears are proving to be a fun team to watch and thus far, a successful one.

    Following a 62-55 victory over visiting Jeffersontown on Friday night, the Bears are now 5-3 on the year, and winners of three straight.

  • SCMS Dance Team

     

    The Spencer County Middle School Dance Team placed 1st this weekend at their second competition of the season, the WinterJam Dance Competition in Lexington, KY. They also received the award for “Most Entertaining.” This is an award that is decided on by the judges and is only given to one dance team in the entire competition.

  • Girls notch milestone district win over Shelby

     

    It had been six years since the Spencer County Lady Bears had beaten a district opponent. Last Tuesday, that losing streak was snapped as the girls went on the road and defeated Shelby County 56-45 in what was truly a signature win for a program on the rise.

    When the buzzer sounded at the end of the game, you could sense this victory meant more than most, and Coach Brandy Scott affirmed that jubilation continued into the locker room.