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Today's News

  • Lady Bears take down Henry County, 48-34

    It took a little while for the Spencer County Lady Bears to shake off the cobwebs from being off an extended period of time, but they overcame a one-point deficit at the end of one quarter on their way to a 48-34 win at Henry County Friday night.

    Senior Shelby Pfeiffer scored all seven of her points in the opening quarter to keep the early deficit from being greater, and Spencer County’s defense came out and clamped down the Lady Wildcats in the second quarter, holding them to only four points.

  • School news briefs

    Public comment welcome

    The proposed Comprehensive District Improvement Plan and the proposed Mission/Vision/and Belief Statements can be found on district website for public comment at www.spencer.ky12.ky.us.

    Free college credit

    The Shelby County Area Technology Center and Jefferson Community and Technical College – Shelby Campus are offering an informational meeting Thursday at 6 p.m. to find out how many free college credit hours your son or daughter has already earned in high school for college.

  • LETTER: Something needs to be done

    Over the past several weeks I have watched our kids play basketball in the parks and recreations league. Unfortunately there has been some rough play by several teams in the second and third grade age group league. The coaches have not tried in the least to take their teams aside to tell them that this is not acceptable.  All they care about is wins for their team. 

  • FROM THE WORD: Putting on the full armor of God

    I have heard a lot of people say, I have been too mean - God won’t forgive a person like me, or you don’t know about all of the bad things I have done, or if I accept Jesus as my Saviour I don’t know if I could stop doing the things I do today, I know I couldn’t give up drinking or smoking or the other bad things in my life. If things like this are running through your mind, the only place they are coming from is the devil. He is the author of lying and confusion.

  • Planning for growth

    With a projected student population growth of 26 percent over the next six years, the Spencer County School District and the Kentucky Department of Education are both looking for ways to save money and still provide quality instructional opportunities.

    Superintendent Chuck Adams said where the two entities differ is exactly how to go about accomplishing that goal.

  • MOVIE REVIEW: Chilly romance of “New in Town” misfires as a romantic comedy

    A fish-out-of-water romantic comedy, “New In Town” stars Renee Zellwegger as Lucy Hill, a Miami businesswoman sent to the upper Midwest to overhaul and slash the work force at an underperforming junk-food factory.

    Career-minded Lucy isn’t prepared for the biting cold, the quaint small-town customs or the colorful characters she encounters—especially fireman Ted Mitchell (Harry Connick Jr.), who also happens to be the factory’s labor-union rep.

  • Finding power to stay warm

    The numbers of Spencer Countians without electricity has dropped from thousands to hundreds since last Tuesday night’s winter ice storm. Good news for most, but for the 400 families still with out power – each day can be a struggle just to stay warm.

    For some residents, seeking shelter in the high school’s cafeteria was a much better alternative than huddled together under layers of blankets.

  • Loss of power nets numerous freezer casualties

    With power outages ranging from mere hours to days, and even weeks, local insurance agents say that losing food stored in refrigerators and deep freezers has been the number one complaint.

    “It seems like everybody has food spoilage,” said Terry Skaggs of Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance.

  • LETTER: Flag pole not “chopped down”

    In response to a previous letter titled “Cemetery should respect flag.”

    The Valley Cemetery Board would like to clarify that Mr. Robinson’s flag pole had not been “chopped down,” as Ms. Waldridge implied. However, in November we had a strong wind storm that blew Mr. Robinson’s flag pole down along with others.

  • Aquaculture and alfalfa are topics of upcoming events

    Two aquaculture workshops will be offered by Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension for those who are involved with or might be considering small-scale aquaculture.