Today's News

  • COLUMN: Bears will learn a lot over the next two weeks

    With only about four weeks left in the regular season, the Spencer County Bears are about to embark on the stretch of their season that may signal whether they are really contenders, or just pretenders.

    As of Monday, they shared the top spot in the 8th region with Collins, with both the Bears and Titans sporting 13-4 records. Those two teams were to play Tuesday night in Shelbyville with the winner likely to get the top seed in the 30th district tournament next month.

  • Lady Bears fall short against Henry Co.

    The Spencer County Lady Bears turned a near rout into a rally Saturday afternoon as they fought their way back from a huge deficit only to come out on the short end of a 53-42 loss to Henry County at home on Saturday.

    Down 42-23 with just a little more than two minutes left in the third quarter, the Lady Bears made a furious comeback to make it an exciting game down the stretch. The rally began when MacKenzie Myers converted a layup off of a steal and then connected on a free-throw before the quarter ended, closing the gap to 42-26.

  • Bears have no problem with St. Francis

    If the Spencer County Bears were looking for a good tune-up on Saturday before heading into a tough stretch in their schedule, they may have been disappointed when they squared off against a very over-matched St. Francis team.

    However, that’s about the only disappointment in a game that saw the Bears roll to an embarrassingly easy 98-18 victory.
    St. Francis actually won the opening tip and appeared to have scored the game’s first basket, but those points were waved off because the St. Francis bench had called a timeout right before the shot.

  • The Far Middle: Salt truck budget cuts
  • Local administrator answers questions about preschool

    By Jaclyn Risden-Smith
    Exceptional Child Services Director
    Spencer County Schools

  • Twyford speaks at recent chamber event

    Local businesswoman Devon Twyford, Vice-President/Director of Organizational Development for Citizens Union Bank, recently spoke to Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce members about business goal setting.

    Twyford said goal-setting must be based on the SMART methodology, meaning goals should be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely. She encouraged members to set goals for 2011 to improve business and promote job performance.

  • As gas prices rise, state considers fuel alternatives

    With gas prices in December seeing the biggest jump in 18 months, consideration of alternative fuel development moves to the forefront.

    “Gas price certainly reinvigorates the conversation,” said state Sen. David Givens, R-Greensburg. “The advances that we are making are incremental, but substantial nonetheless. Those efforts were ongoing when fuel prices went down and will certainly be more in the spotlight now.”

    Givens was part of a state task force that a year ago made recommendations for biomass and biofuels development in Kentucky.

  • King visits with high school class, gets student feedback

    Annette King, executive director with the Taylorsville Spencer County Economic Development Authority, Inc., had an opportunity recently to speak with a group of students at Spencer County High School who are enrolled in a leadership class.

    This is a new course devoted to uniting school and community through student participation, volunteer services and sharing of ideas for the community. It was evident by the open dialogue that the students want to support and be a part of their community.

  • God new, and he still knows today

    The main theme of Exodus 2:23-25 is the providence of God. God knew – and he still does! He heard the cry and groans of his people, He cared about their suffering, and he knew just how to deliver them.

  • The dreaded W-2 surprise

    Have you received your W-2 yet? That little slip of paper is always so surprising. Not surprised at getting it, surprised at what it says about us. It is just a simple piece of paper that tells us how much we made last year. It reports a few other things too, but it is the income surprise that always catches me.