Today's News

  • Agriculture - Stockyard fire will have huge economic impact

    More than 100,000 cattle move through the Bluegrass Stockyards each year. The facility has been a mainstay in Central Kentucky since the mid-1930’s. Recently a massive fire completely destroyed the location near downtown Lexington, and local producers will feel its absence.

  • At home - If Valentine’s Day has a flavor, it’s chocolate


    It’s February and of course we instantly think of Valentine’s Day. What better way to create a warm spot during the cold bleak month of February than to plan a tasty dinner and dessert for that special someone in our life on Valentine’s Day, particularly if the dessert is chocolate.

  • Bears have winning weekend


    The Spencer County Bears won consecutive games for the first time since before Christmas this past weekend, getting the best of Henry County, 59-45 on Friday night, and then returning for a 74-45 victory over Thomas Nelson on Saturday.

    The Bears broke open a close game against Henry County with a big third quarter, after clinging to a 24-22 halftime lead. In the third, the boys outscored the visiting Wildcats 20-8 to take a 44-30 lead, and then maintained that margin in the final quarter to pick up their eighth win of the season.

  • Girls top Oldham County, then fall at Collins


    A barrage of three-pointers late in the first quarter helped the Lady Bears build a 17-6 lead over visiting Oldham County last Thursday on their way to a 59-49 win that broke a four-game losing streak.

    Freshman Alyssa Howie led the girls with 17 points while sophomore Lauren Lambdin added 14. Sophomore Abby Myers added nine, and freshman Haylee Cox contributed eight points and seven rebounds. Junior Bailea Bryant scored five and sophomore Audrey Michels chipped in with four.

  • Holbrook signs with Morehead State


    Spencer County senior running back and linebacker, Logan Holbrook, center, signed a scholarship to play football for Morehead State University last Thursday. Holbrook leaves Spencer County as the school’s all-time leading rusher and leader in touchdowns.

  • Homecoming Queen and King


    Lindsey Roy, left, and Patrick Sweazy, were crowned Homecoming Queen and King during Saturday night’s basketball game at SCHS.

  • Debt and the Bible

    Wow, have you seen those “Get Cash Now” commercials? I wasn’t really paying attention, but I caught the end of one the other night when that little disclaimer blurb flashed up. You know the one you can barely see and never have the time to read? Anyway, all I saw was 99.25 percent APR. You’ve got to be kidding.

  • Job of U.S. president requires faith
  • Church Happenings - Week of February 10, 2016

    Ash Wednesday, Lenten Services at Risen Lord Lutheran Church

    Risen Lord Lutheran Church, 5138 Taylorsville Road, will be having Ash Wednesday church service on Wednesday, February 10 at 7 p.m.

    The church will also be holding Lenten services on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. during the Lenten Season. For more information, contact the church at 477-6557.

    Lenten Fish Dinners begin Feb. 12

  • Fish streams for winter smallmouth


    A stretch of mild weather that loosens winter’s grip is an alarm bell for stream smallmouth anglers fed up with being stuck indoors.

    For them, wade fishing a cold stream for bronzebacks is a surefire way to melt away the winter doldrums.

    This is a laborious style of fishing. Hours spent casting and retrieving at a painstakingly slow pace may produce just a few bites. Soldier through and the payoff could be your biggest stream smallmouth of the year.