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Today's News

  • Agriculture - Ag Commodity Breakfast

     

    The Spencer County FFA held its 11th annual Ag Commodity Breakfast April 5 at Spencer County High School.

  • Agriculture - Rid your plants of rust

    Last year our serviceberry was afflicted with a whimsical looking disease; the beautiful blue berries that appear in the summer looked like something from a Dr. Seuss book. In a good year the cedar wax wings usually flock in and eat the berries as they ripen – not so last year. The strange, white tubular protrusions that the berries were covered in not only looked funny, but they kept the birds away, too.

  • Agriculture - Cold weather is delaying corn planting across the state

    Now that the first week and a half of April have come and gone, many Kentucky farmers are still waiting for the right conditions to begin corn planting.

    “I think the far, far west of the state still has a little bit warmer climate than everybody else, but the majority of the state has barely gotten started with corn,” Chad Lee, a University of Kentucky extension agronomist, said last week.

    Recent cold temperatures could make uneven emergence more likely, according to Lee.

  • Lady Bears go 5-1 in Florida

     

    It was more than just fun in the sun for the Spencer County Lady Bears softball team last week. The fun also came on the diamond, as the young squad took five of six games, including a 3-2 victory over 12th ranked North Laurel on Friday.

    “What a week,” said first-year coach Jimmy Schmidt. “This group keeps finding ways to win close games.” Five of their last seven wins have been by three runs or less. The Lady Bears are now 11-5 on the season.

  • Baseball Bears enter district play with 8-3 record

     

    The Spencer County Bears are sporting an impressive 8-3 record as they return home from their Spring Break trip to Florida, having won three of five in the Sunshine State.

    The Bears ended their week on a high note, besting previously undefeated Caldwell County 8-1 on Friday.

    A big second inning propelled the Bears, when they scored five runs to take a commanding lead. Noah Dockery knocked in the first run with a double, followed by a two run single by Jacob Cole and then an RBI double by Lucas Tackett.

  • Undefeated Season

    The “Wild-Cards”, a kindergarten/first grade basketball team in the Spencer County Parks and Recreation league, finished their season undefeated.

  • SCMS Soccer

     

    The Spencer County Middle School soccer teams will host a double-header this Thursday, with the boys game beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the girls game following at 7 p.m. Between games, the 8th graders of both squads will be honored.

  • Special Olympics adds swim team

     

    Spencer County’s Special Olympic team is making history with the addition of a swim team. This is the first time that Spencer County will have its own swim team in Special Olympics.

    The team name is the Spencer County Barracudas. The team logo was drawn by one of their athletes, Madison Denham. Coaches Tonya Bentley and Ingrid Hudson have stepped up to take on this new team of 10 athletes.

  • Wiltjer benefits from his days as a Wildcat

    After Gonzaga got beat in the NCAA Tournament, former Wildcat Kyle Wiltjer thought he would just come back to Kentucky to visit former teammates and friends.

    Instead, his trip turned into an autograph tour across the state that drew plenty of UK fans as well as media members wanting to talk to him about his two years with the Wildcats.

    Wiltjer admits his story is “interesting” because his transfer worked out well for him as well as Kentucky. Wiltjer was part of UK’s 2012 national title team.

  • Victory Road to release first CD

     

    For years, the Victory Road quartet has been a staple at church services, revival meetings, picnics and other events in Spencer County. Their live music has stirred hearts and provided entertainment in virtually every corner of the county and beyond, winning them legions of fans in the area.

    Soon, those fans will be able to take the music home with them as Victory Road will release their first CD later this month.