Today's News

  • Bears Soccer


    The Spencer County Bears soccer team picked up their fourth win of the season with a 4-3 victory over Nelson County last week.

    The boys are 4-5-1 on the season and will face district foe Shelby County on Tuesday in Shelbyville, and will travel to Bullitt East on Thursday evening. This weekend, they will play Muhlenberg County, Bullitt Central and Bardstown at the King of the Bluegrass Cup at Fairdale High School.

  • Bears charge over Bullitt East


    Another week, another win for the Spencer County Bears football team, as they made the short drive to Mt. Washington Friday and took care of traditional rival Bullitt East, 43-21 to improve to 4-0 on the season.

    It was not a game without hiccups, however, as the Bears coughed up a couple of turnovers and gave up two late scores, but Coach Mike Marksbury’s team remains perfect on the season and could even move up in the rankings. Last week, they were ranked 4th in class 4A among 41 teams in Kentucky, and ranked 19th overall, out of 221 schools.



    One Red Rose
    Lora Cheek Blue 1st
    Amy Taylor Red 2nd
    Woody Cheek White 3rd

    One Yellow Rose
    Martha Essex Blue 1st

    One Pink Rose
    Lora Cheek Blue 1st
    Hailey Brewer Red 2nd
    Paula Zolty White 3rd

    One Rose any other Color
    Woody Cheek Blue 1st

    3 Roses any color
    Lora Cheek Blue 1st
    Shirley Thomas Red 2nd

    Large Dahlia
    Shirley Thomas Blue 1st

    3 Dwarf Dahlias
    Shirley Thomas Blue 1st
    Ruby Thomas Red 2nd

  • Agriculture - KFB: Share the road with farmers during harvest time

    As harvest season gets underway across Kentucky, there is an increased likelihood that drivers will more frequently encounter slow-moving farm equipment on the roadways. The staff of Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) urges motorists to slow down, stay alert and patiently share the road this fall, especially in recognition of National Farm Safety & Health Week, September 20-26.

  • Agriculture - October is the time to prepare your peonies

    May is the month of peonies, so why am I writing about them now? Well, October is the ideal time to plant, replant, move, or divide your peonies. Whatever the case may be, you want to do it now so that the roots can re-establish themselves before the ground freezes.

  • High-Speed internet coming to every county

    Kentucky is embarking on one of the biggest infrastructure projects in more than 50 years – developing a robust, reliable, fiber “backbone” infrastructure that will bring high-speed Internet connectivity to every county of the Commonwealth.

    The network, called KentuckyWired or the I-Way in eastern Kentucky, will break down geographic and financial barriers to education and economic development by providing affordable, high-quality Internet service to connect Kentuckians to the world.

  • Slain trooper praised by his hometown

    Cameron Ponder was more than just a former student-athlete to North Hardin High School coach and teacher James Webb. He was a close friend.

    When Webb’s yard wasn’t taking shape, it was Ponder who suggested the grass needed pH balance, went and got it and treated the lawn.

    When Webb needed a babysitter, he turned to Ponder.

    And when it was time for Ponder to seek a reference as he sought to become a Kentucky State Police trooper following more than five years in the U.S. Navy, he turned to Webb, his former track and football coach.

  • Conscience is protected by religious liberty

    After spending several days abroad and purposely disconnected from any news, I was startled upon returning to learn of the jailing of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis. I was aware of the possibility, but jail? Really? Perhaps my return flight landed me in the wrong country—one foreign to its founding ideals, namely the one promising religious liberty.

  • Another officer slain on duty

    Kentucky lost another law enforcement officer late Sunday evening when State Police Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder, 31, was shot and killed by a suspect who opened fire on his cruiser following a high speed chase.

    Sadly, reports are now surfacing that Ponder, a Navy veteran who graduated from the KSP academy in January, was initially going to give the 25-year-old suspect a break.

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