Today's News

  • Agriculture - Growing trees from seed

    Some plants are prolific; some are not.  Dandelion seed floats through the air and disperses far and wide in spring or summer; hundreds of tiny seeds burst from the spent blooms of cleome as a sphinx moth feeds at dusk.   Woody plants can be a bit more elusive.  I have never seen a Serbian spruce spring forth from a fallen cone nor an apple tree emerge from rotten fruit beneath its canopy.  Starting woody plants from seed can be tricky.     

  • Sharp’s vintage truck looks good as new


  • Bears corral Mustangs, 21-13


    It wasn’t pretty, but the Spencer County Bears held on for a 21-13 victory over North Oldham Friday night, to improve to 6-1 on the season, and 2-0 in the district.

    Many may have expected a more lopsided score against the winless Mustangs, but North Oldham brought a pretty stingy defense to Taylorsville and the Bears managed to do just enough to make it a victorious homecoming night.

  • A win is a win

    In 2009, Spencer County entered the 3A playoffs with just three wins on the season and opened postseason play by traveling to the heart of Louisville to take on Central, a team that was beginning a dominant run that culminated in three straight state titles. The Bears lost, 56-36, but it was probably their best game of the season and despite the fact that it ended the season, there was a sense that the Bears had claimed a moral victory of sorts.

  • 2016 Homecoming Queen and King


    Hannah Quiroa was crowned 2016 Homecoming Queen and Branden Leff was crowned King during halftime of Friday’s football game at Spencer County High School. Both Quiroa and Leff are seniors and they were crowned during the homecoming celebration at midfield.

  • Lady Bears rout Iroquois 15-0


    The Spencer County Lady Bears soccer team continue their stellar play, taking two of three games last week, including a 15-0 rout of visiting Iroquois last Monday.

    Cailey Meredith scored six goals in the victory, which only solidified her place among the top scorers in Kentucky.

  • Sports Briefs - Week of October 5, 2016

    Youth basketball signups

    Spencer County Parks and Recreation Basketball signups will be held October 22 and 29th from 9 a.m. until 12 noon at the Spencer County Middle School.

    The league is for children ages K through 8th grades. Evaluations for 2nd through 8th grade will be held during signups.

    The fee for participation is $75 and must be paid on sign-up day. The league also needs coaches to sign up on that day.

    For more information, call Adrian Downs at 502-376-2028 or Brian Spencer at 376-9850.

  • Outdoors - Strategies for a youth’s first hunting experience


  • Church Happenings - Week of September 28, 2016

    Bluegrass Gospel Show at Calvary Christian

    Calvary Christian Church is hosting a Bluegrass Gospel show featuring the Po’ Rambling Boys on Sunday, Oct. 2nd at 6 p.m. Calvary Christian Church is located in Mt. Washington at 11829 Hwy. 44 (across from Bullitt East High School). There is no admission charge and everyone is invited.

  • What does your face say?

    Do you notice the people in the other cars as you drive down the road? I mean sure, we watch for turn signals and to get hints of how that person is driving, but do you ever actually see that person?

    Sometimes on a highway you get a few seconds to really observe someone.  I’ve seen ladies putting on make-up, and I even remember one guy who was driving and reading the newspaper. Talk about distracted driving, and that was way before cell phones.