Today's News

  • Education - HOBY AWARDS


    This program is designed to empower high school sophomores to recognize their talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school and community. Foster will attend a three-day seminar at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. The seminar will take place June 9-12. She will participate in hands-on leadership activities, meet leaders in Kentucky and explore their personal leadership skills, while learning how to lead others and make a positive impact in the community.

  • Education - Career Curiosity


    On Career Day at Taylorsville Elementary School, students learned what it takes to be successful in various careers. Many of the children were dressed up for the careers they aspire to, as several guests came to the school to talk about their jobs.

  • Education - Most Valuable Bear for November


    Megan Dysinger is the sophomore Most Valuable Bear at Spencer County High School for November. She is a positive, polite and hardworking young lady. She takes time to assist other students who are struggling, without being asked. She is always eager, pleasant and courteous to everyone – students and adults. She is one of the most uplifting students at SCHS. Dysinger is in the band and is a cheerleader. She plans to attend Morehead State University to major in music.

  • Education - Grandparents Days at SCES


    About 1,200 grandparents visited Spencer County Elementary School last week as the school hosted its annual Grandparents Days.

    “It’s very important to us, as a community school, to reach out into the community,” principal Mark Thomas said.

    Grandparents Day was held Tuesday for Kindergartners and fifth-graders, Wednesday for first- and second-graders, and Friday for third- and fourth-graders. The grandparents spent 30 minutes to an hour with their grandchildren in class and then ate lunch with them in the cafeteria.

  • Bears relying on effort this season


    If you aren’t blessed with an over abundance of talent, you’d better make up for that with effort. That’s the recipe Coach Jason Burns hopes to use for success this season as the Spencer County Bears prepare to take the court next week.

    “This is the least talented bunch that we’ve had in my three years here, but we do have really good kids that work their butt off,” he said.

  • Lady Bears: A year older and a year better


    A casual glance at the roster, and one might think the Spencer County Lady Bears are in for a long year. With just one senior and a host of underclassmen, they’ll once again be one of the youngest teams in the state.

    However, they do return a considerable amount of experience, including a seasoned backcourt of sophomore Lauren Lambdin and freshmen Alyssa Howie, both of whom have two years of varsity experience.

  • A season to remember


    Heads were hung as the Spencer County Bears walked off the field at John Hardin High School nearly two weeks ago, falling 23-15 to the Bulldogs in the second round of the playoffs. However, Coach Mike Marksbury said the memories of this season will not be of that game, but rather the thrills that encompassed a 10-2 season that saw records set and a community energized.

  • Holbrook, Marksbury honored

    The team’s amazing season produced some individual awards this week.

    Spencer County senior running back Logan Holbrook was named the 4A District Player of the Year.

    Holbrook gained over 1600 yards rushing and had 24 touchdowns during the year. He occasionally lined up at quarterback and threw a couple of touchdown passes, caught passes out of the backfield, was the team’s punter, kickoff returner, and was a key defensive player as well.

  • Duck count at an all-time high


    The work done by conservation groups as well as state and federal fish and wildlife agencies over the past 60 years to increase waterfowl populations is nothing short of remarkable.

    “This year, we’ve had the highest counts of ducks as a whole by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Canadian Wildlife Service,” said John Brunjes, migratory bird coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “It is the highest counts ever with 49,522,000 ducks as well as 11,643,000 mallards, also a new record.”

  • Thanksgiving chaos

    Are you ready for tomorrow? I hope you are looking forward to it, but be honest…is there a little concern there too? We all want that perfect family day, but then none of us have perfect families. So expecting a perfect family day may be setting our sights a little too high.