Today's News

  • Views of Van Buren before Taylorsville Lake

    It has been some time since this column offered pictures of the village of Van Buren before it became the Taylorsville Lake bottom.

  • Bears lose to Oldham in district tourney

    Spencer County’s Josh Ferency fights off a couple of South Oldham players during the first round of the district tournament last Monday night at Oldham County High School. The Bears saw their season come to an end with a 5-1 defeat.

  • Volleyball team keeps it close in district tourney

    Spencer County’s Gaddie Mariane rose up to block a return during Spencer County’s 2-0 loss to Bullitt Central in the District Tournament on Tuesday night. Spencer County kept it very close during the first match, losing 25-22, then fell in the deciding match, 25-21. The girls finished the season at 10-21 on the year.

  • Parks and Rec basketball signups start today

    Signups for this year’s Spencer County Parks and Recreation basketball leagues will be today and Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Ray Jewell Park.
    Leagues this year will be divided into boys and girls, but will be co-ed if there are not enough signups for the age groups.
    Age groups this year are kindergarten through first grade, second through third grade, fourth through fifth grade, and sixth through eighth grade.
    Evaluations for players fourth grade and up will be Sunday, Oct. 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Spencer County High School.

  • Lady Bears end season with loss to Oldham

    The Spencer County Lady Bears soccer season came to an end the same way it started, with a loss to Oldham County.

  • COLUMN: Fans make Big Blue Madness fun again

    Kentucky’s Big Blue Madness was all that again ... with a hiccup or two.
    By their standing-room-only presence in Rupp Arena on a night in the middle of football season, Wildcat basketball fans renewed their all-out allegiance to all-things-Calipari.
    It was a spectacle. Never mind slide-show foul-ups.

  • Runners finish well at Bardstown Invitational

    The Spencer County cross country team finished strong at the Bardstown Invitational over the weekend.

    In the sixth grade and under category, Jack Meredith finished in first place and teammate Drake Snider finished in second. Both are sixth graders. In the girls middle school division, seventh-grader Maddie Cook finished in first place. In the varsity races, senior Christina Shawver came in second place in the girls 5,000 meter, and freshman Jacob Johnson finished 19th in the boys 5K.

  • COLUMN: Climate determines a tulip’s behavior

    When it comes to bulbs we don’t always meet with consistent success. And, before you blame the chipmunks, the guy who mows the grass or the bulb company for their lack-luster performance, consider some of the other factors that influence how well flowering bulbs flower.
    Sunlight; crowded bulbs; pre-mature removal of foliage the previous season; or a winter rest period that wasn’t cold enough or long enough may play a role in poor performance. The life cycle of a bulb is different than other herbaceous perennials.

  • COLUMN: Health and safety issues for Kentucky’s aging farmers

    Because farmers are exposed to multiple hazards throughout extended careers, physical problems can start early. To maintain health, Kentucky farm workers, whose average age is 57, higher than the average worker, must pay attention, particularly as they age, to issues caused by their way of life.

  • Conservation technical assistance, funding now available

    The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kentucky is encouraging landowners, farmers and producers to visit their local NRCS office now to receive more information and apply for conservation technical assistance and possible financial funding opportunities.
    The Kentucky NRCS application ranking cutoff date for consideration for 2012 funds in this sign-up period is November 15, 2011.
    Financial assistance is available to eligible applicants for the following Farm Bill programs: