Today's News

  • Coach happy with Lady Bears improvement

    Spencer County’s girls soccer coach Charlie Traughber knew last week was going to be a test as the Lady Bears were going up against more good competition in the Lady Bulldog Cup at Male High School. They passed.

  • COLUMN: Could conference re-alignments doom Kentucky football?

    Money continues to dominate and dictate the changes in college athletics. Just this weekend, it was reported that both Syracuse and Pittsburgh will be leaving the Big East Conference to join the Atlantic Coast Conference and there are at least a dozen other schools around the nation mulling similar changes.
    Chances are, conferences as we know them today will look vastly different next year, and there’s even more talk about forming four 16-team super conferences for football that would comprise the top 64 teams in the nation.

  • Yellowjackets sting Bears

    The field was flawless, but what happened between the lines at times resembled a comedy of errors Friday night as the Spencer County Bears fell to the Woodford County Yellowjackets 34-7.

  • COLUMN: Tribute, please, for Charles the Second

    To the victor, the spoils. Trumpets please, for Charles the Second.
    For Louisville’s coach Charlie Strong, not enough (media) tribute, says here, for the miracle on Cooper Drive last week. The scope of his football team’s re-cast from Sept. 9 to Sept. 17 was a stroke of motivational genius so obvious, his pal Joker Phillips should apply to attend Charles II’s summer clinic.

  • Runners earn strong finishes

    The Spencer County middle and high school cross country teams have been busy running the past two weekends with some nice early season results to show for it.

  • Doghouse Divided: Week 2

    “Close your eyes,” I told Mom and Dad before pulling the sheet off of our purchase. “I want to surprise you.”

  • House graduates from Univ. of Indianapolis

    Becky House, Physical Therapist and owner of Spencer County Physical Therapy, graduated in 1994 from the University of Louisville with a double bachelor’s degree, one for Physical Therapy and the second in Business Administration.

  • Local resident to celebrate 90th birthday

    The family of Clyeda Hardin invites all friends to a 90th birthday celebration. The birthday party will be held in the fellowship hall of Elk Creek Baptist Church on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. No gifts please.

  • COLUMN: Cover crops are multi-purpose

    I spent most of the day on Sunday in the vegetable garden. It was both a beautiful day and a melancholy one because of the 10th anniversary of September 11th. This helps me stay on task actually…quiet contemplation and physical work is a good combination. I was motivated to get the garden cleaned up and replanted with some fall crops like turnips, beets and lettuces. The remaining empty beds were planted with a cover crop.  

  • Kentucky forecast yields up from last year

    Crop prospects as of August 1 appear to be mostly good for Kentucky crops in 2011. Yields are projected to be above 2010 levels, according to the Kentucky Field Office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.