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Today's News

  • High school honors veterans

    On Monday, the Spencer County High School student body and staff filled the gymnasium to celebrate Veterans Day and honor those who have served our country.  The American flag was displayed in the center next to the podium where several students gave poetic speeches of liberty and led the audience in our nation’s Pledge of Allegiance.

  • Shelburne earns honor with Ky. Science Center

    The Senior Leadership of the Kentucky Science Center recently completed the application and interview process for the 2012-2013 Youth Infusion Board.

  • BACK IN TIME: 30 years ago - SCHS gym

    30 years ago
    Nov. 11, 1982

    From the outside, the new Spencer County High School gym doesn’t look very big. On the inside, pictured above, it looks enormous.
    It is 102 feet by 104 feet, said Superintendent Lloyd Mullins. “It’s about the same size as Bullitt East but we won’t have a balcony.”
    Mullins said the Spencer County gym will seat 1,500, compared to the 400 capacity seating in the old gym.
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  • UNLEASHED: Chapter 10

    Chapter 10

    Go to www.kypress.com to hear Woody read each chapter and try the interactive chapter activities. Thanks to Kentucky Utilities/LG&E, Kentucky Office for Adventure Tourism, Kentucky Press Association and Newspaper in Education for helping to make this statewide literacy project possible.

    “Are you still sore, Woody?” Chloe asked as we traveled west on the Western Kentucky Parkway. “I’ve never seen anyone dog paddle like that.”

  • BIRTH: Harrison James born Sept. 26

    Jack Shannon and Jamie Marion announce the birth of their son, Harrison James Marion on Sept. 26, 2012. He weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. He was welcomed home by his brother, Alex Marion, 2. His grandparents are John and Diana Bridwell and John and Colleen Cook. His great-grandparents are Catherine Murphy, Lalika Cook and the late Mary and Herman Stevens.

  • BIRTH: Baby Albert born Oct. 17

    James Albert and Jennifer Brown of Taylorsville announce the birth of their son, Cooper James Albert, on Oct. 17, 2012, at Baptist Hospital East. Born at 4:33 a.m., he weighed 7 pounds, 10.9 ounces and was 20 inches long. He was welcomed home by his big brother, Anthony Albert, 6. His maternal grandparents are Arnold and Melissa Brown of Taylorsville. His paternal grandparents are Denis and Connie Albert of Taylorsville.

  • PHOTO: Five generations

    From left, Aaron Ware, Ray Ellis, Leah Mae Ware, Mary Ellis and Lisa Ware. Leah was born in June. Mary Ellis is the oldest generation at  86 and Leah is the youngest at four months.

  • COLUMN: Eat nutritious food this holiday season

    The holiday season can bring financial stress that burdens your spirit. From purchasing gifts to traveling to planning an elaborate holiday meal, extra expenses make it hard on families this time of the year. Many families skip holiday traditions to avoid overspending. Skipping the big Thanksgiving or Christmas meal may not be the answer to pinching pennies; choosing to eat a nutritious meal can help you avoid the extra spending and extra calories.

  • Local input sought for USDA farmbill program

    The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) administers the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), a federal program that provides technical and financial assistance to land users to address natural resource concerns.  NRCS is asking for local input for the fiscal year 2013 program.

  • COLUMN: Dry summer weather leads to lower levels of pH and potassium levels in soil

    Dry weather conditions this past summer may lead to lower soil pH and potassium levels in fall soil samples. Measuring the accurate levels of pH and potassium in soil after harvest will provide the proper amount of potassium fertilizer and lime needed in the spring to supplement the soil’s nutrients to provide suitable growing conditions.