Today's News

  • Historical society to meet

    Alison McGaughey, the winner of the Historical Society’s Essay Contest, will present her winning essay, “The Mitchell Run Wreck”, on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Spencer County Library.  Those interested are welcome to attend.

  • Part 2: Family ties run deep in Spencer County

    Editor’s note: The following is a continuation of Tom Watson’s column last week, which looks at Spencer County family names and the history associated with them.

  • Blast from the past

    The Spencer County Homemakers caught up with each other last month, as well as 16th president Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd.

  • Public record: grand jury indictments and property transfers - 5/18

    Grand Jury Indictments

    The following cases were handed down by a Spencer County Grand Jury:

    Joshua Hardin, 2550 Little Union Road, Taylorsville, was indicted May 5 on one felony count of planting, cultivating or harvesting marijuana with intent to sell or transfer by knowingly and unlawfully planting, cultivating or harvesting five plants or more of a controlled substance known as marijuana, a schedule 1 hallucinogen, with the intent to sell or transfer marijuana.

  • Grizzlies have superb season

    Kyle Alexander, a seventh-grader, throws a pass during warm-ups last Tuesday before defeating Marion County 5-1.

    The Grizzlies had a 12-game winning streak this season and defeated Anderson County to tie for a No. 1 seed in the district tournament, which was scheduled to start yesterday.  The team will also play in a state tournament beginning Saturday at Lindsey Wilson College.

  • A good week on the diamond

    The Spencer County Lady Bears softball team continues its solid play, going 3-1 over the last week as they wind down their regular season and prepare for the upcoming district tournament that begins Monday in Shelbyville.

  • COLUMN: Shoni Schimmel to glow; in Lexington basketball bounces on

    Next best thing in sports? Could be University of Louisville sophomore-to-be Shoni Schimmel, Native American of the Umatilla Tribe.
    The Cardinals’ dynamic playmaker was the centerpiece in “Off The Rez” last week. A documentary featured on The Learning Channel, “Off The Rez” was more docu-drama giving viewers a year-in-the-life poignant look inside a growing family and its mix of handling good times, hard times and hard decisions. It showed a (Native American) mom-coach of a successful girls basketball team and its star, Shoni Schimmel.

  • COLUMN: Local students participate in Louisville 4-H communications day

    The 2011 Louisville Area Communications Day was held on Saturday, April 16, at the Ballardsville Baptist Church in Oldham County.  I am so proud to say that everyone from Spencer County did an outstanding job.

  • COLUMN: Carpenter bees keeping busy

    The carpenter bees are doing a number on our house. We perfectly fit the profile of a desirable place to lay your eggs for this rather docile bee, and they are busy around the frame of the garage as I write.
    But, I do have a plan. Carpenter bees are essentially harmless. The male, who hovers about, has no stinger. The female tunnels and lays her eggs; when she does come out, you would have to handle her for her to sting.

  • COLUMN: Best management practices for horse farm biosystems

    Although horse farm owners by nature are jacks of all trade, they can easily overlook the importance of developing appropriate plans for environmental systems. Heavy rains throughout April and at the beginning of May provide a striking visual aide:
    There is no better time to see how heavy rain and run-off can erode fields and paths, which makes spring the perfect time to take the necessary steps to prevent further soil loss, erosion, loss of forage, damage to pasture, and contamination of waterways.