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Today's News

  • Lady Bears bring experience, balance to 2011-12 season

    The Spencer County Lady Bears will bring experience to the court this season as Coach Daniel Cox’s squad tips off the season with the hopes of getting back to the 8th Region Tournament for the first time in four years.

  • BIRTHDAY: Louise Gash to celebrate 90 years with family, friends

    The family of Louise Carter Gash is hosting an open house in honor of her 90th birthday on Dec. 3, 2-4 p.m., at Fox Creek Christian Church’s Fellowship Hall. The church is located on U.S. 62 in Lawrenceburg.
    Family and friends are invited, but no gifts, please.

  • PHOTO: Talking agriculture

    Rep. Kim King, R-Harrodsburg (55th District), speaks with Rep. C.B. Embry, Jr, R-Morgantown (17th District), before the start of the November Interim Joint Committee on Agriculture meeting in Frankfort.

  • Holidays are a season for scams, too

    With the amount of shopping and purchasing Americans do from Black Friday through December, the holiday season makes for a natural time for a variety of scams to surface.
    The Better Business Bureau warns of a number of scams that can have a bigger impact during the consumer-driven winter months.
    Internet scams in the form of fake websites offering deals on merchandise are popular, said Reanna Smith-Hamblin, the vice president of communications for the Louisville-area Better Business Bureau.

  • County votes to follow ‘Leads Online’

    Thieves beware — the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department has a new tool to help recover stolen property.
    The Spencer County Fiscal Court voted Nov. 21 to allow Sheriff Buddy Stump to purchase a year’s subscription to “Leads Online.”
    Leads Online, whose slogan is “Catching crooks and cooks since 2000,” is a nationwide online pawn shop database and law enforcement database.

  • PHOTO: FFA Members receive American Degrees

    At the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, two Spencer County FFA members received the highest degree awarded by the organization.

  • PHOTO: FFA Competes at State Land Judging Contest

    The Spencer County FFA recently competed in the state FFA land judging career development event at the Kentucky FFA Leadership Camp in Hardinsburg.

  • COLUMN: Picking poinsettias at their peak

    I seriously cannot believe it is almost December. It is time to start decorating for the holidays, which includes the poinsettia. The poinsettia has been a fixture in American homes as a holiday decoration for as long as most of us can remember. I think it is fair to say that it is considered the “official” Christmas flower. In fact the U.S. Census Bureau says that over 75 million plants were sold last holiday season.

  • The Far Middle: Nov. 30
  • Spencer Middle students participate in Morehead State honors band

    On Nov. 19, several students from the band program at Spencer County Middle School traveled to Morehead State University to participate in the ninth-annual Tri-State Honors Band. For the ninth year in a row, the Morehead State University’s Department of Music has hosted a middle school honors band that encourages band programs from West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky to send their top students to a day of rehearsal and then a performance that night. Overall, there are six bands with full instrumentation and more than 600 students participated that day.