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Today's News

  • All-time favorite upsets

    Upset favorites. A list of unforgettable shockers in sports. We all have them.

    This week, in order, 10 favorites of mine.

    10. 1958. Seattle, Temple, Kansas State were 1-2-3 favorites to win the NCAA basketball championship. At the Final Four in Louisville, Seattle ripped K-State by 22 points, Kentucky beat Temple 61-60.

    Seattle was favored to beat Kentucky in the title game. Instead, John Crigler frustrated Elgin Baylor and UK won and made popular, The Fiddlin’ Five.

  • LETTER: Apron contest celebrates past

    This is the third year for our Apron Contest at the Red Scooter.  We schedule it each year around Mother’s Day to honor our “foremothers.”

    Aprons were such a huge part of our ancestors’ day to day wardrobe. Many a tear has been dried by an apron.

    Out of the 24 aprons entered, the winners are listed below:

    • Our Antique Apron Winner was Hazel Slucher who brought in a child’s blue floral bib apron trimmed in blue rickrack.  She thinks it belonged to Martin Slucher.

  • SCMS student dies in wreck

    Thirteen-year-old James Douglas Mitchell, of Waterford, died Saturday afternoon in Nelson County after being ejected from a vehicle in which he was a passenger.

    Mitchell would have been an eighth grader at Spencer County Middle School this fall. Principal Ed Downs described Mitchell as a happy-go-lucky child that was well liked by his classmates.

    “You couldn’t help but like him,” said Downs.

  • KFB Certified Farm Markets

    Spencer County is home to two of the 92 markets across the state that are members of the 2009 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. The Spencer County Certified Roadside Market members are: Cheek’s Produce and Deutsch Farm.

  • Honor Flight: Spencer County veteran saluted for WWII service

    In the basement of Vincent Heuser’s home in western Spencer County are scrapbooks, files, photos and other records that detail his three plus years of service in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

    But the thing a visitor’s eyes turn to first is a large painting of a sea battle that shows ships ablaze, Japanese planes diving toward U.S. vessels and serves as a vivid reminder of the sacrifices made over 60 years ago in a war that defined an entire generation.

  • New SCHS principal named

    Jocelyn Lyons, a former Spencer County Middle School administrator, has been selected as the new high school principal.

    “We are so pleased to welcome her back to the community,” said Assistant Superintendent Norma Thurman. “I think she’s a very good choice.”

  • Church happenings

    VBS at Briar Ridge Christian

    Briar Ridge Christian Church will be having Vacation Bible School for children of all ages June 15 – 19 from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Snacks will be served.

    VBS at New Hope Tabernacle

  • Crash kills two on US 31

    Two people died Thursday morning as a result of a head-on collision on US 31-E in the southwestern portion of Spencer County.

    Phyllis M. Cook, 56, of Lebanon was driving northbound when she apparently lost control of her vehicle in a curve, said Trooper Ron Turley, Kentucky State Police public information officer. Her 2007 Chevrolet crossed the center line into the path of an oncoming vehicle driven by John V. Maradits, 43, of Louisville. Neither vehicle had passengers.

    Maradits was pronounced dead at the scene by the Bullitt County Coroner’s office.

  • Hell is real and can be avoided

    Did you know that more people believe in heaven than hell? Even if they do not believe in the actual existence of the place, almost everyone has their own concept. Some people believe it’s where all the “cool people” go, and that only fuddy-duddies go to heaven. They laugh and joke about the wild parties that take place, and that the “real” party won’t start until once they arrive. Others believe we are living in hell now and that our only escape is by death into heaven.

  • Free sports physicals

    Free sports physicals will be held at Spencer County Physical Therapy on Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon.  Also,during the physicals, Dr. James Ransdell and Elk Creek Dental Care( located in the Physical Therapy Building) will be offering free custom sports mouthguards to the first 50 Spencer Co. athletes. Parents must be present to receive the free mouthguard. If anyone has any questions, please call Spencer County Physical Therapy at 477-0300 or Elk Creek Dental Care at 477-5800.