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Today's News

  • Great once again

    This week our nation experienced a wonderful American political tradition, as we witnessed the peaceful transfer of executive power. The new President  assumed office riding a wave of voter enthusiasm not seen since Reagan. For an accurate barometer of that enthusiasm, one should look beyond even the popular vote totals and the Electoral College.

  • Change can be educational

    An impressive crowd showed up at a public forum for the Spencer County School Board’s redistricting effort, which will assign students to the new Taylorsville Elementary School prior to it opening next August.

    District personnel explained how they approached the process of dividing the county into two, and deciding which students would go to the new school, and which ones would stay at Spencer County Elementary School.

  • From our readers - Appreciate school board members

    Vast changes are on the horizon in public education at the national level regarding the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, and at the state level considering the political landscape, the emphasis on charter schools, assessment, pensions, and additional components of Senate Bill 1.

  • From our readers - Trump not fit for presidency

    The last election was the most ridiculous election I’ve ever participated in.  The people elected the most unqualified and disgusting person in the history of the country for president.  He trash talked minorities, said because he is a celebrity it is alright for him to fondle women, mocked the disabled, etc., etc.

  • From our readers - Court handled legal fee reimbursement issue improperly

    I attended the Fiscal Court meeting on January 17, and was disappointed with the court’s decision to pay for Judge Riley’s legal fees accrued by the attorney he hired.  I listened to the reasoning presented by the judge and members of the court, but disagree with the decision to pay for outside council.  I believe our county attorney is capable of handling this case on his own.

  • Bears stop Gallatin, 72-66

     

    The Spencer County Bears defeated Gallatin County, 72-66, Saturday afternoon in a game held at Henry County, a place the Bears would like to return to later next month as it is the traditional host of the boys 8th region tournament.

    The Bears and Wildcats battled early on with the two teams trading the lead for much of the first quarter before Spencer County’s Sam Conley scored six straight points on a drive and a foul, and then a three-pointer to put the Bears up 11-8.

  • Lady Bears pick up district win over Shelby, 62-45

     

    After an embarrassing outing the previous week against district foe Anderson County, the Spencer County Lady Bears were looking to bounce back when they jumped back into district action Friday hosting Shelby County. They did so in convincing fashion, taking a 62-45 win over the Lady Rockets.

    “I told them they had to play with a chip on their shoulders and continue to earn the respect from our district opponents,” said Lady Bears Coach Brandy Scott. “We were ready.”

  • Spencer Co. youth baseball signups

    Signups for youth baseball will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28, Feb. 4 and Feb. 11 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Spencer County Elementary School.

    Children  ages 4-18 will need a copy of their birth certificate and registration forms, which were handed out at local schools. Forms will also be available at the sign-up location. Concession and team fees will require two separate checks.

  • Can you find the keys?

    Did you ever notice that we all have an autopilot?  We get in our little routines and never even think about them.  For example, getting up in the morning, I bet you have a pretty set routine.  Mine is to sit on the side of the bed for a minute and wish I could go back to sleep (I am NOT a morning person), then off to the bathroom to brush my teeth and shave.

  • Church Happenings - Week of January 25, 2017

    Open House at Spencer Christian School