Today's News

  • Spencer County gets multiple medals at Special Olympics

    For over 40 years, people labeled as “intellectually disabled” have had the opportunity to be honored as champion athletes, thanks to Special Olympics, an international program established in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver that has changed the lives of millions of people.

  • Grizzly football plans parent meeting, practice

    Grizzly football is starting up again at Spencer County Middle School, and the coaches want to inform parents and students of a few important dates.
    A parent meeting is planned in the school cafeteria tonight (Wednesday) at 6 p.m.
    Equipment will be handed out on Friday at the first practice, which will be from 6 to 8 p.m.  The first full week of practice will begin Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. and will continue thereafter.

  • Local athlete heads to Junior Olympics

    Spencer County Stallion phenom Jay Smith will take his speed and abilities to the Junior Olympics in New Orleans in August after an outstanding performance in track and field this season.

  • Smith to compete at national track meet

    On July 2 and 3, Kadin Smith, an upcoming sixth-grader at Spencer County Middle School, competed in the AAU Track and Field National Qualifier meet in Springfield, Ohio, and earned a chance to compete at the national meet.

  • COLUMN: Baseball’s story of the summer, so far

    Hot name in news: Amy Wambach replaced Casey Anthony this week for a cycle at least. Closer to home, Interstate-71’s nightmare on Elm Street traffic jam in Gallatin County was in the rear view mirror, and sports in Kentucky returned to normal. That is – more summer basketball recruiting hype, countdown to college football (fewer than 50 days), and Major League Baseball’s midsummer classic.

  • Bluegrass Speedway back in action July 30

    Bluegrass Speedway track promoters David and Anita Ferrell will have the half mile high-banked Nelson County clay oval closed for the next two Saturday evenings, but race action will return at the end of July with the 11th Annual Bluegrass Rumble for the American Modified Series that will pay $1,500 to win for UMP Modifieds on Saturday July 30, along with the 44 Auto Mart Super Late Models, Clayton Homes of Stanford UMP Sportsman, and UMP Street Stocks also in action.

  • Bowhunter education programs meet needs of archers

    Bowhunter education is not mandatory here, but it’s likely that more Kentuckians who hunt with archery equipment will want to take the course in the future.

  • PHOTOS: Local FFA members go to leadership camp
  • When is a geranium not a geranium?

    If someone asked me what my favorite perennial was, I could only say that it changes with each passing year. This year the answer is the Hardy Geranium, known around these parts as the Cranesbill. My fascination with Hardy geraniums has grown steadily as I have discovered the countless varieties that exist. In European gardens they are as commonplace as phlox is in American perennial gardens.
    Most of us think of geraniums as an annual that we plant in our yards or in pots to add color to our patios during the summer months. Well, this plant is actually a Pelargonium.

  • Rain causes late start for local gardeners

    Heavy rains in April and May delayed the home gardening season this year, forcing many gardeners to wait later than usual to plant or transplant seedlings into the garden. And June’s moderate temperatures have continued the early trend of slow growth. But as more sun hits garden plants and accelerates growth, vegetables should begin to flower, develop fruit and, eventually, ripen.