Today's News

  • A grand birthday surprise

    Pictured is Susan McGowan, second from left, with her granddaughter, Morgan,  and daughter-in-law Cara McGowan.  Cara and Morgan surprised Susan with a birthday party at CupCake Corner at The Red Scooter Feb. 12. Susan was greeted by several long-time friends at the party.  Susan teaches at Spencer County High School.  Susan is a Spencer County resident. Cara and Morgan live in Indiana.

  • McAllister graduates from University of Tennessee

    Sarah Elizabeth McAllister recently received a bachelor’s degree in communications and advertising with a minor in business administration Dec. 11, 2010, from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

    McAllister has located to Orlinda, Tenn. and has started a job with an advertising firm on Music Square in Nashville.

    Sarah is the daughter of Tony and Carol McAllister of Orlinda; the granddaughter of the late Leonard and Margaret McAllister of Taylorsville and the late Russell and Lois Griffith of Parkersburg, West Virginia.

  • Let's all do a little fancy dancin'

     The Spencer County High School Dance Team had a successful “Taylor Swift” dance clinic.  The clinic had 94 student participants in this exciting event.  Each child received a t-shirt and cowboy hat.  Students performed their dance routine at the SCHS boys basketball game on Feb. 8.

  • 7U runners-up finish season

    The 7U runners-up finished a great basketball season on Sat. Feb. 19 with a win and a loss.  Players pictured are Colleen Foster, Conner Mattingly, Hunter Campanell, Tyler Lester, Bralen Spencer, Kolten Scott, Jose Solis, Jackson Scott and Baylin Ford.  The team was coached by Donna Lester and Jenny Banta.

  • Former high school track teammates meet at college competition

    Two former Spencer County High School track teammates met up at the DePauw University Track Invitational Feb. 19.  Jesse Shelton and Chelsey Talley, pictured above, had seen each other last in 2007 when they both ran for SCHS in the AA State Track Meet. Shelton, now a senior at Bellarmine University, finished sixth in the 55 meter dash, and Talley, a freshman at The University of The Cumberlands, finished eighth in the one mile run.

  • Home run pitch: Calipari fouls it; Barnhart the Blessed gets pay hike

    Mixing metaphors ... gopher balls, basketballs and money.
    Best home run pitch question for a ball coach in February?

    My vote goes to one from a reporter to John Calipari last week. “What do you think of the officiating in the SEC?”

    Was this a Ralph Terry fast ball to Bill Mazeroski all over again?

  • Seventh grade Grizzlies finish with winning record

    The Spencer County Middle School boys’ seventh-grade Grizzlies basketball team finished its regular season recently with a winning record of 17-3. The team includes Blake Lambdin, Jamie Newnam, Jacob Cole, Ethan Breeden, Jamal Downs, Jacob Derudder, Jacob Mitchell, Robert Currie, Zach Stevens, Noah Dockery and Logan Holbrook.

  • Lady Bears fall to Lynn Camp, end regular season

    The Spencer County Lady Bears head into district tournament action Wednesday night on a three-game losing streak after dropping two games last week, including a disappointing 45-38 decision Saturday afternoon against Lynn Camp.

    The Lady Bears built a five-point lead midway through the third quarter against the visiting Lady Wildcats, but were unable to hold on as they lost their final regular season game, to end the year at 6-18.

  • Bears finish regular season with 21-6 record

    The Spencer County Bears completed their regular season last week with four games in five days and finished with an impressive 21-6 record heading into the 30th District

    Tournament that began Monday night here in Taylorsville.

    The Bears will be the favorite to claim the crown as they finished with a 4-0 record against district foes and an 8-1 mark against teams in the 8th region. The lone lost came Thursday night when the Bears lost a second half lead and fell to the Dragons of South Oldham, 57-48.

  • Bears moving on to district finals, first time since 1998

    For the first time since 1998, the Spencer County Bears will be advancing to the 8th Region Tournament following a 60-47 win over Anderson County Tuesday night in the semi-finals of the 30th District Tournament at Taylorsville.
    The win puts Spencer County in the district championship game on Saturday night with a chance for the school's first district tournament title since 1984. The Bears will face the winner of Thursday night's Shelby County-Collins game at 7 p.m.