Today's News

  • Sports can be more than just a game

    As impressive as the Spencer County Bear’s football season has been, equally inspiring has been the support of the community for the team.

    The latest example came on Friday afternoon as the Bears boarded their buses and headed for their game with North Oldham. Once they made the turn away from school, they began seeing fans standing in a steady rain, holding signs and banners, waving and cheering the team as they made their way north on KY 55 behind a police escort that also included an ambulance and fire trucks.




    The Lady Bears dropped the first game 25-18, came back to get the second by a score of 25-23, and then lost the deciding game narrowly, with a 25-23 score. The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for the Lady Bears, who have steadily improved over the season. The girls were to host Shelby County Monday night and Washington County on Tuesday. They will wrap up the season next week with a home game against North Bullitt on Monday and a trip to Collins on Tuesday.

  • Grizzlies claim title with 20-19 win over B’town


    The Spencer County Middle School Grizzlies won their conference championship last Wednesday with a thrilling 21-19, come-from-behind victory over Bardstown to cap a very successful season.
    First year coach Nathan Greenwell said he encouraged his team to keep playing like they had all year, despite trailing at the half, and finding themselves down 19-7 at the beginning of the fourth quarter.

  • Bears shut out N. Oldham, 13-0


    While the offensive numbers have generated most of the attention for the Spencer County Bears this season, it was the defensive effort Friday night that secured a 13-0 win at North Oldham on a sloppy, muddy field that slowed both teams.

  • Agriculture - Persimmons are dropping early this year

    The apple orchard has been picked clean. Some are stowed in the refrigerator, some are applesauce, some frozen and the rest are dried and sitting patiently on the shelf until the dead of winter (we are not allowed to eat them until all fresh are eaten).

  • Agriculture - Local youth do well at State Fair Swine show


    Congratulations to all of the Swine Exhibitors from Spencer County that participated in the 2015 Kentucky State Fair. In the Kentucky State Fair 4-H/FFA Market Swine Show Ashley Montgomery, Makala Hatzman, Madisyn Caudill, Courtney Jeffiers, Dalton Stallings, Kelly Herndon, Emily Herndon, Seth Goodlett, Dillon Stallings, Jenna Thompson, Noah Dunning, Casey Montgomery, Lee Tyler Owen, Ethan Thompson, Emily Truax, Desmond Stubbs, Noah Frank, Jillian Dunning, and Taylor Goodlett represented Spencer County 4-H and FFA well in the all of their classes.

  • AT HOME - It’s apple time, but not just any apple will do

    Apples come in many colors, textures and flavors. You will be more satisfied with your culinary results when using recipes with apples if you are aware of, and knowledgable about, the varying characteristics of each type of apple.

  • Preparing for ‘16 budget

    I found myself teaching elementary-age students about civics and public service in Casey County this week as part of America’s Legislators Back to School Program.

  • Is the Pope the authority?

    I was fascinated by the media coverage given to Pope Francis’s visit to America last week. I was even more amused by watching the differing groups in America lining up to use the Pope’s words to bolster their own agenda.

    Liberal groups were salivating for the Pope to echo their concerns about social justice issues like poverty and immigration.

    Social conservatives were there to shout a hearty “Amen” when the Pope addressed issues like abortion.

  • Moving to the head of the class

    Congratulations are in order to Spencer County. The Kentucky Department of Education last week released it’s report card on schools and districts across the Commonwealth, and Spencer County got very respectable grades. In fact, it could be said that Spencer County is moving to the head of the class.

    Out of over 170 districts in the state, Spencer County is ranked 38th in the latest report, continuing its steady ascent. For the first time, the district has earned ‘distinguished’ status.