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Today's News

  • Kentucky Surge wins league championship

     

    Kentucky Surge, a traveling volleyball team from Spencer County, recently won the championship of an 8th grade league. Team members are, back row, left to right: Coach John Howie, Madison McClain, Kelsey Cotton, Kyona Hamilton, Haylee Cox, Emily Sibert and Coach Jason Cox. Front row, left to right are: Kayleigh Hamilton, Alyssa Howie, Kelsey Lear, Maddie Wood. Absent from the photo is Coach Kelly Wood.

  • Kids Fishing Derby next Saturday

    The Kids Fishing Derby will be held next Saturday, June 13, at the Taylorsville Lake Tailwaters from 8 a.m. until noon.

    There will be 500 Rainbow trout released for the event designed for children ages 15 and under.

    There will be free food and prizes during the event.

    For more information, contact Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Officer Scott Herndon at 492-3166.

  • Nicole Bush receives the Jim Ray Memorial Scholarship

     

    Nicole Bush, left, a senior for the Lady Bears softball team, was presented with the Jim Ray Memorial Scholarship during the 8th Region softball tournament last week. The honor is presented by the 8th Region Umpires Association.

  • Cal’s words put him in spotlight

    American Pharoah’s hold on media headlines had gone on long enough. Having put asunder Kentucky Derby and Preakness contenders and now within mile-and-a-half of being first triple crown winner since 1978 (Affirmed), Pharoah was forced out as media darling last week when University of Kentucky issued a news release.

    Perfect, I thought, for a little pop quiz. Did the release say ...

    A. Record number of graduates will do advanced studies at Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

    B. Anonymous donor writes into his will $100 million for cancer research.

  • Free fishing in state this weekend

     

    Free fishing weekend is one of the best avenues to introduce kids to the wonders of fishing and launch a lifelong passion. This year, Free Fishing Weekend is Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7 in Kentucky.

    “Free fishing weekend is a great tool for teaching kids how to fish,” said John Gutzeit, aquatic education coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “This is also a great time for those lapsed anglers who’ve gotten away from fishing to get fishing again and come back into the fold.”

  • Sports Briefs - week of June 3

    Lady Bears Basketball Camp

    The Spencer County Lady Bears basketball team will host a Youth Basketball Camp on June 8-11 for girls from Kindergarten through 8th grade.

    The camp will be held at the high school from 8:30 a.m. until noon.

    Cost for the camp is $50 (which includes a T-shirt) and if you register by June 1, you can save $10. There are also family discounts available for siblings.

    If you are interested in sending a girl to camp, contact Coach Brandy Scott at 502-558-9646 or email her at brandy.scott@spencer.kyschools.us.

  • KHSAA hires Marketing Director

    KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett announced today the addition of Leah Little as the Association’s new Marketing Director, effective June 15. Little comes to the Association from Brain Box Intelligent Marketing (formerly iHigh, Inc.), where she was the organization’s most recent liaison to the KHSAA and its external corporate partners.

  • Jesus pursuing His runaway bride

    Now that spring has sprung and summer is near, weddings are far and wide. Having just performed a wedding in my own church, I cannot help to think of the 1999 movie, “The Runaway Bride.”

  • VBS at First Baptist...

     

    All children are invited to the Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church next week. The school will be held in the morning, from 9 a.m. until noon and will begin Monday, June 8 and go through Friday,, June 12. The church is located on Main Street in downtown Taylorsville.

  • VBS Schedule

    Elk Creek Baptist Church

    Elk Creek Baptist Church will be hosting Vacation Bible School Sunday, June 7 through Thursday, June 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 each evening. The theme is “Hometown Nazareth — Where Jesus was a Kid.” Classes are available from preschool through fifth grade. For more information, visit www.elkcreekbaptist.com.

    First Baptist Church