Today's News

  • Agriculture - Powdery mildew is hard to contain

    Powdery mildew is probably the most common garden fungus around.  It is not too terribly picky about where it spreads, it likes humid weather, thrives in the heat of the summer and is hard to control once it has started.  The trick here is to prevent it from happening by proper plant selection, spacing, pruning and treatment before it spreads.

  • Agriculture - Who funds Fish and Wildlife Conservation?

    As Co-Chairs of the Kentucky Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, we find it fitting to take a moment to extend an enormous debt of gratitude to our hunters and anglers. The critical contributions that these sportsmen and women make to our economy and professional fish and wildlife management in the Bluegrass State ensure that we will enjoy access to our hunting and angling traditions now and into the future.

  • Taylorsville Lake State Park clean up


    Friends of the Taylorsville Lake State Park spent a recent Saturday cleaning up the Possum Ridge Boat Ramp area. They cut down several trees that were blocking trails and picked up trash in the area. Volunteers worked to make that area of the lake more attractive to users and visitors.

  • Junior PGA team gets first win


  • Seasons come to an end


    The Bears saw their season come to an end with a 9-4 loss to Anderson County in the 30th District tournament Monday. The Bears finished strong, winning their final three regular season games, and ended the year with an 11-18-1 record.

    A 4-1 loss to Anderson County brought the Spencer County Lady Bears’ softball season to an end, but it was a successful season for first-year coach Brian Glass and his young squad. The team was ranked in the top 25 in Kentucky for much of the season, and finished with an impressive 21-14 record.

  • SCHS Dancers are National Champs


    The SCHS Dance Team learned last week that after final scores were tabulated, they had won the U.S. Finals Champion Challenge from a competition they participated in over Spring Break in Florida. Team members include: Sydney Warren, Kelly Baird, Ashley Ebertshauser, Hallie Helton, Meredith Barnett, Kaylee Smith, Martina Handra , Kenzie Potts, Mallory Pfeiffer, Peyton Forberger, Kayla Ash and Hannah Quiora. They are coached by Sabrina Shortt Barnett. Team members will receive rings to commemorate their accomplishment.

  • Hannah Quiora signs to EKU Dance Team


    Hannah Quiora, a senior member of the Spencer County High School Dance Team, recently signed to become a member of the Eastern Kentucky University Colonel dance team next season in Richmond, Ky.

  • Leff honored


    Spencer County senior Branden Leff was named the 8th Region Male Athlete of the Year during a ceremony last week. He had previously been honored as the 30th District Male Athlete of the Year. Leff was a standout football player for the Bears, setting school rushing records and also starting on the defensive side of the line. He will play college football at Georgetown College beginning this fall. Pictured with Leff is SCHS Football Coach and Athletic Director, Mike Marksbury.

  • A past Memorial Day message from Billy Graham

    Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from a 1955 speech given by Rev. Billy Graham following a tour of U.S. military installations in the U.S. and overseas.

  • Church Happenings - Week of May 31, 2017

    Gospel Group to perform at Elk Creek Baptist

    Elk Creek Baptist Church welcomes the Southern Gospel group, The Joymakers, to the church on June 3 at 6 p.m. for an evening of music and celebration. A love offering will be received. The church is located at 5734 Elk Creek Road. For more information, contact the church at 477-2730.