Today's News

  • Education - Teachers of the Year


    The Spencer County Board of Education recognized five teachers from the district as Teachers of the Year for their respective schools.

  • New Ohio River Bridges see an increase in traffic

     More drivers are taking advantage of the new and improved transportation options provided by the Louisville – Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project. Traffic on the three tolled bridges -- the new SR 265 Lewis and Clark Bridge, the new I-65 Abraham Lincoln Bridge and the improved I-65 Kennedy Bridge – climbed more than 15 percent from the end of January to the end of March, according to a Riverlink news release.

  • Message of safety driven home through mock crash


    SCHS students got a grim reminder about the importance of safety on the road Monday as students and local first responders put on a mock crash in front of the school.

    The make-believe two-vehicle crash ended with multiple injuries, two fatalities, and the driver of one of the cars being arrested at the scene from driving under the influence. Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump, who narrated the event Monday,  said poor choices like that often have tragic consequences.

  • Bears Baseball


    The Bears are now 6-13 on the season have a heavy slate of games over the next week, including district match-ups with Anderson County and Shelby County.

  • Lady Bears fall to Anderson, face Collins this week


    A seven-run fourth inning doomed the Spencer County Lady Bears last Monday as Anderson County took and held the lead for an 8-5 victory in a key district matchup in Taylorsville.

    Tied at 1-1 after one inning, the Lady Bears scored again in the third to take a 2-1 lead, but the Bearcats crossed the plate seven times to take an 8-2 lead. Spencer County would score once in the sixth and twice in the seventh to inch closer, but couldn’t pull even.

  • Alexander named Rookie of the Year


    Kyle Alexander, a 2016 graduate of Spencer County High School, was recently named the rookie of the year at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, KY. Alexander was a standout golfer in high school and has continued his fine play at the next level.

  • Sports Briefs - Week of April 26, 2017

    SCHS Sports this week

    Apr. 26    COLLINS        5:30 p.m.
    May 2    at Anderson Co.        6 p.m.
    May 8    SHELBY CO.        5:30 p.m.

    Apr. 28    at Henry Co.        5:30 p.m.

  • Outdoors - Going after trophy fish? Try using swimbaits


    Anglers with a bit of salt in their hair remember fondly the venerable Sassy Shad, the paddle-tailed, shad-shaped soft plastic wonder that caught practically anything that swims.

    In the fishing lure world, what is old oftentimes becomes new again. Over the last decade or so, the soft-plastic swimbait stormed the fishing world, looking remarkably like a Sassy Shad with refinements.

  • Agriculture - Farmers deal with warm spring

    Unusually warm temperatures have both backyard gardeners and farmers looking at crops early this year.

  • Murder mars Easter Day


    The calm of Easter afternoon was shattered by gunfire Sunday, as police say a woman shot and killed her husband at their home in Cottonwood Estates.

    Mark Bennett, 51, was pronounced dead at the scene Sunday evening a little after 6 p.m. and his wife, Kandy Bennett, 40, was arrested and charged with murder in an incident that left neighbors shocked and unsettled. Spencer County Coroner Danny Hilbert said an autopsy was being conducted Monday, but noted that Bennett had been shot multiple times.