Today's News

  • 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.

  • Whitfield steps aside, Comer intends to run for seat

    U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Hopkinsville, announced Tuesday that he will not seek re-election to a 12th term in Western and Southern Kentucky’s 1st Congressional District.

    “Representing the people of the first district for 21 years has been an honor,” Whitfield, 72, said in a statement. “I will cherish forever the countless opportunities to work with them to nurture and strengthen the 35 counties comprising Kentucky’s first district.”

  • Deer collisions on the rise


    Brace yourselves, Kentucky drivers; the annual three-month increase in roadway encounters, and unfortunate collisions, with white-tailed deer is once again upon us.

  • What’s happening - Week of October 7, 2015

    Project Graduation Pork Chop Lunch

    SCHS Project Graduation is hosting a Pork Chop Lunch starting at 12 p.m. on Friday, October 9, at 36 W. Main Street in Taylorsville. The cost is $7.00 per lunch, which includes a pork chop sandwich, chips, drink and cookies.

    Blood Drive at First Baptist Church