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Today's News

  • Special Olympics adds swim team

     

    Spencer County’s Special Olympic team is making history with the addition of a swim team. This is the first time that Spencer County will have its own swim team in Special Olympics.

    The team name is the Spencer County Barracudas. The team logo was drawn by one of their athletes, Madison Denham. Coaches Tonya Bentley and Ingrid Hudson have stepped up to take on this new team of 10 athletes.

  • Wiltjer benefits from his days as a Wildcat

    After Gonzaga got beat in the NCAA Tournament, former Wildcat Kyle Wiltjer thought he would just come back to Kentucky to visit former teammates and friends.

    Instead, his trip turned into an autograph tour across the state that drew plenty of UK fans as well as media members wanting to talk to him about his two years with the Wildcats.

    Wiltjer admits his story is “interesting” because his transfer worked out well for him as well as Kentucky. Wiltjer was part of UK’s 2012 national title team.

  • Victory Road to release first CD

     

    For years, the Victory Road quartet has been a staple at church services, revival meetings, picnics and other events in Spencer County. Their live music has stirred hearts and provided entertainment in virtually every corner of the county and beyond, winning them legions of fans in the area.

    Soon, those fans will be able to take the music home with them as Victory Road will release their first CD later this month.

  • Taxes remind us of our duties

    The deadline isn’t far off; have you finished filing your taxes? Some file early expecting a big return, some file later to avoid paying. Some of us just hate doing it at all so we just drag it out .

    A few people can’t wait to get their returns, but I never met anyone who says, “I can’t wait to do my taxes.” Collecting the paperwork, checking all the right boxes, getting everything just right can be such a pain.

  • Church Happenings - Week of April 13, 2016

    Revival at Wakefield Baptist Church

  • Education - SCES Celebrates Earth Day
  • Education - SCES Honor Roll

    These students were recognized for their academic achievements for the third grading period at Spencer County Elementary School:

  • Education - Derby art contest winners

     

    From over 400 entrees, kindergarten through 12th grade, only 20 were awarded prizes. Brittany Wiseman won first place in the 9th to 12th grade division, with Denham winning second place. Both students are sophomores in Brooke Mattingly’s (right) art class at Spencer County High School.

  • Fairdale hands Bears first loss

     

    The Spencer County Bears suffered their first defeat of the season with a 7-2 loss to visiting Fairdale last Tuesday evening.

    The Bulldogs jumped out to a 4-0 lead, scoring twice in each of the first two innings, before adding another run later to take a 5-0 lead into the fifth inning. That’s when Spencer County tried to rally.

  • Walk-off homer gives girls a win

     

    A walk-off homerun by Freshman Emily Cole lifted the Spencer County Bears to a thrilling 3-2 victory over Oldham County on Wednesday. The Lady Colonels were ranked 29th in the Kentucky coaches poll, one of several ranked teams on the Lady Bears schedule.

    Spencer County got off to an early lead when Kendall Horn singled and was joined on the base paths by Elisabeth Huckleberry in the first inning. Both scored on a single by Alyssa Howie to take a 2-0 lead.