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Today's News

  • Girls form club to help animal shelter

     

  • Education - SCMS celebrates GrizzlyFest

     

    Spencer County Middle School students got a break from the books on Friday as they celebrated the school’s recent test scores that once again earned them a “Distinguished” designation. The students gathered in the gym for a celebration, followed by a concert and a dance that made for a much more relaxed afternoon. They call the event Grizzly Fest and it recognizes the classroom achievements. One teacher described it as an Academic Pep Rally.

  • Bears finish strong over HC

     

    Racking up over 600 yards of offense and holding their opponent to less than half that, the Spencer County Bears played one of their best games Friday night in a 37-14 win at Henry County.

    The timing couldn’t be better, as the postseason begins this Friday night and the Bears were coming off a bad loss to Shelby County two weeks ago followed by a bye week. It was good to recapture the winning feeling.

  • Special Olympians advance to state bowling event

     

    Spencer County Special Olympic team competed in the 2016 Regional competition at Kingpin Bowling Lanes in J-town last weekend. Out of the 31 athletes that practice with the team every Monday they took 25 athletes and 5 unified partners to the Regional games and represented Spencer County proudly.  All will now go on to compete in the State Competition in Louisville next month with over 3,000 athletes from across the state.

  • Outdoors - Three great float trips for Kentucky fall colors

    The near drought conditions of the fall season seem to have lengthened the peak of the changing of the leaves. We still have a couple of good weekends left of the beautiful fall colors.

    Paddling a stream during the peak of fall colors is the best way to enjoy this annual spectacle of nature. The brown, orange, red and yellow leaves soar above your head and line the tops of rocky, river bluffs. You see few others on the water at this time of year, lending peaceful solitude to your paddle.

  • Lake resort sold

    Edgewater Resort may have a new owner.

    Javin Montgomery, who currently owns Taylorsville Lake Marina, along with the Settlers Trace gas station and store near the entrance to the marina, submitted a winning bid on the resort during a sale conducted earlier this month.

    Jerry Sewell, who manages the marina and other properties owned by Montgomery, confirmed that they did place the high bid, although he refused to give the amount.

    “We’ve got it under contract. That’s all I can tell you at this time,” said Sewell.

  • Sheriff not budging

     

    People with business to conduct with the Spencer County Sheriff’s Office this week have been lining up outside at a mobile trailer that has been in use for several weeks now since Sheriff Buddy Stump has closed his office because of mold issues.

    This in spite of a vote last week by the Spencer County Fiscal Court to lease a building a block away for the sheriff to relocate his offices until the mold issue can be addressed and cleaned up.

  • Dairy Champions again

     

    The Spencer County Dairy Dynasty continues. Spencer County High School FFA recently took their fourth straight national title at the National FFA Dairy Judging Contest at the FFA National Convention in Indianapolis.

    The team won in convincing manner, as all four members scored in the top seven individually, winning by 148 points over teams from Florida, Ohio, California, Minnesota and elsewhere.

  • Decision 2016 - Sargent challenges Tipton for State House seat

     

  • Honoring our local veterans

    The tumultuous election season is scheduled to end on November 8, when voters go to the polls. Most Americans will likely breathe a sigh of relief. But that same week, America will pause to honor the veterans whose sacrifice made voting possible.