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Today's News

  • Good people doing good things

    It all comes down to good people.

    Some communities try to better themselves with attractions or festivals. Some place all their hopes in economic development or tourism or some historical claim to fame. All of these things certainly can benefit a community, but at the end of the day, the value of our hometown is dictated by those we call our neighbors.

    I was reminded of that last week as I drove past a couple on Hwy 155 who were spending a cool day picking up other people’s trash.

  • April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

     

    Think you can drive if you’re distracted? Think again!

  • Agriculture - FFA Field Day

     

  • Agriculture - Mild winter means we need to be more tick aware

    A mild winter can have its downsides. One is that more ticks probably survived than normal. The result is more hungry ticks out earlier than usual, according to Lee Townsend, extension entomologist in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

    Typically, warm weather brings ticks out of hiding to find the blood meal they need to continue their life cycle. In the past two weeks, Townsend has received calls about ticks on both people and pets.

  • 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.