Today's News

  • Education - State to boost technical and career education

    State education leaders say that nearly 50,000 students graduate from high school each year and too many are unprepared for today’s jobs, without a path to acquiring skills they need.

    On Wednesday, Stephen Pruitt, Kentucky’s Commissioner of Education, happily announced a three-year effort aimed at strengthening technical and career education for the state’s public high school students, fueled by a $2 million grant from JPMorgan Chase, in collaboration with the Council of Chief State School Officers.

  • Agriculture - Local NRA affiliate attends state workshop

    Members of the Five Counties Friends of NRA recently attended the annual Kentucky Friends of NRA workshop, and fund committee meeting. Chair Tony Wheatley and Treasurer Larry Mott  represented the local Friends of NRA Committee. At the workshop, the state Friends of NRA were recognized for their huge success in 2016. First, they were awarded the Friends of NRA’s  “Kentucky Breakout Award” which recognizes those committees that have broken out of their usual efforts by reaching an extraordinary result.

  • This Old House - Couple finds their country home


  • Church Happenings - Week of January 18, 2017

    Wednesday Bible Study at Risen Lord Lutheran Church

    There will be mid-week adult Bible study on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Risen Lord Lutheran Church, 5138 Taylorsville Rd, Taylorsville. (Across from Elk Creek gas station). If any questions, please call the church office at 502-477-6557.

    First Baptist Women’s Bible Study

  • MLK: “I have a dream”

    (Partial text of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s. famous speech delivered in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963)

  • Lady Bears fall hard


    Playing in front of their home crowd in the first time in nearly a month, and riding a six game winning streak, the Spencer County Lady Bears were ready to prove they could play against the premier team in the district when they hosted Anderson County Thursday night.

    What they proved is that when the other team is on fire and your own team can’t buy a basket, things can get ugly really quick. And so it was with the Lady Bear’s 57-27 loss to the Bearcats.

  • Bears upbeat despite dropping two in a row


    The Spencer County Bears fell to another of the 8th Regions top teams last Tuesday night as the Oldham County Colonels dispatched the Bears 53-46 in Taylorsville.

    It was the second straight loss for the Bears after they had won eight of their previous nine games. However, Coach Jason Burns is still high on his team.

    “It’s been a tough week, but also very positive as well,” said Burns.

  • Outdoors - Squeezing out the late waterfowl hunting season


  • Talking March Madness in January

    We’re just now in the middle of January, but those whose jobs are to gin up interest in postseason college basketball are already releasing mock brackets, pairing and seedings for the NCAA Division I basketball tournament.
    With so much of the season left to play, it seems a bit premature, but sportswriters seem to have nothing better to do between games than to guess about what’s to come later this season and even next season. (Football writers have already issued a top 25 for a sport that won’t see its first game for another eight months).

  • Fan of the Week


    Two-year-old Brady Burns pointed toward the court during last week’s Spencer County Bears basketball game against Oldham County. Brady has a special rooting interest in the games, as his dad, Jason Burns, is head coach of the Bears.