Today's News

  • Lee’s Quick Stop struck by a vehicle


    No injuries were reported, but there was some structural damage done to the side of Lee’s Quick Stop on Jefferson Street Tuesday morning after it was struck by a vehicle shortly before 9 a.m.

    Taylorsville City Police Officer Damon Jewell said the driver said his car jumped out of gear and struck the building. As he tried to back the car away from the building, the tires spun, creating a lot of smoke that filled the building. Firefighters from the Taylorsvsille-Spencer Co. Fire Department set up fans to blow the smoke out of the building.

  • Agriculture - Spencer County 4-H Communications Day


    The 2016 Spencer County 4-H Communications Day was held Saturday, March 19 at the Spencer County Extension Office. It was a very successful morning filled with enjoyable demonstrations and speeches, good job interviews and great talent acts in the variety show. The following 4-H members participated, and if they were awarded first place, they will be going on the Area Communications Day April 23 in Henry County.

  • Agriculture - Be a green consumer

    What can we do to impact the environment less? Be a green consumer. Walk or ride a bike, when you can; reuse things and if you can’t, at least recycle them. Buy less stuff that you don’t need. All are easily done, really.

    But what about in our gardens, as we struggle to keep things beautiful during the growing season?

  • Agriculture - U of L scientists make a solar breakthrough

    The University of Louisville Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research has demonstrated a way to extract energy out of water vapor using the power of the sun, according to published research.

    There are potential implications not only for coastal regions with shortages of fresh water, such as California, but also for the Ohio River, said Andrew Marsh, assistant director of the Conn Center.

  • Agriculture - Keeping Kentucky clean

    Thousands of volunteers with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Adopt-a-Highway program will give the state's roadsides a “Spring Clean” during the first cleanup outing of 2016 from March 28 to April 3.

  • Bears slam their way to 2-0 start


    A third inning grand slam home run by Lucas Tackett propelled the Spencer County Bears an opening day, 13-1 victory over North Bullitt last Tuesday.

    In front of a large crowd on an 80-degree, sunny day, the Bears and Eagles were mired in a pitcher’s duel early on. Spencer County senior, right-hander Blake Lambdinn pitched a perfect first inning, then created a little trouble for himself in the second inning, walking the bases loaded with two outs, before retiring the third out on strikes to avoid any harm.

  • Lady Bears best Atherton, 9-4


    A five-run second inning gave the Spencer County Lady Bears all the cushion they would need in a 9-4 victory over Atherton at home last Friday afternoon.

    After freshman pitcher Emily Cole retired the Lady Rebels in the first, the Lady Bears came to the plate and 7th grader Ally Alexander tripled to right field, and later scored on a RBI single by senior Kendall Horn to stake Spencer County to a 1-0 lead.

  • Tournament at SCMS


    The 7th grade girls AAU team hosted a tournament at SCMS earlier this month. The local team won both their games. Team members include Lexie Mercer, Tori Manley, Brooke Johnson, Caitlyn Reynolds, Mikayla Ennis, Cassidy Goss, Lexi Runion and Ally Manley. They are coached by Matt Mercer and Johnny Moore.

  • Letter of intent


    Brandon West, center, a senior at Spencer County High School, recently signed his letter of intent to play baseball for West Virginia Institute of Technology. He is pictured here with Coach Chad Kingsolver and some of his Bears teammates.

  • SCHS fishing team