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Today's News

  • Education - Miss KY visits SCES

     

    On October 27th SCES welcomed Spencer County’s own, Laura Jones, center, who is the current Miss Kentucky. Jones went on to be in the top 12 of the Miss America competition. She now travels the state to share the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

  • Education - Toss it Thursday

     

    On October 13th SCES celebrated their students during Toss It Thursday.  After participating in various activities, many students were recognized for scoring Proficient or Distinguished on KPREP.

  • Agriculture - UK study helping bats roost, recover

    Thousands of bats lie, heaped high on cave floors, sometimes as many as 10,000 at one site. Fragile, winged mammals that have succumbed to the ravages of white nose syndrome and dropped, flightless, from their roosts on cave ceilings. Biologists report coming upon this tragic scene and finding, among the piles of tiny corpses, living bats, struggling to survive hibernation by burrowing among the bodies of their colony for residual warmth.

  • Agriculture - All about the bark

    There are certain trees that consistently remain my favorites.  When I think about their common characteristics, one thing stands out: the bark.  Interesting bark is always there, whether the tree is leafing out, blooming, or showing dramatic fall color.  Bark remains constant whether the tree is good, bad, pretty or ugly.  

  • 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.