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Today's News

  • Variety of bills passed during session last week

    Long days, heated discussions, and budget negotiations marked the 13th week of the 2016 General Assembly. The Senate was in session three of the five weekdays while the Senate and House leaders used the other two days to work on budget negotiations.

    The Senate is working diligently toward a budget compromise ensuring the people of the Commonwealth are not left without a state budget at the end of the session. We do not want to waste taxpayer dollars by calling a special session.

  • Agriculture - 4-H Teen Summit

     

    A group of Spencer County students participated in the 4-H Teen Summit at the Kentucky Leadership Center March 17 -19.

  • Agriculture - Local farm joins group

    Sycamore Hill Farm of Taylorsville is a new member of the American Angus Association, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Missouri.

    The American Angus Association, with more than 25,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on over 18 million registered Angus.

  • Agriculture - Send in your soil sample

    How much fertilizer do you really need to use on your lawn and garden? If you’re just making a guess, you could be using too much. But how can you know for sure? A simple and inexpensive soil test can tell you all you need to know to make your lawn and garden look great and to protect the environment from runoff of excess nutrients.

  • Agriculture - Magnolias big and small

    The magnolia family is diverse and April is the month that some of them begin to show their blooms in a most dramatic way. Among the native evergreen species are the southern magnolia (M. grandiflora) and the sweet bay magnolia (M. virginiana). The sweet bay magnolia has undoubtedly been over-used; I have seen them planted smack-dab against people’s homes on countless occasions. The southern magnolia, on the other hand, has a reputation for being marginally hardy here, so it may suffer from under planting. Selecting the right variety can solve the problem.

  • Lady Bears go 2-2 in busy week

     

    First year coach Jimmy Schmidt has his young softball team believing they can play with the best, and so far the results match his confidence.

    The Lady Bears are 5-3, and those three losses were to teams with a combined record of 14-1.

    The girls split four games last week, topping North Bullitt and Washington County, two wins sandwiched between a 14-5 loss to powerful Louisville Ballard, and a 7-5 loss to Franklin County on Saturday.

  • Bears stay perfect with three more victories

     

    Good pitching and timely hitting continue to be the winning recipe for the Spencer County Bears, as they’ve run their record to a perfect 5-0 to start the season, after three impressive wins last week.

    On Saturday, the boys traveled to Louisville Waggener and took a 21-5 victory. The Bears got an early 2-0 lead in the first inning. They continued to light up the scoreboard and led 8-5 in the bottom of the fifth, but then the Bears erupted in the final two innings.

  • UK’s 6-10 recruit once preferred football

     

    There was a time that Kentucky signee Sacha Killeya-Jones had more passion for football than basketball and never dreamed of playing in the McDonald’s All-American Game like he did this week in Chicago.

    His mother, Ley, a former college basketball player, put a basketball in his hand when he was only a one-year-old.

    “We bought him a little kiddy hoop for inside like most parents,” she said. “It was the first sport we let him play.”

  • Middle School soccer

     

    Both the girl's and boy's teams had games last week.

  • Catching up with Jimmy Houston

     

    The growth of outdoor television and an expanding library of videos available online means anglers no longer have to wait until weekend mornings to get their fill of fishing shows.

    Viewers would tune in each week to ESPN, TBS and The Nashville Network to watch the likes of Jimmy Houston, Bill Dance, Roland Martin, Hank Parker, Jerry McKinnis and others catch big fish, and lots of them. As entertaining as it was, there was educational value. The shows introduced generations of anglers to new equipment and new lures, but also taught them new ways to fish.