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Today's News

  • Agriculture - Tomatoes love heat & drainage

    With the discovery of a few wild birds in Western Kentucky testing positive for avian influenza, also known as bird flu, many questions exist about the disease.

    Avian influenza is actually a group of viruses that can infect domestic and wild birds. The viruses can be classified by their ability to cause illness and death. The strain of concern right now is H5N2, a highly contagious strain that can cause high death loss and rapidly spread from flock to flock.

  • Agriculture - 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl

     

  • Largest wild turkey shot in Lyon Co.

    It’s official. The National Wild Turkey Federation has confirmed that the massive wild turkey bagged by David Cody Guess is in the books as being the world record at 37.6 lbs. He killed the giant bird April 21 on his family’s farm in Lyon County.

    Guess says he has been tagging along on hunts since he was three years old and started hunting at age five. The biggest kill prior to this record was in Kansas with a weight of 27 pounds.

  • Wrestling Bears banquet...

     

    The SCHS wresting team recently held their awards banquet.

  • Not all sports are must-see

    I didn’t watch the Floyd Mayweather Jr. – Manny Pacquiao fight, but from what I’ve read, seen on Facebook and heard from others, it apparently failed to live up to its billing as a boxing match.

    I’m certainly no boxing aficionado, but many who tune into the matches do so out of a desire to see a pummeling.

  • Sports Briefs - week of May 6

    SCHS Alumni Softball Game
    The first annual Spencer County Lady Bears alumni softball game will be held on May 16 at 5 p.m. at the high school.

    The game is open to any previous Lady Bears softball players who graduated from SCHS. Contact Lady Bears Coach Jimmy Thompson at 502-773-0781 or jthompson108@yahoo.com to participate.

    Lady Bears Basketball Camp
    The Spencer County Lady Bears basketball team will host a Youth Basketball Camp on June 8-11 for girls from Kindergarten through 8th grade.

  • Hayes earns Eagle

     

    On April 25, Joseph Hayes was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Scouting.

    To achieve this milestone, Joe participated in numerous community service and Eagle projects for other Scouts, served in several troop leadership positions, enjoyed numerous campouts and high adventure outings, earned 38 merit badges, and passed a district board of review.

  • KY National Guard to unveil new memorial

    The Kentucky National Guard Memorial will be dedicated in a ceremony at 2 p.m. on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25. The event is free and open to the public. The names of 233 men and women who have fallen in the line of duty since 1912 are remembered on the Memorial.

    The dream and hard work of more than a decade to create a sacred space for families, friends, and comrades to reflect and remember those who have fallen in the line of duty will be open to the public after dedication ceremony. The ceremony is planned to last approximately thirty minutes.

  • Former Bears excel at track meet

     

    Some former Spencer County High School Bears are setting an impressive pace for the University of the Cumberlands track team.

    The Patriots performed well at the Mid-South Conference Championships over the weekend, with the UC women’s team winning the championship, and the men’s team coming in second behind Lindsey Wilson College.

  • Watching our sports heroes age

    You don’t realize how old you’re getting until you realize how old your heroes have gotten.