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Today's News

  • 2015 a mixed bag for state’s industries

    This was an eventful year for Kentucky businesses: Toyota accelerated, bourbon distillers rolled out more barrels, Tempur Sealy employees lost some sleep, King Coal coughed and wheezed, and so much more.

  • Clerk pleased with Bevin’s order on marriage licenses

    Count Spencer County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock among those who welcomed Governor Matt Bevin’s executive order last week to lift the requirement that the county clerk’s name appear on marriage licenses, a sticking point for many clerks around the state who are morally opposed to same-sex marriages.

    Hesselbrock said she sat in on meetings with the Kentucky County Clerks Association’s recording committee, which was tasked with coming up with marriage licenses that would be agreeable to all.

  • Bears outscore Iroquois 64-54

     

    The Spencer County Bears improved to 4-6 on the season with a 64-54 victory over Iroquois High School Sunday during the first round of the Mike Miller Classic in Taylorsville.

    The Bears jumped out early with a 21-12 lead after one quarter to set the pace for a victory in the first round of the six-team event they hosted.

  • Lady Bears look to bounce back

     

    After starting the season 4-0, the Spencer County Lady Bears have hit a rough spot on their schedule, and have now lost four in a row following a 72-59 loss to Whitley County at home Saturday during the Salt River Electric Holiday Classic.

    The Lady Bears jumped out to an early lead against the Lady Colonels, who are 6-2 on the season, but Whitley County took the lead early in the second quarter and the Lady Bears dropped their fourth straight decision.

  • After-holiday outdoor options are plentiful

    After the stress, bustle and eventual enjoyment of Christmas passes, many Kentuckians still have several days off from work. After a belly full of bowl games, board games, card games and sweets, boredom and restlessness can set in for outdoors enthusiasts.

    Many perceive the closing of modern gun deer season as the ending to hunting and fishing until the arrival of warm winds next spring. Winter is one of the best times of year to hunt and fish. Time off during the holidays presents a golden opportunity to get outside and enjoy three fantastic outdoors opportunities.

  • Hunters take 45 bears, 500 pounder is new state record

    Kentucky’s first black bear hunt in modern times was held just six years ago in Harlan, Letcher and Pike counties. Not one hunter harvested a bear.

    This year stands as a stark contrast.

    The record 45 bears taken by hunters this year includes the largest bear harvested in Kentucky in the modern era. Taken on opening day of the modern gun season, it tipped the scales at 500 pounds, smashing the old mark set almost two months earlier during the archery-crossbow season.

  • Phantoms bring home title

     

    Kentucky Youth Soccer hosted their Fall Commonwealth Cup last month, and the Spencer County Soccer Association was well-represented with six teams. Team Johnson’s Phantoms brought home the championship trophy, while Team Wheeler and Team Mallory came away as runner-ups in their respective groups.

  • Pundits weigh in on UK-UofL rivalry game

    What many Kentucky or Louisville basketball fans would like for Christmas is to have a win in Saturday’s UK-Louisville game in Rupp Arena in the annual Battle of the Bluegrass. It’s a game that five months ago seemed like one where Kentucky would be a solid favorite. Now with the way both teams are playing, Kentucky fans have a lot more reasons to worry and Louisville fans have a lot more reason to be optimistic.

  • Why the shepherds?

    I have always been interested in the nativity story. Joseph and Mary making the long journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem for the Roman census has always piqued my interest. Why couldn’t the Inn Keeper find someplace for Mary and Joseph on the night Jesus was born? Did Bethlehem as a whole miss the birth of the King of Kings? Didn’t anyone show up to assist this young couple who was forced to use a manger for a cradle?

  • Church Happenings - Week of December 23

    Community Christmas Eve Service

    A Community Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be held at the Taylorsville United Methodist Church at 11 p.m. on December 24. The offering will go to the benevolent fund of the Spencer County Ministerial Association. The church is located on Main Street.

    Christmas Eve services at Spencer Christian Church

    Spencer Christian Church will be conducting Christmas Eve services onThursday involving special music and a short message. Two service times are planned, one at 4:30 p.m. and another at 6 p.m.