Today's News

  • Rendering unto God

    In Mark chapter 12, starting in verse 13, we read how once again the Pharisees and others are trying to trap Jesus with words. You think they would’ve learned by now. But they asked Jesus a very hot political question of the time. “Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar?” The reason for this question is simple. The Jewish people hated this tax. It symbolized everything Rome stood for. In essence, they were paying taxes on a land God had given to them for free. On the other hand, since it was occupied by Rome, they had to pay taxes.

  • Sports Briefs - week of May 20

    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.

    The camp will be held at the high school from 8:30 a.m. until noon.

    Cost for the camp is $50 (which includes a T-shirt) and if you register by June 1, you can save $10. There are also family discounts available for siblings.

    If you are interested in sending a girl to camp, contact Coach Brandy Scott at 502-558-9646 or email her at brandy.scott@spencer.kyschools.us.

  • Bears drop 2 of final 3


    The Spencer County Bears baseball team struggled down the stretch of the season, losing four of their last five games, including two of three last week.

    They ended the regular season with a 13-16 record and were scheduled to take on Anderson County Monday at 6 p.m. at Shelbyville.

    The boys got their week started off right with a 5-0 victory over Louisville Seneca last Monday.

    The Bears’ Blake Lambdin pitched a complete game, scattering three hits over seven innings and striking out eight to keep the Redhawks grounded.

  • Special athletes recognized...


    Spencer County had 15 athletes compete in the Regional Special Olympic Competition earlier this month. They joined other athletes from Area 4 at the University of Louisville Cardinal Park for the competition. All those who competed will be moving on to the State games in Richmond, Ky., on June 5 and 6.

  • SCHS track athletes qualify for state


    Several members of the Spencer County Track team have advanced to the State Track meet this coming Friday following their standout performances last week in regional competition at North Oldham High School.

    Brothers Kadin and Kynan Smith both finished in the top four in the 400 meter dash, with Kadin taking second place and Kynan 4th. Meanwhile, Tabitha Martin qualified in both the 300 hurdles and the 3200 meter run. She finished 2nd in the 300 meters at Regionals and 4th in the 3200 meter run.

  • Standing out in the rain

    I don’t know Adam Butler from, well, Adam. But I’m familiar with the kind of guy he is. I met him for the first time Saturday as he stood out in the rain with young kids as they aimed their. 22 rifles at a target several yards away and fired during the 4-H Shooting Sports event at the Spencer County Fish and Game Club.

  • Lady Bears hit postseason on a roll


    The Spencer County Lady Bears softball team ended their regular season on a hot streak as they ripped off seven straight wins to bump their record to 16-13.

    The girls were slated to face off against Anderson County, the top team in the 8th Region in the opening round of the 30th District Tournament on Monday night in Shelbyville.

  • Agriculture - Some plants love shady spots

    It is strange but true — people often refer to shade as a problem. How many times have you heard of people desperately searching for that one magic thing they can do to get grass to grow underneath a pin oak? Why can’t we just accept the fact that it just isn’t possible and move on to better things?

  • Agriculture - Results of elk hunt drawing available online

    Applicants for the 2015 Kentucky quota elk hunt may now go online to see if they were drawn.

    This year, 34,001 people from as far away as Hawaii submitted 70,348 applications for the hunt. Kentucky, which supports the biggest elk herd east of the Mississippi River, opened a season for elk in 2001.

  • Agriculture - Help livestock beat the heat

    Summer is almost here. We’ve already experienced some heat, just a taste of what’s to come. Humans aren’t the only ones who suffer when the temperatures rise. Farm animals feel it, too. You can recognize when your livestock may be in danger from the heat and what you can do to increase their comfort.

    Livestock become uncomfortable when the heat index reaches about 90 degrees. The heat index is a combination of air temperature and humidity, and is used to describe how it feels outside.