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Today's News

  • Lady Bears fall to Anderson, face Collins this week

     

    A seven-run fourth inning doomed the Spencer County Lady Bears last Monday as Anderson County took and held the lead for an 8-5 victory in a key district matchup in Taylorsville.

    Tied at 1-1 after one inning, the Lady Bears scored again in the third to take a 2-1 lead, but the Bearcats crossed the plate seven times to take an 8-2 lead. Spencer County would score once in the sixth and twice in the seventh to inch closer, but couldn’t pull even.

  • Alexander named Rookie of the Year

     

    Kyle Alexander, a 2016 graduate of Spencer County High School, was recently named the rookie of the year at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, KY. Alexander was a standout golfer in high school and has continued his fine play at the next level.

  • Sports Briefs - Week of April 26, 2017

    SCHS Sports this week

    Softball
    Apr. 26    COLLINS        5:30 p.m.
    May 2    at Anderson Co.        6 p.m.
    May 8    SHELBY CO.        5:30 p.m.

    Baseball
    Apr. 28    at Henry Co.        5:30 p.m.

  • Outdoors - Going after trophy fish? Try using swimbaits

     

    Anglers with a bit of salt in their hair remember fondly the venerable Sassy Shad, the paddle-tailed, shad-shaped soft plastic wonder that caught practically anything that swims.

    In the fishing lure world, what is old oftentimes becomes new again. Over the last decade or so, the soft-plastic swimbait stormed the fishing world, looking remarkably like a Sassy Shad with refinements.

  • Agriculture - Farmers deal with warm spring

    Unusually warm temperatures have both backyard gardeners and farmers looking at crops early this year.

  • Murder mars Easter Day

     

    The calm of Easter afternoon was shattered by gunfire Sunday, as police say a woman shot and killed her husband at their home in Cottonwood Estates.

    Mark Bennett, 51, was pronounced dead at the scene Sunday evening a little after 6 p.m. and his wife, Kandy Bennett, 40, was arrested and charged with murder in an incident that left neighbors shocked and unsettled. Spencer County Coroner Danny Hilbert said an autopsy was being conducted Monday, but noted that Bennett had been shot multiple times.

  • Lack of Sheriff Office activity concerns Riley

    Citing an increase of calls that Taylorsville City Police and Kentucky State Police are responding to in the county, Spencer County Judge-Executive John Riley said the court needs to review the office and duties of Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump.

    Riley handed members of the court with records documenting the increase in calls being taken by law enforcement agencies other than the sheriff’s office, and said he’s had conversations with city officials who are also concerned.

  • KY 1633 closed through Friday

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that the closure of KY 1633 (Elk Creek Road) in Spencer County will be extended through Friday, April 21. KYTC maintenance staff are performing embankment stabilization along Pond Run Creek.

    KY 1633 closed on April 3 to thru traffic between Red Bud Way and Yoder Station Road (mile markers 0.9 to 2.6). The road was scheduled to be opened by April 17, but heavy rains last week slowed the progress of this work.

  • Board eyes athletic complex, bus garage

    Spencer County High School’s athletic program could get a much-needed facelift as members of the school board are considering a $2.8 million project for an athletic and academic complex to be build near the school’s athletic fields. It’s part of a possible $5 million investment that will also include refurbishing the track around the football field, improved tennis courts and lights for the baseball field, as well as bus garage and maintenance facility to be located near the new Taylorsville Elementary School.

  • Drama club to present “Annie”

     

    Dressed in costume and rehearsing their lines, songs and dances, the cast of the Spencer County Middle School and High School Drama Club’s production of “Annie” labored earlier this week to prepare for their upcoming performance.
    The three-day run of the show will begin Thursday at 7 p.m. in the middle school auditorium. Two shows will be held on Saturday and Sunday, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., with a benefit dinner held Saturday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. (See details in “What’s Happening” on page A2).