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Today's News

  • Lady Bears fall hard

     

    Playing in front of their home crowd in the first time in nearly a month, and riding a six game winning streak, the Spencer County Lady Bears were ready to prove they could play against the premier team in the district when they hosted Anderson County Thursday night.

    What they proved is that when the other team is on fire and your own team can’t buy a basket, things can get ugly really quick. And so it was with the Lady Bear’s 57-27 loss to the Bearcats.

  • Bears upbeat despite dropping two in a row

     

    The Spencer County Bears fell to another of the 8th Regions top teams last Tuesday night as the Oldham County Colonels dispatched the Bears 53-46 in Taylorsville.

    It was the second straight loss for the Bears after they had won eight of their previous nine games. However, Coach Jason Burns is still high on his team.

    “It’s been a tough week, but also very positive as well,” said Burns.

  • Outdoors - Squeezing out the late waterfowl hunting season

     

  • Talking March Madness in January

    We’re just now in the middle of January, but those whose jobs are to gin up interest in postseason college basketball are already releasing mock brackets, pairing and seedings for the NCAA Division I basketball tournament.
    With so much of the season left to play, it seems a bit premature, but sportswriters seem to have nothing better to do between games than to guess about what’s to come later this season and even next season. (Football writers have already issued a top 25 for a sport that won’t see its first game for another eight months).

  • Fan of the Week

     

    Two-year-old Brady Burns pointed toward the court during last week’s Spencer County Bears basketball game against Oldham County. Brady has a special rooting interest in the games, as his dad, Jason Burns, is head coach of the Bears.

  • Scrappy Bears fall to Collins

     

    There’s no quit in the Spencer County Bears basketball team, but there’s also little room for error. They had just enough of the latter during a stretch in the second quarter to doom them in a district matchup Friday night against a 13-3 Collins team, as they fell 53-45.

    “We really struggled converting in the first half, especially in the second quarter,” said Bears coach Jason Burns.

    “We missed threes, point-blank layups and even free throws. We played very poorly for about a two minute stretch.”

  • Girls down Collins, improve to 2-1 in district

     

    The Spencer County Lady Bears are on a roll. Winners of five in a row, the girls got perhaps their most important win of the season with a 57-44 victory at district rival Collins Friday night and are now 9-7 on the season.

    In front of a large crowd in Shelbyville Friday, the girls got off to a slow start, trailing 7-2 before Audrey Michels knocked down a jumper and Alyssa Howie buried a three to knot the score at 7-7. Another trey by Howie would then put the Lady Bears up 10-7 to end the quarter.

  • Outdoors - Safely familiarize yourself with new rifle before firing

     

    Lots of hunters receive a new rifle over the holidays or take advantage of the subsequent sales to add to their collection.
    The impulse is to immediately dash off to the shooting range. Fighting back that urge and instead taking time to familiarize yourself with your new rifle is a good first step toward safe and responsible ownership.

  • Spencer County’s youth wrestlng

     

    Spencer County’s youth wrestlers hit the mats Sunday the 8th at Fern Valley High  School against regional teams including East Oldham , Warren County, Fern Creek and more.  The morning session saw a gold medal win by Maliyah “terror twin” Nation as well as silver medals by Kennan Carnes and Luke Kiser and a bronze for Josh  Lingle. The afternoon session saw Colton Kessinger continue undefeated winning gold, as well as Lane Kiser and Bradley Maines collecting silver medals.

  • Remember TV dinners?

    Do you remember TV dinners?  I thought of them as sort of a treat when I was a kid. We didn’t have them often, but when we did, I got to help.  Peeling off the tin foil top or poking holes over the mashed potatoes, it all seemed like fun. Nowadays they don’t call them TV dinners.