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Today's News

  • Calipari busy recruiting next two classes

    Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari has been busy handing out scholarship offers to players in the 2017 and 2018 recruiting classes the last two weeks.

    One intriguing prospect is Putnam Science Academy (Conn.) guard Hamidou Diallo. He has a bevy of scholarship offers, including Connecticut and Duke.

    Diallo plays AAU summer basketball for the New York Rens, based in his hometown of Queens, N.Y., in the Nike Youth Basketball League.

  • Sports Briefs - Week of April 27, 2016

    Lady Bears Youth Basketball Camp

    The SCHS Lady Bears Basketball team will be hosting a youth basketball camp June 6-9 for girls in grades K-8th. The camp will be held at the high school from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The cost of the camp is $50, and includes a t-shirt. If you register by June 1st, the cost is $40. There are also family discounts available for siblings. For more information, contact Coach Brandy Scott at brandy.scott@spencer.kyschools.us or call 558-9646.

    Habitat for Humanity Golf Scramble

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  • A sock and a shoe

    We all have our routines; the way we do things. One morning not long ago, I realized I am a sock and a shoe kind of guy. Where some people put on both socks, then grab their shoes, I put on a sock and a shoe, then I put on the other sock and shoe.

  • Church Happenings - Week of April 27, 2016

    National Day of Prayer May 5

    The community is invited to gather at the Spencer County Courthouse steps at noon on Thursday, May 5, for the National Day of Prayer. This year’s theme is “Wake Up America” and the key verse is taken from Isaiah 58:1, “Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet.” The verse is a reminder to those gathering that prayer is a force for good in the nation. In case of inclement weather, the prayer will be held at First Baptist Church on Main Street.

  • Road improvements will aid access to Ark Park

    Does a new taxpayer-funded highway exit and highway improvements by a Noah’s Ark-themed park violate the separation of church and state?

    One national watchdog group thinks it might. But no one is contemplating any action to stop the new road improvements planned near the soon-to-open Ark Encounter in Williamstown.

    An improved interchange near the for-profit Ark Encounter at Interstate 75 and Ky. 36 made it into the state budget and road plan approved by the Kentucky General Assembly last week. The state is allocating $10 million to the project.

  • Education - SCHS students selected for GSP

     

    Five SCHS students were recently selected to be part of the Governor’s Scholars Program for outstanding juniors this summer. Michael Bently, Lilli Hanik, Zach Martin, Marissa Allen and Austin Cunningham are among the over 1,000 Kentucky students who will benefit from the challenging academic work for five weeks. Students are sent to one of five college campuses across the state where they will join students from across the Commonwealth.

    The program’s mission is to enhance Kentucky’s next generation of civic and economic leaders.

  • Education - Good Citizen Essay Contest Winners

     

    The John Fitch Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently recognized winners of their Good Citizen Essay Contest.

  • Education - Hodge wins Fulbright Award; will study in U.K.

     

    A 2013 graduate of the University of Louisville has earned a prominent Fulbright Award to study journalism at Cardiff University in the United Kingdom. The competitive placement is awarded to only 3 percent of U.S. Fulbright applicants.

  • Education - The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts

     

    The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts is a three-week summer program for rising juniors and seniors in the state. Each spring, over 1,700 students audition for 223 spots for the program at Centre College in Danville.