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Today's News

  • Outdoors - Proper shotgun fundamentals critical for hunters

     

    A dove comes into your section of the field on opening day. You crouch behind a row of sunflowers and excitedly wait for the dove to come into range.

    The dove keeps coming and you jump up, shoulder your shotgun and fire, followed by another shot and then another, none of them threatening the bird. The dove keeps flying out of the field.

    The opening weekend of dove season can bring frustration to wingshooters as dove hunters, even highly experienced ones, start missing shots they normally make. The misses snowball and aggravation mounts.

  • Sports Briefs - Week of September 14, 2016

    SCHS Sports this week
    Boys Soccer
    Sept. 15    At Bullitt East    5:30 p.m.
    Sept. 17    at Owen Co.    11:00 a.m.

    Volleyball
    Sept. 15    at Woodford Co.    7:30 p.m.

    Football
    Sept. 16    Bullitt Central

  • Youth soccer team takes title

     

    The 06-U11 SCFC boys select soccer team, coached by Rob Iliff, traveled to Dayton, Ohio for the Mead CUSA Cup soccer tournament over  Labor Day weekend.  They won their first three games 9-3, 6-0, and 6-0 to  move on to the championship game on Monday. They played the National Canada  team out of Ontario, Canada in the championship game. Spencer County FC won  4-3 in a penalty kick shootout to bring the championship home to the Spencer  County Futbol Club.

  • SC does Friday night RIGHT

    Back in 2003, when the very first Spencer County High School football team took the field for their inaugural game, then coach Junior Dugan gathered the team beneath a tree near the field for a pregame pep talk.

    I don’t recall everything that was said, and the game was a pretty meaningless Saturday afternoon junior varsity affair, but Dugan did tell his players that they had an opportunity to lay the foundation for a new tradition.

  • Bears outlast Bullitt East, 55-46

     

    When Bullitt East scored on a quarterback keeper with a minute left in the third quarter to take their first lead of the night, 39-35, there was no panic on the Spencer County sidelines. Instead, the Bears retook the field and then retook the lead on one snap when junior running back Kadin Smith found a hole and raced 65 yards, putting the Bears up 42-39.

    It was that kind of night for the Bears, as they scored on big plays and needed every one to hold off a potent Charger offense before coming away with a 55-46 victory, their third in a row.

  • Agriculture - Ready for fall bulbs?

    Who doesn’t love bulbs, especially daffodils, a sure sign that we have made it through winter. You can fill an entire spring season with daffodils by choosing early through late bloomers.  But if you want a more diverse display consider adding some other spring and summer bulbs to the garden this fall.

  • Agriculture - Community invited to Spencer County Farm Tour

    I hope that you can take some time out of your Saturday afternoon on September 17 and join us for our inaugural “Meet Your Neighbor” Farm Tour.  

    We want to highlight some of the many agriculture and horticulture operations we have here in Spencer County.  On the tour, you’ll see some traditional and non-traditional ventures, including animals and crops, at the 6 different stops.

  • Agriculture - State Fair winners

     

    Congratulations to Kelly Baird, Jack Baird, Haley Butler, Sadie Janisko, and Shelby Butler for exhibiting their Jersey’s at the Kentucky State Fair 4-H and FFA Dairy Show.  They did an outstanding job.  They not only showed their animals, but participated in showmanship and the skill-a-thon contest.

    Christopher Drury participated in the KY State Fair 4-H Tractor Operations Contest on Thursday, August 29th.   Congratulations to Christopher for representing Spencer County well.

  • Spencer County Elementary Cross Country

     

    The Spencer County Elementary Cross Country Team (grades 1st-3rd) competed in their first meet of the season, the Shelby County Invitational, on September 3. The team did well placing 6th out of 11 teams. The boys were led by Buck Murphy, who placed 23rd out of 119 runners

  • City supports levee trail

    The Taylorsville City Commission voted unanimously to pass a resolution supporting a Levee Trail project, part of the Strategic Planning iniative recently conducted by the city and citizens in cooperation with the Kentucky League of Cities.