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Today's News

  • 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.

  • From our readers - SCES students impress during Rep. Guthrie visit

    My wife, Lynn, and I were looking forward to accompanying Congressman Guthrie on his visit with the 5th grade class at Spencer County Elementary School last Thursday. Congressman Guthrie would be speaking with the class about the origins of our government, the separation of powers and then a question and answer session. But first, two pupils conducted a tour of the school for the Congressman and they did a first class job.

  • Tide turning against Stump?

    Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump ran on promises of providing 24/7 coverage to Spencer Countians and lately, there’s little evidence of that commitment being fulfilled.

    A string of high-profile incidents ranging from a home invasion to a fatal accident have been outsourced to state police. Most recently, Sunday afternoon’s murder in the county saw response from both city and state police, but no one from the Sheriff’s Office was on the scene.

  • Checks and balances missing for SBDM

    Masterminds of the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA) intended by choosing to establish School-Based Decision Making (SBDM) councils as schools’ governing bodies to deal with nepotism primarily in rural areas.

    Such favoritism did result in abuse of power, often in smaller districts which some superintendents treated as their own personal freedoms by hiring family members and doling out jobs as a form of political patronage.

  • Agriculture - 4-H Camp season is fast approaching

    Now is the time for young people and their parents to begin making plans for an annual summer ritual, 4-H Camp.

    KY 4-H camps are open to all Kentucky youth between the ages of 9 and 13. At 4-H Camp, young people learn independence and responsibility while having a lot of fun and making new friends.

  • Agriculture - Fat versus thin asparagus

    I was catching up on some magazine reading the other day and on two occasions I read the phrase “choose thin spears” and I got so frustrated.  These spring articles were about asparagus, and I would like to go on the record that when it comes to homegrown asparagus (and even the wild growing in the fence rows), fat is good.  The fat spears have always been tender from the garden, so don’t let anyone fool you on the fresh from the garden variety. They are particularly well-suited for the charcoal grill.

  • Scenes from Opening Day

     

    The 2017 youth baseball season began Saturday at Ray Jewell with a full slate of games and a lot of action.