Today's News

  • Ken Jones wins again in county attorney race

    Ken Jones won the case filed against him by Ruth Hollan last week in a decision issued by Spencer County Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman.
    Hickman ruled that Jones is a resident of Spencer County according to the requirements of Section 100 of the constitution of the Commonwealth of Kentucky to hold the office of the Spencer County Attorney.
    Hickman entered his ruling Thursday morning, which consisted of 64 separate findings of fact, based upon testimony presented during a hearing held on Nov. 19, as well as the judge’s conclusions based upon those facts.

  • Marksbury named district coach of the year

    Spencer County Bears Head Football Coach Mike Marksbury was named the Class 4A District 3 Coach of the Year by the Kentucky Football Coaches Association
    “To have my fellow coaches recognize the work that we have put into this program is a really nice thing,” said Marksbury. He was quick to deflect sole credit, sharing it instead with members of his staff and the players.
    “It is a team effort and it takes all the coaches and players to buy in for a common goal.”

  • Bears dominate Evangel 89-34


  • Young Lady Bears team gets first win in new season

    A young Lady Bears team got their first victory of the new season with a 65-17 victory over Evangel Christian on Saturday evening at home.
    Spencer County jumped ahead 14-0 and never looked back as they took advantage of turnovers and dominated on both ends of the floor. They led 44-13 at the half and the score allowed first-year coach Brandy Scott to get some valuable playing time for everyone on the bench.

  • State gets $313,000 in farm to school grants

    FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky has been awarded five grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture totaling nearly $313,000 aimed at getting more local foods into Kentucky schools, the USDA announced last week.
    Two grants for a total of $87,957 went to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

  • Mistletoe traditions date back centuries

    I like the winter landscape because I can see past the green canvas of summer into neighboring fields where horses and sheep graze. I can see mistletoe everywhere too, in the canopies of trees that line a spring fed stream. Even in town, if you look up while you are sitting at a traffic light, I bet you’ll see some. It is there if you look into the canopies of trees devoid of their leafy-ness.

  • Cram the Cruiser
  • Shot dead on the train at Taylorsville station

    Chester and Susan Crawford of Normandy in northeast Spencer County worked hard in 1905 to support the family. Both were 26 and were rearing two girls - 4-year-old Betsy and 2-year-old Ruby. Chester worked a night shift on the farms of Shelby Countian Harry Weisenger.
    It was on such a night July 6, 1905 that Chester’s work kept him away from home.
    Susan and the girls went to bed, not expecting Chester to come home. Nor did Susan expect the horror of what happened at 11 p.m.

  • Changes allow students, parents to select Hillview


  • Japanese exchange student sees future in U.S.