Today's News

  • Federal grand jury probing Grimes’ campaign finances

    A federal grand jury in Lexington has subpoenaed records of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lun­dergan Grimes and her father Jerry Lundergan in an investigation that re­lates to the finances of her political cam­paigns in 2014 and 2015.

    David Guarnieri, an attorney for Grimes, confirmed Monday that she re­ceived the subpoena last week. He said Grimes is not a target of the inquiry and said she is fully responding to the sub­poena.

  • Education - Creativity abounds in TES art class


    It isn’t hard to find the art classroom at Taylorsville Elementary School, but once you get there, it’s easy to get lost in the art. The pottery will carry you to times past, to peoples far away. The paintings will make you feel like you’re right there in the scene.

    At TES, every student spends 50 minutes in art class each week. The caliber of the art is a testament partly to the giftedness of Spencer County’s kids, partly to the talent of their teacher, Catherine Knapp.

  • Agriculture - Amending soil for gardens


    The rules on amending soil have changed over the years. Part of the change relates to the fact that good soil is hard to come by in new developments where enormous earth moving equipment is used to level trees and land. This equipment not only removes valuable topsoil, it also compacts the subsoil and kills much of the living organisms that make up a healthy soil system. The less we disturb the soil the better, but for many the reality is bleak so some sort of amendment is necessary in order to improve tilth, drainage and nutrition for our plants.

  • State officials advise poultry owners to watch for avian flu


    The Kentucky state veterinarian’s office is monitoring the avian influenza outbreak in poultry flocks in southern Indiana to protect Kentucky’s $1 billion poultry and egg industry.

  • Education - Exchange students provide cultural education


    One day earlier in December, I came home to find a string of small colorful bags attached to my living room door frame. It was quickly explained to me that we would be celebrating Advent with my German exchange student by opening up one bag a day and enjoying small delectable goodies like marzipan, German chocolate or gingerbread cookies.

  • Education - Bear of the Month


    Deborah Lewis was nominated by Spencer County High School faculty for her determination and participation in extra-curriculars such as softball, and leadership amongst her peers. She is a great student, always positive and a hard worker.

  • Deputies investigating afternoon stabbing in Bloomfield


    UPDATE Friday, 12:00 p.m.: On Thursday, shortly after 3 p.m., the Nelson County Sheriff's Office responded with Nelson County EMS to 1910 Highview Church road for a report of a stabbing.

    According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff's Office, an investigation revealed that a male and female live in the residence and have had a history of domestic disputes. Thursday's stabbing involved a domestic dispute.

  • Stabbing victim flown by helicoptor

    The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible stabbing in Bloomfield Thursday afternoon.

    The call came in shortly after 3 p.m. and the victim was found at 1910 High Grove Church Road, and was described as a 29-year-old male. He was suffering from a severe loss of blood from a puncture wound to the back.

    He was rushed in an ambulance to the Spencer County High School, where he was then flown by helicopter to Louisville for additional treatment.

  • Bears beat LaRue, 61-49


    The Spencer County Bears broke a four-game losing streak with a 12-point victory at LaRue County last Monday night.

    Balanced scoring for the Bears helped pace a solid offensive attack as Spencer County broke open a close game in the second quarter to take a 20-13 lead into the half-time break. The Bears then expanded their lead to 43-29 after three quarters and then held on for a 61-49 victory over the Hawks.

  • Lady Bears fall to Shelby


    The Spencer County Lady Bears are still winless in district play following a 56-39 defeat on the road at Shelby County last Thursday.

    The Lady Rockets used a strong second quarter to take a 31-17 lead into the locker room at half time and then maintained that lead in the second half for their second victory over the Lady Bears this season. Shelby County won the first match-up in December, by a score of 60-33.