Today's News

  • PHOTO: A team behind the team

    The game between the Bears and Titans last Friday at Martha Layne Collins High School was a game not to miss. The stands were packed and the fans were ready for a battle to the end.  It takes several teams for each school to participate in the sport of football, and one of those teams is pictured at left. They call themselves the ‘ Water Girls,’ and they make sure that the Bears are well-hydrated. Hats off to this team for volunteering time and effort support the Bears.

  • PHOTO: Boys’ soccer at 5-8 on the season

    Derek Clemens sends the ball downfield during a recent game for the Spencer County Bears soccer team. The boys are 5-8 on the season and suffered three losses last week. They fell 5-1 at home to John Hardin, 7-0 at Shelby County and 5-2 at Whitefield Academy. They were scheduled to be at Carroll County on Tuesday and will host Fairdale this Saturday at 2 p.m.

  • PHOTO: Volleyball Bears move to 12-18

    Spencer County’s Taryn Wilhelm, No. 18, sends the ball over the net during a recent home game for the Lady Bears volleyball team. The girls are 12-18 on the season, the most wins in recent memory. Last week, they defeated Bullitt Central 3-1, bouncing back after losing the first game 25-23, then winning three straight by scores of 25-14, 25-22 and 25-14. They were scheduled to be at Collins on Tuesday and at Fort Knox today at 7 p.m.

  • Bears fall to Collins

    An incomplete pass on fourth down with the final seconds ticking off the clock spelled doom for the Spencer County Bears as they fell to the Collins Titans 38-35 in Shelbyville Friday night in an entertaining game.

  • COLUMN: Time to visit the numbers

    Autumn has come again. It’s the season when heaven on earth is dressed up as Kentucky.
    This week, a visit to numbers easily thrown aside, or not.
    • 56. Jersey number worn by Centre College right tackle Oakley Watkins (no relation). One of 22 finalists for the 2012 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, Watkins is a community activist in his hometown of Frankfort and in Danville, too. Coach Andy Frye: “. . . Oakley represents everything Centre College and Centre football stands for.”

  • COLUMN: Make the fall environment more friendly for plants

    There are many things that come together that allow plants to thrive.  When it comes to plants native to our area we are not required to go to great extremes to provide the ideal environment.  An ideal environment, however, means a great many different things depending on what kind of plant you are.

  • COLUMN: Local students participate in fair lamb show

    Congratulations to Spencer County 4-H and FFA members, Sydney Warren and Darilyn Browning, for participating in the 2012 Kentucky State Fair Market Lamb Show.

  • COLUMN: UK Animal and Food Sciences recognizes Hammond, Purnell

    The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Department of Animal and Food Sciences annually recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the department and to Kentucky animal agriculture. This year, the department awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award to Tom Hammond and inducted Al Purnell Sr. into its Hall of Fame.

  • Lights, camera, action: Progressive Dinner brings HOLLYWOOD to downtown Taylorsville

    This year’s Progressive Dinner brought the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to Main Street. Attendees enjoyed six courses from appetizers to desserts Saturday evening. Organized by Jan Kehne of the Main Street Committee, the event benefits the committee.

  • COLUMN: Are you feeling trapped?

    Not long ago I was stuck on an elevator. It reached the floor I wanted, but the door wouldn’t open. After a long day I just wanted to get to my hotel room and call it a day. Instead I spent the next 45 minutes trapped, just waiting for someone to get me out of that little box. Someone had to come with a key to get me safely out of the elevator.