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Today's News

  • Capture the moment

    I got my first camera for Christmas when I was almost 9 years old. The first pictures I ever took were of my brothers opening presents.

    Over the years, I took many photos, often of family, friends and our home, but occasionally stranger subjects. (My mother got increasingly frustrated by the photos I kept taking of the trees in our front yard.)

  • Encouragement: A meaningful gift for everyone

    He was about 14 years old, had been taking trumpet lessons for a couple of years and appeared to be excelling in his talent. Finally, he was asked to do a trumpet solo at his small local church on a Sunday evening service with about 60 people in attendance. In preparation, on several occasions, he had practiced with the church piano player and now felt ready.

  • SCMS cross country team earns first trophy

    Several members of the Spencer County Middle School Cross Country team didn’t relax during fall break — they attended the Shelby County Middle and Elementary Invitational Meet on Oct. 16.

    Every SCMS team member that attended medaled in the meet. As a team, the boys earned second place, and received the first ever trophy for the cross country team.

    Upcoming events include the KTCCA Meet of Champions in Lexington on Saturday.

  • Grizzlies fight, but fall to Bobcats

    The Spencer County Middle School Grizzlies saw their season come to an end Saturday afternoon, but they didn’t go down easy.

    Playing in the second round of the Kentucky Middle School State Playoffs, the Grizzlies squared off against Knight Middle School of Jefferson County at Fern Creek High School. It was a matchup between two talented offenses and an early Grizzly mistake proved costly.

  • Bears score 21-7 victory

    The Spencer County Bears played perhaps their best game of the season Friday night, clinching second place in the district and a first-round home playoff game with a 21-7 victory over North Oldham in Taylorsville Friday night.

    The Bears used their signature dominant defense and their punishing running game while improving to 6-3 on the season in a game pitting two strong teams that would determine postseason seeding. The game was also a chance to bid farewell to 17 senior players in their last regular season home game.

  • Planet Basketball back in its rightful orbit

    Stephen Hawking hasn’t noticed, but Planet Basketball has returned to its rightful orbit in the heavens. A coaches preseason college poll reflects no sight or sound from Tobacco Road as Indiana, Louisville and Kentucky rank 1-2-3.

    Could only happen in a David Anspaugh fiction (Hoosiers), right?

  • COLUMN: Fall is the time to plant bulbs for spring flowers

    Fall is the time to think about all those flowers we associate with spring: daffodils, crocus, and other easy-to-grow flowering bulbs. If you aren’t growing any spring-flowering bulbs in your landscape, you are missing out on some easy-to-grow plants that provide early color to your garden.

  • COLUMN: Indian Summer unfolding this autumn

  • COLUMN: Halloween safety tips, part II

    Trick-or-treaters won’t be the only ones in disguises this Halloween.  Potential hazards to children also might appear in disguises, or not be apparent.

  • Church Happenings — Week of Oct. 24

    Risen Lord plans trunk or treat event
    Risen Lord Lutheran Church will host a free trunk or treat from 6 to 9 p.m Saturday.
    There will be free food, games and candy.
    Risen Lord Lutheran is located across from the Elk Creek Grocery.
    For more information, call Julie at 477-6557

    Cumbos plan sing at Gospel Barn
    Cumbo’s Old Gospel Barn, located at 11286 Louisville Road in Cox’s Creek, will host a gospel sing Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
    The special guests will be the Face to Face Trio and the Cumbos.