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Today's News

  • Lady Bears move to 4-6 on season

    The Spencer County Lady Bears have had a very busy week on the court, playing five games since last Monday.
    The Lady Bears opened up with a trip to Frankfort to play Western Hills and they came away with a hard-fought 39-37 victory.
    Mackenzie Myers led the way for the Lady Bears with 13 points and 13 rebounds while MacKenzie Keown added 10 points. Krysten Barlow hit two three-pointers on her way to eight points and eight rebounds and McKenna Pfeiffer added five points with Kristien Downs scoring three.

  • Myers scores 1,000th career point

    Spencer County Lady Bear Mackenzie Myers scored 12 points in the team’s loss to Anderson County on Monday night to bring her career total to 1,001.

  • COLUMN: UK’s kiddies are growing up; Petrino to WKU a poor hire

    Against another outmanned if feisty foe, Lipscomb, the Kentucky Wildcats were improved. John Calipari can circle-talk, make it complicated, but it isn’t. Big Blue fans are witnessing one-season removed high school hot shots coming of age. They’re learning how to adjust from being The Man, into a (what?) role player.
    Against Lipscomb, Archie Goodwin appeared to accept he is not Dwyane Wade; Kyle Wiltjer knows his stand-and-shoot freebies from the perimeter are over until opponents are convinced Alex Poythress is Terrence Jones.

  • BUSINESS BRIEFCASE: December 2012

    Collins of Hilliard Lyons advances
    The board of directors of J.J.B. Hilliard, W.L. Lyons, LLC (Hilliard Lyons) recently announced that Jason Collins of the firm’s Lexington office has been elected to the position of vice president.
    The recognition is based on Collins’ account service achievements, according to a news release.
    Collins is a former Mount Eden resident and is a son of Susan Collins of Mount Eden.

  • HOMEGROWN: Bennett’s Gas — keeping Spencer County warm for decades

    Though Taylorsville residents may not be dreaming of a white Christmas, people are cranking up their thermostats as winter temperatures drop. Staying warm can be a stressful concern for many families during winter months, but locals can rest assured knowing Bennett’s Gas will get the job done.

  • State honors top child support contracting officials

    The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services has announced the state’s 20 top-performing child support contracting officials and one that made significant improvement during the past year. Spencer County Attorney Ruth Hollan was one of those honored last month at a reception in Frankfort hosted by the CHFS Child Support Enforcement program.
    The CSE, part of the CHFS Department for Income Support, administers child support enforcement jointly with local contracting officials for all 120 counties.

  • PHOTO: Schuberts’ calf named champion

  • COLUMN: Starlings flock to area

    Last Sunday I felt like I was under siege. There were starlings everywhere; so much so that I feared being splattered with poop at every turn. The surprising thing about starlings is that they are everywhere yet not from here. It’s another story of one good intention going bad. Apparently back in 1890, in honor of a Shakespeare festival in New York City’s Central Park, sixty European starlings were released. The following year another forty were released and today the bird is one of the most numerous species in North America.

  • COLUMN: Properly managing stormwater on farms important

    We often hear a lot about managing storm water in urban settings, but we may not think about how it impacts farms. During a rain event, clean rainwater can mix with mud, manure and other contaminants and become wastewater.
    To manage storm water on your farm you have to divert rainwater from production areas to keep it clean and to reduce the volume of wastewater. To stay in compliance with the Clean Water Act, agricultural operations must manage wastewater in a way that creates no discharge to surface water resources.

  • PHOTO: Jazz band brings ‘merry melodies’ to students during lunch hour

    Spencer County Middle School eighth grader Cole DeRudder played the trombone while dressed like Santa Claus during the lunch hour at the middle school recently. Members of the SCMS Jazz band performed to put students in the holiday spirit.