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Today's News

  • Bears toss back-to-back no-hitters last week

    Throwing a no-hitter in baseball is one of sport’s true rarities. The Spencer County Bears baseball team made it commonplace last week as Lance Shelton and Nick Vuick tossed back-to-back no-hitters in two shutout victories this past weekend.
    “Two no-hitters on back-to-back games was pretty awesome,” said Bears Coach Steve Slaughter. “I cannot recall a no hitter in over 13 years of coaching, much less two in a row. It’s a real confidence booster.”
    So too is Spencer County’s 5-1 record that includes five straight victories.

  • Turkey hunters will encounter gobblers of all ages this season

    With opening day of the statewide season just three weeks away, Kentucky turkey hunters can look forward to encountering gobblers of all ages this spring.

  • PHOTO: Sharing school spirit

    On Thursday, the Spencer County High School Student Council traveled to Spencer County Middle School to speak to current eighth graders about becoming involved in high school and making a positive impact on the school and community.

  • PHOTO: Fulkerson named February SCHS student of the month

    Caleb Fulkerson was awarded with the Spencer County High School Student of the Month award for February.  He was nominated by Peggy Pickett for helping with the 40 or more entries for solos/ensembles.  Without his help, the band would not have been so successful, Pickett said.

  • Two graduate from U of L

    Two Spencer Countians graduated from the University of Louisville after the fall 2012 semester:
    Lori Sue Henderson Kyser earned a Bachelor of Science degree, and
    Khoua Lor earned a Bachelor of Science degree.

  • Board of Education sets graduation date as May 31

    Graduation for the Spencer County High School class of 2013 will be Friday, May 31, at 6 p.m. at the Frankfort Convention Center, the Board of Education agreed Monday night.
    Superintendent Chuck Adams recommended the date.
    “Considering we have all but escaped the winter months with only two days of school missed as a result of inclement weather, I feel confident enough to have the [board] approve the graduation date of Friday, May 31,” Adams wrote in notes provided for the meeting.

  • PHOTOS: Drumming along!
  • Local scammer arrested at casino

    Alert officials at Belterra Casino Resort in Switzerland County, Ind., who became suspicious of a man observed spending large amounts of cash Monday night helped to apprehend a suspect in a local home-improvement scam.

  • Civil suit filed in double-fatality wreck

    The family of a teen killed Jan. 18, 2012, in a double-fatality on Mike Brown Road is suing the surviving teen and her family in Spencer County Circuit Court.
    Michaella “Mikie” Monroe, 16, and Shelby Bockting, 17, juniors at Spencer County High School, were pronounced dead at the scene after both were ejected from Monroe’s 1990 Ford F-350 truck when the vehicle overturned.

  • Board of Ed approves use of part-time officers

    The Spencer County Board of Education on Monday night approved the use of two part-time Taylorsville Police officers to fulfill the duties of school resource officers, but it’s unlikely those officers will be in the schools before the start of the 2013-14 school year.
    Board members had previously decided to look into the financial benefit of having two part-time officers versus one full-time officer before taking action on the proposal from the Taylorsville City Commission.