Today's News

  • Heartbreak in Hodgenville

    It was heartbreak in Hodgenville on Friday night for the Spencer County Bears as a potentially game-winning 35-yard field goal attempt sailed a little wide to the left with just seconds left on the clock, sending the Bears to a 14-12 loss to LaRue County.

  • Mighty Mights, Juniors bring home wins against Highview

    On Saturday, Aug. 25, the Spencer County Stallions traveled to Okalona to take on the Highview Mustangs at Southern High School. Both the Mighty Might and Junior divisions would play games on a sunny and warm morning.
    First up were the Mighty Mights, led by starting quaterback Brayden Duke. Though the hard-hitting and fast Highview team is always tough, the fast running style of the Stallions was too much to stop. The Stallions scored repeatedly, closing out the fast paced game with a pass from Duke to Wade Hutt for a touchdown, making the final score 31-0.

  • COLUMN: U of L gets its ‘breather’; WKU rolls

    Louisville’s win over Kentucky was so complete that U of L President James Ramsey, out of institutional diplomacy, should have instructed that the handsome Governor’s Cup be kept in its crate Sunday. Taken back to the Howard Schnellenberger football house.
    Or, Dr. Ramsey might have it encased and placed at the feet of John Unitas since it might be on campus awhile.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Smith, Popp to wed Sept. 22

    Chris and Cheryl Smith of Elk Creek and Don and Debbye Burk of Shelbyville announce the forthcoming marriage of their children, Laura Marie Smith and Joshua Andrew Popp.

    A wedding is planned for Sept. 22 at the Jackson Family Farm in Louisville.

  • WEDDING: Sturgeon, Mize have June wedding

    Katlin Nicole Sturgeon of Taylorsville and Andrew Evan McCrory Mize of Versailles were married June 6 at Liberty Hall Gardens in Frankfort.

  • Photo: Keeping the community safe

    Lt. Rick Jewell of the Taylorsville Police Department stands next to a highway safety trailer from the state. The trailer is one-of-a-kind in Kentucky and contains lights, signs and other safety equipment useful in setting up the traffic checkpoints. The equipment was in Taylorsville over the Labor Day weekend.

  • Four students named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars

    Four students from Spencer County have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority for their outstanding academic performance in high school. Students earn this designation by achieving a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and scoring at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

  • PHOTO: Little Stars classroom collects supplies, backpacks to send to Honduras

    On Monday, Aug. 27, Ms. Brittney Pilcher’s 2-year-old classroom (The Monkeys) at Little Stars Preschool and Development Center sent off backpacks and school supplies to Honduras. The class collected supplies and backpacks for a month and received enough supplies to fill eight backpacks. The backpacks will be sent to Honduras for a “Backpack Buddies” program that aids in school supplies for orphans. Pictured from left are Celia-Grace Pullium, Tristan Crenshaw (front), Lawson Pund, Mack Brady and Madelynn Ramey. Not pictured are Gwyn Lucas and Adam Pack.

  • COLUMN: Manage disease in end-of-season tobacco harvest

    With the 2012 tobacco growing season coming to an end, growers are working hard to get their crops into the barns. On one hand, the dry conditions of this past summer have kept leaf diseases like frogeye and target spot in check and we have not seen any blue mold. On the other hand, we saw more black shank and Fusarium wilt than we have for the past three or four years.

  • COLUMN: Drought, heat cause stress in plants

    “Newly transplanted trees must remain hydrated in order for the natural process of root system regeneration to begin” writes Roger Harris, associate professor of horticulture at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. This is something that has been repeated countless time this summer by many in the green industry, yet, I fear, some homeowners may have turned a deaf ear.
    With record-breaking heat and drought conditions for many in Kentuckiana, plants suffer the most if their caregiver is less than committed.