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Today's News

  • COLUMN: A tragedy of war

    The reality of war is that everyone gets wounded. Some wounds heal rapidly, some last for a lifetime. Some are seen, some invisible; but, all are still just as serious.
    The wounds presented here are commonly referred to as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.

  • Pumpkin: The culinary jewel of the fall

    Pumpkin squares are one of Marlene Stark’s favorite fall desserts. Her baby sister gave her the recipe many years ago. She does not know where her sister found the recipe, but knows that she often exchanged recipes with coworkers in Ohio.
    Stark’s sister was 9 years younger than her. When Stark married at 17, her sister was still a child. Her sister often visited her in her new home in California and the two became close.
    “She was special,” said Stark. “We hit it off good.”

  • Familiar Main Street facade survived 1913 fire, serves multiple purposes

    It was a chore that produced anticipation.

  • Bears maul Atherton 55-7

    There’s a lot of fun to be had on the sidelines of a 55-7 blowout, but Spencer County Bears’ Football Coach Mike Marksbury was proud of his team for taking care of job one at Atherton on Friday night when they picked up a district victory over the Rebels.

  • Lady Bears fall to South Oldham

    The Spencer County Lady Bears continue their quest to prove they can compete at the highest level of high school soccer, but two games last week reminded them that they’ve got a few things left to learn.

  • COLUMN: The good, the bad and the, well, you know

    Good, bad and you know.
    The Bluegrass State’s three D-I affiliates suffered a donut hole last weekend. And, Kentucky, Louisville and Western Kentucky face the likelihood of more of the road this week.
    GOOD. Kentucky arrived home from Baton Rouge long after 570 tents were gone from Memorial Coliseum. Tickets for Big Blue Madness sold out in 59 minutes.

  • PHOTO: Volleyball team wins on senior night

    Spencer County’s Alexis Hays sends the ball over the net during recent volleyball action for the Lady Bears. The girls celebrated senior night last week with a 2-0 win over Fort Knox as they said goodbye to four seniors, including Angel Bensen, Brandi Bleemel, Courtney Cox and Nikki Prater. The girls were to complete their regular season on Tuesday with a game at Washington County.

  • PHOTO: Ray gets 750-pound elk

    Spencer County resident Joseph Ray killed this 750-pound 5-by-6 bull Elk in Knott County Saturday. Ray said he was one of two Spencer County residents who drew an elk tag, allowing him to hunt the large animal.

  • PHOTO: Soccer team has full slate this week

    Spencer County’s Shane Greenwell (#5) battles for a possession during a recent home game for the Bears soccer team.

    The Bears dropped a 6-0 decision to South Oldham last week and have a full slate this week, as they were to travel to Iroquois Monday, play at Bardstown on Tuesday and will celebrate senior night Thursday when they host Christian Academy of Louisville. They will wrap up their regular season Saturday when they host Owen County at 6 p.m. and will be at South Oldham next Monday night in the first round of the 16th District tournament.

  • COLUMN: Chinese chestnuts are ready for harvest

    As the vegetable garden winds to an end, I turn my harvest chores to the figs, persimmons and Chinese chestnuts. Our nut grove is now a sheep pasture, which is prefect for them because they have pasture and shade from all sorts of nut trees.
    As it turns out, it looks like my ewes and I share a favorite in the Chinese chestnut. After they eat their daily grain ration, they snack on chestnuts that have fallen to the ground.