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Today's News

  • Fair categories span from quilts to container vegetable gardens

    People enter the Spencer County Fair for a variety of reasons.

  • Spencer County High School Football Schedule 2011

    Aug. 19    Bardstown    away    7:30 PM
    Aug. 26    East Jessamine    home    7:30 PM
    Sep. 2    LaRue County    home    7:30 PM
    Sep. 9    Bullitt East    away    7:30 PM
    Sep. 16    Woodford County    away    7:30 PM
    Sep. 23    Collins    home    7:30 PM

  • COLUMN: High school sports right around the corner

    There’s no escaping this heat – but athletes at Spencer County High School have at least been trying to avoid the worst of it as they prepare for the upcoming seasons.
    New football coach Mike Marskbury has been having his squad practice early in the morning, and on Sunday afternoon, his team marched out in the mid-day heat fully dressed for team photos.

  • COLUMN: August is time for two-a-days, Three Amigos

    The heat index hovering at triple numbers. Air heavy enough to cause the happiest of fan to turn grumpy; And, the most frequently heard acronym around Kentucky again this week is AC.
    With August on the calendar, it’s time again for two-a-days and water breaks and whimsical jargon exclusive to America’s game – dime package, depth charts, 4-3 defense, nickel back, in-the-box, double cover, hang time, field position, “knock you out,” no hot dogging in the end zone, hurry-up offense, “bring it” and of course, BCS.

  • Blue water trails – explore Tygarts Creek

    (Editor’s note: This article is one in the periodic Blue Water Trails series highlighting the floating, fishing and tourism opportunities on Kentucky’s streams and rivers).
     
    Moving water throughout the millennia left an indelible mark on Carter County, Kentucky. Water flowing through the ground melted the porous limestone bedrock prior to the creation of the Ohio River, creating a series of labyrinthine caves. The most scenic and unique of these are now contained within the boundaries of Carter Caves State Resort Park.

  • COLUMN: Spencer County youth participate in state 4-H livestock judging

    The State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest was held on June 21 at the Madison County Fairgrounds in Richmond.

  • COLUMN: Kentucky does have beneficial snakes

    Many people fear snakes, but despite the fright they can cause, the majority of snakes are beneficial. Of the 33 varieties of snakes in Kentucky, only four are venomous (Northern copperhead, Western cottonmouth [water moccasin], timber rattlesnake, and pygmy rattlesnake).
    Most snakes you encounter around your home are harmless. If you are scared of them, try to remember that they are useful—they keep the rodent population in check by eating mice, rats, chipmunks and even toads, insects and other pests.

  • COLUMN: Striped cucumber beetle spreads virus in local gardens

    I continue to stand by my belief that my best defense in the garden is me. In the morning, I go out and inspect my garden and smash insects and pick off diseased foliage, careful not to spread it to other plants by my own hand. I watch for the beginning of any abnormality and nip it in the bud. However, sometimes things slide by undetected, plus it is hard to determine bacterial brown spot from mosaic if you are not sure what you are looking for.

  • Bus drivers complete training

    Bus drivers for Spencer County Schools completed their annual 8-hour training course July 26.

    The training included bloodborne pathogen, student safety, special needs students, basic first aid, fire extinguisher, accident response and annual updates. This training is required for all employees with a CDL and school bus endorsement. Special trainers were the school nurse team and the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department.

  • Bleemel named to Honors List at Spaulding University

    Joni Bleemel, of Taylorsville, was recently named to Spaulding University’s Academic Honors List.
    Bleemel was selected for the list after attaining a cumulative 3.5 or higher grade point average during academic year 2011-2012.
    Bleemel is studying nursing.