Today's News

  • Lady Bears end season with loss to Oldham

    The Spencer County Lady Bears soccer season came to an end the same way it started, with a loss to Oldham County.

  • COLUMN: Fans make Big Blue Madness fun again

    Kentucky’s Big Blue Madness was all that again ... with a hiccup or two.
    By their standing-room-only presence in Rupp Arena on a night in the middle of football season, Wildcat basketball fans renewed their all-out allegiance to all-things-Calipari.
    It was a spectacle. Never mind slide-show foul-ups.

  • Runners finish well at Bardstown Invitational

    The Spencer County cross country team finished strong at the Bardstown Invitational over the weekend.

    In the sixth grade and under category, Jack Meredith finished in first place and teammate Drake Snider finished in second. Both are sixth graders. In the girls middle school division, seventh-grader Maddie Cook finished in first place. In the varsity races, senior Christina Shawver came in second place in the girls 5,000 meter, and freshman Jacob Johnson finished 19th in the boys 5K.

  • COLUMN: Climate determines a tulip’s behavior

    When it comes to bulbs we don’t always meet with consistent success. And, before you blame the chipmunks, the guy who mows the grass or the bulb company for their lack-luster performance, consider some of the other factors that influence how well flowering bulbs flower.
    Sunlight; crowded bulbs; pre-mature removal of foliage the previous season; or a winter rest period that wasn’t cold enough or long enough may play a role in poor performance. The life cycle of a bulb is different than other herbaceous perennials.

  • COLUMN: Health and safety issues for Kentucky’s aging farmers

    Because farmers are exposed to multiple hazards throughout extended careers, physical problems can start early. To maintain health, Kentucky farm workers, whose average age is 57, higher than the average worker, must pay attention, particularly as they age, to issues caused by their way of life.

  • Conservation technical assistance, funding now available

    The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kentucky is encouraging landowners, farmers and producers to visit their local NRCS office now to receive more information and apply for conservation technical assistance and possible financial funding opportunities.
    The Kentucky NRCS application ranking cutoff date for consideration for 2012 funds in this sign-up period is November 15, 2011.
    Financial assistance is available to eligible applicants for the following Farm Bill programs:

  • BIRTH: Redmons welcome daughter Aleigha Paige

    Jacob Redmon announces the birth of his baby sister, Aleigha Paige Redmon. Aleigha was born on Sept. 28, 2011, at Norton Suburban Hospital at 7:47 p.m. She weighed 8.13 pounds and was 20 inches long. She is the daughter of Chris and Candi Redmon, and the youngest sister of Ashley, Brittany and Merissa Redmon. Her grandparents are Kathy and Kenny Thompson, Janet Montgomery, and Daniel and Freda Biggers.

  • Jensen graduates from basic training

    Army National Guard Pvt. Brandon T. Jensen recently graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga.
    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions.
    Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.

  • The Far Middle (returns): Oct. 19
  • Local students selected for all-district chorus

    Students from Spencer County’s elementary schools participated in the all-district choral event Oct. 8 at Spencer County Middle School. Students from Spencer, Shelby and Bullitt counties participated in all-day rehearsals, and their fans arrived for a 5 p.m. concert that featured a half-dozen songs of various sorts. The auditorium was packed to standing room only.