.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • COLUMN: Names or not, each player contributes on the field

    If you’re a serious football fan, you know the name Walter Payton. He gained yards, he scored touchdowns, he had nicknames like “Sweetness” and his image adorned posters from coast to coast.
    Any newspaper story or television report about a Chicago Bears game from the mid 70s through most of the 80s included plenty of information about how Payton played, how many yards he gained, how many times he crossed the goal line.

  • PHOTO: SCMS dance team named grand champs at state fair
  • COLUMN: WKU’s Taggart dials up a Flutie moment

    While all around Willie Taggart were swept up in jubilation, most willing to settle for PAT forcing another overtime at Kentucky, the coach had slowed it all down. Mayhem was theirs, quietude amid the madness was his. This coach saw a carpe diem moment.
    A sparkle danced in Taggart’s eyes. ESPN was here. An SEC opponent was here (on the ropes), WKU’s faithful was here (at the threshold of a nervous breakdown). And, somewhere out there, I suggest, Doug Flutie was here in spirit and whispered into Taggart’s ear, “this is it, man!”

  • Bears take sting out of Yellow Jackets

    A swarming Spencer County defense took the sting out of the Woodford County Yellow Jackets on Friday night on the way to a 32-7 victory and improving to 3-2 on the season.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Wimsatt, Cheshire plan December wedding

    Jennifer Lynn Wimsatt and William Chad Cheshire, both of Grayson County and formerly of Taylorsville, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The bride is a daughter of Bonnie and Buddy Hill of Taylorsville and Thomas Wimsatt of Bloomfield.
    The groom is a son of Teresa and William Gregory Cheshire of Taylorsville.
    A wedding is planned for Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Grace Chapel Church of God of Prophecy. Invitations will be sent.

  • COLUMN: Local students exhibit some fine swine at market show

    Congratulations to all of the swine exhibitors. In the 4-H/FFA Market Swine Show, Matthew Jeffiers, Emily Hume, Danielle Montgomery, Ashley Montgomery, Ethan McClain, Makayla Hatzman, Dalton Stallings and Dillon Stallings represented Spencer County 4-H and FFA well in the Spot, Duroc, Yorkshire and Crossbred classes.

  • FSA updates farmers on Guaranteed Loan Program and increased loan limits

    USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director John W. McCauley, announced that guaranteed farm ownership loan funds for Fiscal Year 2012 have been exhausted. Farmers and ranchers in Kentucky received $59,736, 321.00 million in guaranteed loans through Aug. 31, 2012.
    “Fiscal Year 2013 begins on October 1, 2012, and we anticipate that guaranteed farm ownership funds will be available in early October,” said McCauley.

  • COLUMN: Insect populations mostly below average

    Despite the mild winter experienced through much of the nation, insect pest populations have been mostly below average in Kentucky. However, as the summer season continued, weather patterns made it favorable for insects to begin migration, especially in southern states. There have been reports of increasing numbers in the corn earworm, fall armyworm, and yellow-striped armyworm populations in various crops.

  • COLUMN: Pears ripen after the harvest

    Old farm sites that are long vacant often have remnants of a once thriving agricultural model that fed the whole family. Among the farm smorgasbord was the small home orchard; and among the orchard, the Kieffer pear still stands if nothing else does.
    The Kieffer pear has been around for a long time and it seems we have forgotten how to treat it as an eating pear. If you have ever happened upon an old tree, you may have been put off by the hard fruit.

  • PHOTO: Bowman named SCHS August student of the month

    The Student Council at Spencer County High School would like to congratulate sophomore Sarah Bowman on being chosen as the August Student of the Month.
    Sarah was nominated by Ms. Kathy Fickel, Special Education teacher.