Today's News

  • Frighteningly fun Halloween ideas

    Halloween is right around the corner, so it is time to carve out a spooky plan for your celebration. Whip up this ghoulish graveyard goody for the kids (or the kids at heart) in your house.

    Spooky Graveyard Pie
    Makes 8 servings

    3 cups (about 32 cookies) finely ground chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs, divided
    3 tablespoons melted butter
    1 can (12 fl. oz.) evaporated Milk
    2 large egg yolks
    2 tablespoons cornstarch
    1 3/4 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) milk chocolate morsels

  • Pierogies are key ingredient in Polish Shepherd’s Pie

    Preparing delicious comfort food that will welcome everyone to the table is easy if you incorporate ingredients commonly found in your freezer and pantry.
    This recipe for Polish Shepherd’s Pie is a brand new version of the popular dish from across the pond. It replaces mashed potatoes with frozen pierogies, whipped potatoes lovingly folded into a pasta shell.
    — Courtesy of Family Features
    Polish Shepherd’s Pie
    Serves 6

    1 (16-ounce) box of Potato & Cheddar Pierogies

  • PHOTO: Lady Bears rout North Bullitt 7-1

    Spencer County’s Briana Bonham sent the ball downfield during the Lady Bear’s 7-1 victory over North Bullitt last Thursday.

    Spencer County senior Tori Palmer recorded three goals in the first half to pace the Lady Bears to their 11th win of the season. The girls were scheduled to travel to Shelby County Monday night to face Collins in the first round of the district tournament.

  • COLUMN: Childhood memories

    Why do we do the things we do? Why do we struggle, for instance, finding real, close friends? These are questions which often don’t bring the answers we desire.
    Dr. Kevin Leman and co-author, Randy Carlson, present this topic in an excellent, practical, easy-to-read book entitled, “Unlocking The Secrets of your Childhood Memories” (pub. 1989). Much of this week’s topic will reflect on the teaching presented in this book, along with an example from my private practice over the past 40 years, along with a personal example from my own life.

  • ToyTopia: From basement to storefront

    From basement to storefront, ToyTopia’s story of success is one unique in Taylorsville, and the service it provides is unique, as well.

  • Getting back to where you started

    Past and present Spencer County residents have heard the name Curtis Ochs for a long time. The current Curtis has served off and on as county land surveyor for years. His father, also Curtis Ochs, held the same position.

  • COLUMN: Kentucky football needs major shake up quickly

    The Southeastern Conference is better than ever at the top – LSU and Alabama, 1-2 in America; solid in the middle – South Carolina, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida and Auburn; and poised to break out – Tennessee and Mississippi State, even Vanderbilt. At the bottom, Kentucky has been awful.
    Unvarnished truths at midseason.
    Kentucky’s record is 2-4, but seems worse. Two touchdowns scored in last 12 quarters of football while surrendering 48, 35 and 54 points is unacceptable and ruinous.

  • SCSA brings back trophies from Jefferson Co. tourney

    The Spencer County Soccer Association is growing, producing great soccer players, promoting the love of the game, and bringing home championship trophies.

  • COLUMN: UK coach needs to show more class

    Coach John Calipari has energized Kentucky fans in his short tenure so far with his high-tempo style of play on the court and his high-stakes marketing of Kentucky basketball off it.
    Even though I question the methods, which include going after student-athletes (cough) who simply want to use UK as a one-year audition for the NBA, it’s hard to argue with the success on the floor he’s had. Last year’s Final Four appearance only cemented his legendary status among most UK fans.

  • PHOTO: Kicking cancer

    The Spencer County boys soccer team applied some pink tape to their socks and shoes prior to their game against Christian Academy of Louisville on Thursday night in honor of cancer awareness efforts across the country.

    The boys finished their regular season on an uptick, winning two of their last three games, including a 3-2 victory at Bardstown last week and a 5-1 victory over Owen County Saturday afternoon at home. The boys were scheduled to travel to Oldham County to tackle South Oldham in the opening round of the 16th District tournament Monday night.