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Today's News

  • Three Governor Scholars from SCHS

    The Governor’s Scholars Program is a summer residential program for outstanding high school students in Kentucky who are rising seniors. The Program originated in 1983 as a result of Kentucky leaders’ concern that the state’s “best and brightest” were leaving the Commonwealth to pursue educational and career opportunities elsewhere without fully understanding the potential of their talents at home.  

  • Excellent rating for SCES chorus

    Spencer County Elementary Chorus recently competed in the “Music in the Parks” festival at Kings Island.  They placed first in their division and received a rating of Excellent.  The members who attended were:

    3rd grade:  Ben Williams, Mary Broaddus, Spencer Ingram, Macy Bruner, Susan Benifiel, Chole O’Bannon, Mitti McMichael, Matti Drury, Haylee Cox, Nathan Chesser, Taylor Woods, Jordan Weed,

  • Three awarded excellence in teaching

    Three Spencer County teachers were among 169 educators from across Kentucky to receive Excellence in Teaching Award from Campbellsville University.

    Nichole M. Hutchens, of Spencer County Elementary School; Erin Kelsey Pavolko, of Spencer County Middle School; and Darryl Jason Matherly, of Spencer County High School were recognized during the 24th annual awards program.

    “Teaching is the profession that creates all others,” Dr. Brenda A. Priddy, dean of the School of Education, said was printed on a wall in the School of Education building.

  • State park time cards doctored

    An internal audit of operations at Taylorsville Lake State Park has revealed a series of violations during a 14-month period that include doctored timecards, personal purchases on a state credit card and misappropriation of trail grant funds. Auditors have recommended that two former park employees be referred to law enforcement for further investigation.

  • Free sports physicals

    Spencer County Physical Therapy and Dr. Thomas Crain are conducting sports physicals for Spencer County athletes Saturday, June 19 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Spencer County Physical Therapy, located at 4813 Taylorsville Rd.

    To participate, students must bring a completed sports physical form signed by a parent or guardian. Forms should be picked up in advance at Spencer County Physical Therapy today through Friday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

    Questions can be directed to Teresa Pfeiffer at 599-3382.

  • FROM THE WORD: Don't just call yourself a Christian

    The other day I had a conversation with a person from the town I grew up in. She told me what a horrible time they were having in their church.

    In the last year, they had had two different preachers and was about to get their third one. I have to believe one of two things happened: the leaders of the church either lost their salvation or never had it to begin with.

  • A look at Waterford Homemakers Club

    The Waterford Homemakers Club meets the third Wednesday of the month. Some members, like Rena Baird and Kitty Miller, have been coming for over fifty years, while a few have joined within the last year. Each meeting is hosted by a club member who brings the meat and the drinks and provides a center piece that becomes the door prize. The host also decides whether the potluck will be breakfast or lunch.

  • Controlling weeds in the garden

    If you have a garden like I do, most of our vegetables are growing pretty quickly right now, but so are the weeds.  Here’s some tips to help you combat the weed issue.

    Home gardeners look forward to that first ripe tomato or ear of corn picked from their own carefully tended gardens.  But after some vigorous hoeing on a hot humid day, some may be asking themselves if it is all worth it. 

  • Home cooking: Donna Bulf's Monkey Bread

    Monkey Bread was a favorite breakfast treat when Donna Bulf was growing up.

    “I’ve made it for my kids and grandkids. I got it from my mother,” she said.

    Her mother used homemade biscuit dough, but Bulf uses canned biscuits.

    “I don’t do that homemade stuff,” she said.

    Bulf makes monkey bread when she has company or when her grandkids are out of school. Her grandchildren live next door, so on Saturday mornings, she serves monkey bread on her back porch.

    “Everybody just grabs a piece,” said Bulf.

  • GUEST COLUMN: A moment to reflect

    It was an honor to be a part of “Relay for Life” this past weekend at Spencer County High School.  To see the level of community support and commitment for this event was inspiring. 

    Cancer affects all of us; whether you are a cancer survivor, or it has touched a friend, loved one, or a family member.  It was also great fun judging the cooking contest and merchant window displays as Relay for Life painted our town purple last week.