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Today's News

  • Lady Bears fall to Waggener

    The Spencer County Lady Bears got off to a rough start and never recovered Saturday in a 72-41 loss at Louisville Waggener.

  • COLUMN: Stoops is next coach at Kentucky

    Mark Stoops is Kentucky’s new football coach.
    For times Big Blue Nation citizens live in, it is a reasonably good hire.
    Stoops The Younger (of four brother college coaches) defines himself.
    “I’m a meat and potatoes kind of guy.”
    Sounds good, smells good. Because Kentucky is a meat-and-spuds kind of Commonwealth, as long as the menu includes soup beans and corn bread with an occasional dash of Cracker Barrel, and Kentucky Fried Chicken.

  • PHOTO: Leonard earns rank of Eagle Scout

    Dillon Leonard has received the highest rank advancement award of Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts of America in a Court of Honor ceremony on Nov. 18.
    He is member of Troop 63. His Eagle Project was to build shelves and refinish a room at Risen Lord Lutheran Church into a children’s library/playroom.
    He also collected over 250 books and supplies for the room.
    As an Eagle Scout, Leonard has earned over 43 merit badges and held several leadership positions and is currently a Junior Assistant Scout Master.

  • PHOTOS: What a tree!

    Employees from M & J Landscaping work Friday morning to plant a 10-foot Norway Spruce in the square near the veterans memorial on Main Street. The tree was ordered by the Main Street Committee.

  • School board roundtable discussions with SBDM councils reveal concerns, positive areas

    A November roundtable discussion that included each Spencer County Schools’ Site-Based Decision Making Council and the Board of Education solidified what have already been hot topics of discussion and concern for many district administrators, faculty and staff: Teacher pay is stagnant, class sizes are often too large and math and reading need special attention district wide.

  • COLUMN: Helpful tips, information about poinsettias

    Each year, I like to pass along the following tips and information about the most popular plant of the holiday season, the poinsettia.
    Traditional red and green colors are well represented in the flowers available for the holidays. Poinsettias, the most popular and spectacular holiday flowers, can combine both these colors.

  • COLUMN: Take the time to compost, as it will pay off in the future

    Today, most gardeners do understand the process of composting organic matter and the value of adding this material to their gardens. However, there are still many who don’t do it because they think it is hard to get started.
    Well, fall garden clean-up, leaf raking and a little kitchen debris may be all you need to get a healthy compost pile started this season. Mother Nature will provide the material if you provide the management.

  • Brooks-Jeffiers to represent high school at HOBY leadership seminar

    Zoe Brooks-Jeffiers, daughter of Mark Jeffiers and Paige Brooks-Jeffiers has been selected as the SCHS Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar participant.

  • Local senior completes shadowing at Nucleus: Kentucky’s Innovation Center

    Spencer County High School senior Madolyn Bell Bennett completed the graduation requirement of 15 hours of shadowing at Nucleus: Kentucky’s Innovation Center.

  • Families receive turkey dinners from Bullitt/Spencer County Red Cross

    The Bullitt/Spencer County American Red Cross Disaster Services team members are on call every hour of every day to assist those in need during an emergency.
    Volunteers arrive on the scene of emergencies such as house fires, offering whatever immediate assistance they can to families in their most critical time of need.
    At Thanksgiving the Red Cross shows that they haven’t forgotten those families. This year 36 Bullitt and Spencer County families received turkey dinners from the agency.