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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Bears’ memorable football season still ongoing

    One of the most memorable sports stories in recent Spencer County history was the postseason run by the Bears boys’ basketball team in 2011. The team made it all the way to the finals of the 8th Region Tournament where they fell just short of earning a trip to the Sweet 16 in Rupp Arena. It would have been the first time any school from Spencer County had made it to the state basketball tournament.

  • COLUMN: Pumpkin bliss

    The bright orange color of pumpkin is a dead giveaway that pumpkin is loaded with an important antioxidant, beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is one of the plant carotenoids converted to vitamin A in the body. In the conversion to vitamin A, beta carotene performs many important functions in overall health.

  • COLUMN: Spencer County 4-H Meats Judging Team participates in American Royal

    The Spencer County 4-H Livestock Club sent three members, Danielle Montgomery, Ashley Montgomery and Brayden Morrow, to Manhattan, Kan., to compete in the American Royal on Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the National 4-H Meats Judging Contest at Kansas State University.

  • Church Happenings — Week of Oct. 31

    Plum Creek Baptist plans ‘Trunk or Treat’
    Plum Creek Baptist Church invites the community to attend “Trunk or Treat” today (Wednesday) at 5:30 p.m. The theme is “Heroes Unmasked,” and adults and children are asked to come in their best heroes costume.
    The event will feature games, children’s stories, hot dogs and chili. Prizes will be awarded for the best costume and the best decorated car trunk.
    The church is located at the Ky. 44 and Plum Creek Road in Waterford.

  • COLUMN: The church at Sardis

    This is the third article on the churches in Revelation.

  • COLUMN: God isn’t fooled by masks

    Masks are everywhere today. On Main Street tonight kids in costumes will be searching for candy and goodies. Maybe in your neighborhood you’ll see a few trick-or-treaters. You may have kids or grandkids that enjoy dressing up. You may even put on a plastic mask or a wig or a pair of goofy glasses just to have a little fun. It is just that time of year.

  • Local group participates in UPS Plane Pull

    On Saturday, Sept. 29, 18 residents of Spencer County, 15 of those from Spencer County High School, participated in the UPS Plane Pull for Special Olympics in honor of a SCHS student who competes in Special Olympics.

  • Service to honor Spencer County’s veterans, active-duty military

    Saturday, Spencer Countians will have a chance to honor their fellow citizens who have served or are serving in the United States Armed Forces.

  • EDITORIAL: Thanks for making forum a success

    Last Thursday’s city commission candidate forum went off without a hitch, and we couldn’t be more thankful.
    Our staff, along with the Chamber of Commerce board of directors, put a lot of time and effort into coordinating Thursday’s forum, but we couldn’t have made it happen without you — the citizens and the candidates who attended.
    Thursday was a model night of how, in an ideal world, elected officials would cooperate, collaborate and, let’s just say it, get along.

  • Students to present fall production ‘The Outsiders’ at SCMS this weekend

    Spencer County’s middle school and high school drama departments will present S.E. Hinton’s “The Outsiders” this weekend as their fall production.
    The show is directed by Spencer County High School senior Ben Hesse and produced by Spencer County Middle School Drama Director Shelby Steege.