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Today's News

  • Lady Bears begin season 2-2

    The Spencer County Lady Bears soccer teams is winning some games and some respect as they finished their first week of the season with a 2-2 record.

    The girls opened at Oldham County and fell behind 1-0 but a goal by freshman Madison Ratchford tied it 1-1 before the Lady Colonels pulled away for the final 4-1 win. After the game, the opposing coach praised the Spencer County girls on their effort, telling them it was one of the best performances by a Spencer County team he’d seen.

  • LETTER: God works through some politicians

    Some may not understand this article, but it was inspired by God. When my time was coming to a close in the sheriff’s office, all that was on my mind was going home and back into the sawmill business and making money.

    In those days, sheriffs could not succeed themselves. I did not like the sheriff’s office and would not run for the office if I could. God had a plan for my life  other than running my sawmill business. He put a burden on my heart to run for judge executive.

  • LETTER: Thanks for helping raise $2,020 for St. Jude

    Saturday, August 14 marked the return of the third annual JD Shelburne St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital charity softball game at Ray Jewell Park. 

    My crew which consisted of friends, fans, and band members took on the 97.5 WAMZ Country Hamz softball team on one of the hottest days of the year in Taylorsville.

    After a close game through 7 innings, the WAMZ Hamz took home the win 30-22 beating the JD Shelburne Team. 

  • FCCLA attends 2010 National Leadership meeting

    Thirteen members of the Spencer County FCCLA chapter recently attended the 2010 National Leadership Meeting this past July.  The conference was held in Chicago, Illinois and was designed with various leadership workshops and competitions to strengthen chapters and members from across the United States. 

  • LETTER: Need help with art project

    We, at Spencer County Middle School, are collecting all types of lids and bottle caps for an art project. We greatly appreciate your assistance with gathering clean, dry lids and caps to create artwork made from recycled materials. Lids and bottle caps can be dropped in collection boxes in either the front office or outside the art class room.

  • Faces that made Overstreet School

     The big apartment house that stood on Main Street just east of Jefferson for many years was Mrs. Overstreet’s School.

    The building was called Thurman Apartments in more recent times, but after it was no longer used for a dwelling place and as deterioration took its toll, it was used by the fire department as a haunted house before its demise.

  • Defense will be the key in Bears soccer

    First-year Spencer County High School boys soccer coach Paul Taylor is new to the job, but he’s not new to the boys who will take the field under his charge this week. Taylor’s been coaching youth soccer in the county for about a decade and has watched many of his current players come up through the ranks.

    As they’ve matured and developed as players, he’s done the same as a coach, and there’s hope that might be a winning combination as the Bears embark on a new season after compiling a 5-11-1 record last year.

  • Alumni soccer game

    Spencer County High School Soccer program held its second annual alumni soccer game in the sweltering August heat Friday.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Creating an environment for growth will create jobs

    I have been in office for 18 months, and since then all Washington has done is spend trillions of dollars expanding the federal government, all while millions of Americans have lost their jobs and our unemployment rate has reached nearly 10 percent.

     Small business owners I have heard from in Kentucky are looking at all the uncertainty coming out of Washington and are very concerned about what the future is going to look like. They do not have the confidence they need to expand their operations.

  • Home cooking: Ray's traditional-style Lumpia

    Melcany Ray learned how to make lumpia when she was seventeen and working in a restaurant in the Philippines. She made it every two days and learned the recipe by heart. They did not measure the ingredients, instead making the lumpia by feel.

    Lumpia is a traditional Filipino dish, similar to spring rolls. It is often served for birthday parties or weddings.