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Today's News

  • Hickstock music festival this Saturday

    Hickstock is a music festival that gives back.

    This Saturday, musicians from Spencer and surrounding counties will converge on the stage at the fairgrounds for a day mixed with kicking back and kicking your heels up.

    While patrons and participants are having a good time, the gate admission will be used to help bring joy to the lives of other. All proceeds from Hickstock will be split between the Spcncer County Sheriff’s Department’s Shop With a Cop and the arts program at Spencer County schools.

  • Chili supper to help seniors get to NYC

    For the first time since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on America, Spencer County High School’s senior class is planning to travel to New York City this spring for its senior trip.

    The Board of Education voted at its September meeting to allow the class to travel by chartered bus for an educational trip to New York April 25-29.

  • EDITORIAL: It's tricky timing treats

    As I was writing this column, we still did not know when Trick or Treat on Main Street would be held. The Taylorsville City Commissioners were scheduled to make a decision Tuesday night. Would the cavity-ensuing event happen on All Hallow’s Eve night, or the day before on Saturday, Oct. 30.

    How exactly did we get to the point where government officials had the deciding role of when kids could go out begging for candy? Let me explain.

  • Grizzlies win conference title

    Last Friday night, under the lights of the high school, the Spencer County Middle School football team completed their sweep of winning the MKAC regular season title and the conference tournament title by beating the Bardstown Middle School Tigers 22-6.

    A fired up Grizzly offense took the open kickoff and drove right down the field and scored on a short run by Trenton Calvert to make it 6-0. Each team’s defenses then forced turnovers and stoppage on downs.

  • Burn ban continues

    A ban on all outside burning continues in Spencer County. The area received only .08 inches of rain Saturday.

    Judge Executive David Jenkins signed an executive order Sept. 23 prohibiting all open burning until further notice. He cited an increase in the number of wildfire emergencies in recent weeks and a concern for public safety as contributing to his decision.

  • EDITORIAL CARTOON: Political ads taking over

    This week's editorial cartoon takes a look at the ridiculous amounts of political advertisements clogging the airways.

  • SCHS to host district games

    The Spencer County boys soccer team is gearing up for the postseason and have compiled a very competitive 7-9 record heading into their final week of regular season play.

    The Bears took a 4-0 victory over a Louisville Southern team that had been on a bit of a winning streak, winning four of their last six.

    However, Spencer County was able to jump out early on two goals by Tyler Fleig, one on a corner kick that was helped by a stiff wind. The Bears held on to a 2-0 lead to the break.

  • PHOTO: Lee-Jared Miles with deer

     Lee-Jared Miles, 15, of Mt. Eden harvested this 8-point buck during bow season.

  • Why is Sandi Deutsch a Healthy Hero?

    Sandi Deutsch is the Spencer County Farmers Market coordinator and has made many efforts to keep the farmers market up and going so that the residents of Spencer County can have fresh Kentucky grown fruits and vegetables that are beneficial to their health. Also, Sandi’s family host many field days on their farm to educate others on the proper way to produce fruits and vegetables.

  • 2nd CHANCE with Credit Recovery

    Corey Monday knew his chances of graduating from Spencer County High School weren’t good. The 19-year- old found it hard to focus in a large classroom setting and was constantly getting sidetracked. He was easily swayed by peer influences and didn’t feel like he was getting the help he needed.

    The distractions made it hard for him to complete his work, much less excel. Eventually Monday recognized that he had to make a change or he was going to become a high school dropout statistic.