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Today's News

  • Library patrons visit Tunnel Hill Farm

    Patrons of the Spencer County Library enjoyed a warm summer evening at the Shelburne’s Tunnel Hill Farm last Tuesday. 

    Patrons came together as part of the Library’s Summer Reading Program.  Country Mart provided hot dogs to grill out and bottled water to keep everyone cool on the hike through the woods to the old railroad tunnel. 

  • Simon Kenton, Odie Smith and a Wizard take us away

    Three events came our way last week that touched our hearts in personal ways. Each transported us away from oil spill calamity, a perfect game that wasn’t, and other forgettables.

    First, Simon Kenton High School

    Tragedy testing the human spirit, merging with (basketball) success, and we get must see – “Rebound: A Basketball Story”.

  • Kleinjan returns to SCES

    The name Dale Kleinjan is probably familiar to anyone that has had children in Spencer County schools in the last 20 years.

    July 1 Kleinjan will return to the position that he always felt was the best fit for him – Spencer County Elementary School principal.

    The 40-year veteran administrator will come full circle within the district when he returns to SCES after teaching three years at the middle school and then moving to the high school where he taught one year and served as an assistant principal for three years.

  • LETTER: High cost of special session
  • Communications Day awards

    Each of the Spencer County participants in the 2010 Louisville Area Communications Day brought home a blue ribbon and first place. The event was held April 24 at the Eminence Independent School in Henry County.

    Apryl Wood (seen far left) won in Junior Animal Science Demonstration for her demonstration called Tales of Cryptids.

    Lilli Hanik (seen at right) won in the Speech Category (11 Years Old - 1998) for Country Ham.

  • Fishing derby, shooting sports Saturday

    The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife will be hosting a fishing derby Saturday, June 12, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Taylorsville Lake Tailwaters.

    Typically, this event is held during Kentucky’s free fishing weekend, but was rescheduled so that it would not coincide with the Family Fun Day held last Saturday.

    Following the derby,  children are invited to enjoy lunch and free activities, including trap shooting, archery, provided by the Spencer County Fish and Game Club and the Spencer County 4-H  Shooting Sports.

  • 600 attend Spencer County FFA banquet

    Over 600 members, parents, and guests attended the Spencer County FFA Banquet on May 18.  

    Winners of the top awards were:   Star Freshman Farmer, Sam Perry; Star Freshman Agribusinessman,  Brandon Cotton; and Star Freshman Placement, Tyler Fleig.

    Stars in the Sophomore class were:  Farmer,  Joseph Snider, Placement, Emily Hume; and Agribusinessman, Courtney Cox.

    Junior Stars were:  Farmer,  Matthew Jeffiers;   Agribusinessman, Justin Goodlett; and Placement, Cody Milburn.  

  • Pat Day speaks at Rodeo Cowboy Church

    A modest crowd gathered inside Red Barn Arena Sunday evening to hear the impassioned words of former jockey Pat Day, now a Louisville chaplain and still a living legend in the horseracing world.

    Jim Carpenter, pastor of Rodeo Cowboy Church, invited Day to speak at the church’s June fellowship. Church goers had the opportunity to meet and talk one-on-one after sharing a communal dinner.

  • Grizzlies take 2nd in Capitol City Classic

    Spencer County Middle School Grizzly Football’s 7th grade team competed Saturday in the Capital City Classic 7 on 7 in Frankfort, KY. The team went undefeated in pool play and took the #1 seed. They were able to finish second to Elkhorn Middle School in the championship game that came down to several close plays. It was a great day of competition in the 7th grade squad’s first ever try in a 7 on 7 tournament.

  • FCCLA awards, new officers

    The Spencer County Chapter of the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America held its annual Membership Awards Banquet on May 4th.  Awards were given to students who competed in STAR Events and who completed their Power of One degrees.  Other awards included:

     Officer of the Year-Leah Spears

    Member of the Year – Lauren Polston

    New Member of the Year – Lauren Leichty

    Honorary Member – Toby Lewis