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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Dancers get ‘elite’ results at Louisville competition

    Spencer County Elite dancers competed in the Jamfest Dance Competition in Louisville on Saturday at the Kentucky Fair and Expo Center.

    The team won first place in the hip hop and pom divisions. In addition, Spencer County won the Good Sport award for best sportsmanship of the competitors. Pictured are Madison Helm, Kelsey Donovan, Cassidy Goss, Chloe Ray, Destiny McDonald, Morgan Forkey, Marissa Walker, Hallie Helton, Jaynie Heckert, Kylie Baron, Michelle Thomas, Lindsey Bush, Kaylee Waldridge, Lily Smith, Molly Marlow and Megan Walker. Not pictured is Savannah Clark.

  • Wrestling photos: Spencer County v. Anderson County

    Anderson Co. 72, Spencer Co. 9

  • Bears score tough win against Anderson County

    The Spencer County Bears positioned themselves to get the top draw in the district tournament later this month with last Tuesday’s 51-50 victory over visiting Anderson County. It’s an improbable position for the Bears, 7-13 on the season, but one they earned with a hard-fought win in front of a big crowd.

  • Lady Bears equal last year’s win total

    The Spencer County Lady Bears equaled last season’s win total with six following a 35-32 victory over Carroll County last Tuesday on the road. The girls are 6-15 on the year and despite the record, Coach Daniel Cox sees some light at the end of the tunnel.

  • COLUMN: Davis is a marvel, but don’t fall in love

    John Grisham knows and you know every good drama has its defining moments. Sports seasons do, too, and No. 1 ranked Kentucky has had enough already to make a novel.
    • December 3, 2011, via CBS, college basketball discovered a new household word not named Sullinger, Harrison Barnes or whoever Duke’s newest star is. North Carolina’s John Henson rose up from 10 feet to pop an all-but-certain game winner at Rupp Arena. Anthony Davis introduced himself.
    Anthony Who was no more. Henson-Davis became a seismic moment at ESPN.

  • COLUMN: What’s that smell? Yes, it’s skunk season

    I suppose every day is potentially skunk season, but right about now things start to heat up.
    Mating season is upon us so skunks are on the move a bit more than usual. I have been reminded as such by a faint funk in the garage every morning this past week. I learned a serious lesson several years back when the dog got a direct shot to the face and we had a lingering stench that was otherworldly.

  • COLUMN: UK College of Ag embraces social media

    Getting a message out to the masses has never been so convenient, and the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture is no stranger to engaging multi-generational, diverse audiences. It was a natural progression for the college to develop a strong social media presence.

  • USDA releases 2011 crop summary information for country, Kentucky

    U.S. HIGHLIGHTS

    U.S. corn for grain production was estimated at 12.4 billion bushels, up slightly from the Nov. 1 forecast but 1 percent below 2010. The average yield was estimated at 147.2 bushels per acre. This was up 0.5 bushel from the Nov. forecast but 5.6 bushels below the 2010 average yield of 152.8 bushels.

  • Ashley makes MSU dean’s list

    Aaron Ashley of Taylorsville was named to the Morehead State University dean’s list for the 2011 fall semester.
    To be named to the list, a student must be enrolled on a full-time basis and achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale for the current semester.

  • Stewart graduates from Morehead

    Amanda Stewart of Taylorsville graduated from Morehead State University with a Master of Arts teaching degree during the 2011 fall commencement ceremony.
    MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity, educational institution.