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Today's News

  • Lady Grizzlies open season strong

    The Spencer County Middle School softball team opened up its season with a 17-0 rout of visiting Washington County at Waterford Park. Behind the pitching of Christen Housley, left, who tossed a no-hitter, the Lady Grizzlies A-team had little trouble notching its first win of the season. With the B-team, a solid pitching performance by Halle Cotton, right, who tallied 11 strikeouts, paced the way for a 4-1 victory.

  • COLUMN: College basketball’s silly season

    NASCAR has its silly season every year when teams sometimes seem to change drivers faster than tires are changed in a pitstop and fans are left trying to decide if their loyalties should stay with a driver, a car, an owner or a sponsor.

  • Adding to the win column

    The Spencer County High School softball team had a stellar performance to beat Bullitt Central 5-0 on Thursday.

  • All you need to know about turkey season

    With Kentucky’s general wild turkey season opening April 16, here’s what you need to know before going afield:
     
    Q: What are the season dates and bag limits?
    A: Kentucky’s spring youth-only turkey season is April 2-3. The 23-day general spring turkey season opens Saturday, April 16 and continues through Sunday, May 8. The spring bag limit for all hunters is two turkeys with visible beards (male or female), but hunters may take no more than one bird a day.
     
    Q: What license and permits are needed to hunt turkeys?

  • Spencer County youth football, cheerleading camp planned

    The Spencer County Youth Football Association is hosting a spring football and cheer camp on Sundays, April 3, 10 and 17.
    The camp is free to Spencer County youth ages 5 to 7 for football and ages 5 to 14 for cheerleading.
    Each day the camp will run from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Stallions Football Field located at 100 Water St. behind the fire department.
    Anyone interested in coaching in the fall season should attend the camp and sign up, organizers said.

  • An international switch

    EF Foundation is an agency excited about placing foreign exchange students in American homes, including here in Spencer County. This school year, the foundation placed two students at Spencer County High School.

  • Local students participate in Skill-a-thon

    On Feb. 19, Spencer County 4-H members Courtney Jeffiers, Casey Montgomery, Ashley Montgomery and Danielle Montgomery attended the State Skill-a-thon Contest in Hopkins County.

    Casey participated in the Cloverbud Division.  In the intermediate division, Ashley placed ninth in individual evaluation and 25th in quality assurance; Courtney placed 21st in ID and 10th in individual evaluation, 22nd in  quality assurance and 17th overall.   In the senior division, Danielle placed 19th in ID, 12th in individual evaluation and 21st overall.

  • COLUMN: Pasture management fundamental to livestock farmers

    Farmers who raise livestock, whether cattle, horses, sheep, or goats, should think of themselves as forage farmers as well. Increased use of forage reduces feed costs and increases potential yield per animal; to some extent, it is an input that a farmer can manage himself to minimize concentrate purchases.

  • COLUMN: Raised beds alleviate issues with hard soil

    One dilemma facing many aspiring vegetable gardeners is sub-prime soil, shall we say. Compacted, clayey soil is not uncommon in Kentuckiana, but it is especially common in newer developments.
    One way to offset the problem is to employ a system of raised beds. Raised beds are practical for many reasons, and they are not just for the clay-challenged.
    Practical because you do not have to till, dig, double dig or battle clay in a raised bed. The soil has been added by you, so it is as good as you want it to be.

  • KFB to question Ag Commissioner candidates

    The Kentucky Farm Bureau Board of Directors will host candidates seeking to become Kentucky’s next Commissioner of Agriculture at a Measure the Candidates forum on April 20 in Louisville.
    The event will be held at the KFB state headquarters, 9201 Bunsen Parkway, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. It will provide candidates with an overview of KFB’s priority issues concerning the future of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and a chance to share their vision for the office.