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Today's News

  • Lady Bears stumble in two games to open season

     

    The Spencer County Lady Bears got their season off to a rough start last week, dropping a 5-2 decision at Henry County  and then losing 8-1 at Bullitt East last Wednesday. In the Henry County game, the Lady Bears got goals from Katelyn Brentzel and Morgan Lurie, with Sara Stine recording an assist. Against Bullitt East, the lone Spencer County goal came off the foot of Sara Williamson, following an assist from Alyssa Beard.

  • Bears tame Tigers, 36-14

     

    Kadin Smith had touchdown-scoring runs of 75 yards and 67 yards in the second quarter as the Spencer County Bears opened their season with an impressive 36-14 victory over Bardstown Friday night in Taylorsville.

    Smith had a huge night, scoring three touchdowns and picking up 276 yards on the ground, and scoring a fourth touchdown on a 25-yard pass from Jake McDaniel. The senior, who has verbally committed to play college football at Purdue, showed he’s ready to excel as the feature running back and offensive threat.

  • Schubert named as delegate to annual Angus convention

    Anne Patton Schubert, Taylorsville, Kentucky, has been elected as a delegate to the 134rd Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates, Nov. 6 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the American Angus Association.

  • Disease has many seeking alternatives to dogwood trees

    The beacon of spring in these parts is undoubtedly the native dogwood.  But, because of disease problems, especially dogwood anthracnose, people are seeking alternatives to Cornus florida.  There are other notable dogwoods like Cornus kousa and Cornus mas, but look beyond the dogwood for small, spring flowering landscape trees that prove to have interest well into summer. Consider the Carolina silverbell (halesia) and the fringe tree (chionanthus).

  • Lawmakers still at work this summer

    Summer is winding down and kids are heading back to school, but the members of the Kentucky General Assembly are still working on your behalf in Frankfort attending Interim Joint Committees. These committees bring together members of the Kentucky House and Senate to collaborate on policy ideas and discuss bills for future sessions. The Interim is also a time for us, the members of the General Assembly, to hear from different offices and branches of government to keep them accountable to you, the taxpayer.

  • Trump’s Afghan speech on target

    President Trump made big news Monday when he was photographed staring up at the solar eclipse without the recommended safety glasses. He made much more important news later that day in a speech revealing the United States’ new policy for the 16-year-old war in Afganistan. Of course, if you are like millions of Americans who get your news off Yahoo or late night comedy shows, Trump’s policy speech wasn’t as important as his cheating blindness.

  • Looking up

    America looked up on Monday. Wearing silly glasses and sporting goofy grins, Americans stepped outside from coast to coast and glanced heavenward to catch a glimpse of a celestial marvel.

    After several days, weeks and even months of looking sideways at each other because of political divisions, Americans stopped the bickering for at least a couple of hours, and then looked in the same direction.

  • ECLIPSE 2017: All eyes were on the skies

     

    Eclipse provides enlightening lesson for students

  • County joins opioid suit

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court voted Monday night to join dozens of other Kentucky counties, by filing a lawsuit against leading opioid distributors and others who have contributed to the opioid addiction crisis.

  • Neighbors speak out against Dollar General

    Residents of Deer Hollow subdivision and their neighbors along Miller Road packed the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting last Thursday night to oppose a proposed Dollar General store in their neighborhood.