Today's News

  • Does God still speak to us today?

    Does God still speak to us today? Does he have a master plan? These are important questions in life. We want to know things like: What will I do with my life? Who will I marry? And what is my purpose in life? These are similar questions addressed last week. And while this issue is more than I can do justice in just a couple of columns, I hope to give you enough Scripture where you can pursue this on your own.

  • Heed speed bumps

    Speed bumps can be annoying. But they also remind us to slow down, keeping pedestrians and even other drivers safe. While we may drive around them if we can, we usually realize how helpful they are.

  • Sports Briefs - week of September 16

    A celebrity softball game will be held on Saturday, September 19 at the Spencer County Middle School field at 2 p.m. The charity will help raise awareness for brain injuries and proceeds will go to the Chaz Goodlett Scholarship Fund. There will be concessions, split the pot, a homerun derby and lots of fun.

    Players will include local teachers, administrators, ministers, coaches, media and many more.

    Admission is $3 at the game. There will also be a limited number of t-shirts available. For more information, contact Kevin Dockery at 502-220-8924.

  • Cross Country


    Lindsey Bush, pictured, finished second in the 5K at the Bluegrass Invitational in Lexington this past weekend with a time of 21:43. Teammate Tabitha Martin finished first (21:28) and Ashlyn Beckham placed 10th (23:56). On the boys side, seven boys competed, paced by Zach Williams’ time of 18:11, good for 59th place. Hunter Wethington finished 70th (18:26:04), Hunter Detrich 72nd (18:26:71) Joel Wafford 92nd (18:44) Christopher Lawson 121st (19:30), Zach Coke 167th (20:51) and Gavin Mattingly 177th (21:22).

  • Bears Soccer


    The Spencer County Bears soccer team picked up their fourth win of the season with a 4-3 victory over Nelson County last week.

    The boys are 4-5-1 on the season and will face district foe Shelby County on Tuesday in Shelbyville, and will travel to Bullitt East on Thursday evening. This weekend, they will play Muhlenberg County, Bullitt Central and Bardstown at the King of the Bluegrass Cup at Fairdale High School.

  • Bears charge over Bullitt East


    Another week, another win for the Spencer County Bears football team, as they made the short drive to Mt. Washington Friday and took care of traditional rival Bullitt East, 43-21 to improve to 4-0 on the season.

    It was not a game without hiccups, however, as the Bears coughed up a couple of turnovers and gave up two late scores, but Coach Mike Marksbury’s team remains perfect on the season and could even move up in the rankings. Last week, they were ranked 4th in class 4A among 41 teams in Kentucky, and ranked 19th overall, out of 221 schools.



    One Red Rose
    Lora Cheek Blue 1st
    Amy Taylor Red 2nd
    Woody Cheek White 3rd

    One Yellow Rose
    Martha Essex Blue 1st

    One Pink Rose
    Lora Cheek Blue 1st
    Hailey Brewer Red 2nd
    Paula Zolty White 3rd

    One Rose any other Color
    Woody Cheek Blue 1st

    3 Roses any color
    Lora Cheek Blue 1st
    Shirley Thomas Red 2nd

    Large Dahlia
    Shirley Thomas Blue 1st

    3 Dwarf Dahlias
    Shirley Thomas Blue 1st
    Ruby Thomas Red 2nd

  • Agriculture - KFB: Share the road with farmers during harvest time

    As harvest season gets underway across Kentucky, there is an increased likelihood that drivers will more frequently encounter slow-moving farm equipment on the roadways. The staff of Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) urges motorists to slow down, stay alert and patiently share the road this fall, especially in recognition of National Farm Safety & Health Week, September 20-26.

  • Agriculture - October is the time to prepare your peonies

    May is the month of peonies, so why am I writing about them now? Well, October is the ideal time to plant, replant, move, or divide your peonies. Whatever the case may be, you want to do it now so that the roots can re-establish themselves before the ground freezes.

  • High-Speed internet coming to every county

    Kentucky is embarking on one of the biggest infrastructure projects in more than 50 years – developing a robust, reliable, fiber “backbone” infrastructure that will bring high-speed Internet connectivity to every county of the Commonwealth.

    The network, called KentuckyWired or the I-Way in eastern Kentucky, will break down geographic and financial barriers to education and economic development by providing affordable, high-quality Internet service to connect Kentuckians to the world.