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  • Agriculture - Mulch matters

    Mulch has become a landscape staple, almost to a fault when it is over applied, smothering roots and girdling trunks. When done properly it can help to suppress weeds, retain moisture and moderate temperature. These things can be achieved using a variety of materials, but which type of mulch suits your needs best?

  • Bears split series with Shelby

     

    The Spencer County Bears jumped right back into district action this week with a two game series against Collins, one week after splitting a pair of games against district rival Shelby County.

    The Bears traveled to Shelby County last Tuesday to open district play, and took a 6-3 victory over the Rockets.

    The teams were locked in a pitcher’s dual early on as Spencer County’s Blake Lambdin worked out of a couple of early inning jams to hold Shelby County scoreless through six innings.

  • Lady Bears take two of three, improve to 13-6

     

    The Spencer County Lady Bears bounced back from an early week district loss to Shelby County, to earn two solid wins to close out the week, including a 14-9 win over Pleasure Ridge Park during the Lady Bear Invitational held on Saturday.

    Spencer County, 13-6 on the season, opened the week by traveling to district rival Shelby County on Wednesday, and it took two extra innings for the Lady Rockets to pull out the 4-3 victory.

  • UK’s Elam knows he has room to improve

    Before the Blue-White Game reached halftime, some Kentucky fans were complaining on Twitter about the play of junior nose guard Matt Elam.

    Out of shape. Too upright. Not aggressive. Gets pushed out of the way too easy. Lacks intensity.
    Elam knows the criticism is there. He picked UK over Alabama and during his first two seasons he has not met the lofty expectations most had for him. He filled in as a starter last year after Melvin Lewis was hurt, and this season Kentucky is counting on him to be the man in the middle of the defensive line.

  • Youth Baseball

     

    Saturday was opening day for the Spencer County Youth Baseball Association.

  • SCMS Soccer

     

    The girls scored five goals to defeat Taylor County. Cassidy Goss scored back-to-back goals, with Allie Campbell assisting Sara Williamson on another goal, and Heaven Shelburne assisted Kyle Barron on a goal. Maria Welch also scored.

  • SCHS Tennis
  • Sports Briefs - Week of April 20, 2016

    Lady Bears Youth Basketball Camp

    The SCHS Lady Bears Basketball team will be hosting a youth basketball camp June 6-9 for girls in grades K-8th. The camp will be held at the high school from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The cost of the camp is $50, and includes a t-shirt. If you register by June 1st, the cost is $40. There are also family discounts available for siblings. For more information, contact Coach Brandy Scott at brandy.scott@spencer.kyschools.us or call 558-9646.

    Habitat for Humanity Golf Scramble

  • Agriculture - Terminating termites

    Springtime brings warmer temperatures and more abundant rainfall, and it’s typically when many winged termites emerge inside homes and other structures. Termites swarm from their colony to disburse, fall to the ground, find mates and start new colonies in the soil.

    Through May, you might see swarms of winged termites, called swarmers, inside your home, signaling an infestation that can cause extensive and costly damage. Since swarmers are attracted to light, you often see them or their shed wings around windows, doors and light fixtures.

  • What’s happening - Week of April 13, 2016

    Board of Elections meeting

    The Spencer County Board of Elections will have a special meeting on Thursday, April 21 at 8:30 a.m. in the Clerk’s Office.

    Dinner in Jail