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Today's News

  • Pension reform advances

    The pace in Frankfort has picked up substantially, as another week of committee meetings, ceremonies, and floor votes have gone by. We have passed a variety of bipartisan legislation that will go far in increasing government transparency and caring for the most vulnerable among us.

  • Military families honored

    Visits from advocacy groups, a ceremonial bill signing, and rallies in the Capitol Rotunda, along with the bipartisan passage of bills, marked a busy Week Four of the 2017 Legislative Session. We were excited to welcome the children of Kentucky National Guard members from across the state for the First Annual Kentucky Military Kids Day.

  • Bill streamlines adoption

    On Monday, the Kentucky House of Representatives passed a bill to establish the Adoption Task Force, which will work to streamline the process of adoption in the state. The measure’s sponsor, House Majority Caucus Chairman David Meade, has long worked to reduce the cost of adoption and ease the process.

  • SCHSl band members selected to All State Concert Band

     

    Two Spencer County High School band members were recently selected to the All State Concert Band.

    Junior, Samantha Hawkins, left, was selected as principal clarinet in the All State concert band. She is the daughter of Bobby and Margo Hawkins. She plans to pursue a degree in business and music.

  • Dance-athon to help child cancer patients

    A Spencer County High School freshman is hoping to honor a childhood friend as well as help other cancer victims as she organizes a dance marathon on March 18 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    Allie Roberts is hoping the event, called Miracle Moves, can raise a few thousand dollars to help children coping with cancer.

    “When I was in 5th grade, my best friend died of brain cancer, and that’s why I chose childhood cancer,” said Roberts of the fundraiser.

  • Signs erected recognizing Miss Kentucky Laura Jones

     

    Laura Jones, the reigning Miss Kentucky 2016, stands beneath one of four signs that have been placed at various county lines in Spencer County, recognizing it as the home of the pageant winner. Jones, a 2011 graduate of Spencer County High School, won the Miss Kentucky Title last summer, finished well in the Miss America Pageant in September, and continues to travel across the Commonwealth in her capacity as Miss Kentucky.

  • Girls earn trip to Regional

     

    The season rolls on for at least another week for the Spencer County Lady Bears, who were runners-up in last week’s District Tournament, earning them a spot in the 8th Region Tournament where they were scheduled to take on Owen County Tuesday night at 8 p.m. in the first round.

    The Lady Bears had an exciting come-from-behind win last Wednesday to secure their advancement, besting host Collins 50-47.

  • Boys struggle with Anderson, fall 52-35

     

    It was clear from the beginning that it was going to be a rough night for the Spencer County Bears, as they struggled offensively against a very physical Anderson County squad, scoring only nine points in the first half on their way to a 52-35 loss in the first round of the 30th District Tournament last Wednesday night at Collins High School.

  • The Best fans in the 30th District

    Fifteen minutes before tip-off of Wednesday night’s opening round action of the 30th District Tournament at Collins High School in Shelbyville, Spencer County fans had already taken up most of one side of the gymnasium. It was a sea of blue and they kept coming in as the minutes ticked off before the first game started.

  • Outdoors - Fishing season is upon us

     

    The mild weather this winter has many thinking it will be an early spring across Kentucky.
    The earlier, the better for anglers, who by late February are like sprinters on their marks waiting for the starter’s pistol to fire.

    Some of the best fishing of the year is right around the corner. The new license year is, too. It starts March 1.
    For $20, an annual resident Kentucky fishing license serves as a ticket to good fishing opportunities, but also as an investment.