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Today's News

  • ‘Honest Abe’ had ties to Spencer County

    Abraham Lincoln had a connection to Spencer County that few people know about and although it may seem slight, we’ll take it.

  • More than just a pet: Chickens provide food and companionship

    Small backyard flocks of chickens are becoming all the rage around the country. Even when they are considered pets, their eggs still provide a source of food for their owners. They are relatively simple to care for when the right conditions are met.

  • COLUMN: Don’t give up on the ‘late bloomers’

    “Will he/she ever amount to anything?”
    This question has been presented many times in my four decades as a professional. The parents address this issue when it appears that their child is not performing up to “standard,” which usually means that the child is not keeping up with classroom expectations.

  • Lady Bears net win in volleyball action last week

    The Spencer County Lady Bears volleyball team dropped a tough match to Bullitt Central on the road Monday night, losing 2-1. The Lady Cougars took the first set, 25-22 but the Lady Bears bounced back to even things up with a 25-21 in the second set to force a deciding game. Bullitt Central took that one, 25-20.

  • PHOTO: Grizzlies bring down OKH

    Daniel Wheeler (3), a seventh-grader, Logan Holbrook (2), an eighth-grader, and Branden Leff (17), a seventh-grader, tackle an OKH player during an Aug. 30 away game for the Spencer County Middle School Grizzlies football team. The Grizzlies won 28-13. Gavin Boykin scored one touchdown and Holbrook scored three touchdowns. Holbrook and seventh-grader Hunter Brown are leading the team in tackles. The Grizzlies are scheduled to face Southwest Nelson B on Thursday at 6 p.m. at home, and will face The Christian Academy A/B at home on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

  • PHOTO: Soccer team picks up win, loss

    Jacob Lanham advances the ball during recent action for the Spencer County Bears boys soccer team. The Bears are 2-8-1 on the season after a tough 2-1 loss on the road at Collins on Monday night. They did record a 7-4 victory over Ft. Knox last week, however. The boys will be hosting Jeffersontown on Wednesday evening and will be at Bullitt East on Thursday night.

  • Lady Bears ready for rematch with Male

    The Spencer County Lady Bears soccer team got off to a bit of a slow start this season, a combination of some early-season injuries and a very tough schedule. But since their 1-5 start to the season, the girls have reeled off six straight wins and are ready to test that improvement.

  • Bears nipped by Chargers 7-6

    It was heartbreak in Mt. Washington for the Spencer County Bears Friday night as a potential game-winning field goal with just 20 seconds remaining in the game was blocked, preserving a 7-6 win for the host Chargers.

  • COLUMN: Can Governor’s Cup transcend the Kentucky grumps?

    After a weekend of looking back, lamenting 9/11 tragedies, tributes and tears, time to look forward again.  
    In Kentucky this week, Governor’s Cup football. Annual Hatfields and McCoys bash for bragging rights and home front supremacy.
    A sign of the times and/or season prospects perhaps, but the traditional grand show of enthusiasm across the state seems muted by a bad mood, a case of transcendent grumps.
    Maybe a Kentucky autumn evening come Saturday, will change all that.

  • Doghouse Divided: Week 1

    “Whew! I had no idea pulling the wagon home from the Martins’ yard sale would be so exhausting!”