Today's News

  • Marksbury to lead SCHS football program

    It will be six months before Coach Mike Marksbury runs onto the field at Spencer County High School as the new football head man, but he’s already been busy laying the groundwork for what he hopes will be a successful tenure.

    A native of Nelson County, Marksbury has several years of coaching experience, including assistant coaching positions at Nelson County High School, Ft. Knox and Mercer County and has developed many close relationships with a number of successful coaches across the state.

  • Unstoppable: Bears take down Shelby County, complete district schedule unbeat

    Playing in front of a standing room only crowd, the Spencer County Bears wrapped up an undefeated district schedule with a win over Shelby County Tuesday night, securing the top seed in the 30th District Tournament that will begin next Monday.

    Despite suffering through a tough season that has resulted in only four wins, Shelby County put up a tougher-than-expected battle and made the Bears play a full four quarters to earn the milestone victory.

  • Spencer Elementary kindergarten registration to be held Feb. 28 - March 9

    Spencer County Elementary School’s kindergarten registration will be held Feb. 28 through March from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

    Children who will be five years old by Oct. 1, 2011, and are not currently enrolled in Spencer County Preschool should register.

  • Snow forces school board to extend school year

    Much like the snow this winter, the Spencer County School Board has been forced to deal with missed days that continue to pile up.

    The Board met in a special-called meeting Monday night to decide how the district’s five schools would make up the nine days and nine hours that students have missed thus far. Board members moved to amend the school calendar so that students would be in session on President’s Day, Feb. 21, and on the district professional development day of March 14.

  • SCHS to host 30th district tourney

    Six straight nights of basketball at Spencer County High School will begin next week and local fans hope it will end with the Bears and Lady Bears advancing to the next round of postseason play.

    Spencer County is hosting the 30th District Tournament beginning Monday night and pairings and ticket information have been released. The small gym (capacity listed at 1,350) means Bear fans might need to arrive early to ensure they’ll be there to cheer on the blue.

  • Jenkins trial moved to Shelby

    By Lisa King, Landmark News Service

    The DUI trial of former Spencer County Judge-Executive David Jenkins has been moved from Spencer to Shelby County and is set for April 21.

    Jenkins was arrested April 10, 2009, when Kentucky State Police pulled him over on KY. 155 near Elk Creek in Spencer County and charged him with speeding, no proof of insurance and DUI.

    In November, Special Judge Jerry Crosby II ordered the case moved to Shelby County because he didn’t think the case could be argued fairly in Spencer.

  • Business expansion draws questions

    A permit error has left one prominent local business owner’s building on Reasor Avenue possibly spilling onto city property near the street.

    For several months, some local government agencies have debated if Mic-Zee’s Ice owner Mike Driscoll legally constructed an addition at his ice house on 313 Reasor Avenue. Driscoll – who also owns O’Driscoll’s Spirits and Mic-Zee’s Car Wash – said the addition is being used for loading and unloading ice machines and it is not a docking station for trucks.

  • Spencer's sixth man provides real home court advantage

    Andrew Dockery has gone all year without scoring a goal, gaining a yard, making a pass or sinking a free-throw.
    However, there may not be a more valuable student for Spencer County athletics than this senior who has made it his mission to fire up the home crowd.

    Dockery is easy to recognize. Though slight of build, he stands out with his blue and white wig and his high-energy effort to get fellow students and other fans behind their team whether it’s at home or away.

  • Physician group could improve rural health

    By Noelle Hunter, Kentucky Press Service

    People living in rural areas have more difficulty gaining access to critical health services, but a new program based in Morehead seeks to reduce those barriers.

    The Rural Physician Leadership Program (RPLP) aims to provide better and consistent care to rural populations by raising a team of homegrown physicians.

  • Resident recognized for work

    Recently, Spencer County resident Margaret Miles, pictured third from left, was recognized at the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet’s Employee Suggestion System Awards. The ceremony was hosted at the Governor’s Mansion in Frankfort.

    Also pictured are Cabinet Secretary Mike Brown, cabinet employee Brian Kiser and First Lady Jane Beshear.