Today's News

  • Campaign ‘16 taught us lessons

    If you’re reading this, it means the sun came up this morning despite the direst of warnings and predictions of those who thought Tuesday’s election was going to be the end of it all.

    We survived apparently, and while I write this on Tuesday morning with no idea who is going to be our next president, or even if the there’s been an official declaration of a winner yet, I’m at least somewhat confident that life will go on.

  • What’s happening - Week of November 9, 2016

    SC Middle School to host Veterans Pancake Breakfast and program

    Spencer County Middle School invites veterans and their spouses to a Pancakes for Patriots Breakfast and program on Friday, November 11. Breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. and the program begins at 9 a.m. at the middle school, located at 1263 Mt. Washington Road.

    Christmas on Main Street

  • Bears advance with 28-7 win


    Overcoming some sloppy play, five turnovers and several penalties, the Spencer County Bears were able to survive Louisville Valley and their own mistakes in claiming a 28-7 victory in the first round of the playoffs Friday night in Taylorsville.

    Despite some hiccups, the Bears put the game away in the third quarter and didn’t give up a score until late in the contest.

  • Spencer County Fall Ball


    Spencer County Fall Ball Yankees 8U Machine Pitch baseball team that played in Shelby County.  They were undefeated.

    Spencer County Fall Ball Cubs 10U Kid Pitch baseball team that played in Shelby County.

  • Outdoors - Firearm deer season begins this weekend

    Shredded bark on saplings, fresh scrapes along old logging trails and trail camera snapshots of passing bucks are encouraging signs that deer activity is picking up across Kentucky and just in time.

    The statewide modern firearm deer season opens Nov. 12 this year. Arguably the most widely anticipated of the fall hunting opportunities, it’s structured to coincide with the peak of fall breeding, known as the rut.

    “Deer are going to be moving,” said Gabe Jenkins, deer program coordinator with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

  • Agriculture - Spencer Co. 4-H banquet


  • Agriculture - Save your leaves for composting and mulching

    Leaf raking is an autumn chore that only children enjoy because they get to undo it in one fowl swoop!  We rake and pile and they jump.  I propose a new approach that just may make us all happy:  adults can still rake a little, children can still play and trees will benefit from some mulch and fertilizer.  At the farm, raking leaves is passé; we let them stay where they fall (with reason, of course) which is usually beneath their canopy.

  • Hope and faith drives cancer patient


    Nearly a decade ago, Donna Tarrant got the bad news from her doctor that the cancer in her bones would likely prove fatal within three years. Many would have accepted such a diagnosis as a directive to prepare to die. Tarrant received it as a license to live.

  • Church Happenings - Week of November 9, 2016

    Tickets now on sale for annual Community Tree of Life

    Tickes are on sale for the annual “Community Tree of Life” Christmas musical presentation which depicts the Biblical story of  the birth and life of Christ.

  • God holds the future

    Some of us stayed up late last night to moan or to celebrate.  Some went to bed early, hoping to get good news in the morning.  If the earlier polls were right about half of us are disappointed today and half of us are happy our candidate won.