Today's News

  • Habitat Day planned for Sept. 10 at Salato Wildlife Education Center

    Learn more about the benefits of native plants during Habitat Day at the Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept.10. The event is free.
    Habitat Day features guest speakers who will provide valuable tips about attracting native wildlife to your own backyard. You don’t have to wait to begin transforming your property – the event includes a special sale of native plants  at the Salato Center picnic shelters.

  • Lady Bears get 2 big wins

    The Spencer County Lady Bears soccer team is back on track, notching two big wins over the last week as it improved to 3-5 on the season.
    The girls took a big 9-1 victory over Kentucky Country Day last week and then scored a 4-1 victory over Louisville Eastern on Monday night.
    Coach Charlie Traughber chalked up Monday’s win to a great defensive effort, which he says starts up front as soon as the opponent gains control of the ball.

  • Bears hang tough, but fall 29-20

    They didn’t get a victory Friday night, but the Spencer County Bears are still winning over new coach Mike Marksbury with their effort despite a 29-20 loss to East Jessamine in their home opener.

  • PHOTO: 15U Spencer Co. travel team ends season at 25-4

    The members of the 15-and-under Spencer County travel team spent the majority of their summer on the baseball field and have an impressive record to show for it.

  • COLUMN: College football in Kentucky opens this week

    That time of year has come again. College football week one is marching back to the center stage of our consciousness. Seems it was just here.
    Or, maybe this is week one of the six-week countdown to Midnight Madness and basketball’s early signing period buzz.
    Or, both.

    Kentucky vs. Western Kentucky
    A few things to watch for Thursday.
    • How effective Hilltopper running back Bobby Rainey operates against a Southeastern Conference defense.

  • PHOTO: Stretching into the first day of preschool

    Students in Mrs. Neyhart’s class at Spencer County Preschool do some stretching and dancing during circle time on their first day of preschool on Thursday. Morning students started their school year on Wednesday, and afternoon students followed suit the next day.

  • Cox graduates from nursing school

    Shawna Jewell Cox graduated from the Galen College of Nursing on July 22.
    Cox, now a registered nurse, plans to go back to school to study forensic nursing and hopes to become a nurse practitioner.
    Cox and her husband, Roman, live in Louisville.
    She is a daughter of Glenna Chesser and Roy Dale and Celia Jewell of Taylorsville.
    Her grandparents are Carletta Jewell, the late Kenneth Jewell and the late Ivy and Leon Chesser, all of Taylorsville.

  • Local names in education recognized for outstanding work, dedication

    This year has been quite an honorific one for Spencer County Public Schools.

  • COLUMN: Galls form on leaf or stem

  • COLUMN: Fall: The third gardening season

    Late summer and fall offer a third growing season for the home gardener, though both new and experienced gardeners often overlook the opportunity to extend the bounty of the home garden. Spring gardening is marked by relief that winter is over, with the anticipation of warmer weather. Summer gardening brings its own joys, with longer days and the natural cycle of rain and sun that helps plants yield ripe, delicious fruits and vegetables. But with some planning, fall can provide just as much enjoyment as spring and summer, and you can extend the harvest well into the cooler months.