Today's News

  • Middle school boys finish strong in state meet

    Spencer County Middle School competed over the weekend in the KTCCCA state meet in Lexington at Masterson Station Park.

  • Bottoms, Blackwell finish in top five in Bluegrass Speedway series

    Two Taylorsville residents finished in the top five of the 2011 Bluegrass Speedway Clayton Homes of Stanford UMP Sportsman series for this season.

    Derek Bottoms placed third in points. Bottoms had one feature win, two heat race wins, five top five finishes and two top 10 finishes in his Sherrard Automotive and Detailing sponsored No. 93 Cutlass Supreme Sportsman.
    Bottom is pictured with his wife and crew chief, Tracy.
    Blackwell finished fourth in points, and also had one feature win this season.

  • COLUMN: Dodge ball?

    Remember that favorite recess game of our youth when the P.E. teacher, maybe out of a morbid fascination or maybe because he wasn’t prepared for anything else, simply rolled out the red rubber balls, divided the class in half and said those magic words: “dodge ball.”

  • COLUMN: Autumn is for storytellers, fiddlers and football-turn-to-hoops

    Menifee to Marshall counties, high tide in Kentucky is autumn. Our pristine place in time is a weave of yellows and reds and vistas painted in hues and silhouettes so golden they take our breath and send storytellers to their keys and fiddlers to their picks.
    A Thomas Kinkade-like canvas on which sport, in our case, football-morphing-to-basketball, is, for a fleeting moment or so, almost important.
    At grassroots, Louisville Trinity, Fort Thomas Highlands and the rest embark on their real season this week. High school playoffs.

  • Bears tame Wildcats on senior night

    The Spencer County Bears bid farewell to eight seniors and hello to the postseason during their 40-27 victory over Henry County Friday night.

  • PHOTOS: Trick or Treat on Main Street

    Pictured are scenes from the 2011 Trick or Treat on Main Street event, which took place Monday.

  • PHOTOS: Wiche visits Spencer County Garden Club
  • FSA committee voting begins Friday

    The Mount Washington Farm Service Agency would like to announce that ballots for the 2011 FSA county committee elections will be mailed to eligible voters Nov. 4. The FSA county commnittee allows producers to make important decisions concerning the local administration of federal farm programs. FSA would like to urge all elligible farmers, especially minorities and women, to get inolved in their communities by voting in this year’s election.

  • COLUMN: Livestock winter feeding strategies important

    As we move closer to cold weather, it is a good time to think about strategies for winter feeding of livestock, since it is a necessary part of nearly all operations. Choosing the right place for winter feeding can improve production and reduce threats to nearby water resources. A poorly chosen site for winter feeding can have negative impacts on soil and water quality.

  • COLUMN: Save your leaves

    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.