Today's News

  • PHOTO: Bears move to 4-9

    Spencer County junior pitcher Austin Heilman delivers a pitch during a game earlier this season for the Bears. The baseball team is currently 4-9 on the season after dropping a tough 2-1 decision at Anderson County last week, as well as a 3-2 loss to Lloyd Memorial. The Bears were to play at home Tuesday against Collins and on Thursday at 5 p.m. against Evangel Christian and noon Saturday at home against Whitefield Academy.

  • PHOTO: Sorrells a steady hand for Lady Bears

    Spencer County Lady Bear pitcher Tara Sorrells has been a steady hand this year as the girls have earned a 9-8 record so far, including going 3-1 last week. The girls scored a 12-1 victory at Nelson County, a 7-4 win at South Oldham and got a hard-fought 1-0 win at Anderson County last week before dropping a 5-3 decision to Bullitt East over the weekend. The girls were scheduled to be at home this week against Oldham County on Monday and North Oldham on Tuesday.

  • COLUMN: Calipari critic gives him credit

    It’s been almost a month now and Kentuckians are still aglow after UK hung its eighth National Championship banner in Rupp Arena. As a lifelong UK fan, I join in that pride, but anyone who knows me has probably heard me speak my concerns about Coach John Calipari’s recruiting methods.

  • Bottoms wins heat race at Ponderosa Speedway

    Spencer Countian Derek Bottoms won a heat race at Ponderosa Speedway this weekend to start on the front row of the Sportsman feature event.

    Bottoms qualified with a 16.5 second lap, and began the heat race on the outside of the front row.
    Driving a new car this year, after eight laps, he won the heat.
    The heat race determines starting position in the feature event, so Bottoms started on the inside of the front row.
    He finished fourth in the feature event, and sits in second place in points for that series.

  • Middle, high school track teams post strong finishes

    Track season is underway, and Spencer County Middle and High school athletes are representing their schools well on the track.

  • COLUMN: Best buzz to follow Davis out of Chicago? Jabari Parker

    The next big buzz words for college basketball beyond the NCAA wink-and-nod sell-out to one and done-ism are Jabari Parker, a 6’8”, 220-pound, 17-year-old hoops prodigy at Chicago’s Simeon Career Academy.
    Across the board, Parker could be the next Anthony Davis.
    According to an Associated Press story last week, Parker is a team man on the court, a solid kid off it, and part of a family that puts a premium on Bible study, with a “Put the Lord first” poster on his bedroom wall.
    Perfect caliber player for Kentucky, right? Wrong.

  • Students teach peers to ‘pay it forward’

    One good deed can spur another and another and another.

  • COLUMN: Pruning chores after the big spring bloom

    June 1 is the official cutoff that marks the difference between a spring bloomer and a summer bloomer. Does it matter that you know? Yes, if you want to properly prune because pruning after June 1 could result in no blooms next year.

  • COLUMN: We’re near the end of April, but it’s not too late for some spring cleaning

    We are in the latter part of April, when all the big events are gearing up to put on a show. As of this issue, we have enjoyed the fireworks and flyovers of “Thunder Over Louisville,” and the shows will be ongoing until and including the Derby events.
    Later in the spring we will see many institutes of learning celebrate the graduation of our next group of leaders.

  • PHOTO: Billboard features local law enforcement

    Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputy Damon Jewell, Taylorsville Police Officer Daniel Wills and Kentucky State Police Trooper Eddie Whitworth appear on a new billboard urging residents to report impaired drivers. This billboard appears on Main Street and two identical boards are along Bloomfield Road. Jewell, Wills and Whitworth were chosen to be featured for their commitment to curbing instances of DUI.