Today's News

  • Girls Cross Country takes second in Mid-Ky Championship

    Spencer County Cross Country had a busy week as they attended both the Mid-Ky Conference Championship and the DeSales Invitational in the space of three days.

    The Mid-Ky Conference Championship was held in Nelson County Oct. 23 and Spencer County upset the local teams and spectators by coming away with first, second, and third place team finishes.

    The girls’ varsity team took top honors with a score of 35 points, while the boys varsity won second place with 54 points, and the SCMS boys team took third place with 76 points.

  • High school cafeteria still not operational

    The cafeteria at the Spencer County High School is still not up and running as reported during the architectural update given before the Spencer County Board at Monday’s meeting.

    When asked when the school could expect to utilize the new cafeteria, the representative responded that he would have to check and make some calls to find out a more definite time scale. Adding he was hoping that all construction would be complete by the time the students, staff and faculty return from Christmas break.

  • Bears run down Henry Co.

    An effective run-it-down-their-throat offense, combined with a defense that made the big plays, allowed the Spencer County Bears to collect what their coach calls the biggest win in the school’s history with a 38-25 victory on the road over Henry County Friday night.

    “This is no doubt the biggest win in our program’s history,” said Head Coach Matt Powenski, whose Bears, at 2-5 on the season, came in as the decided underdogs against the ranked Wildcats.

  • Election 2008 countdown: Are you ready?

    Predictions are that lines will be long at polling places nationwide this coming election day – and local voters should expect nothing different, said Spencer County Clerk Judy Puckett.

    Of Spencer County’s 11,213 registered voters, about half are expected to cast their ballot next Tuesday. That figures out to about 5,600 people voting at one of 6 locations.

    “We just ask for everyone’s patience,” said Puckett. “We want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to vote.”

  • Murphy’s Echo brings a Mt. Eden family together

    “If you’ve got time to breathe, you’ve got time for music,” said Tina May of Murphy’s Echo, quoting a member of the famous “Darlin’s” from the Andy Griffith Show.

    Murphy’s Echo consists of May and her three sons, Isaac, 12, Cory, 15 and Tyler, 18.

    The boys have been playing together for just three years. Their mother said she taught them to read music and they taught her to play the bass about two years ago.

    “I have been singing to them since the day they were born,” said Tina.

  • SCMS play this weekend: Arsenic and Old Lace

    The SCMS drama department proudly presents “Arsenic and Old Lace”. Performances will be tomorrow and Friday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for students. To celebrate Halloween at the Friday night show, they will be having a costume contest. Come dressed for fun and prepare to be entertained. At right are actors in the production (from left) Ashley Durrett, Erik Kolehmainen and Skylar Vest. Directing the play is Taylor Carden (not pictured.)

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: District court

    District court

    The Honorable Judge Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in District Court on September 12, 2008.


    Daniel I. Greene. Speeding 10 mph over the limit. 6 months diversion. $143 court costs.

    Terry D. Griffin. Speeding 20 mph over the limit. Pled guilty. Traffic school. $143 court costs.

    Charles N. Reynolds. Speeding 15 mph over the limit. Pled guilty. $173 fine and court costs.

    Jenna Toon. Speeding 15 mph over the limit. Amended to defective equipment. Pled guilty. $243 fine and court costs.

  • Historic Pathways: A Bridge, a Burning Cross and an Innocent man

       Some of the contents of my files are a mystery to me. I have notes on little  pieces of paper that contain names, addresses and phone numbers, or clippings from newspapers that have been in folders for years. I can’t scratch my head too much trying to remember who some of the people were or why I saved their addresses or phone numbers because my hair is too thin and it would be dangerous. Some of them aren’t too difficult to decipher, however.

  • TES Students of the Month
  • 2008 SCHS Grad named Scholar

     Joel Fickel, a 2008 graduate of Spencer County High School,  has been named a Sen. Jeff Green Scholar. Students earn this designation by achieving a 4.0 grade point average all four years of high school and scoring at least a 28 composite on the ACT.