Today's News

  • COLUMN: ‘Planet Hoops’ had a hiccup

    Planet College Hoops had a hiccup last week, then shifted back to business as usual.
    Hiccup? We would have been less shocked if Vladimir Putin had handed Edward Snowden over to Jesse Jackson than seeing Danny Ainge introduce Brad Stevens as the Boston Celtics new coach.
    Say it ain’t so? From middle America, Jimmy Stewart goes to Beantown?
    NCAA basketball had lost its best cover guy since Denny Crum was Cool Hand Luke in the ‘80s.

  • Sport shorts — 7/10/13

    SCMS cross country tryouts set for next week
    Spencer County Middle School cross country tryouts will be July 15-18 from 6 to 8 nightly at the middle school.
    For more information, contact Coach Smith at 594-4252.

    Lady Bears to host girls basketball camp
    The Spencer County Lady Bears are hosting a girls basketball camp for second- through eighth-grade girls only July 22-24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.
    The camp will be held at Spencer County Middle School and is $35 per child.

  • Get ready for READIFEST!

    Spencer County’s annual Healthfair/Readifest is Saturday, July 27, at Spencer County Elementary School from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
    The community’s biggest back-to-school event provides free school supplies from local churches and agencies, as well as safety, health and wellness, dental and vision information and screenings.
    The event will also feature fitness demonstrations.
    Families are asked to allot one hour to attend the event.
    For details contact the Family Resource Center at 477-3202 or the Extension Office at 477-2217.

  • Hesselbrock earns master’s at Georgetown University

    Emily Hesselbrock, formerly of Spencer County, graduated May 17 from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. with a Masters in public relations and corporate communications.
    She is a daughter of Steve and Lynn Hesselbrock of Spencer County. She currently resides in Arlington, Va., and works on Capitol Hill as the deputy press secretary for Sen. Mitch McConnell.

  • EKU announces spring 2013 dean’s list

    The following local students were named to the spring 2013 dean’s list at Eastern Kentucky University.
    Students are listed with name, city of residence, year, high school if available and area of study.
    • Andrea Gabrielle Austin of Fisherville, sophomore, Male Traditional High School graduate majoring in special education teaching
    • Kaitlin Tess Culver of Fisherville, senior, Spencer County High School graduate majoring in agriculture

  • WKU announces spring 2013 graduates

    The following students graduated in spring 2013 from Western Kentucky University. Students are listed by name, city and degree earned.
    Kelley M. Covert, Bloomfield, Bachelor of Science
    Amanda L. Rowlett, Bloomfield, Bachelor of Science
    Susan R. Livers, Coxs Creek, Bachelor of Science
    Clayton A. Chappell, Taylorsville, Interdisciplinary Studies
    Susanne D. Krause, Taylorsville, Master of Science
    Lauren M. Louderback, Taylorsville, Bachelor of Science
    Kathryn E. Minyard, Taylorsville, Bachelor of Arts

  • COLUMN: Fireworks not in the cards for us?

    Will Spencer County ever have a fireworks show to celebrate Independence Day? I thought the answer was finally a resounding “Yes!” last week when all signs pointed to a night of fun at the lake on July 6. But Mother Nature had other plans.
    Inches and inches and feet of other plans.
    Thursday through Saturday, Spencer County, along with many other nearby areas, received so much rain we could have started to build an ark.

  • COLUMN: Fighting racial bias in the federal judicial process

    Here are two statistics that disturb me, and should startle everyone:
    • African Americans in Kentucky are six times more likely than whites to be arrested for marijuana possession.
    • While African Americans are 13 percent of the total U.S. population, they make up 37 percent of the prison population.
    What is the reason for these disparities?

  • THS class of 1948 celebrates 65-year reunion

    The Taylorsville High School Class of 1948 celebrated its 65-year reunion on June 22 at the Quality Inn East in Louisville. Fourteen members were able to attend of the 19 surviving members out of a graduating class of 35.

  • SCHS boys basketball team to host camp next week

    The Spencer County High School boys basketball team is hosting a camp July 15-19.
    The camp is for boys in first through eighth grades.
    Players in grades 1-5 will be grouped together; players in grades 6-8 will be grouped together.
    All players will attend camp from 8 a.m. to noon. Players are asked to report early on Monday to get checked in.
    Activities include organized warm-up, offensive and defensive stations, guest speakers, 3-on-3 play, 5-on-5 play and more.
    Camp cost is $60 if paid in advance and $70 if paid at the door.