Today's News

  • Bears dealt second loss in overtime against Nelson

    Three days after demolishing Nelson County in perhaps their best game of the season, the Spencer County Bears felt the bitter sting of revenge when the Cardinals got payback in a 63-61 win in overtime during the second round of the Sarah Barger Tournament at North Bullitt.

  • COLUMN: Stories from 2012 are varied, colorful and memorable

    What can be said of the year 2012?
    Doomsday projection for December 21, oops. ... A general election ... Sandy Hook tragedy ... Ben Bernanke’s Fiscal Cliff?
    In sports ...
    1. In April, Kentucky basketball fans celebrated an eighth NCAA championship. Oddly, the team never achieved a nickname that stuck.
    2. Maybe because fans knew two months later all five starters would be gone.

  • USDA NRCS in Kentucky announces ‘13 conservation program opportunities

    The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kentucky is encouraging landowners, farmers and producers to visit their local NRCS office now to receive information and apply for conservation technical assistance and possible financial funding opportunities.

  • COLUMN: Trunk damage can girdle trees

    The farm looks like a storm hit recently but it’s really just my husband’s new deer deterrent technique. It seems to be working. In the past we have forgone the Irish Spring soap, human hair and coyote urine for more reliable barriers. Tomato cages, tobacco stakes, wire, spiral plastic trunk wrap, and, yes, an occasional arrangement of lawn chairs, have created distance between rutting and browsing deer.

  • PHOTO: Jeffiers honored for 20 years of service

    Division of Conservation Field Representative Kimberly Bartley presents Paul Jeffiers a certificate for 20 years of service. Jeffiers currently serves as vice-chairman on the Spencer County Conservation District Board. He has served as a supervisor for 20 years.

  • PHOTO: Conservation District supervisors sworn in

    Supervisors of the Spencer County Conservation District that were re-elected this year were sworn in by Judge-Executive Bill Karrer on Dec. 18. Supervisors sworn in were Paul Jeffiers, Alvis Shirley, Sidney Ware and Thomas Franklin Jr. Supervisors have four-year terms. The other three supervisors on the board will be up for re-election in 2014.

  • PHOTOS: Three outgoing board members recognized

    Superintendent Chuck Adams bid farewell to three of the five Spencer County Board of Education members at the board’s December meeting.

    He thanked each for their service and gave each a commemorative gift. Members Scott Travis, Mary Ann Carden and Shannon Medley did not seek reelection in 2012 and their terms ended Dec. 31.

  • Church Happenings — Week of Jan. 2

    Donations need for First Baptist Dare to Care
    On the last Thursday of each month, First Baptist Church distributes boxes of food to those in need as part of the Dare to Care program.
    Dare to Care organization supplies have become less plentiful, and organizers are asking for contributions from the community.
    “Corporate sponsors would be most welcome, as well as private citizens of the community willing to open their hearts and wallets to meet these needs on a regular basis,” organizers said.

  • COLUMN: Wearing glasses

    It began just a few years ago when I noticed that in the evening it would become harder to focus when reading.  Sometimes rubbing my eyes would help, but it kept getting worse.  Finally I went to an eye doctor and he said my eyes were getting old and I needed glasses to read.

  • COLUMN: Make a resolution you can keep

    When going back over our newspapers from 2012, our staff recognized the tragedies that befell our dear county throughout the year — but we also noticed how the community has pulled together time after time, event after event to help those in need.
    At first, we decided to make our “community of giving” one of the top stories of the year, but we quickly realized there had been such an immense amount of giving in 2012 that it warranted a year-in-review-type story all to itself.