Today's News

  • COLUMN: A history of two late bloomers

    School is in, but is Johnny or Mary with it?
    This question has been presented many times in my four decades as a professional. The parents address this issue when it appears that their child is not performing up to “standard,” which usually means that the child is not keeping up with classroom expectations.

  • PHOTOS: Studying geographical features, TES students make models of landforms, bodies of water

    The third-grade students at Taylorsville Elementary School recently studied different geographical features. Students were tasked with creating a model of any landform and body of water of their choosing.

  • PHOTO: Smith completes 104-mile bike ride

    Joe Paul Smith of Ashes Creek completed the Old Kentucky Home Tour on Sept. 7. The ride traveled 104 miles from EP Tom Sawyer Park to  Bardstown. In this photo, Smith is pictured climbing the first hill of many at Lilly Pike, 29.7 miles in. At 64 years old and with one complete knee replacement, this was Smith’s first ride of more than 100 miles.

  • PHOTO: Lady Bears fall in Anderson Co. Invitational

    The Spencer County Lady Bears continued to battle but struggle on the court with a tough weekend at the Anderson County Invitational, where they dropped matches to Henry County, Bardstown, Taylor County, Madison Central and East Jessamine. Last Thursday, they fell to Bullitt East in two sets, losing the first 25-13, and the second, 25-14. Senior Alexis Hayes is shown here returning the ball against Bullitt East. The girls were to be back in action Tuesday at Anderson County and will host Shelby County next Tuesday evening.

  • PHOTO: Soccer team moves to 13-3-1

    Spencer County’s Alyssagrace Wente moves the ball past a Whitefield Academy opponent during the Lady Bears’ 12-0 rout last week. Madison Ratchford scored three goals in the contest while Taylor Brian, Libby Cox and Shelby Lurie each scored twice. Hannah Jaggers, Hayley McManus and Allie Stevens also scored goals. The girls are an impressive 13-3-1 on the season and were to play at Collins on Monday night before hosting Southern on Tuesday for their last home game.

  • Bears rally, but fall 34-20 to Mustangs

    The Spencer County Bears dug themselves a deep hole early and weren’t able to climb out Friday night, losing at North Oldham 34-20 in a district matchup.

  • Outstanding in his field: Chapter 4

    Chapter 4
    “What’s the matter, Woody?” Chloe asked. “Why are you cowered in the floorboard of the truck?”
    “Are you scared of that bull in the field,” Mr. Tom asked. I nodded, but he said, “That bull’s in the pen and couldn’t get you if he tried.”

  • PHOTOS: A big send-off
  • PHOTOS: Getting ‘stuck up’ for a special cause

    Spencer County Middle School students got the opportunity to pay $1 to purchase a piece of duct tape to hang  physical education teacher Duane Hume to the wall last week. The money collected will benefit the Special Olympics and the SCMS/Spencer County High School UPS Plane Pull team. The team was charged with raising $1,000 to participate in the Plane Pull, which is a Special Olympics fundraiser. Unfortunately, once the stool holding Hume was removed, he did not stick to the wall.

  • PHOTOS: SCES Fall Festival