Today's News

  • A pantry full of palatable pleasures

    I grew up with mostly homemade food, instead of convenience foods from the store. As life has gotten busier over the years, I have resorted to using many packaged foods. In an effort to learn how to make staples, some of which my mama did not even make herself, I turned to the new book The Homemade Pantry by Alana Chernila.

  • Lady Bears, new coach open season with a 57-23 win over Shawnee

    A new era for the Lady Bears started off on a positive note Monday night as new coach David Marion picked up a win in his debut as Spencer County dispatched of Shawnee 57-23 at home.

  • Bears defeat Louisville Shawnee 83-55

    If Spencer County senior center Chris Dunbar was rusty from having missed a year of basketball, he shook it off in the half-time locker room. He scored 24 of his game-high 28 points in the second half to help pace the Bears to a 83-55 season-opening win over Louisville Shawnee Monday night in Taylorsville.

  • COLUMN: Gaffe or gumption?

    One of the Unforgettables, Sean Woods’ tantrum-laced visit to Rupp Arena last week was, well, forgettable. Maybe.
    A question lingers. Was Woods’ open mouth policy in Lexington gaffe or gumption? Says here the Devon Atkinson episode was gaffe. All else from Woods was gumption, and guts to speak his mind.

  • Botner graduates basic training

    Air Force Airman Jason A. Botner graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
    Botner is the son of Scott Botner of Normandy Heights Road in Taylorsville.

  • High school seeks parent SBDM rep for 2013

    Starting Jan. 1, 2013, Spencer County High School will have an opening for a parent representative position on the School-Based Decision Making Council.

  • PHOTOS: Career day fun at Taylorsville Elementary
  • SCHS November student of the month

    Spencer County High School sophomore Brittany Linehan was nominated by Mrs. Martin and Ms. Fickel as the SCHS November Student of the Month. She was nominated for her work with special needs students.
    The following was written about Brittany in the nomination: “Brittany helps us out by helping them off the bus, getting breakfast and whatever the kids might need. No one ever asked her to help, she just does.”
    Linehan is new to SCHS this year and originally from Indiana.

  • Elementary student raises money for Wounded Warrior Project

    In early November at the Spencer County Elementary fall festival, children ran from room to room engaging in activities, fun and games.

  • COLUMN: UK specialists reach out to farmers worldwide

    Specialists with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture regularly help Kentucky farmers find solutions to production problems, but their influence goes way beyond the Bluegrass. A UK entomologist and horticulturist recently worked with the United States Agency for International Development through Winrock International to carry out two humanitarian missions.