Today's News

  • State police remind drivers to be on lookout for deer in the roadways

    State police are reminding Kentucky drivers that it’s fall and that means the state’s deer population is very active. Motorists will see more deer crossing roadways. And deer hunting season begins Nov. 10 and that means motorists will see even more of the animals on or near highways.

    Sgt. Rick Saint-Blancard, state police spokesman, said in a news release that motorists need to take extra precautions when driving during fall months.

  • Public Record

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton in Spencer District Court on Sept. 28, 2012:

    Charlotte R. Ferguson (1971), speeding 16 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school, $143 court costs to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

    Mark Holbrook (1970), operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, amended to no license in possession, guilty, $163 in fines and court costs to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

  • Here are a few tips for seniors who are worried about memory problems

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    My mother, who’s 72, has become very forgetful lately and is worried she may have Alzheimer’s. Is her forgetfulness really something we should worry about? What should we do?

    Worried Daughter

    Dear Worried,

  • Capture the moment

    I got my first camera for Christmas when I was almost 9 years old. The first pictures I ever took were of my brothers opening presents.

    Over the years, I took many photos, often of family, friends and our home, but occasionally stranger subjects. (My mother got increasingly frustrated by the photos I kept taking of the trees in our front yard.)

  • Encouragement: A meaningful gift for everyone

    He was about 14 years old, had been taking trumpet lessons for a couple of years and appeared to be excelling in his talent. Finally, he was asked to do a trumpet solo at his small local church on a Sunday evening service with about 60 people in attendance. In preparation, on several occasions, he had practiced with the church piano player and now felt ready.

  • SCMS cross country team earns first trophy

    Several members of the Spencer County Middle School Cross Country team didn’t relax during fall break — they attended the Shelby County Middle and Elementary Invitational Meet on Oct. 16.

    Every SCMS team member that attended medaled in the meet. As a team, the boys earned second place, and received the first ever trophy for the cross country team.

    Upcoming events include the KTCCA Meet of Champions in Lexington on Saturday.

  • Grizzlies fight, but fall to Bobcats

    The Spencer County Middle School Grizzlies saw their season come to an end Saturday afternoon, but they didn’t go down easy.

    Playing in the second round of the Kentucky Middle School State Playoffs, the Grizzlies squared off against Knight Middle School of Jefferson County at Fern Creek High School. It was a matchup between two talented offenses and an early Grizzly mistake proved costly.

  • Bears score 21-7 victory

    The Spencer County Bears played perhaps their best game of the season Friday night, clinching second place in the district and a first-round home playoff game with a 21-7 victory over North Oldham in Taylorsville Friday night.

    The Bears used their signature dominant defense and their punishing running game while improving to 6-3 on the season in a game pitting two strong teams that would determine postseason seeding. The game was also a chance to bid farewell to 17 senior players in their last regular season home game.

  • Planet Basketball back in its rightful orbit

    Stephen Hawking hasn’t noticed, but Planet Basketball has returned to its rightful orbit in the heavens. A coaches preseason college poll reflects no sight or sound from Tobacco Road as Indiana, Louisville and Kentucky rank 1-2-3.

    Could only happen in a David Anspaugh fiction (Hoosiers), right?

  • COLUMN: Fall is the time to plant bulbs for spring flowers

    Fall is the time to think about all those flowers we associate with spring: daffodils, crocus, and other easy-to-grow flowering bulbs. If you aren’t growing any spring-flowering bulbs in your landscape, you are missing out on some easy-to-grow plants that provide early color to your garden.