Today's News

  • COLUMN: Record family stories to make memories last more than a lifetime

    We lost a member of our family two weeks ago. He was not even technically related to us, but he was a big part of our lives. My daughter called him PawpPaw. His death was sudden and unexpected.
    He was a storyteller. We often heard the same stories over and over again. Within 48 hours of his death, though, we were debating the details of one of his stories. No one had ever written any of his stories down.

  • BACK IN TIME: School standouts
  • PHOTO: Bears bow out in first round of district tournament

    Spencer County’s Chase Barnes slides into third base as Anderson County’s Clay Guffey unsuccessfully tries to make the tag. Barnes advanced on a wild pitch. The Bears lost 4-0 to the Bearcats.

  • Shawver finishes 2nd in state

    The AA State Track Championships were Friday, May 18, at the University of Louisville. Three members of the Spencer County High School track team qualified for state by placing high enough at Regionals.

  • Lady Bears take early exit from Eighth Region Tourney

    The Spencer County Lady Bears ended their season early Monday afternoon with a 6-2 loss to Gallatin County in the opening round of the Eighth Region Tournament hosted by South Oldham.

  • COLUMN: Memorial Day brought heroes to mind

    Memorial Day.
    Tribute then, albeit belated, to veterans who served or are serving our country.
    A special salute today to heroes. For me, two of them.
    • Green County native Sgt. Dakota Meyer, America’s newest Congressional Medal of Honor winner. What valor. (See 60 Minutes, May 27).
    • And, a man you’ve never heard of, but Anthony’s first name will do. He remains for me a symbol – a model for crisp sense of duty, clarity of purpose, unflappable confidence.

  • COLUMN: Ick! Ticks appearing earlier this year according to extension service

    Typically ticks begin to appear in late spring and early summer as warm weather sets in, but this year, cases of the annual pest were reported three to four weeks earlier than normal, said specialists with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.
    The early appearance of ticks is likely due to the weather earlier this year.
    “Winter survival was probably higher due to the mild winter, and the tick season started earlier because of the warm spring,” said Lee Townsend, extension entomologist with the UK College of Agriculture.

  • COLUMN: Desert blooms in Kentuckiana?

    We have a beautiful prickly pear cactus in bloom right now that is flaunting yellow and orange blooms like a peacock does feathers.  It is tucked in a garden on the south side of the house, so it thrives.  In fact, this cactus is native to Kentucky even if most people only associate it with the desert Southwest.
    When it comes to prickly plants, most of us automatically think of cacti in the desert; there are others with a subtler prick to consider for the mixed border.  Look into adding some texture with Acanthus, Echinops and Eryngium.  

  • Conservation district accepting requests for cost share funding

    The Spencer County Conservation District will accept requests for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share and Environmental Stewardship Program through June 15.          

  • As planned, FSA office serving Spencer closes

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today its decision on Farm Service Agency  county office consolidations proposed in January as part of USDA’s Blueprint for Stronger Service. In total, FSA will consolidate 125 of the 131 offices originally proposed for consolidation with other USDA service centers. This includes the Bullitt County office that serviced Spencer County residents.
    The Blueprint included USDA’s plan to close or consolidate 259 domestic offices including the FSA offices, additional facilities and labs, and seven foreign offices.