https://www.spencermagnet.com/sports/rss.xml en Bears top South Oldham, advance to Region semifinals https://www.spencermagnet.com/content/bears-top-south-oldham-advance-region-semifinals <img src="https://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cole_at_region_1.jpg" alt="Jacob Cole drives to the bucket following a steal. Cole&#039;s two offensive rebounds with under 14 seconds sealed the victory for the Bears." title="Jacob Cole drives to the bucket following a steal. Cole&#039;s two offensive rebounds with under 14 seconds sealed the victory for the Bears." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> Howie is leaving her mark https://www.spencermagnet.com/content/howie-leaving-her-mark <img src="https://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/howie_12th.jpg" alt="Howie is the team’s leading scorer this year, but her real value is her experience and leadership." title="Howie is the team’s leading scorer this year, but her real value is her experience and leadership." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> Bell is State Title winner https://www.spencermagnet.com/content/bell-state-title-winner <img src="https://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bell_winner.jpg" alt="McKenzie Bell" title="McKenzie Bell" align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> SCMS’s Hutt on the title hunt https://www.spencermagnet.com/content/scms%E2%80%99s-hutt-title-hunt <img src="https://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/wade_100m.jpg" alt="7th grader Wade Hutt is ranked in the top three in Kentucky in three events." title="7th grader Wade Hutt is ranked in the top three in Kentucky in three events." align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> Lady Bears roll with the changes https://www.spencermagnet.com/content/lady-bears-roll-changes <img src="https://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_3731.jpg" alt="Spencer County Freshman shortstop Ally Alexander was able to track down this fly ball hit to shallow left-center field as the Lady Bears took a 3-2 decision over Louisville Eastern on Friday." title="Spencer County Freshman shortstop Ally Alexander was able to track down this fly ball hit to shallow left-center field as the Lady Bears took a 3-2 decision over Louisville Eastern on Friday." align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> Bell wins State indoor 400m https://www.spencermagnet.com/content/bell-wins-state-indoor-400m <img src="https://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/mckenzie_bell.jpg" alt="McKenzie Bell, a sophomore at SCHS, won the 400 Meter state title at the recent indoor meeting earlier this month." title="McKenzie Bell, a sophomore at SCHS, won the 400 Meter state title at the recent indoor meeting earlier this month." align="left" hspace="6" width="48" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> Putting our pensions on a stronger path https://www.spencermagnet.com/content/putting-our-pensions-stronger-path <p> Legislation to put Kentucky&rsquo;s pension systems on a stronger trajectory passed the General Assembly last week. This measure puts the retirement of our teachers, law enforcement, and state workers on sounder footing, and is based heavily off of the input and concerns of these valued public servants. With an unfunded liability for our pension systems of at least $40 billion, it was imperative that action be taken this year.<br /> Don’t attack the teachers https://www.spencermagnet.com/content/don%E2%80%99t-attack-teachers <p> As we approach the end of the 2018 Regular Session, it&rsquo;s become crunch time in Frankfort. It is anticipated that the Senate will pass out their version of the budget this week and the differences will then be settled in a Conference Committee between the House and Senate. This week has seen many bills pass both the full House and House Committees, but there has been a clear focus on public safety and the brave Kentuckians who dedicate their lives to protecting us each and every day. Before I report on these bills, there is an important matter that I want to address.<br />