Today's Features


    The Spencer County Extension Office hosted the District 3 Holiday Staff meeting last week.

  • Few plants can liven up a winter day like the amaryllis.  The large pink, white, red, orange and variegated flowers are truly spectacular. Maybe you received an amaryllis bulb as a holiday gift.

    A member of the lily family, the amaryllis rises from a large bulb.  The growth habit makes it well suited for blooming during the colder months of the year.

  • Holiday greenery has a history that goes well beyond the Victorian Christmas tree we gather around today. Most of the holiday greenery we use to decorate dates back to the pagan holidays of the Romans and Northern Europeans when certain plants were chosen for their symbolic powers of restoration and protection.


    Students at Spencer County High School lent a hand to local and state police during the Cram the Cruiser effort to collect food for various charitable programs. Students brought in food and blocked the doors of several teachers in the school last week, before they gathered it all together for the effort.


    This week’s 11th grade MVB is Matthew Giveans. He has recently volunteered to help a special needs friend organize his backpack.  He is involved in baseball, band and military readiness. He is planning to go to college to become a commercial pilot.


    Students at Spencer Christian School performed their Christmas program before several hundred people at Spencer Christian Church Sunday night. Preschool and kindergarten students sang a few songs, while older students performed a musical about “Hark, the Herald Angel.”

  • Representative James Tipton, R-Taylorsville (53rd District), announced this week an agreement has been reached between Kentucky and Indiana that will expand higher educational opportunities at a lower costs to students in Spencer County.  A Memorandum of Understanding between Indiana and Kentucky now includes Spencer County on the list of Kentucky counties for in-state tuition at Indiana University Southeast.

  • This year it will come in many forms. It may be a version of Dickens’ classic “Christmas Carol,” when the ghosts of Christmas wake Scrooge up to the Spirit of the season. It may be a Hallmark movie, or the newest version of “The Santa Claus,” encouraging us to believe again in Santa. Or maybe it will be George Banks reliving his “Wonderful Life,” and discovering how love, self-sacrifice, community and family are so vital.

  • 64 to Grayson at Briar Ridge Christian Church

    The Briar Ridge Christian Church is hosting Zack Shelton and 64 to Grayson for a Christmas concert at the church on Wednesday, December 16 at 7 p.m. The church is located at 3951 Briar Ridge Road (KY 248) in Mt. Eden.

    Christmas Eve services at Spencer Christian Church

    Spencer Christian Church will be conducting Christmas Eve services next Thursday involving special music and a short message. Two service times are planned, one at 4:30 p.m. and another at 6 p.m.