Today's Features


    Spencer County Middle School students got a break from the books on Friday as they celebrated the school’s recent test scores that once again earned them a “Distinguished” designation. The students gathered in the gym for a celebration, followed by a concert and a dance that made for a much more relaxed afternoon. They call the event Grizzly Fest and it recognizes the classroom achievements. One teacher described it as an Academic Pep Rally.

  • The other morning I was walking my dog out of the neighborhood.  It was a cool morning and the sun was hidden behind a hill.  We suddenly walked out from behind the hill and the chilly morning was no longer chilly.  I could feel the heat of the sun on my face and was struck by how much difference a ball of fire 93 million miles away can make.

  • First Baptist Family Fun Night

    First Baptist Church invites you to their Family Fun Night on Monday, October 31 from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. There will be games, candy, popcorn, hot dogs and fun. Everyone is invited to attend.

  • I don’t just rely on fall color to tell me the seasons are about to change; there are so many other little things to observe that help me make the transition.  Gossamer webs floating in the air, the long shadows of a sun falling slowly in the southern sky, walnuts hidden in the grass, and robins flocking in search of crabapples and other fall fruit.   

  • Kentuckians interested in participating in the industrial hemp research pilot program in 2017 are invited to submit an application with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.


    Members of the Spencer County High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes held their annual Fields of Faith event last Wednesday night at the football field.

  • First Baptist Chili Supper Fundraiser

    Join FBC for a chili supper on October 21, 5 - 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Donations to United We Build renovation will be accepted for the cost of the meal.  Following the meal, music will be provided in the sanctuary by their new music minister, Carl Newman, along with others.  Come share a meal, some fellowship and enjoy the talents of the new music minister.

    First Baptist Family Fun Night


    Justin Pietz, Adam Pietz, Ryan Tobbe and Jackson Tobbe showed their poultry at the Kentucky State Fair. Best American went to Justin Pietz. Best English went to Adam Pietz. Best Clean Legged Single Comb went to Ryan Tobbe.

    Makala Hatzman participated in the 2016 Kentucky State Fair 4-H/FFA Heifer Show. She showed her heifers and participated in showmanship at the State Fair.

  • Hands down this is the best time of the year for me.  The weather has a subtlety about it with extremes thrown in here and there as a reminder that Mother Nature will do as she pleases.  I am tired from the summer but reinvigorated when the light changes and the blue sky becomes clearer.  I can think about gardening again with a smile on my face.  

  • Following are the names of Spencer County youth who earned honors at the State Fair in the Cloverville Exhibit Hall:

    4-H Arts and Crafts

    Junior Original Design Ceramics – Jillian Dunning – White

    Junior Ceramics – Lorelae Cox – Blue

    Junior Folk Art – Joshua Sims – Blue

    Junior Weaving – Kennedy Catlett – Red

    Junior Jewelry Beadwork – Kennedy Catlett – White