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Today's Features

  •  Abraham Lincoln had a connection to Spencer County that few people know about and although it may seem slight, we’ll take it.

    “Honest Abe” had a first cousin and second cousin in the county, who are buried in Saint Benedict Catholic Cemetery near Settler’s Trace Road.

    Margaret J. (Lincoln) O’Nan was his first cousin and Jane M. (O’Nan) Campbell was his second cousin. The All Saints Catholic Church in Taylorsville was originally Saint Benedict.

  • With Ol’ Man Winter bringing cold days and frosty nights to the state, the temptation to warm one’s toes at a wood stove’s blazing fire can be too much to resist. But according to the National Ag Safety Database, heating equipment is the No.1 cause of home fires. So safety precautions should be taken by those wishing to heat their homes with a wood stove.

  • 1 Corinthians 7:1-9 Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.

  • Help SCHS win, vote now

    Spencer County High School students Bruce Readus, Brantwan Gilbert, and Stuart Bray submitted a video into a contest called “What Would You Do.” 

    The contest asked students to create a video about something they would change in their high school career if they could do things over again.

    They have placed in the top 10 and need help from the community to win.

  • I will never forget when I was ordained a minister.

    One of the questions was asked, “What causes splits in churches?”

    My answer was pride.

    You see after all, I am the greatest man sitting here. Now, you see that man sitting over in the corner, he doesn’t even know what he is doing and I doubt if he is a Christian.

    Of course you know I was just giving an illustration of what some may be thinking.

  • Carnival for a Cure

    The Carnival for a Cure committee is looking for responsible people to join the committee! Due to the Carnival’s growth, we need your help! If you can find sometime to volunteer, we’d appreciate it! All proceeds benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Won’t you join us in being part of the cure? Please contact Debby Cannon at 502-477-9268

    Free tutoring

  • Who said teenagers create more problems than they solve? Not these four first place winners.

    Corey Thomas, son of Charles and Cynthia Thomas, Kayla Barmore, daughter of Joe and Melissa Barmore, Susan Mann, daughter of Garry and Jo Mann, and Dorothy Schultz, daughter of Charles and Angela Schultz, placed first in Ohio Valley Academic League competition. 

  • Spencer County and Taylorsville Elementary Schools saw a dance performance entitled, “Science in Motion”.  The two dancers, Dave and Sarah, are married and work for the New Performing Arts Company in Louisville.  They did a total of five performances that day.  Three performances were done at SCES and two at TES.  All students got to attend and learn how the laws of physics apply to our ability to perform a dance.  The dancers were very graceful and taught science through the art form of dance.  Sarah was a gymnast before becoming a ballerina and Da

  • H1N1 Flu clinic

    The Spencer County Health Department will have an open H1N1 flu clinic December 30. Please call 477-8146 to make an appointment.

    Deadline for changing party affiliation

  • In 2000, Universal Pictures released the live-action film “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” starring Jim Carrey based on the 1957 book by Dr. Seuss. But in this version, before the Whos down in Whoville are robbed by the Grinch on Christmas Eve night, little Cindy Lou Who realizes that the true meaning of Christmas has been lost already and becomes overwhelmed by the materialism that it has been replaced with.