Today's News

  • Conway joins 14 other states in seeking to postpone EPA deadlines

    Attorney General Jack Conway joined West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and 14 other states asking a court to issue an emergency stay that would postpone deadlines imposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan while the plan’s legality is determined by the courts.

  • State road work in county

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet released the following schedule of road work in Spencer County for the upcoming week:

    KY 44: Lane closures and delays possible between KY 248 and the Shelby/Spencer County line (mile points 14.8 to 17.8) due to roadway resurfacing.

  • Agriculture - Time for Kentucky State Fair


    Whenever we pass the middle of August, my thoughts always turn to the Kentucky State Fair. As a child growing up on a farm, during the end of August was always a busy time because we raised tobacco and that was time to harvest it and hang it in the barns. I didn’t go to the fair much during my childhood years, but the couple of times I was able to go, it certainly was an experience I won’t forget.

  • Agriculture - Consider these small trees for landscaping


    Ample rainfall and the current mild temperatures means we can get some fall planting done sooner than later. Sure, we plant trees all year round as long as we can get the shovel in the ground, but normally planting at this time results in a little stress due to high heat and lots of water hauling.

  • Agriculture - KFB breakfast a fair tradition

    The Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast & Auction, a large-scale celebration of the Commonwealth’s deep agricultural roots, returns for its 52nd year as the official kickoff to Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Day at the Kentucky State Fair. This ticketed event begins at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 27, in the South Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center and is concluded by a live charitable auction of the state fair’s 2015 Grand Champion Country Ham.

  • Guthrie visits Spencer Co.


    While Congress is in the midst of their summer recess, most members take advantage of their break in Washington to return to their home districts and discuss policies and issues with their constituents.

    U.S. Representative Brett Guthrie did just that last Tuesday night in Taylorsville when he spent a couple of hours at Fiesta Brava restaurant, meeting with Spencer Countians.

  • Bears are title contenders


    If last Friday night’s scrimmage is any indication, the Spencer County Bears’ football team will once again be contending for a district title come October.

    The Bears looked impressive on both sides of the ball in a controlled scrimmage that included opposition from both North Hardin and Louisville Southern, two athletic teams, the former making it to the 5A semi-finals last year.

    Coach Mike Marksbury, entering his fifth season leading the Bears, said playing consistent and staying healthy will be keys to success this season.

  • Sports Briefs - week of August 19

    Cornerstone Christian Academy Basketball Camp

  • Hard truths and soft lies

    Did you ever see movies about the flying contraptions that were tried before the Wright Brothers came along? Some looked like they would shake themselves apart; others looked like bird suits so people would crash as they flew off of cliffs. That is an example of the hard truth and the danger of the soft lie.

  • Will KY make room for conscience?

    “Conscience is the most sacred of all property,” said our fourth president James Madison. This proposition by the architect of the U.S. Constitution was cast aside by Federal District Judge David Bunning and dismissed by a Lexington Herald-Leader editorial which recently called for Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis to “do her job or resign.” Such dictates leave many wondering whether there’s any room in the public square for citizens committed to doing their jobs according to their conscience.