Today's News

  • PHOTO: JDRF gets donation from Kentucky School Plant Management Association
  • PHOTO: SCES Reading Club collects pajamas, books for families

    Spencer County Elementary’s Reading Club, sponsored by faculty member Sharon Baird, recently collected pajamas and books to distribute to Spencer County students in need. The club also collected money to purchase additional pajamas and books. The items and money will go to the Spencer County Family Resource Center for disbursement.

  • PHOTO: TES names October GREATS

    The following Taylorsville Elementary School students were named the school’s October GREATS: Nate Poynter, Marni Foltmann, Kennedy Catlett, Ashton Walls, Desaray Brewer and Madison Grubb.

  • PHOTOS: Barr receives VisioBook from the school for the blind

    Spencer County Elementary School student Dawson Barr recently received a VisioBook courtesy of a Kentucky School for the Blind Charitable Foundation grant. A VisioBook is a portable electronic magnifier and distance viewer.

  • BACK IN TIME: 1973 - New driver’s license will have changes, among them, a picture of the operator

    60 years ago
    Medical School is recommended
    Recognizing the need for additional physicians in Kentucky, the Advisory Committee on Medical Education to the Legislative Research Commission recommended to the 1954 General Assembly, as a long-range plane, establishment of a school of medicine at the University of Kentucky “as soon as the Commonwealth’s finances permit,” according to an announcement from Frankfort this week.


    Last week, my former boss, comrade and counterpart in Anderson County, Ben Carlson, took to the pages of his newspaper to go on a little rant about Spencer County.
    Carlson, who readily admits he has a twisted sense of humor, attacked our competitive spirit all because he’s ashamed his county lost to us in a very important “contest” around this time last year.
    Well, dear readers, I do not question your competitive nature, but instead, I hope to invoke it because we are up against our neighbors in the same contest this year.

  • Habitat selects two new partner families

    Spencer County Habitat for Humanity announces the recent selection of two new partner families. The families of Gina Hedden and Lee and Carlie Burden will join with Habitat in the construction of their new homes.
    Both families have completed a lengthy selection process and meet the three basic Habitat criteria.
    1. Need – currently living in substandard/overcrowded/unsafe housing.
    2. Ability to Pay – income sufficient to pay an interest free mortgage.

  • Farm Toy Show set for Dec. 13, 14

    The 2013 Spencer County FFA Farm Toy Show is Dec. 13 and 14 at Spencer County High School. The hours are 6 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 13 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 14.
    This is a tremendous activity for the whole family, particularly children, organizers said.
    A feature this year will be a free “Freddie Farmer’s Fun Farm” complete with pedal tractors and a shelled corn sand box.

  • PHOTO: Spencer Christian breaks ground on expansion


    Spencer Christian Church hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Nov. 24. The church is expanding and will nearly double its size and build a permanent sanctuary. Pictured at the groundbreaking are three charter members of the church, Irene Rucker, Mason Rucker and Ricky Stevens.

  • What's Happening — Dec. 4 edition

    KIPDA, library to offer help enrolling in health care
    If you have questions about or need help enrolling for health care coverage, KIPDA will answer your questions and help you enroll in the plan that is right for you Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Spencer County Public Library.  Be prepared and bring your contact information, income, expenses, employer information along with your insurance and Social Security card.