Today's News

  • Sports Briefs - Week of July 2, 2017

    Spencer County Stallions Youth Football to host Field Day and Auction this Saturday

    The Spencer County Stallions youth football program will host a Field Day and auction at Stallions Field this Saturday, July 29, from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. There will be food, bounce houses, games and a live auction that begins at 5 p.m. The event will help raise funds for the program as they prepare to kick off the season. Spencer County Stallions Field is located at the end of Water Street in Taylorsville.

  • Youth golfers make All-Stars


    Colton Todd, pictured, and Gabe Shelley were selected to the Great Shelbyville All-Star golf team after their performance with the Tanglewood youth golf team this summer. Other Spencer County youth who participated this year included:  Seth Shelley, Baylee Todd, Jackson Tobbe, Ryan Tobbe, Peyton Stein, Jameson Stocker, Hayla Puckett, Ivan Lester, Landon Knirenum, Connor Bridwell, Anthony Garner and Mauranda Dolle.

  • KHSAA requires masks for softball pitchers


  • Agriculture - Fair Swine show results


    The Spencer County Fair 4-H and FFA Hog Show was held on Saturday, July 15th.  Thank you to Kane Austin for serving as the judge for this show.  It is an honor for Mr. Austin to judge our county fair show because he is a world renowned judge.  Thank you to our sponsors of the livestock shows at the 2017 Spencer County Fair!

  • Agriculture - Spencer County Market Lamb show results


  • Tax reform is ahead

    I hope that you and your family are doing well as we prepare to close out the month of July. I have been very busy since the legislature adjourned back on March 30. I have attended many meetings and events in House District 53 as well as our Joint Interim Committee Meetings in the General Assembly. I have received many calls, letters and emails on a variety of issues, but without a doubt the discussion has primarily been on the possibility of a special session being called by Governor Bevin.

  • All of Kentucky is impacted by the farm bill

    The first permanent farm bill was passed in 1938 when farming was much different than it is today. But the purpose of the bill still basically remains the same; to establish and oversee programs that maintain an abundant food supply and help farm families be successful.

  • The Bible is welcomed texbook

    Imagine learning to read without first learning the alphabet. Imagine trying to compute mathematical problems without a basic understanding of numbers. Imagine attempting to build a skyscraper without digging a solid foundation.

    There are basic fundamentals required to fully understand any subject or task, and for that reason, legislation in Kentucky that will now pave the way for the Bible to be taught in school as history and literature, will make for a much more educated and informed citizenry.

  • Public forum on crime informative

    Last Tuesday’s forum, called in response to a rash of thefts in Elk Creek, had the potential to be ugly. Residents had been victimized and right or wrong, some were pointing fingers at local law enforcement for not patrolling their neighborhoods adequately.

  • Agriculture - Nominations due Aug 1 for Farm Service Agency committee

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Acting Executive Director for Kentucky, Robert W. Finch, reminded farmers and ranchers that they have until Aug. 1, 2017, to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county committees.