Today's News

  • Graffiti is the work of cowards

    The profane and obscene graffiti painted on the Elk Creek water tower over the weekend is a sad reminder that cowards live among us.

    Some may suggest that it took guts for someone to scale the unprotected ladder late in the night or early in the morning, as the culprit or culprits risked getting caught, or worse, falling to their death. I’d suggest that what is on display here is not the presence of bravery, but the absence of intelligence.

  • Rep. Massie Introduces Bill to Abolish Federal Department of Education


    On February 7, 2017, Representative Thomas Massie introduced H.R. 899, a bill to abolish the federal Department of Education. The bill, which is one sentence long, states, “The Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018.”

    On the day of Betsy DeVos’ scheduled Senate confirmation for Secretary of Education, Massie said, “Neither Congress nor the President, through his appointees, has the constitutional authority to dictate how and what our children must learn.”

  • Legislature back in session

    The General Assembly returned to Frankfort this week after a brief organizational break, and the week has been filled with legislative meetings as well as the daily session. Most importantly, when we returned we heard from Governor Matt Bevin as he delivered the State of the Commonwealth to a joint session of the House and Senate.

  • Rep. Tipton’s bill protecting autopsy passes House vote

    The Kentucky House of Representatives today passed a bill to create a safety measure aimed at preventing the distribution of autopsy records. The measure was championed by Rep. James Tipton R-Taylorsville.

  • This Old House - A farm house with humble roots


  • Spring cleaning

    Our house needs some spring cleaning done.  I know it isn’t quite spring yet, but I think we really need to get a jump on things just to catch up.  Do you notice it around your house?  The dishes get done, the trash gets out to the curb, but so many little jobs fall to the wayside.  Some seasons of life steal your energy and time so that, while you can keep the basics going, some little things get missed.

  • Church Happenings - Week of February 15, 2017

    Knights of Columbus Chicken Dinner

  • Bears ground Rockets, 72-57


  • Last chance for youth baseball signups

    The last chance to sign up for Spencer County Youth Baseball is this week. There will be signups Thursday evening at Ray Jewell Park from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

    On Saturday, evaluations will be held for players 7 and up, and late signups will be accepted. Saturday’s event will be from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Ray Jewell Park. If there’s bad weather, the event will be at the back gym of Spencer County High School.

  • Spencer County Youth Basketball league


    These young basketball players gave it their all Saturday morning as part of the Spencer County Youth Basketball league. The league, sponsored by the Spencer County Parks Department, gives youth of all ages a chance to learn the game. They play at both the Spencer County Elementary School, and Taylorsville Elementary School. This game was at the TES gym.