Today's News

  • Bobby Keith was a Kentucky hoops legend

    I sat in my car and listened on the radio to the thrilling conclusion of the 1987 Sweet Sixteen boys high school basketball tournament. Clay County, led by junior Richie Farmer, bested a talented Ballard team led by Alan Houston in overtime, 76-73, and for the first time in three decades, the State Title returned to the mountains.

  • Men’s Rookie of the Week


    Kyle Alexander, a 2016 graduate of Spencer County High School, and a freshman at Thomas More College, was recently honored as the Men’s Rookie of the Week for his recent performance on the golf team. Kyle tied for 13th at the recent Dan Quayle Collegiate Classic, hosted by DePauw, combining for a two-round score of 154 (74-79)

    Last month, he also tied for third in the PAC conference with a two-day total of 147.

  • Cross Country competes

    On the Saturday of October 8, the cross country team traveled to their last 5k meet of the season before regionals, the Titan Cross Country Classic. The team is working hard to better their times before they really count.  

  • Lady Bears Volleyball


    Madison Ohlman, controls a serve from an opponent during a recent game for the Spencer County Lady Bears volleyball team last week. The girls will finish up regular season play this week with games at East Jessamine and at North Bullitt.

  • The sounds of silence

    Do you remember silence? Those times when it would be so quiet that you could hear your own heart beating?  I remember as a little boy going out to my grandparents’ house in the country; it would be so quiet. Oh sure, there were the little sounds like the chirping of crickets or the creak of the house cooling in the evening, but they were such soft sounds.

  • Church Happenings - Week of October 12, 2016

    Camp Meeting at Old Country Church

    Old Country Church will be holding Camp Meeting 2016 at the church from October 16-21. The morning service on Sunday will begin at 10:30 a.m. with breakfast served from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. There will be a lunch after the Sunday morning service. Evening services will begin with a special song service at 6:30 p.m. and the speaking at 7 p.m. There will be homemade chili and soup, hamburgers and hot dogs served after the evening meals with drinks and desserts for $1.

  • What’s wrong with pastors being political?
  • Deputy falls ill, mold to blame?


    A second county employee was hospitalized over the weekend after falling ill from possible exposure to moldy conditions inside the Spencer County Sheriff’s Office.

    Deputy Tom Brummer was transported to Baptist East hospital Friday afternoon after he complained of respiratory issues. He was admitted and remained at Baptist East as of Monday afternoon.

    “He’s still in the hospital,” said Sheriff Buddy Stump. When asked if he felt Brummer’s condition was related to mold, Stump said “Yes, I feel like it is.”

  • Republicans outnumber Democrats in Spencer Co.

    After decades of being a solidly Democratic state when it came to political party registration, Spencer County has flipped to a slight majority of its voters being registered as Republicans.

    County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock said Monday her office has been busy in recent weeks as people have come in to register or change party affiliations, and the flip actually took place a little more than a week ago.

  • Quantrill marker is back in place near Wakefield


    A Kentucky historical marker indicating the site of the capture of a notorious Civil War guerilla fighter is back in its proper location after it mysteriously disappeared last spring.

    The marker on KY 55 near Wakefield, was noticed missing in May, and neither neighbors nor highway department officials could determine where it had gone. Some nearby residents said they didn’t even notice it was missing until asked, and said they had no idea what had happened to it.