Today's News

  • Local drivers urged to use caution as students start back to school


  • Education - Bus drivers trained for safe delivery


    The restart of school means a fleet of buses back on the roads. With plenty of narrow, winding roads to travel, being a bus driver in Spencer County requires a particular attention to safety.

    For all the other drivers, sharing the road with the buses also takes caution.

  • Education - Ready for a new year

    Now that we have completed the projects of summer, experienced vacation memories with family, and enjoyed simple pleasures such as basking beside a pool or fishing from the lake, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you back to another exciting year of teaching and learning in Spencer County Schools.

    Teachers are busy organizing classrooms and planning lessons, while administrators are addressing last-minute preparations in eager anticipation of receiving children on August 10th.  

  • Education - Readifest, set, GO!


    School starts back in Spencer County next week, and students, parents and grandparents packed the Spencer County High School Saturday morning for the annual Health Fair and ReadiFest.

    Whether they were experienced students who were gearing up for their final year of high school, or youngsters just getting ready to begin their journey, there was an air of excitement that accompanies fresh starts.

    Students lined up to get free school supplies, get various health exams and gear up for the coming school year that starts on August 10.

  • Church Happenings - Week of August 3, 2016

    Pastoral anniversary celebration

     Second Baptist Church will celebrate the 42nd pastoral anniversary of Rev. Dr. Charles Burton Sr. on Sunday, Aug. 7 at 11 a.m. The church is located at 401 Jefferson St. in Taylorsville. The featured speaker will be Rev. Dr. Joseph Owens, pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church in Lexington. For more information, call 477-8607.

    Narcotics Anonymous meeting

    Narcotics Anonymous meetings are at First Christian Church every Thursday at 8 p.m. For more information, call 502-902-4599.

  • Cool water on a hot day

    Maybe you didn’t notice, but it has been hot. A couple of weeks ago our church helped out with ticket sales and parking at the Spencer County Fair, and we got to experience that heat first-hand. It was in the 90s every day, with heat indexes over 100 sometimes.

  • Gospel concert Friday

    Victory Road Quartet from Taylorsville will be playing Southern Gospel music for the next outdoor Summer Concert Series event on Friday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. at Waddy Baptist Church.  This is a free community event.

    The second half of each concert is open to anyone who wants to perform. Bring your own lawn chairs and musical instruments.  

    This concert will be held at the outdoor shelter, weather permitting. In case of rain, the concert will be held inside the church, located at 3130 Waddy Road.

  • Kash brings passion

    Fans will have a chance to meet and greet University of Kentucky football players Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium during Fan Day. My guess is that one of the most popular players will be freshman linebacker Kash Daniel of Paintsville.

    Sure, he’s a Kentucky guy. And a Kentucky guy from eastern Kentucky who never wavered in his commitment to the Wildcats.

    He’s also a special football player with unique skills. He won the Paul Hornung Award in Kentucky and was a U.S. Army All-American.

  • It doesn’t get better than high school sports


    My job is about to get fun again.

    Don’t get me wrong, I love sitting through three hour fiscal court meetings and reporting on riveting topics such as sewage line expansion and mold in the Sheriff’s Office - but there’s only so much excitement  I can take.

    So like millions of Americans, I find a relaxing respite in the world of sports. And over the course of several years, I’ve found that the purest level of sport is played on the high school fields and courts.

  • Arrests made in kidnapping


    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Office is continuing their search for a Spencer County man wanted in connection with a kidnapping last week that resulted in a man being beaten and repeatedly threatened at gunpoint for several hours.