Today's News

  • COLUMN: Uneven corn due to spotty pollination

    Corn has been a staple food for centuries. It was first cultivated by Indian peoples in Central America. In fact, the adoption of agriculture and the art of cultivating gave way to the grand cities of the Aztec and Mayans. What would the world be without corn and potatoes, both of which were first cultivated in Central America?

  • 4-H Spencer County Fair Results


    Alfalfa Hay ½ bale from Current Year
    Courtney Jeffiers, Blue & Champion, Grand Champion Crops
    Brayden Morrow, Blue
    Matthew Jeffiers, Blue

    Mixed Hay ½ bale from Current Year
    Matthew Jeffiers, Blue & Champion, Reserve Grand Crops
    Courtney Jeffiers , Blue

    (not eligible to move on to State Fair)

    Head of Cabbage
    Darilyn Browning, Blue & Champion

  • COLUMN: Alcohol results not so sensational

    As you can see on today’s front page, law enforcement officials are chalking up the 18-month-old sale of alcohol to a wash – and rightly so.
    Every official this reporter talked to shared the same sentiment. As Sheriff Buddy Stump put it, “I haven’t seen any more [DUIs], but I haven’t seen any less.”
    The numbers themselves are somewhat conflicting – at first glance, it looks like DUI arrests went up (+37) while DUI convictions went down (-11). And if that’s as far as we take it, there are lots of questions to be asked.

  • Nursing home hosts art classes for residents

    Residents at Signature Healthcare of Spencer County recently took part in the nursing home’s first art class.

  • PHOTO: As American as baseball and apple pie

    The Waterford Sports Softball League donated these gloves and materials to the SFC Sammy Pagan Baseball and Apple Pie Day for the men and women of the HHC 1/25th SBCT, US Army, Afghanistan.

  • Getting ready for school at the Health fair/Readifest

    The Spencer County Family Resource and Youth Service Center sponsored the annual Health fair/Readifest at Spencer County High School on Saturday.

    The event offers school supplies, health and wellness checks and other useful back-to-school information for local families.

    Youth Service Center Coordinator Vonda Martin said 514 local students were at the event, and more than 787 people attended.

  • Hit and run knocks out power for 967 homes

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department is searching for the driver of a vehicle that crashed into a Kentucky Utilities utility pole early Monday morning and then fled the scene, leaving hundreds in the Elk Creek area without power.

  • County fair attendance down from 2010

    The dust and fanfare surrounding the 2011 Spencer County Fair has settled, but the fair board is now faced with the somewhat unsettling question of how to revive the struggling event.

  • Former sheriff pleads not guilty

    Former Sheriff Steve Coulter entered a not guilty plea in Spencer County Circuit Court on Thursday morning.
    Coulter was indicted on charges of tampering with public records and official misconduct following a six-month investigation by the Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement Special Investigations West Branch.
    Coulter sat on the front row in the courtroom until his name was called to appear before Judge Stephen Mershon.

  • Stats: No strong connection between alcohol sales, DUIs

    The first case of beer ever sold in Spencer County came off the shelves a year and a half ago today – and so far, law enforcement officials aren’t seeing a notable increase or decrease in motorists driving under the influence.