Today's News

  • PHOTOS: The evolution of a newspaper

    One local reader submitted these old receipts for subscriptions to The Spencer Courier and to The Spencer Magnet. The Spencer Courier receipt, pictured above, dates back 100 years.

  • Public Record: district court

    The following cases were heard in Spencer County District Court January 7, 2011, by Judge Donna Dutton:


    Norma L. Stone, speeding 10 miles over the limit, state traffic school. $143 paid.

    Ryan K. Bradley, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs/alcohol, second offense, seven days served, multiple offender program, 12 months suspended operator’s license. $878 paid.

    Joseph Chesser, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, $663 to be paid in installments.

  • Quantrill wooed by Spencer County girl

    In 1983, this scribe wrote a series of columns on one of the men of Confederate guerrilla leader William Clarke Quantrill and his infatuation with a young Spencer County girl.

  • Good taste and health meet in muffin recipe

    A healthy diet is often mistaken for one that is devoid of desirable foods. But just because a diet is healthy doesn’t mean it can’t be delicious as well. A few easy modifications to your favorite recipes can make a diet healthier without sacrificing taste.

  • Floating Kentucky streams in personal pontoons

    Floating a stream and catching smallmouth bass after smallmouth bass, a few spotted bass, rock bass, green sunfish and even an occasional white crappie is one of the best ways to spend a summer afternoon. On a blistering hot day, you can beach your boat, wander out into a flowing, shallow shoal and sit down, letting the cool water of the stream flow over you and wash away the sweat and heat.

  • Youth basketball camp starts Monday

    The seventh-annual Spencer County High School youth basketball camp is scheduled from June 27-July 1 at the high school.
    The camp will be from 8:30 a.m. until noon each day and is open to boys and girls of all ages.
    The cost is $60 per child.
    Campers will receive a t-shirt, basketball and daily snacks.
    The camp will focus on individual fundamental basketball skills, as well as give children the opportunity to play 3-on-3 and 5-on-5.
    Campers wishing to pre-register can do so by coming to the high school lobby Friday from 7-9 a.m. or 7-9 p.m.

  • SCHS football meeting planned

    Any high school freshman through senior who is interested in playing football for Spencer County High School this fall is invited to attend an informational meeting on Sunday, July 10, at 6 p.m.
    The meeting will be at the high school gym and players should bring a parent or guardian.
    For more information, contact coach Mike Marksbury at 502-507-0035.

  • COLUMN: Rhodes unlikely arrival at Cordia can be magical

    Cordia High School and new basketball coach Rodrick Rhodes, congratulations and may the force be with you.
    From the clanking mean streets of Jersey City to the relatively rural serenity of Lotts Creek Road in Knott County, a romantic Kentucky kind of tale. It has Norman Dale-and-Hickory possibilities.
    Cordia is Hickory, Lions are Huskers. A sequel to Angelo Pizzo’s Hoosiers. I like it.

  • 31 years of service

    Tommy Graves was recognized during Monday’s meeting of the Spencer County Fire Protection District Board of Trustees for 31 years of service on the board. Graves’ term on the board expires at the end of June and the Spencer County Fiscal Court awarded a new appointment to Bill Greenwell, who will begin July 1.

  • Learning about fraud

    Taylorsville Police Lt. Rick Jewell, left, and Officer Todd Walls speak to the Spencer County Chamber of Commerce at Thursday’s meeting. Jewell and Walls were on hand to discuss forms of fraud found in Spencer County including counterfeit checks. ‘We have a really big problem with fraud – even in Spencer County,’ Jewell said. Pamela Mason, vice president of operations for Peoples Bank also addressed the chamber regarding fraud.