Today's News

  • Slain trooper praised by his hometown

    Cameron Ponder was more than just a former student-athlete to North Hardin High School coach and teacher James Webb. He was a close friend.

    When Webb’s yard wasn’t taking shape, it was Ponder who suggested the grass needed pH balance, went and got it and treated the lawn.

    When Webb needed a babysitter, he turned to Ponder.

    And when it was time for Ponder to seek a reference as he sought to become a Kentucky State Police trooper following more than five years in the U.S. Navy, he turned to Webb, his former track and football coach.

  • Conscience is protected by religious liberty

    After spending several days abroad and purposely disconnected from any news, I was startled upon returning to learn of the jailing of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis. I was aware of the possibility, but jail? Really? Perhaps my return flight landed me in the wrong country—one foreign to its founding ideals, namely the one promising religious liberty.

  • Another officer slain on duty

    Kentucky lost another law enforcement officer late Sunday evening when State Police Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder, 31, was shot and killed by a suspect who opened fire on his cruiser following a high speed chase.

    Sadly, reports are now surfacing that Ponder, a Navy veteran who graduated from the KSP academy in January, was initially going to give the 25-year-old suspect a break.

  • From our readers: Help middle schoolers with community project
  • From our readers: Other sports deserve attention

    While I love our little hometown paper, I often get frustrated with the coverage. The amount of coverage that certain sports are always receiving is upsetting. This week, I opened the sports page and immediately saw a picture and a nice article about the win this past Friday over East Jessamine that’s continued on page 9. That is approximately one and a half page coverage on football alone. Volleyball and Soccer had a couple pictures and little coverage and Cross Country had a little snippet.

  • Non-stop flights to NY coming to Northern Ky.

    American Airlines plans to add new daily nonstop flights to New York City from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport early next year.

    The carrier announced Monday it will start three daily flights to LaGuardia Airport from CVG – a move sure to please regional business leaders who have been asking for more service to New York.

    The new flights are scheduled to start Jan. 5. American’s regional jet partner, Indianapolis-based Republic Airways, will offer the flights on 69-seat planes.

  • City raises tax rates

    The Taylorsville City Commission approved the first reading of a tax ordinance Monday night that would raise both tax rates on both personal and real property.

    Last year, the tax rate on real property in the city was 16.70 cents per $100 of assessed value. Under the ordinance, the new rate will be 16.90 cents. Last year, the rate generated $151,851 in revenues. The new rate is estimated to bring in $154,642.

    Last year’s real property tax rate of 20.88 cents per $100, brought in $15,785, with the proposed new rate of 21.66 cents expected to yield $16,464.

  • What’s happening - Week of September 16, 2015

    Project Graduation Chili Supper

    The Spencer County Senior Chili Supper to benefit Project Graduation will be held on Friday, September 25, from 5 – 8 p.m. (dine in or carry out) at the Spencer County High School Cafeteria. Tickets are $7.00 each and may be purchased from a SCHS Senior or tickets will also be available at the door. Please make plans to attend!

    Progressive Dinner

  • County trying to determine ownership of Tanglewood Drive

    Questions surrounding Tanglewood Drive and whether it should be adopted into the county road system continue, as property owners on that road continue to provide the Spencer County Fiscal Court with documents backing that claim.

    Cheryl Klotz has twice addressed the court, most recently last Wednesday during the court’s regular session, and is hoping County Attorney Ken Jones can help determine what official action the county took more than 30 years ago, when it used road bond money from that developer to pave the road.

  • Tickets still available for Progressive Dinner

    Tickets are still available for the annual Progressive Dinner sponsored by the Main Street Committee.

    This year’s event will be held next Saturday, September 26, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.

    The program is set up to allow patrons to progress from one location to another, visiting local businesses and offices in downtown to enjoy food and fellowship.

    The itinerary is as follows:

    From 5-7 p.m. Saturday:

    1. Wine and Cheese at Creative Photography and Event Center

    2. Appetizers at First Baptist Church