Today's News

  • COLUMN: A world cluttered with words: What are you saying about yourself?

    We live in truly amazing times, when literally anyone can instantly connect with the whole world.  Any opinion or random thought can be posted and shared in seconds.  The technological explosion of the last few years and the rise of things like Facebook and Twitter mean that you can share everything almost instantly.

  • COLUMN: Chamber game a timely tension reliever

    Last Thursday, many of the county’s business leaders (and myself) gathered at the Spencer County Chamber of Commerce building for the Chamber’s annual picnic and membership appreciation meeting.
    You’ll see some pretty entertaining photos on the back of this week’s B section, and if it looks like we were being goofy and having a good time, then you’re getting the right idea.
    The Chamber board provided plaques to all of its members and prepared a meal that we all enjoyed.
    And then there was the game.

  • GUEST COLUMN: A summer legislative update

    It’s hard to believe we’re halfway through summer. I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to visit with many of you at school sporting events, graduation ceremonies, county fairs, local festivals and Chamber of Commerce events.

  • The Far Middle: July 20
  • Carroll, Nichols graduate from Indiana Wesleyan

    Two Spencer County students were among the 2,200 who received degrees during graduation ceremonies April 30 at Indiana Wesleyan University’s main campus in Marion.
    Graduating were Taylorsville’s Mary Carroll and James Nichols. Carroll graduated with a bachelor of science degree in nursing and Nichols graduated with a master of business administration in applied management.

  • Weatherization program offers home improvements at no cost to qualifying households

    Not often is there a surplus of federal funds to assist those in need.
    However, the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, which serves Bullitt, Spencer and Shelby counties, has money appropriated for its weatherization program.
    Now, Kim Embry is looking for applicants to take advantage of the funding.
    Embry, in addressing a recent Bullitt Fiscal Court meeting, said there is around $400,000 to be spent over the three counties. The funds must be spent by March 2012.

  • Lilly Pike to temporarily close Saturday

    Lilly Pike/Ky. 623 will be temporarily closed on Saturday from 8 a.m. until midnight, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 Office announced in a news release.
    The road will be closed between mile points 3 and 4 during that time for cross drain repairs, the news release said.

  • Sheriff’s office now fully staffed

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department has expanded its staff in recent months, adding two full-time deputies, one special deputy and two court security officers to its staff.

  • Fair picks up again Tuesday

    Round One of the 2011 Spencer County Fair is in the history books, and Round Two is set to kick off on Tuesday.

  • County seeks unpaid rent

    Edgewater Resort owes the Spencer County Fiscal Court two years worth of rent, and the county is making every effort to get paid.
    The fiscal court voted Monday night to authorize County Attorney Ruth Hollan to take all legal actions necessary to secure the payments and arrears.
    In making the motion to do so, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer said the resort has an agreement to pay the county $24,000 each year in rent and hasn’t paid in two years. That brings the total amount owed to $48,000.