Today's News

  • Knights of Columbus: a fraternity of givers

    There is a brotherhood of believers in Spencer County and they are trying to make a difference in the lives of those around them.

    They are called the Knights of Columbus – and while the organization has only been in existence locally for the past three years, it has a long history of being “the strong right arm” of the Catholic church.

  • LETTER: Give family pets the shelter they deserve

    As we weathered the recent snow and ice, it was easy to take note of the damage it brought. There were trees down, cars off to the sides of the roads, and the unsettling darkness in our homes when the lights should have been on. Mother Nature then changed course by following her winter display and frigid temperatures, with a couple of unseasonably warm days, allowing us the opportunity to clean up most of the leftover debris while the neighborhood kids rode their bikes. Not wanting to spoil us, she then treated us to a day of high brisk winds followed by a rainbow over Elk Creek.

  • SCHS hosts weight lifting meet, takes sixth place

    Spencer County High School played host to teams across the state last Saturday during their fifth annual weight lifting meet.

    “(This event) is considered a preview for the state championship combining bench and the dead lift,” said Coach Wes Napper, and “a great indicator for what to expect at the state meet at Central Hardin on March 14.”

  • Little Union honors women

    The women of Little Union Baptist Church in Spencer County honored their widows at the Annual Valentine Breakfast recently at Ryans in Louisville. There were 32  in attendance.

  • KFB’s food check-out week
  • Deadly serious: Nation Bros. stops animal pickup

    Farmers may want to work doubly hard to keep their cattle, horses and other livestock healthy; there’s no good place to send them if they die.

    Nation Brothers, Inc., which has a contract with the county to pick up and render dead livestock, notified Spencer County Judge Executive David Jenkins last Thursday that they are no longer in the business.

  • Disaster assistance: NAP sales deadlines approaching

    Supplemental Revenue Assistant Payments (SURE) provides benefits for  farm revenue losses due to natural disaster. It is the 2008 Farm Bill’s successor to the prior Ad Hoc Crop Disaster Programs also known as the CDP or Crop Disaster Programs. Unlike the prior USDA Disaster Programs, SURE is legislated through 2011.

    SURE payments are available to producers on farms that are located in a county covered by a qualifying natural disaster declaration (USDA secretarial declarations only) or a contiguous county  OR

  • Celebrating National FFA week

    Members of the Spencer county FFA chapter will join the 150 other chapters in the Kentucky Association  celebrating National FFA Week.  

    As part of National FFA Week, the local members have planned a week long celebration.    

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District court

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in District Court on November 25, 2008.


    Gary Goodlett v Mary Aldridge. Judgment for Gary Goodlett.

    The Honorable Judge Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in District Court on December 5, 2008.


    Luis Solorzano. Charge #1, speeding 11 mph over the limit. $22 fine, $138 court costs. Pled guilty. Charge #2, no operator’s license. Pled guilty. Sentenced to 10 days, credit for time served.

  • Locals take the plunge for Special Olympics

    There’s just something about watching normally reserved, and often authoritative, teachers being humiliated in front of a whole classroom.

    Such was the motivation for  Spencer County Middle School students who donated their loose change and a few of their parents dollar bills to help support Special Olympics.

    “Our goal was $500,” said Amanda Bruce, SCMS  special education teacher. “But by Wednesday we had already collected over $400. At the end of the four days, we collected $832.10.”