Today's News

  • 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.”

  • Church happenings

    Old Gospel Barn Special Singing 

    The Old Gospel Barn, located at 11286 Louisville Road (Hwy 31E), Cox’s Creek, will be having a gospel sing Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Performances will be by Masterpiece from Willisburg, the Cumbos, and more.  Admission is free. Plan to come and bring your family and friends.

    Risen Lord movie night

  • FROM THE WORD: And the greatest is love

    1 John 4:7-21 – Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herin is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

  • LETTER: Family saddened by a recent SCYBA decision

    I am writing this letter in response to a recent decision made by the “new” officers of the Spencer County Youth Baseball Association (SCYBA). 

    Many of you know my husband Doug Lambdin, whether it be from youth football, youth basketball, or church, but most of you know him from youth baseball.  Although he has helped with and coached football and basketball, most of his time over the past 6 years have been spent on the baseball fields of Spencer County. 

  • Taxes do little for shortfall

    by Rep. BRAD MONTELL

    R-House Dist. 58

    The legislature approved last week a rescue plan to plug the projected $456 million hole in the state budget this fiscal year with a combination of new revenue, spending cuts and fund transfers. The plan, which was passed by the House on Wednesday and cleared the Senate Friday, is contained in two bills that House and Senate leaders were able to reach consensus on in recent weeks. The bills will take effect immediately upon Governor Steve Beshear’s expected signature.

  • Healthy motivators in winter

    When the temperature broke 70 degrees just two weeks ago, people all around Spencer County were glad to get out of the house and enjoy the sunshine.  It was nice to get a break from a long, cold winter, but now it appears that the cold weather is not gone for good. 

  • Governor signs HB144, increasing vice taxes

    Gov. Steve Beshear signed a budget package Friday that he said protects funding for basic education, health care and public safety. The package approved Friday by the Kentucky Senate, and earlier this week by the House, includes some $150 million in additional spending cuts combined with a 30 cent increase in the cigarette tax and applies the state’s 6 percent sales tax to store sales of beer, wine and liquor. Under the package, the basic education funding formula would be preserved from any cuts, while higher education would only be cut 2 percent.