Today's News

  • Local home becomes movie set


  • Chamber speaker touts historic preservation


  • Tipton, Higdon hold Town Hall meeting


    State Senator Jimmy Higdon, left, and State Representative James A. Tipton, both Republicans, spoke to about two dozen constituents at a Town Hall meeting at the Spencer County Farm Bureau building Saturday morning. The lawmakers talked about legislation being proposed in Frankfort regarding education, pension reform, taxes and other issues. They took questions and discussed concerns some in the audience had with proposed legislation.

  • Night to Shine


    It was a night to remember for teens and adults with special needs as local volunteers organized a Night to Shine prom event at Spencer Christian Church Friday night. The Tim Tebow Foundation sponsors the event, held worldwide, and four churches in Kentucky took part this year. The event gives special needs individuals a chance to shine and be in the spotlight. Each attendee is crowned as a King and Queen and the night is all about them.

  • From our readers - Family thanks community for fundraiser

    I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the hard work they did for the benefit at the American Legion Hall. I would like to thank the Legion Hall of Bloomfield for allowing us to hold the benefit there.

    Thanks to the three bands; Hard Times, Honky Tonk Road and Judge Angus for their time in performing for all of us. A special thanks to Mike and Michelle Housley for all their hard work, and to the others that helped them.

  • Graffiti is the work of cowards

    The profane and obscene graffiti painted on the Elk Creek water tower over the weekend is a sad reminder that cowards live among us.

    Some may suggest that it took guts for someone to scale the unprotected ladder late in the night or early in the morning, as the culprit or culprits risked getting caught, or worse, falling to their death. I’d suggest that what is on display here is not the presence of bravery, but the absence of intelligence.

  • Rep. Massie Introduces Bill to Abolish Federal Department of Education


    On February 7, 2017, Representative Thomas Massie introduced H.R. 899, a bill to abolish the federal Department of Education. The bill, which is one sentence long, states, “The Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018.”

    On the day of Betsy DeVos’ scheduled Senate confirmation for Secretary of Education, Massie said, “Neither Congress nor the President, through his appointees, has the constitutional authority to dictate how and what our children must learn.”

  • Legislature back in session

    The General Assembly returned to Frankfort this week after a brief organizational break, and the week has been filled with legislative meetings as well as the daily session. Most importantly, when we returned we heard from Governor Matt Bevin as he delivered the State of the Commonwealth to a joint session of the House and Senate.

  • Rep. Tipton’s bill protecting autopsy passes House vote

    The Kentucky House of Representatives today passed a bill to create a safety measure aimed at preventing the distribution of autopsy records. The measure was championed by Rep. James Tipton R-Taylorsville.

  • Spring cleaning

    Our house needs some spring cleaning done.  I know it isn’t quite spring yet, but I think we really need to get a jump on things just to catch up.  Do you notice it around your house?  The dishes get done, the trash gets out to the curb, but so many little jobs fall to the wayside.  Some seasons of life steal your energy and time so that, while you can keep the basics going, some little things get missed.