Today's News

  • Board applies for permit to clean creek

    The Plum Creek Watershed Conservancy Board of Directors is now gathering information and applying for a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a cleaning project of the creek.

    Doloras Richardson, of the Spencer County Conservation District, advised it may take up to six months to get approval for such a permit, and that any work may not begin until next summer at the earliest. If approved, they would collect sealed bids for the project.

  • Ford workers approve new union contract

    Ford Motor Co. hourly workers narrowly approved a new four-year contract, ending five months of negotiations between the United Auto Workers union and Detroit automakers.

    Several Louisville area Ford employees who voted against ratifying the contract on Tuesday said they wish the parties would have been forced back to bargaining to restore some of the wages and benefits lost in prior contacts, but they’ll accept the outcome.

  • We’re thankful for a caring community

    When counting our blessings, Spencer Countians should never overlook their many friends and neighbors who so often give of themselves and their resources to help others in need.

    We live in a very caring community. Sometimes we see it driving home, when a man pulls over to help someone with a flat tire or dead battery in the pouring rain.

    Sometimes we see it in our schools, when a teacher spends her own money to make sure the children in her class all have the materials they need.

  • Founding father knew best

    On Thursday, we’ll stuff our turkeys, then stuff ourselves full of holiday food before settling in for some football, visits with relatives and a wide array of other traditions that might vary from family to family.

    Thanksgiving is a far cry from that harvest festival among the Pilgrims and Indians we learned about in school so many years ago. But what does remain, is the fact that the day is a reminder that we should be grateful.

  • Washington’s Thanksgiving Day Proclamation

    WHEREAS, it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favour; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a DAY OF PUBLIC THANKSGIVING and PRAYER, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:”

  • Frankfort’s focus will be financial

    The 2016 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly is fast approaching. The legislature will convene on January 5, 2016, and the 60-day session must be completed by April 15. The primary responsibility during this session is adopting a two year general and road fund budget going into effect on July 1, 2016. During the 2016 session, along with my fellow legislators, we will also consider approximately 1,000 pieces of proposed legislation. In a typical session, only 10-15 percent of proposed bills are actually signed into law.

  • Agriculture - Spencer County 4-H banquet honors outstanding achievers


    The 2014-15 Spencer County Achievement Banquet was held on Monday, Nov. 9 at the Spencer County Extension Office. Congratulations to all 4-H members who were recognized for their accomplishments.

  • Agriculture - Nutrient management practices for the farm

    Manure can be a valuable fertilizer if you store and use it correctly on your farm. But just how valuable?

  • Agriculture - Preparing for winter


    There are many gardening tasks that must be done or are better done in the fall of the year – things like cleaning up old plant material; fertilizing trees, shrubs and lawns; and protecting tender plants like hybrid tea roses and French hydrangeas. These chores are all a part of garden maintenance, and taking care of them now will improve the quality of your garden later. Here’s a checklist to remind you of what needs to be done to get the garden ready for winter.


  • Education - Cheer champs


    The Spencer County Middle School cheerleaders recently competed in the KAPOS Regional Competition and placed first, qualifying for the state competition on Dec. 19 at the Lexington Horse Park.