Today's News

  • BACK IN TIME - 10 Years Ago; April 6, 2005


  • HISTORIC PATHWAYS - Down by the riverside


  • Law is about liberty, not discrimination

    The controversial religious freedom law in Indiana and other states was about much more than whether a baker, florist, or even pizzeria can be forced to cater to a gay wedding. Opponents of the law attempt to reduce the issue to those simple terms in an effort to frame it solely as a matter of discrimination. The strategy is to create victims and villains.
    However, it’s not about discrimination, but about discretion – which Webster defines as “the freedom to act or judge on one’s own.” These laws are about protecting our freedom of choice.

  • Kentucky Senator Rand Paul announces bid for White House

    Kentucky junior U.S. Sen. Rand Paul made it official Tuesday — he is running for president.
    “I am running for president to return our country to the principles of liberty and limited government,” Paul announced on his website, randpaul.com.
    Paul, a freshman senator and ophthalmologist who made his home in Bowling Green more than 20 years ago, was scheduled to personally announce his bid for the White House at noon Tuesday at the Galt House.

  • What’s happening - Week of April 1, 2015

    Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Taylorsville Community Church and Spencer Christian Church are teaming together to provide a giant-sized Easter Egg Hunt. The event will be held on Saturday, April 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. behind the Spencer County Elementary School, which is located at 1263 Mt. Washington Road. Bring the entire family and enjoy the Easter Egg Hunt, along with: free games, cotton candy, popcorn, face painting, music, a small petting zoo, and plenty of free hamburgers, hotdogs, and drinks.

  • Reporting abuse is vital to protecting children


  • Classes will end May 28 under altered calendar

    by ASHLEY WILKINS/Landmark News Service

  • Property bought for new school

    The Spencer County Board of Education has purchased a 25.5 acre tract of land that will house a new elementary school. The deal was announced at the board’s meeting last week
    The property is located on KY 44 and was purchased at $13,500 per acre for a total of $344.317.50. The sellers were the heirs of Leonard McAllister.
    “We got it for just under the appraised value, which is good,” said Superintendent Chuck Adams. The property is on the north side of the four-lane and is situated between Earlywine Subdivision and the end of Highview Drive.

  • Specify address when running deed changes

    We often speak of our sense of “Community” in Spencer County and it was a keyword in the most recent election. Your newspaper is vital to maintaining and increasing our sense of community.
    One of the ways of helping us to know our neighbors is your weekly report of property purchases. Sometimes you show the new neighbor’s names and address (most helpful) but oftentimes their address is omitted or simply stated as a property in Deed Book such as Page such. This way of reporting is rather pointless.

  • Heroin bill signed; takes effect now

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Less than 12 hours after it passed the General Assembly, Governor Steve Beshear signed the bipartisan anti-heroin bill into law before a crowded room full of legislators, law enforcement officials and health advocates.
    “It’s a new day in the fight against heroin in our Commonwealth,” said Gov. Beshear. “This bill is a balanced, muscular approach designed to impact users, sellers, law enforcement and public health. Heroin’s terrifying grip on our friends, our families and our communities is finally coming to an end.”