Today's News

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Learn when and how your Social Security check is delivered

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    I plan to apply for my Social Security benefits in September. When can I expect my first check? And, is direct deposit my only option for receiving my monthly payment?

    Almost Eligible

    Dear Almost,

    Generally, Social Security retirement benefits (as well as disability and survivor benefits) are paid in the month after the month they are due. So, if you apply for your Social Security benefits in September, you will receive your September benefits in October.

  • What the devil doesn’t want you to know

    Part One

    One of the most memorable days of our lives should be when we gave our life to Jesus Christ. This is the day we changed our eternal address from hell to heaven. This is the day when the angels threw a party in our honor. It’s when we turned from darkness to light. There was a victory shout release by all those who went on before us.

  • Let the water flow

    There are a few things I am good at and many that I am can at least get by in, but plumbing does not fit in either category. Plumbing and I do not get along. In fact I almost killed myself installing a shower in our last house.

  • Church Happenings - Week of July 8

    Ice cream and pot luck at First Christian Church

    There will be an ice cream and pot luck dinner at First Christian Church on Sunday, July 12. Special music guests include Grover Gaddie, Chuck Baxter and Friends, 6:30 p.m. at the church, 403 Main Cross Street, Taylorsville.

    Youth rally at CCLC

  • VBS Schedule

    Bethlehem Baptist Church

    Come join Bethlehem Baptist Church at Vacation Bible School as children head to Everest where they will learn to overcome obstacles by God's might power. Children in grades K-6 are welcomed July 20-24 from 6-8:45 p.m. 
    Bethlehem Baptist is located at 1286 Briar Ridge Road just five miles from Spencer County High School. To register online, visit www.bbc-ky.com or in person at the beginning of VBS. 

    New Hope Tabernacle

  • Car accident claims life of 9 year old


    Owen Higginbotham will forever be remembered by his family and teachers as a bright, funny child whose life goals often far exceeded the norm for a nine year old.

    Higginbotham, a Spencer County Elementary School student, died in a multi-vehicle crash June 29 in Franklin, Kentucky. He and his sister, Taylor, were in the area visiting grandparents when the accident occurred. His memorial service was held Friday at Hardy & Son Funeral Home in Smiths Grove.

  • Bridge construction starts


    This time next year, commuters on KY 55 should be crossing the Salt River on a new bridge that will be constructed alongside the existing steel beam structure known locally as the “Blue Bridge.”

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced last week that it awarded the contract to build the new concrete bridge to Louisville Paving Company, at a cost of $3.7 million. The bridge will be built next to the blue bridge and work was slated to begin this week, with the construction scheduled to be completed by June 1, 2016.

  • Payroll issues may prompt review of code

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court needs to update its administrative code in order to address issues revealed in recent audits and brought forth by County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock during Monday’s meeting.

    At issue are payroll concerns that include the county paying employees for sick time accrued when they leave the job, questions about vacation pay and other issues that have drawn comments from the state auditor each of the last three years.

  • County hopes to revive economic development

    Economic development was on the minds of members of the Spencer County Fiscal Court Monday morning as Hal Goode, President/CEO of the Kentucky Association for Economic Development, talked about the need for strategic planning and utilizing resources to move the county forward.

    Goode, who is also a magistrate in Washington County, said he’s familiar with the challenges rural counties face, but said there are resources and strategies available to help Spencer County attract more businesses and increase the tax base.

  • No fix yet for potholes

    The potholes that have made several access roads in and out of Settler’s Center seem more like an obstacle course, continue to get bigger. As of yet, neither property owners nor the city have stepped forward to fix most of the pavement issues.

    David Stevens has led a crusade of sorts on social media, most notably Facebook, to draw attention to the issue. He’s used photos, humor and even poetry to generate concern and action, but the potholes just get bigger and he said it’s reached the point of embarrassment.