Today's News

  • Governor will name Williams’ replacement

    There was an empty chair on the Spencer County Fiscal Court Monday morning following the death of 1st District Magistrate Jim Williams last week.

    Williams died last Tuesday morning after battling cancer for nearly a year. He was a well-known contractor and real estate agent in the community who ran for and won election in 2014 for a seat on the fiscal court.

  • Tests show mold levels reduced in Sheriff’s office


    Another round of testing for mold in the Spencer County Sheriff’s Office shows that air filtration units seemed to have reduced the amount of mold in the building, but that doesn’t mean the building is ready to be immediately occupied.

  • FFA Farm Toy Show returns

    A Spencer County Christmas tradition that draws vendors and visitors from across Kentucky and surrounding states returns this weekend.

    The 27th Annual Spencer County FFA Farm Toy Show will begin on Friday night and go through Saturday afternoon. The doors will open Friday at 6 p.m. and close at 9 p.m. and reopen Saturday morning at 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

  • Group dreams of pool and beach at Taylorsville lake

    It’s not the season to be thinking about sandy beaches and swimming pools, but those were some of the topics being discussed last Tuesday night at the Strategic Planning Committee meeting.

    Marty Nemes, who serves on the Recreation, Tourism and Marketing committee, said he had a very informative discussion with former Taylorsville Lake State Park Manager Mike Lynn recently about some of the plans that were originally made for the state park, and wondered if there’s any way to resurrect them.

  • Fiesta Mexicana opens in Taylorsville


  • Animal Control Officer aides emergency efforts after Gatlinburg fires


  • What’s happening - Week of December 7, 2016

    Christmas on Main Street

    The annual Christmas on Main celebration is scheduled for Saturday, December 10 beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the lighting of the trees, followed by the parade. There will be visits with Santa, a live nativity scene, food, games, music, crafts, decorated trees inside the Chamber building, and bike giveaways throughout the evening.

    This year’s theme is “Santa’s Toy Shop” and businesses, churches and organizations are encouraged to participate with floats and parade entries.

  • New album from Rolling Stones
  • From our readers - Helping Gatlinburg

    The majestic mountains of Gatlinburg, TN are a sight that many people from Kentucky and around the nation know well.

    However, about a week ago tragedy struck, and now it is the spirit of service that we are called to help our neighbors.

    I just returned from National 4-H Congress, and while I was there, I learned a very important lesson:  Serving others isn’t about you; it is about those who need the help.

  • A time for civility

    Nearly every week, our newspaper includes stories about local government that are often filled with conflict, disagreement and sometimes outright anger. That’s the nature of politics at times and passions can justifiably run deep on issues that can be vitally important to our community.

    But the recent passing of Magistrate Jim Williams is a sobering reminder about the importance of civility and common courtesy.