Today's News

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Locating and comparing senior housing options

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    Can you go over the different types of housing options available to seniors, and recommend some good resources for locating and choosing one? I need to find a place for my elderly mother, and could use some help.

    Searching Daughter

    Dear Searching,

    There’s a wide array of housing options available to seniors, but what’s appropriate for your mom will depend on her needs and financial situation. Here’s a rundown of the different levels of senior housing and some resources to help you search.

  • Public Record - Week of June 3

    Judge J. R. Robards heard the following cases on April 3, 2015 in Spencer District Court:


    Shannon D. Bybee, (1973), speeding 17 miles per hour over limit, guilty, $177 court costs and fines.

    David G. Castro, (1972), speeding 25 miles per hour over limit; no operators/moped license, guilty, $298 court costs and fines.

    Rosietta Hardin, (1976), failure to wear seat belts, guilty, $25 fine.

    Brittany M. Redmon, (1992), failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, first offense, guilty, $643 court costs and fines.

  • The Class of 2015

    We often look to Frankfort for winds of change or doors of opportunity. Here in Spencer County, our local leaders rely heavily on decisions made in the General Assembly.

    Our schools get marching orders from state officials, as do numerous agencies that influence many aspects of our lives. What happens in Frankfort can determine what happens here at home, next week, next year, and for years to come.

  • Higdon outlines summer agenda

    As we transition from spring to summer, so many milestone events are taking place in the lives of our young people across Kentucky. I want to send out congratulations and best wishes to all our high school and higher education graduates. Kentucky has a bright future and it is in the hands of these capable young men and women, who are each beginning a new and important chapter in life.

  • Local VFW post closes

    After 23 years in the community, Spencer County’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11426 is no more.

    Post Commander Jeremy Buchter said the post had its final meeting at Taylorsville Community Church in April and officially surrendered its charter May 21. The organization was only attracting around four or five members to its regular meetings, despite the fact that there were 35 official members on the roll.

  • Herndon wins national award


    When it comes to Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resource Officer Sgt. Scott Herndon doing his job, he stands out among his state and national colleagues.

  • What’s happening - Week of June 3, 2015

    Country Ham Breakfast Saturday

    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will have an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Saturday. The breakfast is $7 per person. Carry out is available.

    Light the Way 5K and Kids Fun Run

  • FFA advisor retiring after nearly four decades


    Of all the clubs, teams and squads comprised of Spencer County young people over the past four decades, none have come close to matching the success or respect garnered by the Spencer County Future Farmers of American chapter at the high school.

    After nearly 40 years at the helm, Bland Baird is stepping aside in retirement, but the legacy he built will live on for years.

  • The future is now for Class of 2015


    With family and friends proudly watching from the stands, 184 seniors from Spencer County High School received their diplomas and walked off the stage and into their future Friday night during commencement ceremonies at the Frankfort Civic Center.

    With the school band playing, the seniors marched in, boys dressed in blue and girls dressed in white, to take their seats in neat rows on the floor as cameras flashed.

  • Pass the chicken


    Despite assurances to a standing-room only crowd at their last regular meeting, the Spencer County Fiscal Court’s vow to repeal the one-chicken per acre ordinance suddenly got a bit scrambled during their meeting on Monday morning.

    Planning and Zoning Commission Administrator Julie Sweazy explained that the court can’t simply repeal or rewrite an ordinance, saying instead that they would need to make a recommendation and refer it back to the commission.