Today's News

  • Dying man’s wish to adopt son is fulfilled

    A Spencer County man’s dying wish was fulfilled Monday morning when he gathered enough strength to make it to the courthouse to attend proceedings that finalized the adoption of his step-son.

    Chuck Yonaley, who is battling the final stages of cancer, expressed his desire to adopt Stacey Estel more than nine years ago when he was first diagnosed with the cancer. On Monday morning, both father and son told the judge that life kept them busy over the years, but the dire circumstances of Chuck’s health the last few months added a sense of urgency to his plea.

  • Bible course could be offered at SCHS


    All Kentucky public schools now have the choice of teaching ‘Bible Literacy’ as an elective history course this upcoming academic year.

    In April, the House passed a bill that required the Kentucky Board of Education to implement an administrative framework for a history elective that teaches a combination of Hebrew Scriptures, and the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. As the new school year approaches, some school districts will choose to implement this new history course into its curriculum.

  • Police offer tips to help homeowners prevent being victimized

    The rash of theft from Elk Creek provided an opportunity for law enforcement officers to offer up some common sense tips to help homeowners protect themselves and their property.

    During a two-hour meeting held at the Spencer County Public Library last Tuesday night, Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump and two members of the Kentucky State Police briefed residents on steps they could take to make their homes less vulnerable.

  • Spencer County Conservation District honored


    The Spencer County Conservation District was chosen as Area 4 Outstanding District. They are judged on many 
 aspects including reports, plan of work, Annual report with photos, 20 major projects, and other items that keep the District in operation.

    They were in competition with 11 Conservation Districts within Area 4. Although they were not chosen as the State winner, this is still a great honor. DOC Field Rep., Kimberly Bartley presented the certificate.

  • Annual Readifest to be held Saturday

    The Spencer County Readifest and Health Fair, hosted by the Health and Family Services Cabinet has been serving students and their families for more than a decade.

    This Saturday, July 29, the annual Readifest will kick off at 9 a.m. in front of Spencer County High School. This event is essential for preparing all students adequately for the school year.

    “The reason we do this is to reduce barriers of learning for students in Spencer County,” Vickie Yates, Secretary of Health and Family Services said.  

  • Tractor club keeps history alive and old farm machines running


  • What’s Happening - Week of July 26, 2017

    Girlfriends Day event on Main Street

    National Girlfriends Day will be held on Tuesday, August 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. at 46 E. Main Street. Women are invited to bring a chair and join in for good food, a lot of fun and some cool prizes. Pamela Williamson, author of “The Ugly Duckling” will be the guest speaker. The group will also be accepting donations for the BackPack Buddies.

    Public Library events

  • Agriculture - 4-H Star Wars Camp


    Spencer County went to 4-H Star Wars Camp July 10th – July 14th.  Pictured you will see all of the campers, teens, adult volunteers, and staff that attended Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp with Spencer County.   A great week was had by all 111 that attended.  Spencer County will be going to camp in 2018, so if you are interested please contact the Extension Office for additional information next spring.

  • Agriculture - Tending to your summer garden

    Summer’s heat and weather can take a toll on your flower garden. But with a little extra care, it is possible to bring it back to life for a few more weeks of vibrant color and texture.

    It’s always important to make sure annuals and perennials get plenty of water this time of year, especially in later summer.  Annuals, in particular, will start to decline without an adequate supply of water to keep the ground moist.

  • Agriculture - Tomato problems?

    We cannot control the weather, but we can control what our tomatoes eat, so to speak. At planting time, we prepare the soil with composted hen manure and a little organic fertilizer; we also mulch around the plants immediately in order to moderate soil moisture and to prevent the spread of soil-borne diseases.   This year our work at building healthy soil has paid off because the tomatoes are thriving.  Some folks have not been as lucky as the rain poured down earlier in the season.