Today's News

  • Flooding soaks county again


  • Dragons are the champs...


    Last week, the Spencer County Youth Baseball played their 8U Championship. It was a well played game by both the Pirates and the Dragons. The Dragons came out on top with a score 10-1. Pictured bottom row are: Gunner Quire, Ben Allen, Andrew Williams, Brady Smith, Austin Huff and Dawson Laber. Pictured in second row are: Dylan Barnes, Hayden Bogard, Caden Cole, Jackson Combs, Conner Barnett and Lucas Frank. Coaches are: Jason Smith, Jeremy Barnett, Jerry Allen, Raina Allen and Mary Dayton.

  • Three local track athletes qualify for nationals


    Three Spencer Countians competed in the AAU Track Regionals in Knoxville this past weekend.

    All three qualified for the nationals that will be held at Norfolk State University in early August.

  • Home state recruit ups Cats’ hopes

    Kash Daniel flexing his pipes and a commit to Kentucky football on America’s birthday was as star-spangled-banner natural as Roy Hobbs holding a stick called Wonder Boy.

    Paintsville-to-Kentucky, Kid Kash is like native sons Joey Couch going to Flagship U. in the '80s, Tim Couch in the ‘90s, Patrick Towles and Drew Barker more recently.

  • Reds honoring their Kentucky fans

    Who says Northern Kentucky can’t fill the stands at Great American Ball Park?

    Not St. Elizabeth Healthcare. The medical system is asking Reds fans who work or live in Northern Kentucky to transform the Great American Ball Park into a sea of Bluegrass pride at an upcoming ballgame.

    The first Northern Kentucky Night at the Great American Ball Park is set for the 7:10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 Reds game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

  • Trail cameras can be hunter’s eyes in woods


    A few paces inside a tree line that borders an open field thick with chest-high grass lies a tangle of narrow, sun-dappled game trails just a stone’s throw from the Kentucky River below.

    Bo Spencer knows deer, turkey, raccoon and the occasional bobcat travel these thoroughfares because a trail camera he set up to photograph the spot has captured images of them.

  • Sports Briefs - week of July 8

    SCHS Cheerleading Clinic for K-5th Grade

    The Spencer County High School Cheerleaders will host a cheerleading clinic July 21-23 from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the SCHS main gym. The clinic will be for girls Kindergarten through fifth grade.

    Campers will learn cheer fundamentals and will be invited to cheer at the SCHS home football game on Aug. 28. Campers will also receive a cheer T-shirt to wear to the game.

    The cost for the clinic is $50 per participant. Please go to the SCHS website under athletic sport activities for detailed information.

  • 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.