Today's News

  • Property Transfers January 31

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s Office from the period of January 3, 2018 through January 23, 2018.
    Scott D. Drury and Tina Drury, Taylorsville, KY to Kimberley Rybij, Taylorsville, KY. Tract 21 of Clark Estate Revised. $160,000.
    Red 1 Properties, LLC, Taylorsville, KY to L&S Homebuilders, LLC, Shelbyville, KY. Lot 68 of Top Flight Landing. $32,500.
    Walter Scott Martin, Bloomfield, KY to Tami Michelle Sloan, Shepherdsville, KY. Property in Spencer County. $67,500.

  • State considering $1 cigarette tax

    The chances for improving Kentucky’s health by reducing the state smoking rate through a $1 or more per pack cigarette tax increase are better than they’ve been in years, according to the Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow. Comprising nearly 150 health, business and advocacy organizations, the Coalition is advocating for the increase to prevent youth tobacco use and significantly reduce smoking in the Commonwealth, particularly among kids, teens, and pregnant women.

  • SBDM Councils are deserving of support


  • Bullying often a motive cited in some school shootings

    In the days since the tragic shooting at Marshall County High School, social media has been abuzz with rumors that the 15-year-old suspect may have been bullied.
    Friends and others who know Gabe Parker, a sophomore who played trombone in the school band, described him as a shy, red-headed “grandma’s boy.”
    One student who spoke with Courier Journal with her parents’ permission said she had heard the rumors that he had been bullied, but could not say whether or not it was true.
    Marshall County Schools could not be reached for comment.

  • Bills begin moving

    Words cannot begin to express the shock and sadness felt throughout the Commonwealth and around the country on Tuesday when an active shooter opened fire at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky, taking two innocent students’ lives and injuring 18 others. It was a senseless act of violence committed by another student that we cannot even begin to understand.

  • Guthrie talks budget, DACA and FISA memo


  • District reviews crisis plans on regular basis



  • Magnet wins KPA First Place General Excellence Award third year in a row


  • Tips to lower heating bill

    The unusually cold start to 2018 has resulted in higher than normal energy use by members of Salt River Electric and other utilities across the region.

    Salt River Electric is encouraging members to be aware of their energy use and take steps to help manage electric bills, which are also expected to be higher than usual as a result of increased usage.

    Weather, especially cold weather, affects residential energy bills more than any other factor. Heating claims about a 42 percent share of overall energy use in U.S. homes.

  • High School officials play crucial role in schools and communities

    They don’t normally make the headlines, their names are not in the box scores unless at the very bottom, and they don’t make the all-star teams, but perhaps the most essential individuals in high school sports are the contest officials.