Today's News

  • Mistakes cost Bears in loss


    The Spencer County Bears are not the same dominant football team fans have been accustomed to the past couple of seasons. That means there’s even less room for error. Friday night the errors piled up as the Bears fell 34-14 to North Oldham in Goshen.

    Those errors consisted of untimely penalties, five lost fumbles and losing an onside kick. The miscues turned what seemed to be a low-scoring, defensive struggle, into a lopsided win for a Mustangs team that was 1-4 on the season coming into Friday’s contest.

  • Hybrid and stray seeds
  • Diversity of fall colors in KY

    Every year around this time, nature puts her greens to bed and awakens her autumn colors. That array of reds, yellows and oranges painting the landscape is part of a very important ecological process.

  • Dairy Goat Show exhibitors


    Congratulations to Adam Light, Logan Light, Justin Pietz, and Adam Pietz for exhibiting at the 2017 Kentucky State Fair Dairy Goat Show.  They all participated in dairy goat classes and showmanship. In the skill-a-thon contest Logan Light was 1st in the senior division.  All of the boys had class winners in the show. 

    Adam Pietz exhibited the Grand Champion Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goat in the 4-H Show with his senior doe. 

    Adam Light exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion Nubian Senior Doe.

  • The history of Columbus Day - October 9

    Columbus Day celebrates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the New World in 1492. Though it did not become an official holiday in the United States until 1937, Columbus Day was celebrated in various places throughout the country as early as the 1700s.

    Established as a federal holiday in 1937, Columbus Day commemorates the explorer’s arrival in the New World on October 12, 1492. Though Italian, Columbus had difficulty securing financial support for his exploration, ultimately being backed by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain.

  • Grant approved, but no match for baseball lights


  • School district ranked distinguished

    “We are very pleased,” said Spencer County Superintendent Chuck Adams, on assessment scores released last week that show three of Spencer County’s four schools earning distinguished classification.

    “The district is distinguished,” said Adams, noting that forthcoming analysis of the numbers could show the district showed enough growth in growth and gap areas, to be labeled a District of Distinction.

  • Zoning change for Dollar General moves forward

    Over the wishes of several local residents who have spoken out over the course of two public meetings, the Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended a zoning change that will pave the way for a new Dollar General Store on Miller Road near the Little Mount Community.

    The commission had two hearings on the matter, one in August, and one last month, in which representatives of the company spoke about their proposed new building, and also included a number of residents in the area voicing their opposition to the store.

  • Decker hired as new police chief

    Taylorsville City Police Major David Decker was hired as the new chief of police last Thursday during a special meeting of the Taylorsville City Commission. The move comes one week after he was previously offered the position before the Commission backed off to discuss expanding the search.

    Decker, who came to the department as a major less than a year ago, officially assumed the role as chief following Thursday’s vote and agreed to the full-time position at a rate of $32.40 per hour.

  • County eyes options at Animal Shelter

    A case of ringworm that has shut down the Spencer County Animal Shelter prompted discussion of possible solutions during Monday’s meeting of the fiscal court, with one option to purchase an $8,000 trailer that could be used as a quarantine holding site for animals with contagious infections.