Today's News

  • Agriculture - Insects can invade homes by firewood

    Every time you bring a load of firewood inside this winter, you may be opening the door for wood-infesting insects to make your home their home. Most insects brought into the home on firewood are harmless, but you can greatly reduce their numbers by following a few simple steps.

  • From our readers: Comments on first responder communication issues

    I read with some interest the recent article on the radios because I had attended a number of the Fiscal Court meetings during the decision making and installation process of the current county system.

  • Hoops teams back in action


    Freshman point guard Alyssa Howie and the Lady Bears were to return to action Tuesday night following a holiday tournament in Orlando, where they dropped three games, one in overtime to Seton High School from Ohio. The girls also lost to a team from Pennsylvania and to a squad from Georgia. The girls will be at home this Friday night for a key district matchup with Collins in a game that will tip-off at 6 p.m.

  • More honors for the Bears


    Post-season accolades continued to pile up for the Spencer County Bears football team last week.

    Logan Holbrook was named first team All-State by the Courier-Journal and also a member of the Herald-Leaders’ Class of the Commonwealth team for 2015.

  • Big man “Bam” Adebayo is a power finisher

    What are Kentucky basketball fans going to see next year when 6-10 Edrice “Bam” Adebayo joins John Calipari’s team?

  • Let the Master’s hand guide you

    The story is told about an ambitious mother who once took her young son to hear a piano concert by a master piano player. The young boy had been taking lessons but was not as excited about a future in the instrument as his mother was. The mother and son entered the auditorium and found their seats just a couple of rows back from the stage.

    In her excitement, mom began to chatter with all the people seated around her. Her young son quickly became bored. Looking around however, he did find something which drew his interest.

  • How amazing is grace

    Few songs are more recognizable to Christians than “Amazing Grace.” It is a fixture in many worship services and funerals. But what exactly is grace, and why is it so amazing? Sadly, some Christians struggle to answer those questions. All they seem to know about grace is that it is something they can fall from. Therefore, it is important that we take a close look at this topic.

  • Church Happenings - Week of January 6

    Concert featuring Sunday Drive at First Baptist Church

    A free Gospel music concert featuring Sunday Drive will be offered on Sunday, January 10 at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Taylorsville.

    Winter clothes drive

    Winter weather is here and many people are not as fortunate as others. They need basic items such as coats, hats, gloves, socks, scarves, blankets and sleeping bags.

  • Plenty ahead for Kentucky outdoorsmen in 2016

    The first day of winter arrived last week but you wouldn’t have known it based on the mild temperatures experienced across Kentucky.

    The spring-like weather conditions tempted hunters and anglers to squeeze a last-minute outing into their busy holiday schedules – that is, until torrential rains thwarted such opportunism.

    Fortunately, there will be opportunities in the year ahead. And, like you, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is looking forward to 2016.

  • What’s happening - Week of January 6, 2016

    Spencer County Habitat in need of silent auction items

    Spencer County Habitat is in need of Silent Auction items for the annual Valentine’s Dinner at the Extension Office on February 13, 2016, sponsored by the Spencer County Homemakers Council.  Please consider donating “high end” treasures or re-gifting a Christmas present or two in support of this worthy cause.  Contact Scott at president@spencercountyhfh.com or call (502) 477-2206.

    MPCAA Food Program needs volunteers