Today's News

  • Sheriff not budging


    People with business to conduct with the Spencer County Sheriff’s Office this week have been lining up outside at a mobile trailer that has been in use for several weeks now since Sheriff Buddy Stump has closed his office because of mold issues.

    This in spite of a vote last week by the Spencer County Fiscal Court to lease a building a block away for the sheriff to relocate his offices until the mold issue can be addressed and cleaned up.

  • Dairy Champions again


    The Spencer County Dairy Dynasty continues. Spencer County High School FFA recently took their fourth straight national title at the National FFA Dairy Judging Contest at the FFA National Convention in Indianapolis.

    The team won in convincing manner, as all four members scored in the top seven individually, winning by 148 points over teams from Florida, Ohio, California, Minnesota and elsewhere.

  • Decision 2016 - Sargent challenges Tipton for State House seat


  • Honoring our local veterans

    The tumultuous election season is scheduled to end on November 8, when voters go to the polls. Most Americans will likely breathe a sigh of relief. But that same week, America will pause to honor the veterans whose sacrifice made voting possible.

  • From our readers - Higdon endorses Tipton

    I am writing to endorse Rep. James A. Tipton for re-election as State Representative for Spencer, Anderson and part of Bullitt counties.

    Kentucky needs leaders like Rep. Tipton. James has proven himself in this field as a farmer, real estate broker and a highly effective State Representative. As a native of Spencer County who grew up on a farm that he and his family still operated, Tipton has the sort of common sense that is changing State Government in a positive way.

  • From our readers - Right to Work is not what it seems

    The headline reads Right to Work in KY. The print size is easily twice as large as any other article, is in bold type and absolutely dominates the page. Unfortunately, the substance of the text just doesn’t live up to the hype. The simple fact is that “right to work” has absolutely nothing to do with anyone’s right to work; in Kentucky or anywhere in the United States. And the man who wrote the article knows it!

  • Ark is floating along smoothly

    My wife and I didn’t take a cruise for our wedding anniversary last week, but we did board a huge ship that was docked on dry land in rural Grant County.

    We visited the Ark Encounter, the lifesize replica of Noah’s Ark that has  generated no shortage of controversy since its announced construction several years ago. It also continues to attract massive crowds, and on Saturday, we were just two of nearly 7,000 people who visited the attraction.

  • What’s happening - Week of October 25, 2016

    Students to present “Dracula”

    The Spencer County High School and Middle School drama department will be presenting their production of “Dracula” October 27-30 at 7 p.m. and also on October 30 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults.

    Holiday Dinner to support Animal Shelter

  • Poems from all Kentucky counties sought for project

    George Ella Lyon’s term as Kentucky Poet Laureate has only a few months remaining, but the Harlan County native’s story collection project, “‘Where I’m From’: A Poetry of Place,” will live beyond her tenure as the state’s literary ambassador.

    Lyon’s goal with the project is to collect, from each of Kentucky’s 120 counties, individual stories fashioned on “Where I’m From,” her iconic 1993 poem that has been used as a model for poetry writing in communities around the world.

  • Decision 2016 - School Board 4th Dist.


    Two board seats are up for election this year, but Janet Bonham is running unopposed in the 3rd District. We asked the two candidates for the 4th district seat, incumbant Lynn Shelburne, and challenger Woodie Cheek to talk about education issues. Their responses are as follows:

    What has prompted you to seek a seat on the school board?