Today's News

  • HISTORIC PATHWAYS - Dr. Furnish’s Greatest Case

    When we mentioned that Dr. J. Floyd Furnish of Spencer County delivered quintuplets, our information was a bit skimpy.

    Since then, we’ve learned more of the unique delivery.

    It happened Feb. 11, 1914 in a small two-room house on Plum Creek near Waterford. It was the first delivery of quints in the United States.

    The parents were Gaither and Bertha Drury: Gaither was from Spencer County, but Bertha’s family originated from the eastern Kentucky mountains.

  • BACK IN TIME - 20 Years Ago; March 22, 1995


    Joe Orlando, reporter for WLKY- 32 television, will be the guest speaker at the Spencer County History and Genealogy Society’s dinner Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Elk Creek Restaurant

    Topics of discussion will include historic landmarks in the Kentuckiana region.

    Orlando came to WLKY in December of 1990 as feature reporter. Prior to joining the staff at WLKY, he was a reporter and anchor in Kingsport, Tenn.

    That’s where he convinccd the news director to give him a Friday night slot to do backroad features.

  • What’s happening - Week of March 25, 2015

    Recycling Drive to collect unwanted electronic and paper waste Saturday, March 28
    St. Francis Xavier Church in Mt. Washington and Bluegrass E-Cycle are co-sponsoring a recycling drive to collect unwanted electronic waste from the community on Saturday, March 28 from 9:00 to noon at the parish parking lot at 155 Stringer Lane, Mt. Washington.  In addition, The Paper Predator will be offering free paper shredding to all.

  • BACK IN TIME - 20 Years Ago; March 22, 1995


    Michael Donovan and Charles S. Tichenor have been named Spencer County High School’s 1995 valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.

    Donovan, the son of Duane and Jeannie Donovan, earned a 4.23 grade point average (GPA) on a weighted 4.0 scale during his four years at the school.

    Tichenor, the son of Stephen and Linda Tichenor, earned a 4.12 weighted GPA.

    Donovan plans to attend the University of Kentucky (UK) or Georgetown University in the fall and major in math and sciences.

  • BACK IN TIME - 20 Years Ago; March 22, 1995


    On March 16, 28 members of the Spencer County Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter participated in the Regional FFA Day finals.

    A highlight of the day was the chapter meeting team placing superior first in the regional contest.

    Team members were Charlie Tichenor, Lyle Pinkston, Bob Coots, Crystal Whitehouse, Kyle Smith, Jason Butler, Chris Herndon, Stephen Hammond, Jeremy Hardin, Jeremy Truax and Ryan Bivens.

    Tichenor also placed first in extemporaneous public speaking and Brian Wallcer placed first in sheep impromptu.

  • Davis friends and family collect funds for hearing aids


  • Ashley graduates with honors


    Officer Aaron M. Ashley of the Ashland Police Department graduated from the Eastern Kentucky University police academy this week. Officer Ashley graduated at the top of his class and received three distinguished awards. He received the physical fitness for duty award, the academic achievement award for the highest GPA, and the recruit of distinction award.

  • Local artist paints library mural


    Lois Platt has worn many hats and has traveled to many places in her 80-plus years, but it is Spencer County that she calls home, and here is where she shares her passion for art.

    Her most recent work can be seen at the Spencer County Public Library’s Children’s Room – a mural resembling a life-sized floor-to-ceiling bookshelf, filled with books and toys, including a toy truck that was owned by Linda Bevins, the librarian who asked her to do the painting.

  • A match made in Heaven — Q and U


    Spencer Christian School’s kindergarten class, taught by Mindy Druin, recently celebrated the marriage of the letters Q and U to help students remember that the two letters are always together. Q was played by Carson Mosser and U was played by Morgan Hawley.

    Students enjoy the ceremony and celebrated with a piece of wedding cake. Students were encouraged to dress for the occasion.

  • Obama administration’s claims of transparency laughable

    President Barack Obama promised as a candidate in 2008 that he would bring transparency to government, but more than six years later he has brought anything but that.

    The Obama administration now holds the shameful honor of setting a record of denying and censoring government records that should be made available to the public.