Today's News

  • 9-11 - A missed opportunity

    Like most everyone else, 15 years ago, I was glued to the television set watching the images out of New York City, Washington, D.C., and that eerie field in Pennsylvania, and quietly wondered if there was more yet to come.

    In the hours after terrorists hijacked planes and delivered the most brutal attack on American soil in history, I was struck by the frailty of man, even man in the most powerful nation on earth. It was a sobering reminder that all that man has built or created can be diminished to rubble in the blink of an eye.

  • How bout a little respect?

    Whether or not county employees deserve a pay raise as proposed by Judge-Executive John Riley is open for debate. However, what county employees do deserve is an apology and a whole lot more respect than they were shown during last week’s fiscal court meeting.

  • Jones places in top 12 at Miss America


    Spencer County’s Laura Jones made it to the final 12 in Sunday night’s Miss America Pageant, broadcast on ABC from Atlantic City.

    Jones was the America’s Choice winner, helping her secure a spot in the top 15, and she advanced another round before the field was cut to 10.

    Jones, a 2011 graduate of Spencer County High School, now reigns as Miss Kentucky, the first lady from Spencer County to ever hold that title.

  • Public Record - Week of September 14, 2016

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk's office from June 28 through August 12, 2016.

    Teddy Ray Noel and Donna Noel and Dolly Noel, Bloomfield, KY, to Skot Trust, Wichita Falls, TX. Property on Cecil Noel Road. $91,000.

    Matthew B. Seebold and Kelly F. Seebold, Taylorsville, KY, to Michael K. Fowler and Tonya Fowler, Taylorsville, KY. Lot 19 of Perfect Landing Subdivision. $33,000.

  • Sept 17-23 is Constitution Week

    There are two documents of paramount importance to American history: the Declaration of Independence, which forged our national identity, and the United States Constitution, which set forth the framework for the federal government that is still in use today. While Independence Day is a beloved national holiday, fewer people know about Constitution Week, an annual commemoration of the living document that upholds and protects the freedoms central to our American way of life. This year, the annual celebration begins September 17, 2016.

  • Sheriff’s office to be retested for mold count

    Before investing in remodeling the existing sheriff’s office or even building a new one, members of the Spencer County Fiscal Court voted last week to get an updated evaluation on the mold problem that could potentially force workers out of the structure.

  • Court delays action on county raises

    Spencer County EMS Director Chris Limpp was visibly irritated after members of the fiscal court voted 4-2 to once again table discussion of a proposed pay raise for county employees. The decision came toward the end of a four hour meeting that saw select county employees called before the magistrates to explain why they warranted pay raises.

    Limpp made the case for raises in his department, saying he very well could lose hard-to-find professionals to other jobs because of pay.

  • Toddler mauled by dog

    A three-year-old girl was badly mauled by a large dog on Labor Day, requiring her to be flown to the University of Louisville Hospital following the attack near Briar Ridge.

    Spencer County Animal Control Director Melvin Gore said the girl was with a group of adults at a residence on KY 248 when the dog attacked her shortly before 4 p.m. last Monday.

    The families were playing and the dog, a mastiff that Gore estimated to weigh about 75 pounds, was also with the families, when it jumped on the girl.

  • Porn pops-up on school laptop


    Operators of pornographic websites are predators and children are often their targets. That fact was made clear last week following an incident where two Spencer County Elementary School fourth graders were shocked when graphic and nude images popped up on a computer screen they were watching.

    “I saw what was seen. It was a full page, completely graphic photos, probably 100 pictures,” said the parent of one of the two children, who has since met with school officials to discuss the incident.

  • Outdoors - September is quota hunt application month

    As the carefree days of summer give way to the first days of September, it’s finally starting to feel like fall in Kentucky.

    A cold front promised to break the stranglehold of heat and humidity just as wingshooters returned to dove fields for the traditional Sept. 1 season opener.