Today's News

  • Run, hide and tell

    Those three words apparently make up the suggested strategy in Britian today as officials try to prepare citizens  for what has become the new normal - terrorist attacks.

  • State’s not ignoring our drug epidemic

    A constituent of mine recently brought to my attention that too often we let the discussion about Kentucky’s drug scourge fall by the wayside. Admittedly, I believe that happens because no one has a good solution to the problem and although we have made effort after effort to combat the epidemic we still have little to show for it. In 2015 Kentucky’s heroin-related death rate increased to 6.9 deaths for every 100,000 people—23 times the rate in 2009.

  • Habitat home dedicated


    Lee and Carlie Burden are the latest Spencer County family to receive a safe and affordable home with a no-interest mortgage, which was built with hundreds of hours of volunteer labor.

  • New Director at North Central Health Department


  • Agriculture - Powdery mildew is hard to contain

    Powdery mildew is probably the most common garden fungus around.  It is not too terribly picky about where it spreads, it likes humid weather, thrives in the heat of the summer and is hard to control once it has started.  The trick here is to prevent it from happening by proper plant selection, spacing, pruning and treatment before it spreads.

  • Agriculture - Who funds Fish and Wildlife Conservation?

    As Co-Chairs of the Kentucky Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, we find it fitting to take a moment to extend an enormous debt of gratitude to our hunters and anglers. The critical contributions that these sportsmen and women make to our economy and professional fish and wildlife management in the Bluegrass State ensure that we will enjoy access to our hunting and angling traditions now and into the future.

  • Taylorsville Lake State Park clean up


    Friends of the Taylorsville Lake State Park spent a recent Saturday cleaning up the Possum Ridge Boat Ramp area. They cut down several trees that were blocking trails and picked up trash in the area. Volunteers worked to make that area of the lake more attractive to users and visitors.

  • Junior PGA team gets first win


  • Seasons come to an end


    The Bears saw their season come to an end with a 9-4 loss to Anderson County in the 30th District tournament Monday. The Bears finished strong, winning their final three regular season games, and ended the year with an 11-18-1 record.

    A 4-1 loss to Anderson County brought the Spencer County Lady Bears’ softball season to an end, but it was a successful season for first-year coach Brian Glass and his young squad. The team was ranked in the top 25 in Kentucky for much of the season, and finished with an impressive 21-14 record.

  • SCHS Dancers are National Champs


    The SCHS Dance Team learned last week that after final scores were tabulated, they had won the U.S. Finals Champion Challenge from a competition they participated in over Spring Break in Florida. Team members include: Sydney Warren, Kelly Baird, Ashley Ebertshauser, Hallie Helton, Meredith Barnett, Kaylee Smith, Martina Handra , Kenzie Potts, Mallory Pfeiffer, Peyton Forberger, Kayla Ash and Hannah Quiora. They are coached by Sabrina Shortt Barnett. Team members will receive rings to commemorate their accomplishment.