Today's News

  • Kentucky Gourd Art Show this weekend


    The Kentucky Gourd Art Show returns to Taylorsville this weekend with exhibits at the Spencer County Elementary School on Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Sunday, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Pictured are some of the gourds from last year’s show.

    This year’s theme is “Thunder Drums Over Kentucky.”

    Admission to the show is $4 for adults and children under 12 are free. A weekend pass is $6. The annual event draws gourd artists from all over Kentucky and several states.

  • AMVETS Post 129 seeking donations


  • Education - Brandon Taylor graduates from Bellarmine


    Brandon Taylor graduated in May 2017 from Bellarmine University with a Bachelor’s  Degree in Exercise Science and Minor in Psychology. He has  been  accepted into the Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program at  Bellarmine Grad  School. Brandon was 1 of 72 students chosen from over 900 applicants for this  program. He is a graduate of SCHS and the son of Paul and Nancy Taylor.

  • What’s happening - Week of May 17, 2017

    Habitat Golf Scramble

    The Spencer County Habitat for Humanity’s 12th Annual Golf Scramble will be held June 3, at 7 a.m. at Tanglewood Golf Course.

    Registration is $200 for a team of four and includes green fee, cart rental, lunch and door prizes. SCHFH is still seeking event sponsors and hole sponsors.

  • Harley-Phipps Engagement


  • From our readers - Thanks to all who supported A Ruff Day at the Fairgrounds

    The Spencer County Animal Shelter would like to give great thanks to all who attended our shelter festival, A Ruff Day at the Fairgrounds. We’re very grateful for all who volunteered to organize the event, and the vendors who brought their wares for sale. And of course we could not have held this event without the support of a host of businesses, organizations, first responders and volunteers.

  • From our readers - A voice in favor of Medicaid expansion

    The House of Representatives passed their ObamaCare replacement bill and sent it to the House.  The only two positive things I can say about it are:  it is not ObamaCare and it is out of the House.  I hope the Senate does better.

  • We’ve destroyed innocence

    It’s impossible to travel into the future, but there are times when you can see it. The photo on the front page of this week’s paper not only shows you the future, but the future is staring back at you in the form of some happy, smiling kids who graduated last week from Spencer County Preschool.

    These kids will start Kindergarden next year, which means they are scheduled to graduate 13 years from now, making them the class of 2030. Do you feel old yet?

  • Giving unaffordable benefits is a fatal flaw

    Like Bernie Sanders refuses to acknowledge socialism’s devastating impact on previously prosperous Venezuela, supporters of Kentucky’s pension status quo – who seem largely illiterate about how defined-benefit systems work – refuse to concede that inadequate funding is not the primary cause of the commonwealth’s pension woes.

    If it was, then why is the County Employees’ Retirement System (CERS) only around 60-percent funded despite making 100 percent of its actuarially required contributions through the years?

  • Frankfort busy even after session

    Over a month has passed since the conclusion of the 2017 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly but my work as your senator has not slowed. Between answering your well thought-out letters and phone calls, I have been visiting with constituents in our district and listening to your concerns and preparing to discuss many of those topics during the Interim.