Today's News

  • Consider shopping local first


    I’ve often described Spencer County to friends and relatives who live elsewhere, as having the best of both worlds. It offers up the beauty and serenity of living in the country, while being close to a large metropolitan area that offers so much in terms of shopping, dining out and entertainment.

    However, that drive to Louisville is not always pleasant, is certainly not always cheap, and is not always convenient. Over time, I’ve discovered that there’s a whole lot more available right here in Spencer County than I had ever imagined.

  • 2015 portraits of business success


    Dozens of hours were spent in local businesses over the past few weeks working to put together the Business Profiles countywide edition you hold in your hands today. So much has been learned about the hundreds of faces behind these local businesses, whether business owners or employees. If you venture to take a look, you might be surprised at what you’d find here.

    Does Spencer County offer the products and services we need? More often than not, the answer is, yes.

  • Living “on the way”

    A lot of important things happen while we are “on the way.” Some of the best conversations my wife and I have had are in the car on the way somewhere. The same thing has happened with my children and grandchildren. While on my way across country, I have rejoiced at some of the most amazing scenery that our Lord ever created.

  • Gay marriage: How not to respond

    If you’re saddened at the direction our nation has turned, a direction now realized after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage, you may be having a difficult time reconciling that according to your Christian beliefs.

    After all Christians are called to love others and hate sin and this often causes a spiritual division. Many are left to wonder how they should respond.

  • VBS Schedule

    Spencer Christian Church

    Spencer Christian Church will host its Vacation Bible School from 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, through Friday, July 31. The theme will be “Everest – Conquering Challenges Through God’s Mighty Power.”

  • Church Happenings - Week of July 22

    Revival at Wakefiled Christian

    Revival services will be held at Wakefield Christian Church starting Wednesday, July 22 at 7 p.m. and lasting until Sunday, July 26. Wednesday’s speaker will be James Nale. On Thursday, Kim Lutz will bring the message. On Friday, Mark Turner will speak, with Anthony Noe speaking on Saturday evening. On Sunday, Mavis Bennett will speak in the morning with Lonnie Hill finishing the revival services Sunday night.

    Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

  • CASA seeks children advocates - Mason joins Advisory Council

    Spencer Magnet Publisher Lynette Mason has joined the Advisory Council for the Court Appointed Child Advocate program based in Louisville – also known as CASA of the River Region, which serves Jefferson, Oldham, Spencer, Shelby, Trimble and Henry counties.

    Mason said she was approached by CASA Program Director Carolyn Smither about serving on the council two months ago.

  • Chicken owners speak out as new ordinance considered


    Raising chickens has become a family affair for Michelle Brewer. They have chickens they raise to produce eggs, and chickens they raise for show, all kept in neat, well-maintained coops on their two plus acres near Little Mount.

  • Flooding spurs talk of new park


    For the second time this year, floodwaters covered the baseball fields at Ray Jewell Memorial Park, as well as the soccer fields at Waterford Park. The damage wasn’t as severe as the April event, but it was enough to cause local officials to discuss alternatives for youth sports in the future.

    At Monday night’s meeting of the Spencer County Fiscal Court, magistrates and Judge-Executive John Riley spent several minutes talking about the impact of recent floods on private property, as well as public land like the parks.

  • Locals donate to E. KY flood relief as Spencer native leads rescue


    Spencer County has a close connection with the recent tragic flooding in Johnson County, Kentucky, that left hundreds homeless and four dead.

    Johnson County Emergency Management Search and Rescue Coordinator Brian Jeffiers is a Spencer County native and served as a volunteer fire fighter while in high school before graduating and relocating, Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Chief Nathan Nation said.

    “He’s been extremely busy this past week,” Nation said of Jeffiers.