Today's News

  • Youth baseball begins Saturday

    The Spencer County Youth Baseball Association will celebrate the opening day of their season this Saturday with games beginning at 9 a.m. at Ray Jewell Park.

    SCYBA President Rena Allen said there are more than 300 young people involved in the league this year, and is also asking that parents and other volunteers make sure to help out with concessions and other efforts to keep the league operating.

  • From our readers - New voluntary state ID cards are harmless, yet compliant

    In 2005, legislation was enacted by the United States Congress to beef up national security by adding new requirements for state driver’s licenses and other official ID cards. Ever since then, as states have gone through the process of complying with the new mandates, much opposition has formed to what is often called REAL ID.  However, despite those concerns, the new ID cards will give every Kentuckian the option to obtain a federally approved ID and lift the burden on things like flying and entering military installments.

  • Change will require respect

    There’s no doubt we live in troubled times. The world seems to be teetering on the edge of major conflicts, our nation is more divided than ever, and even locally, people often find themselves opposing their neighbors over issues.

  • Which is the fairest of the tax plans

    Getting rid of an unbalanced reliance on the income tax and moving to an approach that taxes consumption instead would brand Kentucky a state of producers rather than a commonwealth of punishers.

    After all, what do personal and corporate income taxes accomplish other than funding government services and programs by punishing – and thus discouraging – individuals from producing and businesses from growing?

    A proven free-market principle is: policies get more of what they encourage and less of what is discouraged.

  • TSCFD receives $16,000 grant for safety equipment

    The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation announced that the Spencer County Fire Protection District has been awarded a grant for up to $16,464 to purchase six sets of personal protective equipment for firefighting.

    The funding from this grant will allow the Spencer County Fire Protection District to obtain gear that will enhance firefighter safety and improve the operational capabilities of the department.

    This also allows the fire district to meet the National Fire Protection Association 10 year replacement standard for gear replacement.

  • DAR fleece blankets


    The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution John Fitch Chapter sponsored a Fleece Blanket Workshop for veterans on March 15 at Nelson County Library. John Fitch members had an enjoyable time making blankets with State Chairperson of the Service to Veterans Committee, Margie Shelton. 

  • Hesselbrock serves as host for NFWL visit


  • Trace your roots online

    Family Tree is free, available to everyone. You can see what the FamilySearch system already contains about your ancestors, work with others to fill in missing information and correct errors, add sources, and add photos and stories of your ancestors.

    Go to familysearch.org, click FAMILY TREE. You are asked to create a free account.

  • Local UPS driver honored for 25 accident-free years


  • Agriculture - Symbolism of the Easter Lily