Today's News

  • Education - Williamson graduates from Gatton

    Spencer County’s Noah Williamson was one of 61 students, representing 37 counties from across Kentucky who were recognized during The Gatton Academy’s eighth graduation ceremony in Van Meter Hall last Saturday.

    Gatton Academy Executive Director Dr. Julia Roberts expressed that the graduation ceremony was a celebration for the entire Commonwealth.

  • Education - Hume wins scholarship from UPI

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Emily Hume, Taylorsville, Ky., recently received a $1,000 United Producers Inc. Scholarship.

    Hume, the daughter of David and Tonya Hume, currently attends Murray State University studying animal science.

  • Education - ATC students of the month

    The following students enrolled at the Shelby County Area Technology Center have received the Citizen of the Month for April which is a student whose behavior and attitude distinguish them as superior students.

    James Abell – Automotive Technology

    Trever Mckinnley – Industrial Maintenance

  • Education - McCoy certified as master environmental educator in Frankfort

    Spencer County resident Doug McCoy will be certified as a master environmental educator at a ceremony in Frankfort today.

    A total of 20 environmental educators from across the Commonwealth will be recognized. All master environmental educators have completed the state’s rigorous Professional Environmental Educator Certification (PEEC) course and at least six subsequent years of continuing education. The course is offered by the Kentucky Environmental Education Council (KEEC), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • Voters cast primary choices


    Poll workers in Taylorsville were reporting slow, but steady voter turnout Tuesday morning for the May primary election.

    State officials were predicting low numbers of registered voters going to the polls with only one race garnering much attention, that being the GOP primary for Governor.

    In that race, it looks like a three-way heat for the top, as Hal Heiner, James Comer and Matt Bevin vye for the chance to make the November ballot. Will T. Scott is considered a longshot.

  • From our readers: Honor the fallen on Memorial Day

    Each Memorial Day, since 1988, members of the 2nd Platoon of Kilo Company Marines, join together. They say Memorial Day isn’t about them. It’s about honoring those who didn’t come home. They reunite, share a few beers, have a cigar, catch up and talk about their families. They reminisce.

  • Honor freedom on Memorial Day

    One of our greatest presidents and Kentucky native, Abraham Lincoln, once said of our country, “America will never be destroyed from the outside.  If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”  That quote comes to mind as we gather in the coming days to honor those who have fought and died in wars foreign and domestic to continue to guarantee the freedom that makes us the envy of other nations and their people around the world.

  • Your voice matters

    It’s been said that following the legislative process is akin to watching sausage being made. It’s not the most appealing thing to witness.

    However, when that sausage sits on the same plate as our farm fresh eggs, then it’s a stark reminder that we need to pay closer attention.

  • Chickens win!


    Members of the Spencer County Fiscal Court may not have given much thought to passing a planning and zoning ordinance change last summer. However, Monday night, their chickens came home to roost.

  • Man charged with raping 13-year-old

    A Bullitt County man has been arrested and charged with rape and incest after police say he impregnated the 13-year-old daughter of his former girlfriend while living in Spencer County.

    Jamal Hunt, 33, of Lebanon Junction, was arrested last week on charges of first degree rape and incest after he was indicted by a Spencer County Grand Jury. The charges stem from a police investigation that included DNA testing of an infant born to the alleged victim last year.