Today's News

  • Signs erected recognizing Miss Kentucky Laura Jones


    Laura Jones, the reigning Miss Kentucky 2016, stands beneath one of four signs that have been placed at various county lines in Spencer County, recognizing it as the home of the pageant winner. Jones, a 2011 graduate of Spencer County High School, won the Miss Kentucky Title last summer, finished well in the Miss America Pageant in September, and continues to travel across the Commonwealth in her capacity as Miss Kentucky.

  • Girls earn trip to Regional


    The season rolls on for at least another week for the Spencer County Lady Bears, who were runners-up in last week’s District Tournament, earning them a spot in the 8th Region Tournament where they were scheduled to take on Owen County Tuesday night at 8 p.m. in the first round.

    The Lady Bears had an exciting come-from-behind win last Wednesday to secure their advancement, besting host Collins 50-47.

  • Boys struggle with Anderson, fall 52-35


    It was clear from the beginning that it was going to be a rough night for the Spencer County Bears, as they struggled offensively against a very physical Anderson County squad, scoring only nine points in the first half on their way to a 52-35 loss in the first round of the 30th District Tournament last Wednesday night at Collins High School.

  • The Best fans in the 30th District

    Fifteen minutes before tip-off of Wednesday night’s opening round action of the 30th District Tournament at Collins High School in Shelbyville, Spencer County fans had already taken up most of one side of the gymnasium. It was a sea of blue and they kept coming in as the minutes ticked off before the first game started.

  • Outdoors - Fishing season is upon us


    The mild weather this winter has many thinking it will be an early spring across Kentucky.
    The earlier, the better for anglers, who by late February are like sprinters on their marks waiting for the starter’s pistol to fire.

    Some of the best fishing of the year is right around the corner. The new license year is, too. It starts March 1.
    For $20, an annual resident Kentucky fishing license serves as a ticket to good fishing opportunities, but also as an investment.

  • Church Happenings - Week of March 1, 2017

    Mt. Zion Baptist at Camp Branch celebratespastor’s 1st anniversary

    Mt. Zion Baptist Church at Campbranch will celebrate the 1st anniversary of Pastor W.C. Mitchell on Sunday, March 12 at 3 p.m. The Rev. Joseph Humphrey Jr., from New Covenant Church in Shelbyville, will be visiting. The church offers Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. with worship service at 11 a.m. The church is located at 4056 Bloomfield Road in Taylorsville.

  • Enjoying abundant life even at an older age
  • Large crowd checks out public library


    Wide eyes and wide smiles adorned the faces of most who walked through the doors of the new Spencer County Public Library Saturday morning during their grand opening celebration.

  • Court tables nuisance ordinance

    A stricter new nuisance ordinance that would allow the use of aerial photography to help planning and  zoning officials to go after violators was tabled Monday night as magistrates wanted more information before approving.

    Magistrate Brian Bayers said he wanted to exercise caution before moving forward, expressing concerns about privacy rights among other issues.

  • Edgewater a growing concern for county officials


    The Spencer County Fiscal Court agreed in a special meeting Friday to file a notice that Premier Resorts, the owner of Edgewater Resorts, is in default of its lease. Last fall, Premier surrendered management to their bank, Kings Southern Bank, and now it appears that Kings Southern wants to wash its hands of the resort as well. The bank has sent notice that it will cease management of the property at the end of the month.