Today's News

  • Pain is often a signal

    As a Marine going through boot camp I heard sayings like, “No pain, no gain.” or “Pain is good and extreme pain is extremely good.” Now, trying to keep in shape or even preparing for battle, those sayings make sense. A few sore muscles or a few scrapes may save your life. But I must admit, in general, I am not a fan of pain.

  • Church Happenings - Week of August 26

    Plum Creek Baptist Fish Fry and Gospel Sing

    Plum Creek Baptist Church will host a Fish Fry and Gospel Sing for Northern Lights Missions on Saturday, August 29 beginning at 4:30 p.m. The cost is $7 for adults, and $4 for children under 10. The meal includes fish, slaw, baked beans, dessert and drink. The gospel sing will feature Victory Road, Gospel Eyes and others. There will also be a cake auction. The church is located at the junction of KY 44 and Plum Creek Road.
    Women’s Bible Study at First Baptist Church

  • Sports Briefs - week of August 26

    Cornerstone Christian Academy
    Basketball Camp

  • Public Record - Week of August 26

    Judge J. R. Roberts heard the following cases on July 10, 2015 in Spencer District Court:

    Eric W. Fulkerson, (1982), receiving stolen property $10,000 or more amended to receiving stolen property under $500, guilty, 45 days, 7 days credit for time served, conditionally discharged for two years, Kentucky Alternative Program, $153 court costs and fines.

    Johnathon D. Ashley, (1982), reckless driving; license required to be carried on person; no/expired registration plates, guilty, $453 court costs and fines.

  • Fire destroys a home on Airport Road


    Officials were still on the scene Wednesday afternoon after a fire destroyed a home on Airport Road hours earlier. It’s not known if anyone was home at the time of the blaze and firefighters began searching the rubble after extinguishing the flames.

    The fire began around 9 a.m. and spread quickly. Neighbors said they called 9-1-1 immediately after noticing smoke and flames, and within minutes the house was fully engulfed.



    Coach Whitney Reno is excited about her first varsity coaching job, mostly fueled by the talent and enthusiasm she sees on the court with the Lady Bears Volleyball team.

    She’s not new to many of the girls, having coached the freshman squad last year, and serving as coach at the middle school the past two seasons. She played volleyball at Woodford County High School, and played in numerous intramural leagues while a student at Western Kentucky University.

  • GIRLS SOCCER - New coach helps to lead Lady Bears back to top


    The Spencer County Lady Bears soccer program has seen success over the past several years, including a district title in 2013 and qualifying for the regional tournament two of the last three years.

    However, graduation took its toll on the program two years ago and the girls endured a 6-12 season last year.

    New faces on the field and the sideline could signal a new beginning for the team as first-year head coach Kelsi Shipley tries to lead a young squad with twelve underclassmen back to the top.

  • Body discovered in home destroyed by fire


  • BOYS SOCCER - Boys have the right ‘mindset’ in ‘15


    If attitude can win games, the Spencer County Boys soccer team might surprise some people with their success this season.

    “The biggest improvement has been that there is a soccer mindset,” said third-year coach Dewayne Mason.

    “We are a team that loves the game. In the past, there have not been many players who have been committed to the process, because they had not learned what that had meant. Honing your skills was something foreign,” said the coach.

    This season, Mason sees a difference.

  • A smooth return to school


    Summer vacation came to an end for Spencer County students last Wednesday as they headed back to school.

    Spencer County Superintendent Chuck Adams reported that the first day was very smooth without any major problems.

    For most students, it was simpy a return to class, but for the youngest, it was a milestone as they began Kindergarten to begin their educational journeys. The step proved emotional for children and parents alike, with a few tears mixed with a lot of smiles and hugs.