Today's News

  • Church Happenings - Week of June 3

    Narcotics Anonymous at First Chrisitan

    Narcotics Anonymous meetings are at First Christian Church every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 502-902-1648.

    Celebrate Recovery at two churches

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Locating and comparing senior housing options

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    Can you go over the different types of housing options available to seniors, and recommend some good resources for locating and choosing one? I need to find a place for my elderly mother, and could use some help.

    Searching Daughter

    Dear Searching,

    There’s a wide array of housing options available to seniors, but what’s appropriate for your mom will depend on her needs and financial situation. Here’s a rundown of the different levels of senior housing and some resources to help you search.

  • Public Record - Week of June 3

    Judge J. R. Robards heard the following cases on April 3, 2015 in Spencer District Court:


    Shannon D. Bybee, (1973), speeding 17 miles per hour over limit, guilty, $177 court costs and fines.

    David G. Castro, (1972), speeding 25 miles per hour over limit; no operators/moped license, guilty, $298 court costs and fines.

    Rosietta Hardin, (1976), failure to wear seat belts, guilty, $25 fine.

    Brittany M. Redmon, (1992), failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, first offense, guilty, $643 court costs and fines.

  • The Class of 2015

    We often look to Frankfort for winds of change or doors of opportunity. Here in Spencer County, our local leaders rely heavily on decisions made in the General Assembly.

    Our schools get marching orders from state officials, as do numerous agencies that influence many aspects of our lives. What happens in Frankfort can determine what happens here at home, next week, next year, and for years to come.

  • Higdon outlines summer agenda

    As we transition from spring to summer, so many milestone events are taking place in the lives of our young people across Kentucky. I want to send out congratulations and best wishes to all our high school and higher education graduates. Kentucky has a bright future and it is in the hands of these capable young men and women, who are each beginning a new and important chapter in life.

  • Agriculture - Canine influenza on rise

    Canine influenza is on the move in the United States. A new strain of the flu has led to the death of eight dogs and sickened more than 1,700 in the Chicago area. Now dogs in other states including Wisconsin, Georgia, Texas, Ohio and Indiana are getting sick. Authorities are not yet sure if the strain of the virus is the same, but are urging awareness.

    University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Lab pathologist Lynne Cassone said there is no reason to panic, but dog owners should be vigilant.

  • Agriculture - Local 4-H members hone skills at communications day event


    The 2015 Louisville Area Communications Day was Saturday, May 9, at Cedar Grove Elementary School in Shepherdsville. I am so proud to say that everyone from Spencer County did an outstanding job.

    Junior Home Environment Demonstration: 1st Place and Blue Ribbon – Lorelae Cox demonstrated How to Make Towel Friends.

    Junior Safety Demonstration: 2nd Place and Blue Ribbon – Christopher Drury demonstrated How to Safely Haul Equipment.

    Speech Category: 2nd Place and Blue – Jackson Baird, Kentucky State Fair.

  • Agriculture - Get savvy about geraniums

    My interest in hardy geraniums started in about 1996. In European gardens they were as commonplace as phlox was in American perennial gardens. Twenty years later and hardy geraniums are available, in all their glory, at most garden centers. Experience has taught us which ones are suited to our warm summer climate.

  • Sports Briefs - week of May 27

    Lady Bears Basketball Camp

    The Spencer County Lady Bears basketball team will host a Youth Basketball Camp on June 8-11 for girls from Kindergarten through 8th grade.

    The camp will be held at the high school from 8:30 a.m. until noon.

    Cost for the camp is $50 (which includes a T-shirt) and if you register by June 1, you can save $10. There are also family discounts available for siblings.

    If you are interested in sending a girl to camp, contact Coach Brandy Scott at 502-558-9646 or email her at brandy.scott@spencer.kyschools.us.

  • 4-H shooting results

    Several local shooters and archers had a good showing at the 7th Annual Spencer County Invitational Shooting Sports Tournament on May 16.

    In Trap Shooting, Krisenda Neeley placed second in ages 12-14 division, while Travis Clemens and Patrick Rood finished second and third respectively in the 15-18 division.

    In Air Pistol, Sean Ladwig placed second in the age 15-18 class.