Today's News

  • Neighbor who attacked Sen. Rand Paul could face up to 21 months in prison

    Federal prosecutors will recommend a sentence of 21 months in prison for the neighbor charged with tackling and injuring U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, according to a court document.

    The document, posted Monday, also makes clear that the attack was not politically motivated.

    Paul’s neighbor, Rene Boucher, told police he attacked Paul because he’d “had enough” after seeing the Republican senator stack more brush on a pile near Bocher’s yard, according to the plea agreement Boucher signed.

  • Tips to lower heating bill

    The unusually cold start to 2018 has resulted in higher than normal energy use by members of Salt River Electric and other utilities across the region.

    Salt River Electric is encouraging members to be aware of their energy use and take steps to help manage electric bills, which are also expected to be higher than usual as a result of increased usage.

    Weather, especially cold weather, affects residential energy bills more than any other factor. Heating claims about a 42 percent share of overall energy use in U.S. homes.

  • 30th District Tourney starts tonight

    High School basketball season in Kentucky has hit the postseason, and for the first time in recent memory, both the Spencer County Bears and the Lady Bears are contenders.
    The boys are heading into tonight’s first-round matchup with Anderson County in the 30th District Tournament, winners of 10 straight games. Not even the 2011 Spencer County district title winners and 8th Region runners-up could boast of such a long winning streak.

  • Lady Bears winning again as postseason begins


  • A perfect 10


  • FFA Commodity Breakfast


  • SCES Academic team wins Governor’s Cup


  • TES Father-Daughter Dance


  • What’s Happening

    Farmers Market meeting

    The Spencer County Farmers Market Committee will be holding a planning meeting on Thursday, beginning at 6 p.m. They would like all of those who have previously sold or are interested in selling to attend. They will be discussing the previous selling season and begin planning the 2018 season. It will be held at the Spencer Co. Extension Office.
    You do not need to be a large producer to participate in the market. Backyard gardeners are welcome.

  • God scares us more than guns

    Funerals are being held this week for many of the 17 victims in the most recent school shooting in Florida. Two graves are still fresh in Marshall County, KY and odds are, there could be another school shooting in the coming weeks, the next few months, or perhaps next year.
    Each one is a tragedy. And each time, before the smoke clears, the debate over guns rages. It’s the wrong debate.