Today's News

  • Heroin bill signed; takes effect now

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Less than 12 hours after it passed the General Assembly, Governor Steve Beshear signed the bipartisan anti-heroin bill into law before a crowded room full of legislators, law enforcement officials and health advocates.
    “It’s a new day in the fight against heroin in our Commonwealth,” said Gov. Beshear. “This bill is a balanced, muscular approach designed to impact users, sellers, law enforcement and public health. Heroin’s terrifying grip on our friends, our families and our communities is finally coming to an end.”

  • Every dog has his day

    Students at Spencer County High School hosted Doggie Days as part of a senior project over the weekend. Dogs and their owners enjoyed prizes, drawings, games and booths.

  • BACK IN TIME - 30 Years Ago, March 28, 1985


  • HISTORIC PATHWAYS - The Circus isn’t coming to town, anymore


  • Health rankings: Bad factors may not mean bad outcomes

    The 2015 County Health Rankings for Kentucky, compiled by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, have been released. For the fourth year in a row, Oldham County ranked highest in Kentucky for health outcomes. Statistical differences among closely ranked counties are very small, so rankings are arranged in quartiles (quarters) in the maps below.

  • Report says KY’s rural hospitals in poor health

    courtesy of
    Kentucky Press News Service

  • Ingram named Main Street Manager


    As proprietor of the Red Scooter antiques store in downtown Taylorsville for nearly two decades, Beverly Ingram, is deeply entrenched in the city’s Main Street in downtown Taylorsville.

    This month she was named manager of Taylorsville’s Main Street Program, which seems a natural fit. She had been named interim manager by the City Commission after the previous manager, Annette King, resigned in September. Ingram also has served on the program’s board of directors for 15 years.

  • Road department working to fix Haley Road slide

    As if the plague of potholes from the harsh winter wasn’t enough, Spencer County’s road department is dealing with a slide that has closed a portion of Haley Road, which runs near the Shelby County line.

    Road Supervisor Todd Burch said Thursday that the slide is the result of recent heavy rains combined with snowmelt and high water in Guist Creek, which flows nearby. He said the county is hoping to receive funding to repair the road from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

  • Local artist paints library mural


    Lois Platt has worn many hats and has traveled to many places in her 80-plus years, but it is Spencer County that she calls home, and here is where she shares her passion for art.

    Her most recent work can be seen at the Spencer County Public Library’s Children’s Room – a mural resembling a life-sized floor-to-ceiling bookshelf, filled with books and toys, including a toy truck that was owned by Linda Bevins, the librarian who asked her to do the painting.

  • Professor to portray Henry Clay at historical society dinner

    Henry Clay. Renowned statesmen. Orator. “The Great Pacificator.” Died in 1852.

    But, if you would like to get an idea of what it would be like to hear him speak, you are in for a treat.

    George J. McGee, a professor of theater at Georgetown College, will portray Clay as the featured guest at the Spencer County Historical Society’s annual dinner, set for 6 p.m. Monday, March 30, at the Spencer County Extension Building.