Today's News

  • Start your mornings with God

    Some of us are morning people. Some of us are not! Some people wake up early every morning and just jump out of bed, others, like me, sort of groan out of bed.
    I don’t mean that I wake up in a bad mood or anything, I’d just rather sleep in a little more. My wife sometimes complains about my use of the snooze button! You see I go to bed planning to get up early and do 62 things before breakfast, but come morning it just doesn’t work that way.

  • Kentucky earns signature win

    Bittersweet in the Bluegrass.
    The sweet: Five games in, Kentucky owns its most significant football win in decades. It happened on a Saturday when SEC powers scrambled the standings, leaving us to see Tennessee and Vanderbilt at the bottom and, ahem, that basketball school near the top.
    The bitter: On Sunday the Bluegrass State lost an icon, Jimmy Feix, gentleman ball coach, gentleman otherwise, best of the best son of Kentucky.

  • Golf team finishes 10th in regional tournament

    The Spencer County High School Boys Golf team finished tenth in last weeks 5th Region tournament held at the Elizabethtown Country Club in Elizabethtown.

  • Youth team competes against regional foes
  • Bears lose district battle against Collins 20-7


  • Fiscal court speeds through Monday meeting

    Spencer County Fiscal Court made quick work of their agenda Monday, unanimously approving every item before the court.
    Spencer County Judge Executive Bill Karrer updated the court on the progress of several paving projects Monday, including ongoing work at Fairground Road. Karrer said that some citizens had voiced concerns with the project, which will not be completed until Spring 2015, but that progress was being made.

  • KY 44 realignment a year ahead of schedule

    Realignment of Mount Washington-Taylorsville Road (KY 44) in Spencer County is near completion with work wrapping up over one year ahead of schedule. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) awarded a $2.97 million contract to MAC Construction of New Albany, Indiana to straighten a curvy section of KY 44 from Oak Tree Way to KY 1633. Work began in January and will be completed by the end of October. The project was originally scheduled for completion in December 2015.

  • KSU gets grant to help farmers

    A grant of nearly $200,000 could help local farmers become more profitable.
    Kentucky State University’s College of Agriculture, Food Science and Sustainable Systems received the grant through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Outreach and Advocacy to target farmers in 73 Kentucky counties. The initiative aims to improve their participation in USDA programs.

  • Ag Department awarded more than $300K

    FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Department of Agriculture was awarded a Specialty Crop Block Grant for $302,620.11 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to work with the University of Kentucky and other organizations and commodity groups to strengthen markets for specialty crops in Kentucky.
    “This funding will greatly enhance our efforts to help Kentucky’s specialty crop businesses grow and prosper,” Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said. “This investment in our specialty crop industry will boost Kentucky’s rural economy.”

  • Stray seed leads to odd fruit

    Over the past couple of weeks I have had a half dozen people come up to me with stories of amazing vegetables appearing in their yards and gardens. My mother, for one, has what she calls a French squash growing by the sidewalk around a newly planted serviceberry.