Today's News

  • Agriculture - State Fair results


    Justin Pietz, Adam Pietz, Ryan Tobbe and Jackson Tobbe showed their poultry at the Kentucky State Fair. Best American went to Justin Pietz. Best English went to Adam Pietz. Best Clean Legged Single Comb went to Ryan Tobbe.

    Makala Hatzman participated in the 2016 Kentucky State Fair 4-H/FFA Heifer Show. She showed her heifers and participated in showmanship at the State Fair.

  • Agriculture - Trunk flare should be evident when planting

    Hands down this is the best time of the year for me.  The weather has a subtlety about it with extremes thrown in here and there as a reminder that Mother Nature will do as she pleases.  I am tired from the summer but reinvigorated when the light changes and the blue sky becomes clearer.  I can think about gardening again with a smile on my face.  

  • Agriculture - State Fair results - Cloverville Exhibit Hall

    Following are the names of Spencer County youth who earned honors at the State Fair in the Cloverville Exhibit Hall:

    4-H Arts and Crafts

    Junior Original Design Ceramics – Jillian Dunning – White

    Junior Ceramics – Lorelae Cox – Blue

    Junior Folk Art – Joshua Sims – Blue

    Junior Weaving – Kennedy Catlett – Red

    Junior Jewelry Beadwork – Kennedy Catlett – White

  • Agriculture - State Fair results - Country Ham winners


  • Agriculture - State Fair results - Lamb show results


  • From our readers - Thanks for supporting Dawson Moore Scholarship

    I would like to thank all who bought jewelry and other items that we sold at the Octoberfest on Saturday, October 1st. Gloria Williams was the winner of the blue and white afghan drawn from tickets bought for a fundraiser for the scholarship fund.

  • Remembering our county’s unique history

    The return of the Quantrill historical marker came with little fanfare, just as it’s disappearance several months ago was noticed by few. Perhaps it’s because we drive by these historical markers located in various spots around the county and pay little attention to them. That’s a shame.

  • Hypocritical moral outrage

    So America, do we really want to have this discussion?

    You say you’re outraged, flabbergasted and offended that a 59-year-old man would make such crude and perverted remarks about a woman? You say his comments are akin to condoning sexual assault or worse?

    You worry about what kind of damage such remarks being made public may do to our young people. We need to protect the innocence of our children, you say.

  • Taxing smokers is fool’s gold

    The new wrinkle in anti-smoking crusaders’ annual demand to raise Kentucky’s cigarette tax is that hiking taxes to fund the Medicaid expansion is somehow a better approach than moving able-bodied adults from government dependency to the fulfillment offered by work and independence.

  • Lady Bears fall to Anderson


    The girls are 7-12 on the season, following a district loss to Anderson County last week, 3-1. The girls played four close sets with the Lady Bearcats, losing the first, 25-22, winning the second 25-23, dropping the third 25-21, and the final set, 25-18.

    The girls will be busy this week, and had a  home game scheduled for Monday night against  Whitefield Academy, and were to travel to Western Hills on Tuesday.  They will play at Bullitt East on Tuesday and East Jessamine next Monday.