Today's News

  • Outdoors - Drought shouldn’t impact waterfowl season

    The moderate drought conditions across Kentucky brought baked, cracked yards, dust, fires and streams as low as any time in recent memory. This would seem a negative for the upcoming waterfowl season, but the summer’s ample rains provided a cushion against the fall dry spell.

  • Church Happenings - Week of November 16, 2016

    Tickets now on sale for annual Community Tree of Life

    Tickets are on sale for the annual “Community Tree of Life” Christmas musical presentation which depicts the Biblical story of  the birth and life of Christ.

  • What’s on the inside?

    Do you remember playing tag when you were a kid? Running away from whoever was “it,” or trying to catch anyone you could if you were “it.”  Fun for the fast kids, a little harder for those of us who were a little slower.

    One day I was playing tag with my cousins on their farm.  I was “it,” and chased my cousin around a little stable and ran right into a plow.  My cousin had known the plow was there and turned the right way to miss it, but I plowed right into it.

  • Puttin’ on the dog to build a shelter


  • Ruling goes against Sheriff

    Judge Karen A. Conrad ruled against Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump in his lawsuit against the Spencer County Fiscal Court Wednesday, writing that alternative space has been provided or offered to the Sheriff’s office. Stump had filed the lawsuit in October after an alleged outbreak of mold forced him to evacuate his building, and Stump had been at odds with the Fiscal Court and Judge-Executive John Riley over finding adequate space for his department.

  • Trump gets 75 percent of Spencer vote


    While the nation reacted with shock last Tuesday when Republican Donald Trump won the national presidential election, voters in Spencer County may not have been surprised. That’s because Trump got more than 75 percent of the votes cast in the presidential race, as he easily defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton countywide, with 7,196 votes to 1,921. Third party candidate, Gary Johnson, received 237, David McMullen received 111, and Jill Stein received 44.

  • Christmas on Main is Dec. 10


    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Volunteers decorated Main Street over the weekend and organizers have also released information about the annual Christmas on Main Street event that is scheduled for Saturday, December 10.

    The event has enjoyed a revival of sorts in recent years and one of the organizers expects the event to be as big as ever this year.

    “It was almost dying out several years ago, but it’s come back and we’ve been growing it a little every year,” said Diana Hilbert.

  • From our readers - Thanks for all who helped make election go smoothly

    The election is finally completed and I’m sure that, like me, you are relieved. The changes were many both in the Commonwealth and nationally. As a County Board of Election member, we were preparing for a large turnout and the questions that result from so many newly registered voters and voters who haven’t cast a ballot in awhile. The citizens were definitely motivated this year.

  • From our readers - Veterans deserve thanks every day of the year

    Fewer than 10 percent of Americans can claim the title of veteran. Far less than one percent of our population is currently defending us in the global war on terrorism. And yet, so many seem intent on trying to balance the budget by diminishing the quality of life programs designed for the veterans who have already disproportionately made sacrifices.

  • From our readers - Thanks church for election hospitality

    On behalf of the poll workers at Spencer Christian Church, we want to thank SCC for its great and continuing hospitality. Not only to us, but for their honoring veterans who came to vote. It was truly a gesture of Christianity that will not be forgotten.

    Tony Wheatley
    Taylorsville, KY