Today's News

  • Church Happenings

    Community Easter Services

    The Spencer County Ministerial Association’s Community Easter Services are as follows:
    GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE: Noon on Friday, March 30, at First Baptist Church. Bro. Kenny Jackson of Elk Creek Baptist Church will bring the message.
    EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE: 7 a.m. on Sunday, April 1, at Plum Creek Baptist Church. Bro. Tom Sparrow of Wakefield Baptist Church will bring the message.
    The community is invited to attended these services and worship together.
    Elk Creek Baptist Egg Hunt

  • District Court

    Judge J. R. Robards heard the following cases on March 2, 2018 in Spencer District Court:

    Dillion Rae Dress, (1995), possession of marijuana; speeding 10 miles per hour over the limit amended to defective equipment, guilty, $433 court costs and fines.
    Brian Andrew Greiner, (1974), possession of marijuana, guilty, $413 court costs and fines.
    Zachery Tyler Gyori, (1991), resident fishing without a license or permit, guilty, $288 court costs and fines.


  • What's Happening

    Community Easter Services

    The Spencer County Ministerial Association has announced times and locations for the community Easter services.
    The Good Friday service will be held at noon at First Baptist Church in Taylorsville on Friday, March 30, with Pastor Ken Jackson of Elk Creek Baptist Church bringing the message.
    The Easter Sunrise Service will be held on Easter morning, April 1, at 7 a.m. at Plum Creek Baptist Church.
    Circuit Clerk’s Office closing early
    on Good Friday

  • Don’t attack the teachers

    As we approach the end of the 2018 Regular Session, it’s become crunch time in Frankfort. It is anticipated that the Senate will pass out their version of the budget this week and the differences will then be settled in a Conference Committee between the House and Senate. This week has seen many bills pass both the full House and House Committees, but there has been a clear focus on public safety and the brave Kentuckians who dedicate their lives to protecting us each and every day. Before I report on these bills, there is an important matter that I want to address.

  • Time to turn on the lights

    Fifty years after Major League Baseball began playing night games under bright lights, Chicago’s Wrigley Field slipped the switch and illumuniated their ivy-covered walls for night baseball.
    A lack of funds during WWII, then stubborness, tradition, red tape and other issues delayed night baseball at Wrigley until 1988.
    Some of those same issues plague efforts here locally to get lights for youth baseball at Ray Jewell Park.
    There’s a $39,000 grant available, but it must be matched by local funds, either from local government or private donations.

  • County turns over funds

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court turned over a little more than $16,000 to a nonprofit group, whose mission is to provide care for stray animals, following a vote at Monday night’s meeting. The 3-2 vote came over the objections of Judge Executive John Riley who said the county was holding the funds to ensure they would be used specifically for the building of a new shelter.

  • Bell wins State indoor 400m


  • My take on the pension crisis

    When I was 17-years-old, I crossed the stage in the gym of my high school, received my diploma, and then walked into my future. At that point, I had decisions to make that would impact the rest of my life. Among the most important – what was I going to do for the next 40-50 years.

  • Stidger House more than a shack


  • Funding isn’t the main problem with pensions

    “Inadequate funding” is a popular claim often repeated by defenders of the status quo regarding Kentucky’s $65 billion public-pension crisis. However, facts assign a much-larger role to the failure of the retirement systems’ benefit structures to protect the commonwealth against risks and costs of crushing liabilities.