Today's News

  • Church Happenings - Week of October 12, 2016

    Camp Meeting at Old Country Church

    Old Country Church will be holding Camp Meeting 2016 at the church from October 16-21. The morning service on Sunday will begin at 10:30 a.m. with breakfast served from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. There will be a lunch after the Sunday morning service. Evening services will begin with a special song service at 6:30 p.m. and the speaking at 7 p.m. There will be homemade chili and soup, hamburgers and hot dogs served after the evening meals with drinks and desserts for $1.

  • What’s wrong with pastors being political?
  • Deputy falls ill, mold to blame?


    A second county employee was hospitalized over the weekend after falling ill from possible exposure to moldy conditions inside the Spencer County Sheriff’s Office.

    Deputy Tom Brummer was transported to Baptist East hospital Friday afternoon after he complained of respiratory issues. He was admitted and remained at Baptist East as of Monday afternoon.

    “He’s still in the hospital,” said Sheriff Buddy Stump. When asked if he felt Brummer’s condition was related to mold, Stump said “Yes, I feel like it is.”

  • Republicans outnumber Democrats in Spencer Co.

    After decades of being a solidly Democratic state when it came to political party registration, Spencer County has flipped to a slight majority of its voters being registered as Republicans.

    County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock said Monday her office has been busy in recent weeks as people have come in to register or change party affiliations, and the flip actually took place a little more than a week ago.

  • Quantrill marker is back in place near Wakefield


    A Kentucky historical marker indicating the site of the capture of a notorious Civil War guerilla fighter is back in its proper location after it mysteriously disappeared last spring.

    The marker on KY 55 near Wakefield, was noticed missing in May, and neither neighbors nor highway department officials could determine where it had gone. Some nearby residents said they didn’t even notice it was missing until asked, and said they had no idea what had happened to it.

  • What’s happening - Week of October 12, 2016

    Students to present “Dracula”

    The Spencer County High School and Middle School drama department will be presenting their production of “Dracula” October 27-30 at 7 p.m. and also on October 30 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults.

    Gospel Singing at Elk Creek Baptist

    There will be a Gospel Singing Jubilee held at the Elk Creek Baptist Church on Saturday, October 15 at 6:30 p.m. Featured will be Victory Road and the Waldridge Family.

  • Christian Care Communities Week


    A proclamation was presented by Spencer County Judge Executive John Riley, second from left, on behalf of the Spencer Co. Fiscal Court, recognizing Christian Care Communities Week in Spencer County. Riley was joined by Mary Lynn Spalding, left, President and CEO of Christian Care Communities, Karla Porter, third from left, Spencer County Facilities Manager, and James Patton, Christian Care Communities Vice President for Mission  Advancement and General Counsel. The event was held during a luncheon for residents and guests on Sunday afternoon.

  • Palmer a class act on and off the golf course
  • 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.