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Today's News

  • COLUMN: God isn’t fooled by masks

    Masks are everywhere today. On Main Street tonight kids in costumes will be searching for candy and goodies. Maybe in your neighborhood you’ll see a few trick-or-treaters. You may have kids or grandkids that enjoy dressing up. You may even put on a plastic mask or a wig or a pair of goofy glasses just to have a little fun. It is just that time of year.

  • Local group participates in UPS Plane Pull

    On Saturday, Sept. 29, 18 residents of Spencer County, 15 of those from Spencer County High School, participated in the UPS Plane Pull for Special Olympics in honor of a SCHS student who competes in Special Olympics.

  • Service to honor Spencer County’s veterans, active-duty military

    Saturday, Spencer Countians will have a chance to honor their fellow citizens who have served or are serving in the United States Armed Forces.

  • EDITORIAL: Thanks for making forum a success

    Last Thursday’s city commission candidate forum went off without a hitch, and we couldn’t be more thankful.
    Our staff, along with the Chamber of Commerce board of directors, put a lot of time and effort into coordinating Thursday’s forum, but we couldn’t have made it happen without you — the citizens and the candidates who attended.
    Thursday was a model night of how, in an ideal world, elected officials would cooperate, collaborate and, let’s just say it, get along.

  • Students to present fall production ‘The Outsiders’ at SCMS this weekend

    Spencer County’s middle school and high school drama departments will present S.E. Hinton’s “The Outsiders” this weekend as their fall production.
    The show is directed by Spencer County High School senior Ben Hesse and produced by Spencer County Middle School Drama Director Shelby Steege.

  • Toys for Tots boxes up and accepting donations

    The holiday season is just around the corner as is evidenced by the recent placement of Toys for Tots donation boxes in many local businesses.

  • What's Happening — Week of Oct. 31

    Curbside junk pickup starts this week
    Running through Friday, Nov. 2, Rumpke will host Spencer County’s fall curbside junk pickup on the same day as customers’ regular garbage collection.
    No hazardous materials or items such as old oil, tires, old paint and old antifreeze will be picked up.
    For more information, call Curtis Ochs, Spencer County solid waste coordinator, at 502-477-3218 or stop by 220 Main Cross between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

    No driver’s license processing at clerk’s office Thursday

  • Hickstock’s annual music festival celebrates fourth year

    The Spencer County Fairgrounds was the place to be this past Saturday as singers and musicians shared their talents before an impressive crowd in the main pavilion.

    Hickstock is a music festival that showcases the middle and high school choirs as well as soloists and local bands in a full day celebration to bring awareness to the arts in Spencer County.  Along with the middle and high school choirs were performances from student soloists as well as an acoustic set by Josh Bogard, and a concert from the band who founded Hickstock, Van Waylon.

  • Trageser to be arraigned in district court Friday

    A Spencer County man, known locally for his public critique of elected officials, is set to be arraigned in Spencer District Court on Friday.
    Lawrence S. Trageser, 47, of Elmers Court, was arrested at his home Oct. 10 and charged with second-degree unlawful access to a computer, which is a Class D felony. Trageser paid his own $5,000 bond and was released.
    Trageser was arrested again Oct. 15 and charged with harassment (no physical contact), which is a Class B misdemeanor. His wife, Danita, paid his $1,500 bond and he was released from custody.

  • Wrecks numerous in last few days

    Any route that ends with a car parked on the sidewalk outside a Dairy Queen is unconventional, but the route a red Cadillac CTS took to get there Monday afternoon was especially so.