Today's News

  • UK recruiting hyped 6-9 junior from Texas


    Kentucky is one of the schools pursuing 6-9 junior Jarred Vanderbilt, who is only 16 years old and ranked as one of the top 10 recruits in the 2017 recruiting class.

    “He’s going to be really special at the next level,” Victory Prep (Texas) coach Rodney McCray, a former Louisville and NBA star, said.

  • Dress for success

    It finally turned cold outside. And my dog doesn’t understand that taking her for a walk is no longer as simple as grabbing the leash and walking out the door. What makes it worse is that Molly (our dog) is part Husky, it seems the colder it gets, the more she likes it.

  • When opportunity knocks, it could be God

    Opportunity is all around us. We seek it, seize it, lose it, and sometimes just miss opportunity. How are you handling opportunity, and when available to you, are you able to recognize it?

    Opportunity, just like everything else in the world, was, and is, created by the same One who created the world itself. God creates opportunity for us all, and in different ways. If we look to scripture, we find many examples of opportunity and how it was used to fulfill God’s perfect plan.

  • Church Happenings - Week of January 27, 2016

    Winter clothes drive

    Winter weather is here and many people are not as fortunate as others. They need basic items such as coats, hats, gloves, socks, scarves, blankets and sleeping bags.
    If you can find any of these items, used and clean, Judy Bentley will again collect and deliver these to various organizations who will distribute them to those in need. Contact Judy Bentley at 477-8249.

    Celebrate Recovery at two churches

  • Tracking wildlife in the winter


    Newly fallen snow has a way of awakening the spirit of adventure in kids and grown-ups alike.

    It’s also nature’s tattletale.

    As such, a fresh blanket of snow opens a window to new discoveries by revealing which animals inhabit the landscape around us and how they use it during the winter months.

    Animal tracking in the snow exercises the body and mind, and it can be fun for the entire family.

  • What’s happening - Week of January 27, 2016

    Spencer County GOP meeting

    A Spencer County GOP meeting will be held at the Farm Bureau office in Taylorsville on Monday, Feb. 1. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m., followed by a 7 p.m. meeting.

    Seminar on Trauma Treatment at Extension Building

    A free seminar to instruct individuals on treatments for trauma victims will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5 at the Spencer County Extension Building. John Fleming, a Spencer County EMT, will be conducting the class, and all are invited to attend.

    Habitat Valentine Italian Dinner/Silent Auction Tickets

  • Chamber Luncheon


  • County escapes brunt of storm


    Spencer County escaped the brunt of the massive winter storm that dumped more than a foot of snow on much of Kentucky, but what did fall was still enough to create some treacherous roads for much of Friday and into Saturday.

    “We fared pretty darn well,” said Spencer County Judge-Executive John Riley, who had declared an Emergency early Friday afternoon as the snow began falling heavily. “Thank goodness it was not as bad as it could have been.

  • Sheriff’s budget still unresolved

    No cuts in services from the Sheriff’s Office are expected anytime soon, in spite of the fact that the Spencer County Fiscal Court again failed to approve Sheriff Buddy Stump’s budget during last week’s regular meeting.

    “We’ll truck on,” said Stump moments after the 3-3 deadlock vote that failed to advance his budge request. “We’re going to try to do the right thing for as long as we can do it.”

  • Local businessman Jack Bennett passes


    Local businessman, volunteer and civic leader Jack Bennett passed away Sunday at the age of 92.

    Bennett was president of JA Bennett Inc., for many years, and ran Bennett’s Farm Equipment and Implements in Taylorsville with the late Bernard Lilly for many years. They were the only International Harvest dealers in the region.

    He was also involved with Bennett’s Gas, which is still owned and operated by members of the family. The family business dates back to 1875.