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Today's News

  • Battle over shelter funds

    A battle over control of funds for the animal shelter made it’s way to Spencer County Fiscal Court Monday evening.
    The court is holding about $16,000 worth of funds that have been raised for a new animal shelter. A recently formed 501c3 nonprofit group, Friends of the Spencer County Animal Shelter, has sought access to those funds, but there’s some controversy about the purpose of the money and the mission of the group.

  • Three more file to run for office in 2018 election

    Two incumbents and a newcomer have filed their paperwork to enter the 2018 campaign.

    Over the past week, Magistrate Collis Rogers, a Democrat who represents the Campbranch District, will seek a second term on the fiscal court.

    Reached Monday, Rogers said there’s unfinished business he’d like to see completed, which was the reason he is hoping for a second four-year term.

    “I’d just like to get a few things done that we’ve not had time to do or the money to do,” said Rogers.

  • Tipton saddened by legislator’s suicide

    State Representative James Tipton expressed sympathy and shock last week after the apparent suicide of his colleague, State Representative Dan Johnson of Bullitt County.

    Tipton, a Spencer County Republican who is seeking his third term in Frankfort, worked with Johnson in Frankfort, as the two men both represented portions of Bullitt County.

    “I’m just heartbroken over the situation,” said Tipton. “It’s never something you anticipate happening.”

  • What’s Happening - Week of December 20, 2017

    Habitat for Humanity looking to match $5,000 grant

    Spencer County Habitat for Humanity will conduct a fundraiser effort which will run from now through January 31, 2018. The goal is to raise in excess of $5,000.

    “A local donor who wishes to remain anonymous, has generously pledged a matching contribution of up to $5,000 toward the funds that we can raise during this period,” said Habitat member Steve Hesselbrock.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Thanks to all who made Christmas on Main Street a success

    Christmas on Main Street was a huge success this year and we have our community to thank for making it all happen.

    From our schools, churches, businesses and organizations, to individuals too many to mention, and I would hate to leave anyone out.

    Just know that we, the committee, could not make this happen without you.

    This event is for the children of our community to have a magical Christmas time, as some may not get to experience.

    A big thank you to our committee as well. Merry Christmas to you and your families.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Annual Christmas Homes Tour once again wows participants

    Wow!

    The citizens of Spencer County have done it again. I thought I would never write another letter to the editor again concerning Main Street’s Christmas Home Tour. But here I am. I found the secret to traveling the tour was in a 25-person van filled almost to capacity. It was a treat to enjoy the company of such pleasant and enjoyable people.

  • Not all firewood is created equal

    Fires in the fireplace or outside in the fire pit are intrinsically connected to our visions of nestling in for a long comfy winter. Let the winter bring its ice and snow if it wants. Inside, we have a fire to snuggle up to.

  • What do you know about mistletoe

    I like the winter landscape because I can see past the green canvas of summer into neighboring fields where horses and sheep graze.  I can see mistletoe everywhere, too, in the canopies of trees that line a spring fed stream.  Even in town, if you look up while you are sitting at a traffic light, I bet you’ll see some.  It is there if you look into the canopies of trees devoid of their leafy-ness.  

  • Sheriff’s Office holds awards banquet

     

  • TSCFD Firefighters honored at banquet