Today's News

  • COLUMN: I was prepared for this: At least so I thought
  • CHURCH HAPPENINGS: Week of June 25

    Little Mount Baptist holds vacation Bible school
    Little Mount Baptist Church is hosting its Vacation Bible School for children 3 years through 9th grade July 6-10, with family night on July 11. This year’s VBS theme is Agency D3, where children will discover, decide and defend faith in Jesus Christ.
    VBS will be held from 6-8:30 nightly, with lots of food and fun. The community is invited to attend.

  • COLUMN: Understanding the meaning of the triune God

    A Reading from St. John Chapter 8:

  • Bears participate in College Showcase


    Five Spencer County Bears Baseball Players participated in Prep Baseball Reports College Showcase at Western Kentucky University on July 18. All five players are incoming  juniors and have a goal of playing college baseball after high school. Pictured left to right: Brandon West, Blake Lambdin, Noah Dockery, Avery Vannatta and Jacob Cole.

  • COLUMN: Remembering Tony Gwynn

    As a baseball fan in the 70s and 80s, hardly anything ever excited me about the San Diego Padres. They played mediocre baseball out on the west coast when that market was dominated by teams like the Dodgers and Athletics.

  • Winners named in fishing derby — annual event draws almost 100 competitors

    The annual kids fishing derby at the Taylorsville Lake Tailwaters attracted almost 100 kids. Pictured are winners Dalton Helton, Elly Offutt and Trenton Shepard. Helton won the award for smallest fish caught, Offutt won largest fish caught, and Helton and Shepard tied for most fish caught. The Kentucky Department for Fish and Wildlife, the Kentucky Conservation Officers Association, the Spencer County Fish and Game Club and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers help sponsor the annual event.

  • County bowler wins Special Olympics gold

    Amanda Browning of Spencer County, left, and teammate and Julia Steinman win silver in the doubles competition in the Special Olympics USA 2014 Games. Browning earned a gold medal in Trenton, New Jersey at the USA Special Olympics. Thirty-five hundred athletes competed in Trenton last week in the games. Browning won gold in her individual competition and two silver medals, one each in doubles and team bowling. Coach Lynn Ware of Spencer County says Browning is the first athlete from Spencer County to attend a National Special Olympic Games.

  • There’s a fungus among us! Powdery mildew not picky when spreading throughout garden

    Powdery mildew is probably the most common garden fungus around. It is not too terribly picky about where it spreads, it likes humid weather, thrives in the heat of the summer and is hard to control once it has started. The trick here is to prevent it from happening by proper plant selection, spacing, pruning and treatment before it spreads.

  • HISTORIC PATHWAYS: Historian says explorer gets too little respect

    Daniel Boone was Kentucky’s most famous frontiersman, but a historian says he did not get proper credit for being an accomplished land surveyor, and was the unfortunate victim of a misnomer that made him appear a bumbling backwoodsman.
    Author-historian Neal Hammon of Shelby County says Boone was the leader of the westward movement and his land surveys show he knew what he was doing. Hammon has studied Boone’s surveys and doesn’t buy the often-heard allegation that the explorer lost his own land claims because of inattention or ineptness.

  • BACK IN TIME: 1974 Bicentennial Spectacle director arrives in town

    60 Years Ago
    June 17, 1954

    Spencer county farmers helped boost Kentucky’s total fertilizer use in 1953 to 563,228 tons, reports the Middle West Soil Improvement Committee. The statement is based on compilations by the University of Kentucky’s Department of Feed and Fertilizer.
    The use of fertilizer on Kentucky farms has increased nearly sevenfold since 1940, according to the committee.