Today's News

  • PHOTO: Talking agriculture

    Rep. Kim King, R-Harrodsburg (55th District), speaks with Rep. C.B. Embry, Jr, R-Morgantown (17th District), before the start of the November Interim Joint Committee on Agriculture meeting in Frankfort.

  • Holidays are a season for scams, too

    With the amount of shopping and purchasing Americans do from Black Friday through December, the holiday season makes for a natural time for a variety of scams to surface.
    The Better Business Bureau warns of a number of scams that can have a bigger impact during the consumer-driven winter months.
    Internet scams in the form of fake websites offering deals on merchandise are popular, said Reanna Smith-Hamblin, the vice president of communications for the Louisville-area Better Business Bureau.

  • County votes to follow ‘Leads Online’

    Thieves beware — the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department has a new tool to help recover stolen property.
    The Spencer County Fiscal Court voted Nov. 21 to allow Sheriff Buddy Stump to purchase a year’s subscription to “Leads Online.”
    Leads Online, whose slogan is “Catching crooks and cooks since 2000,” is a nationwide online pawn shop database and law enforcement database.

  • PHOTO: FFA Members receive American Degrees

    At the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, two Spencer County FFA members received the highest degree awarded by the organization.

  • PHOTO: FFA Competes at State Land Judging Contest

    The Spencer County FFA recently competed in the state FFA land judging career development event at the Kentucky FFA Leadership Camp in Hardinsburg.

  • COLUMN: Picking poinsettias at their peak

    I seriously cannot believe it is almost December. It is time to start decorating for the holidays, which includes the poinsettia. The poinsettia has been a fixture in American homes as a holiday decoration for as long as most of us can remember. I think it is fair to say that it is considered the “official” Christmas flower. In fact the U.S. Census Bureau says that over 75 million plants were sold last holiday season.

  • The Far Middle: Nov. 30
  • Spencer Middle students participate in Morehead State honors band

    On Nov. 19, several students from the band program at Spencer County Middle School traveled to Morehead State University to participate in the ninth-annual Tri-State Honors Band. For the ninth year in a row, the Morehead State University’s Department of Music has hosted a middle school honors band that encourages band programs from West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky to send their top students to a day of rehearsal and then a performance that night. Overall, there are six bands with full instrumentation and more than 600 students participated that day.

  • Audit shows school district has improved internal controls

    Spencer County Superintendent Chuck Adams and school board members were pleased to hear at the November board meeting that, unlike the previous year, the July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011 independent auditor’s report came back free of deficiencies.

  • COLUMN: Columnist says the Lord is his source for ultimate strength

    I went through the bank windows and had a check made out to my wife and wanted to cash it. The teller told me if I wanted to get it cashed, I would have to sign it, too. Of course it was no big deal, so I signed it. When she brought me the cash, I said, “When we married 52 years ago we became one.”
    In Matthew 19 it says, “We do become one flesh,” when the Pharisees were asking Jesus about putting away your wife.