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Today's News

  • LETTER: Congrats Alison McGaughey

    The Spencer County Historical and Genealogical Society would like to congratulate Alison McGaughey as the winner of the $500 scholarship for her essay titled, “The Mitchell Run Wreck.”

    The Society sponsors the essay contest beginning in March of each year for high school juniors of Spencer County. Rules are posted in March at the high school and at the library. The winner is announced in September; the scholarship is awarded at graduation ceremonies.

  • FFA takes top honors at state fair

    The Spencer County FFA had a banner year in the Kentucky State CDE competitions in 2010, taking first place in 9   state CDE events, a state record.

    The Dairy Judging team consisting of Stetson Baird, Jacob Walker, Lauren Brown, and Alie McGaughey  bested 44 other teams to take top honors.

    Agronomy team members   Shelby Hall, Cecilia Petersen, Colling Travis, Brennan Noel, and Marianne Gaddie   were first among eighteen teams.  Brennan was high individual, and the team had the top four individual members.

  • PHOTO: New arrival in Mt. Eden

    Mt. Eden Fire Department recently purchased a new tanker with the help of a FEMA grant. The tanker comes with a 2000 tank gallon and 750 gallon/minute pump. It will replace an older tanker which is now out of service. This tanker gives firefighters the ability to not only haul water but also be used as a pumper with pre-connected attack lines.

  • Prosecution requests change of venue

    David Jenkins sat quietly Friday afternoon as a judge debated moving the Spencer County judge executive’s DUI trial to a neighboring county. Jenkins, who is seeking re-election this November, was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol April 10.

  • Bears fall to East Jessamine

    The Spencer County Bears got their 2010 season off to a disappointing start Friday night as they fell 45-20 to East Jessamine in Nicholasville.

    Coach Wes Napper said his squad played well at times but against good teams, they will have to learn to keep that effort going all night.

    “As a team, we need to play with a sense of urgency from start to finish,” he said. “At times we did, but not for the full 48 minutes of the game.”

  • Boys soccer looking for win tomorrow

    The Spencer County boys soccer team will play their home opener Thursday night against Bullitt East and will bring an early 0-2 record into the game.

    The Bears began their season at Oldham County last weekend and suffered a 5-0 defeat to the Colonels. Head Coach Paul Taylor said fatigue hampered Spencer County.

    “Conditioning and organization were issues for us,” he said, noting that a few players dealt with leg cramps.

  • Church happenings

    Gospel sing

    Join in fun and fellowship this Saturday for an old fashioned gospel sing at the Old Gospel Barn beginning at 7:30 p.m. Musical guests will be Brighter Day and the Cumbos. The Old Gospel Barn is located at 11286 Louisville Rd. Everyone is welcome. Admission is free.

    Shelburne and

     family sing

    Wakefield Baptist Church will be hosting a fifth Sunday singing event with David and Alisa Shelburne and family Sunday at 5 p.m. Stay for fellowship after the singing in the fellowship hall.

  • Trail ride draws 35 riders to area

    Rain did not dampen the spirits of the 35 riders who showed up for the first competitive trail ride held Saturday in Spencer County for the ACTHA group. 

    The ride was held on the Lipginski Farm, which is known as Whispering Oaks Farm of Kentucky and  located on Murray Road.  The event  attracted people as far away as Stanton, Kentucky and  Indianapolis, Indiana. It was a big hit for the variety of trails and obstacles along the 7 mile stretch of trails that wound through woods, open meadows and up and down hills.

  • LETTER: Outraged with highway plan
  • LETTER: The gospel according to Rand Paul

    The gospel according to Paul.  No not that Paul.  I’m talking about the Rand Paul who puts his foot in his mouth every time he opens it.  If he gets to be US Senator from Kentucky, he would turn the clock back on KY, which is already at the bottom of the barrel, and keep us there.